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Sunrise Spaceport -- Day One

Posted 09-25-2011 at 09:16 PM by PeriapsisPrograde

I might as well keep a log of what I do while I develop this bas(c)e.

The plan is to build Sunrise Spaceport at 51.6* off of the equator, making its east/west runway most useful. It is planned to have

1 -- 3km runway
3 -- 25*50 m hangars
15 - 50*50 m hangars
2 -- 100*100 m hangars (20 in all)
3 -- 150*200 m passenger terminals
5 -- 50*50 m VTOL pads
2 -- 100*100 m VTOL pads (7 in all)
2 -- Space shuttle type launching pads
1 -- Navigational VOR for intrument approaches

Any suggestions are welcome. A current map of the spaceport is attached.

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  1. Old Comment
    Eli13's Avatar
    No tarmac? Just pads for the Shuttle? Not other rocket platforms?
    Posted 09-25-2011 at 09:37 PM by Eli13 Eli13 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    PeriapsisPrograde's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Eli13 View Comment
    No tarmac? Just pads for the Shuttle? Not other rocket platforms?
    I figured that going over the specifics of tarmacs and such would be thoughroughly boring. They are illustrated in the map attached.
    Posted 09-25-2011 at 09:47 PM by PeriapsisPrograde PeriapsisPrograde is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Eli13's Avatar
    Perhaps it would be *thoroughly* boring, but necessary. If you are going to list all of the specifications except for that, it's like washing all of your car except for one door.
    Posted 09-25-2011 at 10:23 PM by Eli13 Eli13 is offline
    Updated 09-25-2011 at 10:27 PM by Eli13
  4. Old Comment
    You know it would be better if you more launch pads for more launch vehicles, would greatly improve the flexibility of your base. :tiphat:
    Posted 09-25-2011 at 10:59 PM by
  5. Old Comment
    PeriapsisPrograde's Avatar
    Is it okay to have my hangar mesh be 40 vertices? 800 for the entire base.
    Posted 09-26-2011 at 01:35 AM by PeriapsisPrograde PeriapsisPrograde is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Wishbone's Avatar
    The basic planning starts from several items. What are safety stand-off requirements between various facilities (to know that, you have to convert max allowed fuel + oxidizer loads into TNT equivalent and use current DoD guidance on separation)? Where are your railroad lines? Does safety constrain runway azimouths? Where exactly is the spaceport? It doesn't make sense to lose 200 m/s just because the Soviet Union could not find another spot for the R-7 launchpad.
    Posted 09-26-2011 at 11:07 AM by Wishbone Wishbone is offline
  7. Old Comment
    RisingFury's Avatar
    Why bother with 20 hangars, 3 passenger terminals and multiple launch pads if you only have one runway?
    Posted 10-05-2011 at 08:38 AM by RisingFury RisingFury is offline

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