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MTS Shuttle System

Posted 02-01-2011 at 12:48 AM by Loru
Updated 02-01-2011 at 01:35 AM by Loru
Tags mts, vertigo

Jarvis SC Developement Division

MTS Shuttle System

Purpose: Reusable craft to carry up to 4 men & 5000kg cargo up to GEO for about 2 week operation time.

System elements:

Vertigo Shuttle - Spaceplane with 4 x 6 m payload bay and APAS system under the nosecone.
MTS Launch System - LOX/Kerosene core stage + Solid Rocket Boosters. designed to carry shuttle with payload into ~250x250 km parking orbit

MTS - Launch configuration

Project currently is alpha stage - meshes, textures, multistage and spacecraft INI files are done.

Currently I'm working on good aerodynamic parameters.

More info soon.
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    Carmen A's Avatar
    I shall call it.... Shenlong!

    Posted 02-01-2011 at 06:29 AM by Carmen A Carmen A is offline
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    IronRain's Avatar
    That looks promising. Thanks
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 07:46 AM by IronRain IronRain is offline
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    vchamp's Avatar
    Tell me if you need a dll for this. Maybe with VC.
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 10:07 PM by vchamp vchamp is offline
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    PhantomCruiser's Avatar
    Dude, a VC would be pretty awesome. And of course you know I'd like to volunteer to be a beta tester.
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 12:30 AM by PhantomCruiser PhantomCruiser is offline
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    Loru's Avatar

    For mk1 release there are plans for:

    - 2d cockpit panel
    - VC (if it's not too hard to model & incorporate)
    - COG shifting for reentry
    - hold AOA/bank reentry autopilot
    - configurable launch autopilot (you set target inclination)
    - UMMU/UCGO compatibility
    - Payload Manager
    - custom sounds

    Basically I want this craft to perform in the atmosphere similar to DG (except those powerfull DG's engines) with classic 40deg AOA during reentry. They're comparable in size and mass.

    From 250x250 km equatorial LEO craft will be able to lift itself to GEO, perform desired task (eg. repair a satellite) and then descent back to earth.

    MTS on repair mission in GEO

    Posted 02-02-2011 at 12:14 PM by Loru Loru is offline
    Updated 02-02-2011 at 12:53 PM by Loru
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    Samuel Edwards's Avatar
    Awesomeness. good job dude.
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 01:16 PM by Samuel Edwards Samuel Edwards is offline
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    Loru's Avatar
    UPDATE 02

    Kick Stage added.

    To allow GEO operations launch vechicle has beed augmented with new kick stage for placing Shuttle into hi APA orbit from wich shuttle can perform GEO insertion. (something similar to S-IVB)

    Also for GEO mission maximum payload is now 2000 kg


    For LEO operations (ISS, MIR etc.) shuttle can launch with only core stage & SRB's

    Some technical data:

    max G during lift-off & ascent :4G for 30 sec.

    Also main 2d panel is ready

    And now I'm working on RCS thrusters

    Posted 02-04-2011 at 11:47 AM by Loru Loru is offline
    Updated 02-04-2011 at 03:27 PM by Loru
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    fireballs619's Avatar
    It's looking quite nice!
    Posted 02-06-2011 at 10:35 PM by fireballs619 fireballs619 is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Loru's Avatar
    Core Stage & SRB parameters are set up for desired flight profile:

    Posted 02-14-2011 at 12:50 AM by Loru Loru is offline

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