The Reusable Crew Vehicle is a manned lifting body space plane for the Hatsunia Aerospace Science and Development Agency (HASDA). It is launched on the M-II 01 launch vehicle and lands on a runway after a low-G re-entry. An expendable adapter is used for docking with space stations. The maximum passenger capacity of the RCV is five passengers, or three passengers with a few hundred kilograms of supplies. HASDA currently maintains a fleet of three RCVs, known as the âRCV Seriesâ: RCV01 "Hatsune", RCV02 "Kagamine", and RCV03 "Megurine".
There is also a NASA-owned RCV named âSpica.â It is launched on the Atlas V 402 rocket.
More details are in the manual (*\Doc\ReusableCrewVehicle). Scenarios are located in the "Reusable Crew Vehicle" folder in the Orbiter launchpad.
Required addons: Negishima Space Center, Velcro Rockets, M-II + Negi-5 launch vehicles for the M-II launch scenarios.
Atlas V launch scenario requires Velcro EELVs and MRO.
Spacecraft3/genericvessel is required for the RCV itself.
AeroBrakeMFD is required for re-entry.
Thanks to Martin Schweiger for creating Orbiter, sputnik for creating Velcro Rockets, Vinka for creating Spacecraft3, Artlav for creating the Spacecraft3 to DLL&C++ converter (for the docking adapter only, because the converter doesnât preserve exhaust textures), Hielor for creating the Wings3D .msh exporter, and the Orbiter community for helping me in creating this.