Request Spacecraft of Stephen Baxter's Titan

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Ever since I have discovered the NASA trilogy by British author Stephen Baxter, I have thought of one day see an addon/fictitious scenarios that would take place in the world of Stephen Baxter. set in the second installment of the NASA Trilogy, Titan.

The following spacecraft in the novel appear as follows as they are recycled for several purposes:

* The Space Shuttle Atlantis is refitted to carry cargo into orbit (Shuttle-C)

* a restored Saturn V for construction of the main ship

* a heavily modified version of Discovery using the Shuttle OMS engines for chemical propulsion and powered by a TOPAZ nuclear reactor

* habitat modules from the mothballed International Space Station

* Apollo re-entry capsules used as Titan Landers

* Shuttle Endeavour (Shuttle Fleet 2016)
 

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There is a dedicated add-on for this but works best in 2006 and 2010 versions....
However, it needs a major rework if installed in O2016 ;)

The add-on above is also the basis for rseferino's great Orbiter video on YouTube here:
It needs a major rework for Orbiter 2010 as well, as the dev of the add-on said, "[It] Doesn't work with 2010. Will try to remake it with all-new models for Orbiter 2010 soon. Left here for further development reference."
 

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The scenarios/fictitious addon simulating the events of Baxter's Titan would see the launch and construction of the Titan ship as depicted in the novel, as well as Endeavour's launch as well as the X-15's attempt to destroy the shuttle with an Anti-Satellite Missile and the cruise to Saturn scenarios using the Interplanetary Transport Network.
 

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The opening to the Titan novel depicts a fictional Space Shuttle Columbia mission, just before the events of the second part of the NASA trilogy unfolds.
 

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A starting point would be to take the meshes and start implementing the vehicles using Multistage and Vessel Builder.
The Saturn derived vehicle seems like a good starting point. You can simply take an existing Multistage Saturn V and start doing modifications.
This is a good first project for someone wanting to get started with add-on creation.
 

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I have no perfect imagination of what the main ship in the Titan novel would look like, since it is stated that it's made from an modified Space Shuttle Discovery with an TOPAZ Nuclear Reactor and modules from an mothballed ISS.
 
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