Year 7, Day 346 (Resolute Launches After Refit!)

screenshot119.pngThe Heavy Cargo Shuttle (HCS) Resolute launches!   Mirphe volunteers to pilot the refitted Shuttle!

This will be the first flight after the major refit done to overhaul the craft, which included:

  • Improving flight characteristics both on launch and return
  • Upgrade the launch vehicle to provide more power.
  • Increase the launch vehicle recoverability.
  • Adding cool lights.

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This is also the first flight of the refitted HCS Launch Vehicle!

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Mirphe pilots Resolute into an 100k orbit, then plots a course to rendezvous with the Kerbin Space Station!

 

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“I’d call that a success!  Taking Resolute back down to the surface now!”

-Mirphe

screenshot126.pngMirphe sets Resolute to Landing Configuration – the spacecraft’s 3 Air Brakes deploy, and the Elevons are all locked. At 25k the craft switches to Flight Configuration, and prepares to approach the landing strip at KSC!

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“Tracking looks good… speed at 1400 m/s and dropping!”

-Mirphe

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Mirphe fires Resolute‘s maneuvering engines to line up the shuttle with the landing strip!

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Resolute touches down!

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“Perfect landing.  The Refit appears to check out – Resolute flew great!”

-Mirphe

Indeed, KSEA is very pleased at the new HCS Refit!  Plans are made to upgrade the other Heavy Cargo Shuttle, Enterprise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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