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Designed by Sierra Nevada as a sucessor to the now retired Space Shuttle, the Dream Chaser may very well live up its name. This small spacecraft was designed to carry a crew of 7 into orbit. In the game it can make a trip to lunar orbit. The Atlas V rocket that launches it into orbit, although expendable, still costs less than the Space Shuttle. Flying this rocket however does carry a few challenges however. During launch, I would advise you to keep your maneuvering to a minimum. The aerodynamic instability of the craft and the rocket causes it to flip over if you pull too hard. And after re-entry, once you get near ground level, make sure to turn on RCS and the the rear engines. This aircraft has alot of drag so it may slow down more quickly than you are accustomed to. And be sure to keep the vertical decent less than 10m/s.

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: iOS
  • Game Version: 0.8.402.0
  • Price: $19,163k
  • Number of Parts: 143
  • Dimensions: 61 m x 4 m x 7 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 8.4km/s
  • Total Thrust: 8.0MN
  • Engines: 10
  • Wet Mass: 3.15E+5kg
  • Dry Mass: 4,130kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 4 4.7km/s 7.2MN 2.5m 3.15E+5kg
2 0 0m/s 0N 0s 2.65E+5kg
4 2 2.5km/s 219kN 4.1m 30,438kg
6 2 1.1km/s 67kN 2.1m 9,569kg

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    I have quickly recognized the need for this to have a docking port; suggestively one that works with the Starship Tanker so it could land on the moon and/or transfer fuel and supplies to a space station. I could imagine you making something like this for a space shuttle predecessor that was planned to be launch on the Saturns!

    one month ago
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    Dream Chaser this is a copy of the Soviet space-plane "Spiral": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-105

    5 months ago
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    Made an attempt to go interplanetary with it to Cylero, and clearly I didn’t read the memo about this not having enough delta-V. But it’s an absolute gem at space maneuvering. Hope it works well in reentry too.
    Edit in case you have not seen this yet: Attempted a Droo reentry to realize that following your “low vertical velocity” rule prevents the craft from slowing down when beginning reentry and caused an overshoot of the base. What I also found was the craft itself simply did not have enough lift to then turn around nonetheless sustain level flight.

    6 months ago
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    4,297 ZetaFox

    i've only had dreams of this being built

    6 months ago
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    Got carpal tunnel getting that sucker into orbit lol. Real ease in landing through multiple scenarios though. Nice chaser.

    6 months ago
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    Finally, A DREAM CHASER CRAFT

    6 months ago
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    4,145 SelectAKey

    you dont need the second stage btw. awesome build!

    6 months ago
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    13.3k Rafaele

    Looks magnificent! Going to test it later

    6 months ago

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