"There can't be too many shuttles in this game" - said I and spent about two months making this guy. Finally, it is ready to get your payloads (Up to 25 tons) to the low Droo orbit! This is my first craft with a cockpit in this game. I hope, that it would be an unforgettable experience for you to see Droo through a Space Shuttle window. No mods required but there are more than 5000 parts so you may experience some problems with FPS, generally, when separating.
So, how to fly this shuttle? When you are ready, set throttle to 100% and go to the next stage. Wait untill the two 'hands' of the launch structure will turn to 90 degrees. Then, start your main engines keeping throttle at 100%. Then, Ignite the SRBs. We have liftoff. Then you can make the flight profile you want. The craft may spin a bit sometimes but there's nothing wrong with it, it usually keeps stable. When your SRBs stop working - drop them emmidietly. Recommended flight altitude is between 400 and 600 km.
The Shuttle is equipped with three docking ports. The first one is located in the back of the cargo bay. It can turn up to 90 degrees. Use it for sending your crafts to orbit and for returning them. To connect them in the designer make the two inlets in the docking port's place invisible. The main docking port is lockated in the front of the cargo bay. Activated with AG3. The third is located on Canadarm manipulator which is used for docking with smaller spacecrafts. Extend it with AG4 and control it with the two sliders. There is also a second stage of it. Enable different parts' movement with AGs 5,6,7. Caution: there is no mass in the manipulator. Use it accurately. I recommend you to turn off the command pod of the docking craft if it is not going in a parallel with the shuttle.
How to land it?
Start a deorbiting burn when 1/4 of Droo is left to your landing site. (Look at the first photo)

The recommended angle of attack for re-entry is about 73 degrees (look at the second photo)

Then, on 35 km turn off the nav sphere and RCS and fly to your airfield by yourself using a gyroscope. When you're at about 20 km, turn off the gyroscope and use control surfaces. Then - land. You can use a drag chute.
No mods required.
Special thanks to pedro16797 who helped with adding colors and AGs and to diegoavion84 who gave his Endaevour for a manipulator docking test.


ROGER ROLL, DISCOVERY!

GENERAL INFO

  • Successors 1 craft(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 0.8.201.0
  • Price: $152,278k
  • Number of Parts: 5064
  • Dimensions: 109m x 100m x 118m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 30.8km/s
  • Total Thrust: 61.5MN
  • Engines: 9
  • Wet Mass: 6,988,323kg
  • Dry Mass: -3,276,891kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
2 3 139m/s 2.8MN 5.8m 6,969,522kg
3 2 28.7km/s 20.0MN 4.0m 1,317,560kg
4 0 0m/s 0N 0s 161,086kg
6 2 1.9km/s 320kN 11.2m 158,292kg

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    @Insanity thank you! It's a real pride for me to see this result and to read this comment :)

    9 hours ago
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    1,042 Insanity

    You did it most upvoted craft on the website!!!

    Cheeers!

    9 hours ago
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    @Exospaceman I wasn't thinking about it. Well, I'm afraid that if I will, I won't so it soon(

    7 days ago
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    6,037 Exospaceman

    Question will you add more names to the shuttle?
    Like Columbia challenger Endeavor and Atlantis?

    8 days ago
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    Lol my phone is stronk

    10 days ago
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    @Nerfenthusiast I think would make it one day

    10 days ago
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    315 blam0001

    Yeah

    11 days ago
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    I have a feeling mobile users would be ok with that sacrifice if you decide to do it @Funny8ekranoplan

    11 days ago
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    @14ROVI thank you, buddy! It's so pleasant to hear that from another Shuttle's author)

    11 days ago
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    1,544 14ROVI

    Shuttle gang shuttle gang.
    Honestly thought this is amazing, so good! You deserve every upvote and more!

    11 days ago
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    @CoolPeach thank you very much, buddy! Well, it's still a bit far to your Spitfire)

    13 days ago
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    1,936 CoolPeach

    Wow, looks like my spitfire could be dethroned lol. That first image is absolutely amazing though, I’m really jealous of it. Great work!

    +1 13 days ago
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    @Insanity thanks to you and to all the other users for that :)

    13 days ago
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    1,042 Insanity

    4th most upvoted craft in just 2 days!
    Keep rising

    13 days ago
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    @Nerfenthusiast thanks! maybe. But I'll have to delete the cockpit and the launch pad for it

    13 days ago
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    Amazing but do you think you could make a mobile friendly version

    13 days ago
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    @IFrITrus благодарю!

    13 days ago
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    @yopo thank you, buddy! It took around two months)

    +1 13 days ago
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    4 yopo

    HOLY MOTHER OF... this is legitimately insane and incredible! I cannot fathom how much time and effort this took you! :)

    13 days ago
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    Отлично!

    13 days ago
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    @BarsikKT благодарю!

    13 days ago
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    1,453 BarsikKT

    Nice

    13 days ago
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    @AstronautPlanes @InfinityTechnology @GrayStar
    Thank you very much, mates!

    +1 13 days ago
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    14.0k GrayStar

    Epic!

    14 days ago
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    Nice

    14 days ago
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