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Auto Credit Based on pedro16797's GRAAL Modular Rocket prerelease 2.2

If you want to use Graal you should take a look at the Users Guide. If you don't read the guide and something doesn't work, read the guide. If it still fails please ping us in the comments section.

Remember to check your primary command pod before launch!

The Graal Modular Launch System is an international collaboration between AXENGA and JastroOne1. The medium-lift craft is built around the most recent advances in automation and design, making for easier launches to distant locations with both manned and unmanned payloads. Features include a truly modular design catering for all requirements, sophisticated launch safety features and automatic launch and landing capability.

Graal CARGO, the first version of the system, provides an efficient and versatile way to launch unmanned interplanetary missions. The craft is fitted with the medium-weight demonstrator probe, BLGH-Ion, which boasts an almost inexhaustible fuel supply and good thrust to weight ratio from its four ion engines.

This craft is also capable of carrying an NTR-propelled service module into orbit instead of the default service module, to greatly enhance mission range. State-of-the-art shielding prevents damage to the delicate engine reactor core during ascent.

All parts are named and it has a greatly reduced attachment node count so you can easily design your own modules and place them on top of the launcher, on top of the nuclear module or inside the fairing. You can upload your own modules using Graal but crediting both pedro16797 and JastroOne1 in the description.

Watch for the human-rated version of the Graal system, bringing further launch options and flexibility -- to be released soon!

GENERAL INFO

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 111m/s
  • Total Thrust: 4.8MN
  • Engines: 18
  • Wet Mass: 5,003,546kg
  • Dry Mass: 3,310,142kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
2 1 68m/s 2.1MN 156s 4,962,323kg
3 2 19m/s 2.0MN 48s 4,962,253kg
4 4 0m/s 57kN 0s 4,961,230kg
5 2 23m/s 411kN 281s 4,961,230kg

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    571 reCarn

    @pedro16797 the manual is pretty handy. Also, I might just help expand the system once I get a solid grasp of each component in the set.

    3 days ago
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    7,742 pedro16797

    @reCarn now ot only explains how to use the rocket, in the future it will teach how to make it
    You can use the modules for anything, just remember to credit us if you upload a craft or create content. I would love to see more modules built for it

    3 days ago
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    571 reCarn

    @pedro16797 Thanks, I appreciate it. This is a pretty handy system and am currently practicing in CSS sandbox with it.
    @JastroOne1 Well you guys did a great job with it, doesn't seem off and seems to respond decently. May I take it apart and use the modded components as subassembly? It's for personal use.

    BTW, the user manual's a pretty nice touch, will read through it when I have the time this weekend.

    3 days ago
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    7,742 pedro16797

    @reCarn in the future everything is going to be explained in the user's guide, I'll ping you if I remember (lately I don't have spare time)

    3 days ago
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    @reCarn Their performance is stock, but they've been changed to alter the throttle response. We've also made some tiny thrusters using XML, but the game actually supports values smaller than 50% size and has scaled performance on those automatically.

    3 days ago
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    571 reCarn

    @pedro16797 thanks, I am fully aware of XML modding, I'm simply curious as to what extent this system is vanilla. I guess you tinkered or modded the engines? I haven't checked the xml yet. Looks impressive btw.

    4 days ago
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    7,742 pedro16797

    @reCarn it is stock but not vanilla. Everything it has is in the game code, accesible changing or adding things into the craft files (like the input controllers)

    It's not modding but you can't access it from the game interface

    4 days ago
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    571 reCarn

    Is this vanilla or are there modded parts, if so, which ones specifically? If you don't mind answering.

    4 days ago
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    @Katherine @Jaime731 @Wackmajor Thanks! I'm glad you like the craft! :) It certainly took us a while to make! :D

    +2 6 days ago
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    135 Katherine

    Awesome build!

    7 days ago
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    7,742 pedro16797

    @AstronautPlanes I can confirm that with a 920M this thing runs, so I'm sure my phone can run it xd

    9 days ago
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    Superb!

    9 days ago
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    164 Wackmajor

    This is just awesome!!!
    Hopefully this will get a lot of likes

    9 days ago
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    @JastroOne1 Still, with a GTX1050, that's way better than my.... Uhh... Intel integrated graphics...

    9 days ago
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    @AstronautPlanes not quite, lol. It's a Dell gaming laptop with i5 and gtx 1050. ;)

    9 days ago
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    This is innovation!!

    BTW, looks like you have an Intel i9 in your pc.

    9 days ago
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    Random Fact: the launch tower is based on the Titan series' pad, used by Voyager 1 and 2.

    9 days ago
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    4,805 Bmcclory

    That second picture looks so realistic

    +2 9 days ago

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