In 1979, Rockwell International concieved the Star-Raker, a heavy cargo SSTO capable of carrying 100 tons of payload into orbit. This space plane features a movable cockpit which serves as the door to the cargo bay. This particular model of the Star Raker features a lighted cargo bay and functional control panels. This craft also features the American flag.

Flight Profile:
- Activate jet engines
- Climb at 15 degrees until 10km
- Adjust throttle to avoid losing fuel to quickly
- At 10km, 10 degrees full jet throttle
- At 20km, activate rockets
- Set angle to 25 degrees
- Deactivate once apoapsis reaches 75km
- At apapsis, circularize

*Note: Avoid flying too fast at low altitude. The cockpit has a tendency to reverberate when under aerodynamic stress.

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: iOS
  • Game Version: 0.9.616.1
  • Price: $1,341,412k
  • Number of Parts: 225
  • Dimensions: 22 m x 66 m x 91 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 0m/s
  • Total Thrust: 14.4MN
  • Engines: 14
  • Wet Mass: 1.62E+6kg
  • Dry Mass: 3.31E+5kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass

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    @TOMJeb117 Yeah, this would've made the space shuttle obsolete before it even entered service though. I wish it would've been put into full production and not been killed off in the design phase.

    15 days ago
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    445 TOMJeb117

    If only it was really built

    16 days ago
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    @lordvader0219 Ok that makes sense. Thank you for answering my question. This is really an epic build.

    17 days ago
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    @Gen3ralInterstel1ar I placed a hindge rotator to connect the cockpit to the cargo bay. I also disabled the movement of the regular cargo bay so I could use the slider to open the bay.

    17 days ago
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    How did you do the cargo bay? I have tried to build a rocket where the crew was seated in the cargo bay and I couldn't get a Drew out of the cargo bay except for using the cargo bay doors. I also love the star raker, it should have become a real thing instead of being killed off in the design phase.

    17 days ago
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    1,197 Broman6368

    Dude, good work!

    18 days ago
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    Ah, the star raker

    19 days ago
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    Dude this is one of the best planes I've seen in sr2

    19 days ago
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    5,636 Arstotzka

    This craft also features the American flag.

    angry Soviet sounds

    +1 21 days ago
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    Amazing build man keep it up!

    21 days ago
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    This is awesome.

    21 days ago
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    11.7k seventeen

    really nice replica!

    21 days ago

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