Inquisitor is a single-stage-to-orbit reusable launch system designed and manufactured by Nova Aerospace in 2032, Inquisitor was almost phased out by the Darkstar II SSTO but eventually partially replaced the Darkstar family of SSTOs for its cheaper cost. ease of maintenance and larger cargo bay.

Inquisitor is launched vertically like a conventional rocket, but returns to Earth as an airplane. Inquisitor is also available for commercial use and even eventually military use in 2038.

Inquisitor uses the newly developed Excalibur regeneratively cooled linear aerospike engine which maintains thrust efficiency at all altitudes, it burns liquid oxygen and liquid methane propellants in a gas generator combustion cycle. The Excalibur engine's nozzle is made using carbon composites.

Inquisitor uses a metallic thermal protection system which is safer and cheaper to maintain than other ceramic protection systems, to increase reusability and decrease required maintenance, the heat shield tiles are reused from the Olympus spacecraft.

Inquisitor is safer than most modern rockets. Whereas most modern rockets fail catastrophically when an engine fails, Inquisitor has thrust reserve in each engine in the event of an emergency. For example, if an engine on Inquisitor fails during ascent, another engine would shut off to counterbalance the failed thrust, and each of the remaining engines can throttle up to safely continue the mission.

Because of the lighter design, Inquisitor is able to land at almost any major airport in an emergency.

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: iOS
  • Game Version: 0.9.802.0
  • Price: $42,654k
  • Number of Parts: 229
  • Dimensions: 47 m x 39 m x 8 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 29.7km/s
  • Total Thrust: 13.3MN
  • Engines: 16
  • Wet Mass: 1.65E+5kg
  • Dry Mass: -5,145,004kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 16 29.7km/s 13.3MN 16.4m 1.65E+5kg

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    @NovaAerospace i am

    11 days ago
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    @ninwithabin cry about it

    11 days ago
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    why tink panel bru

    11 days ago
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    Looks like that one ship from lost in space

    +1 12 days ago
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    @Gamer123123 lmao but this craft was optimized for RSS, not the juno system

    +2 13 days ago
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    It’s not an SSTO! It’s Single Stage To Everything (SSTE)!

    +2 13 days ago
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    @superleaf thanks

    14 days ago
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    225 superleaf

    Awesome, loving that aesthetic

    14 days ago
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    @FirstPrince you're welcome

    14 days ago
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    @NovaAerospace thank you so much for your feed back

    14 days ago
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    @FirstPrince the issue is your Center fo Thrust is too close to Center of Mass, either make the craft more front heavy or make it longer

    15 days ago
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    @FirstPrince but I'll try it out

    15 days ago
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    @FirstPrince there are many reasons why this happens but the ones I've encountered are
    1. Incorrect pilot configuration
    2. Incorrect pilot orientation
    3. Center of Thrust is out of line with Center of Mass
    If it's none of these then you may need to ask on r/SimpleRockets or go to the forums

    15 days ago
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    Hey i just built a craft...can you help me solve its problem...craft name (Space Worm)...its not stable in space

    15 days ago

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