The Shuttle-Derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle ("HLV") was an alternate super heavy-lift launch vehicle proposal for the NASA Constellation program. It was first presented to the Augustine Commission on 17 June 2009.

Oh look another replica! I spent a day or maybe two to make this "wingless space shuttle". I put a useless satellite inside the fairing idk why. Don't mind about the ugly launch pad thing I'm not good at making launch pads with tower.


This HLV is pretty unstable, it'll pitch up just before the SRBs run out of fuel.

This replica may be inaccurate because of my lazziness.

HLV wikipedia


  • Successors 1 craft(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On: Android
  • Game Version: 0.9.509.0
  • Price: $50,558k
  • Number of Parts: 177
  • Dimensions: 59 m x 50 m x 25 m


  • Total Delta V: 9.3km/s
  • Total Thrust: 22.5MN
  • Engines: 11
  • Wet Mass: 1.3E+6kg
  • Dry Mass: 3.06E+5kg


Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 5 2.9km/s 17.2MN 3.3m 1.3E+6kg
3 0 0m/s 0N 0s 6.17E+5kg
6 1 4.8km/s 2.2MN 2.9m 1.85E+5kg
8 1 1.6km/s 76kN 2.0m 8,133kg


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    1,713 DrexxVolv

    Uhhh, why did this explode on launch? It appears that the system holding the SRBs just fall off…

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    7,023 AvSpace

    throttle up, press the stage button, the engine will spool up, then stage again. if you still cant takeoff, maybe you should set the physics setting to the highest

    2.2 years ago
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    7,023 AvSpace

    first, i built this shuttle. there is no auto credit
    second, i dont even know that you built the HLV before

    2.2 years ago
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    it didn't even take off, which was really frustrating. Please fix this, I am very angry, even after trying to fix this problem myself.

    2.2 years ago
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    This one is really good

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    4,023 kittman

    great craft, I found it very challenging to get into orbit... but even having been warned that the SRB's would become unstable right before SRB's burned out, I could not prevent them from inducing a 360º pitch "loop maneuver" right before staging. On my second attempt, I was able to get to a (somewhat) circular orbit once the SRB's went buh-bye. Payload was deployed into orbit. :)

    +2 2.2 years ago
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    You should make shuttle with the fuel tank and boosters. They use they same ones.

    2.2 years ago


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