The Ion Cargo Orbiter V.2 (Full Ion) is my upgraded version of the original craft.
It has a 100% reusable second stage now with a reusable first stage as well.
[About this craft]
The first stage is fitted with 53 powerful Ion Engines to propel the second stage into orbit or even to your desired destination for takeoffs on other celestial body's.
It's also equipped with a gyroscope as ion engines don't gimbal well. It also has 6 grid fins and 6 emergency parachutes if you need to slow down quickly
The second stage is capable of taking moderate sized but heavy payloads anywhere in the solar system as many time as you desire. It is also accompanied by 78 efficient ion thrusters which can help with or orbital corrections along with one powerful main thruster.
Both the first and second stage have close to unlimited delta-v but uses lots battery power. However power consumption is not much of an issue as both stages have large batteries and are mounted with plenty of solar panels
- Lock heading to current
- Activate action groups 3,4, and 10
Only staging required is the interstage as all engines are controlled fr the AG tab.
When re-entering the first and second stage for landings, make s-ure you have your gyroscope and RCS are activated. Use parachutes to slow down substantially if needed.
[Sliders and Action Groups]
1: Main Engine
2: Inner/Outter Engines
3: 1st Stage Engines
5: Grid Fins (Slider 1)
6: Stage 1 Landing Legs
7: Stage 1 Parachutes
8: Stage 2 Landing Gear
9: Stage 2Parachutes
11: Docking Port Extender (Slider 1)
12: Rotate Y-Axis (Slider 2)
13: Rotate X-Axis (Slider 2)
14: Cargo Bay/Lights
15: Cargo Detacher (Click x2 to release)
16: Solar Array