"There can't be too many shuttles in this game" - said I and spent about two months making this guy. Finally, it is ready to get your payloads (Up to 25 tons) to the low Droo orbit! This is my first craft with a cockpit in this game. I hope, that it would be an unforgettable experience for you to see Droo through a Space Shuttle window. No mods required but there are more than 5000 parts so you may experience some problems with FPS, generally, when separating.
So, how to fly this shuttle? When you are ready, set throttle to 100% and go to the next stage. Wait untill the two 'hands' of the launch structure will turn to 90 degrees. Then, start your main engines keeping throttle at 100%. Then, Ignite the SRBs. We have liftoff. Then you can make the flight profile you want. The craft may spin a bit sometimes but there's nothing wrong with it, it usually keeps stable. When your SRBs stop working - drop them emmidietly. Recommended flight altitude is between 400 and 600 km.
The Shuttle is equipped with three docking ports. The first one is located in the back of the cargo bay. It can turn up to 90 degrees. Use it for sending your crafts to orbit and for returning them. To connect them in the designer make the two inlets in the docking port's place invisible. The main docking port is lockated in the front of the cargo bay. Activated with AG3. The third is located on Canadarm manipulator which is used for docking with smaller spacecrafts. Extend it with AG4 and control it with the two sliders. There is also a second stage of it. Enable different parts' movement with AGs 5,6,7. Caution: there is no mass in the manipulator. Use it accurately. I recommend you to turn off the command pod of the docking craft if it is not going in a parallel with the shuttle.
How to land it?
Start a deorbiting burn when 1/4 of Droo is left to your landing site. (Look at the first photo)

The recommended angle of attack for re-entry is about 73 degrees (look at the second photo)

Then, on 35 km turn off the nav sphere and RCS and fly to your airfield by yourself using a gyroscope. When you're at about 20 km, turn off the gyroscope and use control surfaces. Then - land. You can use a drag chute.
No mods required.
Special thanks to pedro16797 who helped with adding colors and AGs and to diegoavion84 who gave his Endaevour for a manipulator docking test.


ROGER ROLL, DISCOVERY!

GENERAL INFO

  • Successors 6 craft(s) +235 bonus
  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 0.8.201.0
  • Price: $152,278k
  • Number of Parts: 5064
  • Dimensions: 109 m x 100 m x 118 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 30.8km/s
  • Total Thrust: 61.5MN
  • Engines: 9
  • Wet Mass: 6.99E+6kg
  • Dry Mass: -3,276,891kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
2 3 139m/s 2.8MN 5.8m 6.97E+6kg
3 2 28.7km/s 20.0MN 4.0m 1.32E+6kg
4 0 0m/s 0N 0s 1.61E+5kg
6 2 1.9km/s 320kN 11.2m 1.58E+5kg

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    Auto ads sorry @TweedleAerospace

    13 days ago
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    @MRFOXYNEWS why did you just do that

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    Go and follow me for exclusive updates I’ll have them first!
    Click me Then click that follow button then u r set

    13 days ago
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    I downloaded it.

    If you want to download it, you have to delete a few things that are on flight

    21 days ago
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    3,518 PaooX

    @Robert2020 pra massa ficar legal deixa ela no meio nao pode ser em outro canto

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    293 ISEAD

    Please check this out this is a very very important thing that should be added to the game.

    2 months ago
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    8,554 FalconAero

    @Funny8ekranoplan are you going to post more things?

    2 months ago
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    Cimo funciona o centro de massa pq meu foguete fica inclinado faz 1 semana que estou quebrando a cabeça

    2 months ago
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    Help

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    Help

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    Help

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    Help

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    195 ZenEvil

    @TweedleAerospace yeah pls make this thing lower than 3k or 2k

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    Who are you talking about

    3 months ago
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    @TweedleAerospace I wish you good luck)

    +1 3 months ago
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    @Funny8ekranoplan mainly I am just going to replace some of the gauges and try and code some reentry MFD’s for it.

    3 months ago
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    @Funny8ekranoplan yeah. I just don’t have anything better to do. And I can finally download it. It is really amazing. Although so far renovating it isn’t going well. For some reason my while loop is not set to an instance of an object so it crashes the script.

    3 months ago
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    @TweedleAerospace of course, making successor crafts is not forbidden) Talking about fully functional shurrel, I don't know, I have some other ideas for future

    3 months ago
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    @Funny8ekranoplan can I have permission to update this to current updates? It could significantly reduce part count by over 1000 parts. Also it would be cool to see it fully functional! I would obviously credit you.

    3 months ago
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    Rest In Peace My Phone

    3 months ago
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    @Thesaturnaerospace literally mine too

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    518 MRFOXY09

    @Thesaturnaerospace lol

    3 months ago
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    Me: Tries to download

    My crappy 3 year old chromebook: dont

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    90 Nerver

    MOAR LOW FOR DEVICE PLZ
    2000 OR BELOW TO 1000
    PLZ

    +1 4 months ago
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    One day, our minds will remember the good ol days

    4 months ago
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