[Basic Info]

This craft consists of the Nylon E-28 orbiter and six of the Ion reactors in place of it's 9 chemical engines.

Aspects of the orbiter, besides the reactors, have also been tweaked/improved. Those including a 2m height increase in the cargo bay, a 47.38% decrease in mass and RCS power as well as an increase in gyroscope power.

The reactors on this version of the orbiter extend and retract for protection of the reactors as well as to expose it's solar panels to the sun.

𝗣𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆

𝗧𝗼 𝗟𝗘𝗢/𝗚𝗘𝗢: 280 Metric Tons

𝗧𝗼 𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗢𝗿𝗯𝗶𝘁: 280 Metric Tons

𝗧𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗢𝗿𝗯𝗶𝘁: 280 Metric Tons

[Staging/Flight Info]

Run through the stages as seen.

Stage three is associated with the cargo bay and is the docking port. Activating it will turn on the port but shouldn't undock it's cargo.

𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘀:

When landing be sure to have the gyroscope activated.

Use RCS in translation mode to make adjustments and slow down especially if landing on lunar surfaces as the reactors may provide too much thrust.

[Action Groups and Sliders]

1) Reactors

2) Reactor Extension

3) Cargo Bay

4) Cargo Extension

5) Cargo Rotator

-Slider 1

6) Solar Panels

7) Landing Legs

8) RCS

9) Gyroscope


Do not extended the reactors before you launch off the pad as they will either break off or explode.

During/After atmospheric re-entry, if you pitch at the right angle, you can glide quite a ways if needed


If there any craft problems leave them below and enjoy!

Ion Reactor


  • Successors 1 craft(s)
  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 0.9.802.0
  • Price: $150,821k
  • Number of Parts: 889
  • Dimensions: 45 m x 15 m x 15 m


  • Total Delta V: 1,021.8km/s
  • Total Thrust: 5.6MN
  • Engines: 6
  • Wet Mass: 2.47E+6kg
  • Dry Mass: 1.74E+6kg


Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 6 1,021.8km/s 5.6MN 5.24days 2.47E+6kg


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    hwo do i take off?

    10 months ago
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    75 Acosto

    Your welcome an thank you too every rocket you post i download this one i my faveoite so far @AstroAerospace

    2.5 years ago
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    @Acosto @simpleaerospace Thank you both!

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    75 Acosto

    Best rocket ive seen so far

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    @AstroAerospace I wish you the best of luck!

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    @themanmichael Yeah I could've messed around with the sea level and vacuum efficiency but through XML but wasn't think about that at the time. If I update this or come out with another reactor/engine of sorts i'll definitely try to remember to do that.

    2.5 years ago
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    Very nice semi-futuristic rocket. I like the starship look of it but one thing I think would make this so much better is if you would make three of the engine more equipped for more atmospheric flights. I get it’s an ion reactor/thruster but it sayid be cool to have something similar to a “sea level” ion reactor/thruster.

    +1 2.5 years ago


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