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lol can y’all be nice and give me it since you can’t dock it in the rules and I don’t have enough building space (I’m broke) I give up.
 

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okeydokey, Gonna be 3kt as that's the rocket I'm currently working on, very much wip, and not optimised.
Payload: 3088.9t
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Rocket: 8713.45t View attachment 95412 aka, a chonky boi
I will mention the engine layout is inspired by a rocket by Altaïr

Honestly on the pad this thing is stupid hahaha, a Lovecraftian Christmas tree lets say :D
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My poor ears :(
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Side boosters only just get to orbit depending on if I actually turn correctly haha
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Honestly looking at it while typing this, I cant help but think these boosters look like those nerf throwable whistle balls haha
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Not a perfect orbit, but its there
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After detaching the booster we can see the payload intact

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3000t to orbit [TEA]
If you squint really hard, it looks like a Sea Dragon
 

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okeydokey, Gonna be 3kt as that's the rocket I'm currently working on, very much wip, and not optimised.
Payload: 3088.9t
View attachment 95411
Rocket: 8713.45t View attachment 95412 aka, a chonky boi
I will mention the engine layout is inspired by a rocket by Altaïr

Honestly on the pad this thing is stupid hahaha, a Lovecraftian Christmas tree lets say :D
View attachment 95408

My poor ears :(
View attachment 95409
Side boosters only just get to orbit depending on if I actually turn correctly haha
View attachment 95410
Honestly looking at it while typing this, I cant help but think these boosters look like those nerf throwable whistle balls haha
View attachment 95413
Not a perfect orbit, but its there
View attachment 95415

After detaching the booster we can see the payload intact

View attachment 95417



3000t to orbit [TEA]
Aha, nice ship! I should have expected that you'd love that challenge :p

lol can y’all be nice and give me it since you can’t dock it in the rules and I don’t have enough building space (I’m broke) I give up.
You have to assemble a rocket on the pad. Even with the DLC you don't have enough build space. But without the DLC it will be very hard since you don't have access to cheats (they are allowed for pad assembly).
 

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Here is another kiloton entry. Yet another one you may say... But this is the first rocket that fully fits in a build space! Well, at least without clipping. Here are the payload and the rocket:
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As I said, not a single part is clipped. The only thing I allowed myself was to adjust the size of fuel tanks so that I can fill as many gaps as possible. This is the only thing making it different from a pure Vanilla build. What made this possible was the recent increase of available build space and the ability to prevent engines from gimbaling.

I also want to credit Danny Batten for the optimized placement of Titan engines.

So now the flight itself:
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Done :cool:

What could be more impressive than launching a kiloton to orbit? Obviously, launching to orbit the launcher that launched a kiloton to orbit! :D
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Here is another kiloton entry. Yet another one you may say... But this is the first rocket that fully fits in a build space! Well, at least without clipping. Here are the payload and the rocket:
View attachment 95582 View attachment 95585 View attachment 95586

As I said, not a single part is clipped. The only thing I allowed myself was to adjust the size of fuel tanks so that I can fill as many gaps as possible. This is the only thing making it different from a pure Vanilla build. What made this possible was the recent increase of available build space and the ability to prevent engines from gimbaling.

I also want to credit Danny Batten for the optimized placement of Titan engines.

So now the flight itself:
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Done :cool:

What could be more impressive than launching a kiloton to orbit? Obviously, launching to orbit the launcher that launched a kiloton to orbit! :D
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I always find it funny that the most optimised things in sfs always look odd :p
Those engine clusters looking good, however you can squeeze a little more fuel in that space, precisely 1.25t more fuel,
place the 4x4 fuel tank first, then a 2x6 second

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Danny Batten

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I always find it funny that the most optimised things in sfs always look odd :p
Those engine clusters looking good, however you can squeeze a little more fuel in that space, precisely 1.25t more fuel,
place the 4x4 fuel tank first, then a 2x6 second

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Sorry for clogging this thread, cant edit my posts anymore. However stupidly I didnt optimise it properly.
Another 1.25t of fuel, image_2022-12-24_235100042.png
 

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I always find it funny that the most optimised things in sfs always look odd :p
Those engine clusters looking good, however you can squeeze a little more fuel in that space, precisely 1.25t more fuel,
place the 4x4 fuel tank first, then a 2x6 second

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Yes, very odd... In general, I also managed to make some optimized launchers look good. Like the SSSSSLS, the super launcher I used to launch the kiloton launcher.

Actually I found that this setup had even more fuel:
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Danny Batten

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Yes, very odd... In general, I also managed to make some optimized launchers look good. Like the SSSSSLS, the super launcher I used to launch the kiloton launcher.

Actually I found that this setup had even more fuel:
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clever man! However that can only be used on the edge, so this for the middle, image_2022-12-24_235428369.png and that for the edge.
Pretty sure that's as optimised as it can get
 

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There's nothing that says no... But an SSTO that can carry a 1000t payload would be huge.o_O
yeah... 7.5kt stage. i had some fuel left so could def be slimmed down but still. Proof of concept I slapped together out of boredom.
(also yes im aware you sent this reply well over a year ago lol)
 
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yeah... 7.5kt stage. i had some fuel left so could def be slimmed down but still. Proof of concept I slapped together out of boredom.
(also yes im aware you sent this reply well over a year ago lol)
1 kiloton SSTO?
I got an SSTO that'll do 2.5 kilotons to orbit

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It weighs just under 8510 tonnes when fully loaded without a payload, and it'll do 2500 tonnes to orbit, possibly more with a good driver
 

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And suddenly, the kiloton club became an inefficiency contest... :p