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I think this can paste here (or may be not) It's only a "little'' demonstration of the capabilities for the rocket MastodonteR3. I know, I know, it's necessary put in orbit first before bragging; but, I have made some tests and I have many hopes on this really works! :p
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Here's my entry, a layer cake for SFS's 6th birthday coming up, complete with a comically large candle:


~Stats~

Launch vehicle delta-V = 2,503m/s total
Payload (candle) mass = 1,027.43t
Total build mass = 3,973.53t



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Launch->
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2nd Stage Separation ->
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3rd Stage Separation ->
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In LEO->
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Lonely payload candle after de-orbiting 3rd stage ->
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...but wait, what's that you say?? It would be cooler if you could really light the candle?? How interesting of you to...













BLAM!!!


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*FLICK* (accompanied by the sound of a burning candle in a vacuum)

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Ha! well that was fun [TEA]
 

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Ha, a very nice entry :p
Eh wait, how does it burn in space?!
 

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Well, I'm no reliable source, but my reliable sources tell me, reliably, that the reaction could rely on a sort of doped paraffin wax and a nitric acid oxidizer.
Wouldn't burn the entire "space" candle?
 

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I have finally lifted a payload of 9.34kTon; with that, I have put an eye on the sky. Please note that I followed the KiloTon Club Rules and only I used the "BP-Edit" to join the fuel tanks.

The payload
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The Rocket
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The fly
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The BP
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Just 1 kiloton *scoffs* Imma do 12 kilotons...
I am here to launch 12.2 kilotons into Low Earth Orbit.
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We first start our mission by introducing the one, the only Yeetus the III. AKA The Global Handwarmer.
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The first booster set then is dropped.

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Then the second

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The second stage performs a hot staging, due to it still having sea level engines. This also resulted in a lot of lag and some nice fireworks.

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The second stage drops its boosters

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We reach orbit, and use the second stage retrorockets to push the stage away from our 12.2 kilotons.

And there we have it! 12.2 kilotons in Low Earth Orbit (and I still had ~800 m/s of delta-v left!)
 
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I remember I got a bit over 25% when there was no engine heating. I should try it again...
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1kt was selected because the required rocket was slightly bigger than 1 buildscreen to add extra challenge, or I may be misremembering.
If it's possible to do it in 1 buildscreen now, I may have to go for 1.5kt :p

You did the maths wrong, if 102kt is the whole rocket + payload, then 12.2kt payload works out to almost 12%. :)
 

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I remember I got a bit over 25% when there was no engine heating. I should try it again...
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1kt was selected because the required rocket was slightly bigger than 1 buildscreen to add extra challenge, or I may be misremembering.
If it's possible to do it in 1 buildscreen now, I may have to go for 1.5kt :p


You did the maths wrong, if 102kt is the whole rocket + payload, then 12.2kt payload works out to almost 12%. :)
It's alright...