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KSPI 'Tory' nuclear ramjet based SSTO with enough DV to get to Eve (and probably land, haven't tested that part yet.)
Successful test landing of the Tory SSTO
Tory SSTO in orbit with 3900 dv left, plenty to go to Eve.
Eve gets a shiny new SSTO - landing soon, after resupply.
Going in for the landing on Eve with a rover. Decided to cover the entire payload with a fairing.
The fairing worked great! No control at all now though.
Rolling across Eve. Too bad these wheels don't count for the 'rover on eve' achievement.
Just a simulation but still this SSTO is flying well on Eve, at once it got down to 20km or so. Before that it was tumbling the whole way down.
This time for real.
blah, coming up short only 300 delta v
ok, success that time. Reloaded and removed 2 of the airbrakes and dumped some life support to lighten the load. Getting to 43km before switching to hydrazine is key.
Landing on Eve in ma spaceplane
Launcher for the Kerbin-Eve return mission. Uses SpaceY 7.5m parts. And that's a spaceplane in the fairing.