Basic Rockets

Having trouble figuring out how to build the most basic rocket? New to the game and just want some tips on getting started? I'll show you how to build the most basic rockets here, and give you a foundation on how to fly them. For more help, you'll want to check out Intermediate Rockets.
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Intermediate Rockets

If you've learned the basics of how to make a rocket that goes more or less in the direction you've told it to, this is the guide for you. You'll learn how to make a ship that actually gets you to at least orbit, and get the tools you need to build a ship that gets past orbit. Learn all about advanced VAB construction techniques, and how to tell how far your rocket can get.
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Orbital Mechanics

The basic and intermediate rocket guides should give you the tools to build rockets that go roughly where you want, and roughly as far as you want. Now though, you'll want to see how to make these rockets do things that are more advanced and accurate. To do this, you need to understand some simple orbital mechanics. None of it is very intuitive, but it doesn't take terribly long to learn if you pay attention. This guide will teach you about efficiently reaching orbit both in and out of an atmosphere, how to get within docking range of another craft, and how to get beyond orbit efficiently.
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