Kermas Sub-Orbital Space Tourism Vehicle :: Fully Recoverable Boosters

Spacecraft Accident Report

Investigation page 9

Analysis of the surviving spaceframe and data from the flight recorder suggests a formidable impact on the water at more than 100 meters/second with the 27 ton weighted craft banked to the left but on a shallow dive of about 5 degrees.

The spacecraft lose all his external lower features but the wings and landing gears and submerged about 2 meters before floating back, with the main hull surprisingly intact, to the surface -- an impressive outcome on the unanimous opinion of this investigative board.

Analysis of the recovered debris and surviving hull suggests that the external tanks and boosters absorbed the most of the impact while desintegrating, sparing the spaceframe's hull.