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About StarStreak2109

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  1. I second this!
  2. Artificial gravity? P.S.: Cannot... wait... for... this... mod!
  4. And what do they teach you in KSP 101??? You gotta have moar lights!!!
  5. They must be under tremendous pressure...
  6. Ah, now they corrected it...
  7. Iridium-1???????
  9. Oops that car turned into a cabrio...
  10. Pretty interesting site:
  11. Solar & Fuel Truss Installation Most of you have seen endless reports on docking modules together, so I think I spare you with most of the construction of my KSS. It is noteworthy however, that it was decided that the truss structure, which carries the big main solar panels should also double as fuel depot for missions to what will later be called "the proving ground" - a.k.a. the space around Mun and Minmus. That made the truss modules very heavy and calculations showed that even the H03 variant of the Sarnus Multibody was not able to carry the modules to a successful rendezvous. So, for these four launches a behemoth of pre-Kold War was resurrected: The Sarnus V, a three stage monstrosity, which together with the S&F truss would weigh in excess of 700 tonnes at liftoff. Naturally KSS flights 9 thru 12 were attractions all over Kerbin. Even though every Kerbal longed for the future, seeing these old beasts fly again, made everyone feel great! Here we see flight 12 at prelaunch, during a beautiful sunrise. 3... 2... 1... main engine start... and lift-off! Lift off of the Sarnus V with SFMO2, the final solar and fuel module for the KSS, powering future missions to the stars! Soaring into the skies over a sea of gold and blue! Explosive bolts spark, retros fire, pulling the first stage away, getting ready for S2 ignition. Like an arrow aimed at the sun! Fairing sep... Also notable, the modernized SII stage with toroidal aerospike engines. Pushing for orbit! In the front we see the orbital tug, which will position and dock the payload and then deorbit along with the final upper stage. After sucessful rendezvous, the tug pushes the heavy payload into position for docking... Almost there! Getting the hang of manual docking with awkward payloads.... Op successful! Extending the giant solar panels! (Crew note: change vessel name!) There are two more modules to be sent up, then the KSS is finished. But this only means, we will move ahead to new pastures green, mint or gray, as the case (or planet) may be... See you later, Kerbonauts!
  12. Thanks. As mentioned above, I peek into @CobaltWolf's github every now and then and download the master file to get all the newest toys! Thank you! I have a pretty good idea and soon it'll be completed. Well, then, I shan't let you wait much longer... Crew Change & Docking Adapter Installation The first crew of Jeb, Bill, Sean and Scott Kerman did the initial commissioning of the KSS. Being a prototype and technology testbed, there were many small issues to be worked out. After about a month in space, the crew was pretty exhausted and had to be releaved. Kane II taking of from KSC Separation of the SRBs Heading towards dawn, the crew of Kane II gets ready to jettison the LES Having reached orbit, the capsule has just detached from the Sarnus SIV upper stage and retrieves its mission module Arriving at the KSS Kane I unberths and begins its trip back Plunging through the atmosphere, we get a glimpse at the SM, as it burns up Standing proud after a successful night landing One issue propped up with the KSS, which was overlooked during its design. There were not enough docking ports. So a docking adapter was quickly designed which should be permanently docked near the airlock and logistics modules, adding five more berths for visiting ships. Here we see the module taking off during a gloomy morning Breaking through the clouds Circularizing Parallel parking at 4,000 m/s After the SIV has matched speed with the KSS, the orbital tug detaches from the station to pick up the docking adapter Lining up Moving the module into place Docked! That's it for today, my fellow Kerbonauts! Next time, we'll look a bit at operation 'Precursor'. That part of the ARES program is looking at sending probes out to Sarnus and Jool for advanced reconnaissance and to preposition comm relays. These also serve as technology demonstrators for advanced propulsion tech. Until then, see you next time!