Xyphos

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Excellent job - well done!

Not easy to make a craft that can fly from the surface of Eve back to Kerbin. 

Would it not have saved a bit of mass to have aero-braked at Eve? 

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2 minutes ago, Foxster said:

Would it not have saved a bit of mass to have aero-braked at Eve? 

Thanks.
The vessel wasn't built for that, the only working engine left would've burned for sure.
Aerobraking is a very risky maneuver and should be avoided if possible. I had enough in the tanks to do a normal insertion.

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Very impressive!

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