I am playing around with KSP for about two weeks now and currently I am trying work things out to send a small space station in a 100km orbit around Kerbal.
So here is what I did: Launched the station core (based on the "Space Station Core" included in the game) into a 100km orbit. This worked fine.
Now I launch a second craft to dock to the staion and bring the first crew up there. Sidn docking is not that simple for a beginner, tried to use the functions of MechJeb 2.0.8 for it.
1) Launch: Selected the Staion as the target and used the "Select target for a tmes launch" function in the "Ascent Guidance". Works fine, my craft goes up in a 100km orbit and is about 100° ahead of the staion.
2) Use the "Redezvous Autopilot" autopilot: It first align planes and then puts me up in a 217km orbit. As I am ahead of my staion, I must go to a higher orbit so that the staion can come closer, understood. After the 217km orbit has been circulized, the next manouver point is the hohman transfer. And here is where I lost the understanding. The autopilot then calculates the time for the next manouver - to return to the 100km orbit to be able to make the final approach with 63years ?!?!!? At that point, the game gets very laggy and I cannot define any manual manouver points for my craft anymore even when I turn off the autopilot.
So what am I doing wrong here, or is there a point that I have totally missed?
I started up again and re-launched my station, but then the result was the same, so I am a bit confused now.
Thx for any input that would help me to understand