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About DunaRocketeer

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  1. What did you do in KSP today?

    It's really only there because the aerospikes don't gimbal.
  2. What did you do in KSP today?

    I'll give it a go when I next get the chance, it would be a fun flight regardless of the result.
  3. What did you do in KSP today?

    Thanks . It needs a supporting booster underneath, I doubt this thing could ssto, and even if it could, the payload would be tiny.
  4. What did you do in KSP today?

    Completed the first orbital test flight of my new exploration shuttle. It worked very well; just a few more tweaks and it'll be delivering bases and servicing stations.
  5. HSP: Objective--Eve!

    Great looking double-torus station!
  6. HSP: Objective--Eve!

    That pad explosion; very reminiscent of the Amos 6 failure with the upper portions falling to the ground. Fortunately KSP pad repairs are much quicker. That Vorpal III rocket is a real brute. I've never put 300 tons into orbit in one go before...
  7. What did you do in KSP today?

    I learned just how useful attaching things to the launch clamps can be. For instance, making launch towers: Getting to board the crews and detaching/retracting the crew access tower has been a hoot this evening.
  8. What seemingly basic thing have you never done in KSP

    Eve/Gilly is a great place for a first interplanetary trip. It's fun to drop a few probes down on Eve, and then proceeding to Gilly with lightweight crewed landers. I've never actually landed a kerbal on Eve though (in career). I just can't settle on a vehicle design that I'd like.
  9. What did you do in KSP today?

    I think a double wing would work well, perhaps spin stabilise on the way down. Four wings ended up being huge overkill, so a stripped down system would be worth having a go at.
  10. What did you do in KSP today?

    Thanks I think there are simpler methods, but it's nice to try something different.
  11. What did you do in KSP today?

    I came up with a 'de-orbit pack' that I can use to retrieve large and unwieldy items which are too big to fit into a cargo bay.
  12. When did you "get it" with KSP?

    I had landed on the Mun and came back. I went to Minmus and came back. I went to Duna and couldn't get back. I needed to learn docking. Once that was accomplished, the whole solar system opened up. There were other moments, but that was the big point where I 'got it'.
  13. What did you do in KSP today?

    I feel your pain, I made a similar sort of mining rig for Minmus as well. Even with seven LV-909's, ascents are... stately. My space station hosted a small utility shuttle today, which delivered life support supplies and crew. Quickly, its arrival was upstaged by a substantially larger vessel: A fuel freighter arrived to refill the station's depot modules.
  14. What did you do in KSP today?

    I've been having fun with my mobile Minmus mining mammoth... Most of my space travel infrastructure is cheap and reusable, but the cost of hauling propellant from the surface of Kerbin was a big expense. This spacecraft as well as the freighters that shuttle propellant around the Kerbin system now make things much more economical. The one sacrifice to gameplay convenience is the freighter heat shield, which needs to be replaced periodically.
  15. HSP: Objective--Eve!

    What a great idea that asteroid flatbed is. You keep coming up with interesting spins on routine missions. Any thoughts as to creating more economical boosters? Those Brillig rockets can't come cheap!