DunaRocketeer

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  1. I had an interplanetary ship return to Kerbin, but before it reached the atmosphere, it entered the physics radius of a space station. Seeing it zip by was a blast!
  2. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I find that around 165km is a good altitude for a station - high enough that you can catch up to it quickly from below, but not so high that you're burning tons of propellant to get there. Oh, and I use Ver1.00, which is stable and quick on my pc, so it still works for me for most playthroughs
  3. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've just finished a long(ish) duration mission with some ships I'm quite proud of, so I've decided to make a kind of story showing their journey. The three ships depicted (the DanDare, SteveZodiac and the BuckRogers) have previously explored Minmus, set up Munbases and orbital space stations, captured asteroids, deployed satellites and retrieved debris and stranded kerbals, but this is their first Duna flight. Unfortunately I forgot to screengrab some bits, so a couple of images from another mission are standing in, but I think it tells the story well enough. It's a biiig image so there's lots to zoom in on.
  4. DunaRocketeer

    What’s your favourite rocket type?

    I like rocket SSTO shuttles that are hard to identify .
  5. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Thanks! I come from a family of scifi nerds, so it was inevitable that I'd start naming things after all those old classics :). In many ways, I think KSP embodies the charm of those old stories. I think the wing pods of this ship have something of the XL5 about them!
  6. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    The first of hopefully three landings over the next couple of days: A Universal Transporter craft named Dan Dare touched down in a new Duna Lowlands location. I was surprised to the extent that this vehicle could fly in the Dunan atmosphere, as previous design iterations used much smaller wings. At one point, just before the final descent, it even climbed! The Dan Dare will soon be joined by Steve Zodiac and Buck Rogers, which are currently in orbit of the planet. The three vehicles will set up the infrastructure needed for base construction before returning to the KSC runway.
  7. DunaRocketeer

    HSP: Back from Eve.

    Happy to see this series back again, it's looking great!
  8. DunaRocketeer

    Anyone else still playing 1.2?

    I had a 1.04 (I think) install for a short time. Hated it, there were some weird bugs. I'll use 1.3 if I just want to mess around in a stock sandbox mode for a bit - the newer parts are nice and open up some interesting build possibilities. My main career playthroughs are all done in a modded 1.00, and I'm perfectly happy with that.
  9. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've been flying around kerbin with my current fun-mobile ssto: And catching asteroids using a more serious ship:
  10. DunaRocketeer

    What did you do in KSP today?

    It's really only there because the aerospikes don't gimbal.
  11. DunaRocketeer

    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.
  12. DunaRocketeer

    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.
  13. DunaRocketeer

    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.
  14. DunaRocketeer

    HSP: Back from Eve.

    Great looking double-torus station!
  15. DunaRocketeer

    HSP: Back from 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...