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  1. AlbertKermin

    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    Um- thanks? That's using the radius at the surface, not above the atmosphere, though.
  2. AlbertKermin

    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    Question- what is the orbital period for a stable low polar orbit of Saturn's moon Titan? I'm working on editing my second book, and my version of RSS is broken, so I can't double-check my numbers.
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    Science fiction authors of the KSP forums, UNITE!

    I actually just published a sci-fi novella, so I thought I'd share. It details the adventures of the astronauts on the first manned mission to titan, as told by one of them through her blog. It's also partly inspired by a Laythe mission I ran back in the KSP 0.23.5 days. Also, I am aware that spell-check pulled a fast one on me in the Amazon description. It should be fixed shortly.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Can someone point me to information about the Roadster and it's payload? I'm trying to look it up in order to make a Stellaris mod, and I simply can't find some of the information. Namely, I'm curious as to- What the overall mass was (is there a big block of cement in there somewhere?) Where in the car is the Ark 5D disk? Is the paint a polymer, or something with a lower chemical weight more likely to hold up when exposed to solar wind?
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    [1.6.1-2 + Backports] Kopernicus & KittopiaTech

    I've been wondering something for a while- could Kopernicus be used to create different altitude-based biomes (similar to how we have InSpaceHigh and InSpaceLow) below sea level on Kerbin? I think it'd be really neat to have separate sets of science results for the epipelagic, mesopelagic, and bathypelagic zones. Probably a impractically difficult idea, I know, but I can't help but be curious.
  6. The magnetometer, retro-reflector, seismic sensor and heat probe will work anywhere. The CCID scanner and Solar wind Spectorometer will only work on planets without an atmosphere. The weather station will only work on planets with an atmosphere.
  7. This may be a dumb question, but is there any place I can find a labeled map of the biomes on each planet in this mod? Updating the SEP definitions has been really, really slow going without one.
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    [1.0.5] KAS Assembled Aerobraking Shield

    Yep. I actually think it should be higher to be realistic, but it means that the absolute largest KAS container (the gigantic 2.5 meter one) can just neatly hold all eight segments.
  9. AlbertKermin

    [1.6+] Kerbal Inventory System (KIS) v1.18

    I'm going to tag @CobaltWolf and @DMagic, since they do most of the work for Surface Experiment Pack.
  10. Ok, I've encountered a bug. Not game-breaking, but annoying. Is anyone else seeing the KerbNet maps sideways?
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    [1.0.5] KAS Assembled Aerobraking Shield

    Thanks. I completely forgot.
  12. AlbertKermin

    [1.1.3]Copied Planetoid Mod [Kopernicus]

    Yes, yes it would. And If I could manage to create a properly custom planet in Kopernicus without making a complete hash of it, I would. I messed around with that config SO many times, and it is a really great idea, but as far as I can tell it runs the procedural generation code every time the game loads?
  13. I have went and created the Single Most Epic Mod Ever. Ok, maybe you would believe it's an Absolutely Epic Mod? A wonderful and useful Mod? All right, I admit. It's a lame Kopernicus mod by someone who can't Kopernicus properly... For a while now, a few things in KSP's planet setup have bothered me. I usually use @CaptRobau's incredible Outer Planets Mod, so my KSP solar system is a fairly good match to the real one. Unfortunately, this illusion is most broken by- Ike- It's huge mass is in no way a proper analogue to either Phobos or Demios. No Asteroid Belt- All we have is Dres, and it is a sad and lonely space potato. It needs it's neighbors, and I just couldn't seem to find a mod that added them to my satisfaction So I made this slightly less than ingenious mod, using Kopernicus, to fix these problems. It adds a number of new bodies to the Kerbal system, almost all of which are clones of Gilly. After due consideration, I decided that some of you might actually enjoy playing around with it, and so I uploaded it. The new planetoids are as follows: Duna System- Tafy- Providing a Kerbal analogue to Demios, Tafy has low gravity, a grey-brownish texture- and has been accused of being a Gilly imitation. Adlai- In Ike's original orbit, this analogue of Phobos has low gravity, a grey-brownish texture- and has no similarity to Gilly. None. Whatsoever. All right, it's literally a copy of Gilly. Asteroid Belt- 1 Dres- I can take no credit for this planet. I just thought it would be clever to stick a "1" in front of the name, creating a consistent naming scheme for the entire belt, and reminding people *cough*myself*cough* who kept getting confused about which planet was an analogue of which asteroid. 4 Ike- Named after the supposed moon of Duna, 4 Ike seems to be the one honest planet in this part of space. It is the closest asteroid to Kerbin, and should be one of the easiest to get to. Yep, I just flung Ike out into Vesta's orbit, and stuck a "4" in front of the name. 2 Blorg- A remarkably large asteroid, 2 Blorg wanders the space near Dres, trying to look friendly. We don't think it actually is. It's actually another Gilly copy, and I think everyone knows where the name originated I actually knocked the inclination down a bit from the real 2 Pallas, but it's still really, really tricky to get to. Seriously. I dare you to land a probe there. 10 Splork- A remarkably small asteroid, 10 Splork is one of the primary reasons the space near Dres is Not to be Trusted. It's another Gilly copy, stuck into an orbit that's an analogue to 10 Hygiea. Spacedock This mod requires Thomas P.'s Kopernicus mod, which can be found here:Kopernicus Change-log: Licensing:
  14. I saw the LEM pics you posted, and I just kind of stared awestruck for a minute- or fifteen. Also, happy birthday!