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  1. Koperincus is version specific so if It says 1.7.0 than it means 1.7.0. There currently is no Kopernicus for your version of KSP so you either have to downgrade or wait.
  2. This weekly wasn't posted on reddit. It's as if they'd knew how poorly the new part revamp would be received. Not that KSP weekly have managed to spark much interest on the KSP subreddit in the past.
  3. This is my first time looking at the mod and I am absolutely blown away by it. It's surprisingly intuitive, which I didn't expect given what the mod sets out to accomplish, as I was able to get a lunar transfer and injection without consulting any tutorials. Buttons are were you expect them and clearly state what they're for. Just for giggles I loaded up a copy of my career save to see what my space craft are up to and all of them are where I'd expect them to be. Playing with this mod is some sort of eye opener. It's such a huge step up from the simplistic stock physics and I feel like a
  4. The short answer is: the core principle of all reaction engines is, as the name suggests, conservation of momentum. Momentum is proportional to both mass and velocity while energy, like you pointed out, is proportional to the square of velocity. Since energy is usually the limiting factor it's therefore better to have a low reaction mass with high velocity than a slow but high reaction mass with the same energy. It's quite late so maybe I'm not making sense but ill try to answer your question in a more detailed way tomorrow.
  5. I've played this game for thousands of hours and never knew this. Blind = blown
  6. The "No Offset Limit" option doesn't seem to work for the stock strut connectors. Is that a know issue or should I make a complete bug report? I am sure this bug was recently introduced as the feature seems to work fine in 1.3.1.
  7. @Raptor9 I'm continuously blown away by absolute beauty and detail of your craft. Looking for inspiration on a mining rig I found your M3V "Gilly Logisitics Kit" and was amazed at the design language, shape and execution. No matter where I look, I spot little details and all it's parts are thoughtfully put together. I just couldn't believe it was all put together with stock parts. However, I have a few questions regarding the landing struts. I initially thought you'd placed the first connector on the Rockomax Brand Adapter, attached the second point to it's final location and then offset
  8. Well, I think it would make the tool that much more useful. Of course, a negative apoapsis radius is nonsensical from a pure physics standpoint, but it's a nice convention to make calculating hyperbolic trajectories easier using the existing variables and almost the same formulas (sign is flipped). Your astrodynamics calculator already spits out a negative apoapsis when supplied with a negative SMA, so I'll make sense if it goes the other way. But it's your tool, you can decide how it's supposed to be used. I can definitely understand your argument against it.
  9. Awesome! Btw, the astrodynamics calculator has trouble converting ap + pe to sme + e for hyperbolic orbits. It requires the ap to be positive, which isn't true for hyperbolic trajectories. You can steal this code snipped I wrote in VBA for my excel table if you want: Private Sub calc_from_below1_Click() 'define working variables Dim a As Double Dim b As Double Dim e As Double Dim pe As Double Dim ap As Double Dim Radius As Double 'read central body radius from cell Radius = Range("D7").Value 'read altitude of apoapsis from cell ap = Radius + Range("D17").Value 'read altitude of p
  10. I once again tried to get the Launch Window Analysis to work properly to see if my issues were resolved between the awesome updates you've been putting out for this excellent tool, @Arrowstar! Unfortunately, the same problem persists: if I follow the directions closely, I sometimes get put into an orbit which has an LAN exactly 180° offset from where I want it to be, i.e. the launch azimuth that I was given has been flipped. In the past I corrected those issues with KER but unfortunately, there isn't no way to view your LAN in stock before lift off. Here's the in-depth report.
  11. I've actually tried that and here's what I've found: If you rename, delete (by editing the save file) or dismiss (and then wait for the applicants to cycle) the Kerbals you start with, they'll reappear alongside them once you enter the Astronaut Complex. The setting you pointed out just decides if it's Galileo et. al or Jebediah and friends that will quietly add themselves back to your roster should you decide to part ways with them. One way is to edit the save file so they are either KIA or MIA, but then they'll still show up in the Astronaut Complex and mods like Final Frontier, or
  12. I think you're supposed to take the information given in the departure information and take them to the mission architect to do some proper optimization on them before you can upload them to your game.
  13. Set KSP to windowed mode and ake a shortcut of either KSP.exe or KSP_x64.exe and append " -popupwindow" at the end of the target field. Launch KSP with that shortcut from now on.
  14. Hello guys! How can I get rid of Galileo, Bobert, Jade, Poody, Sigma and Raging Galean from my game permanentally? I keep throwing them out and even deleting them from my save file but every time I visit the Astronaut complex they keep sneaking back in. Which part of the code I have to nuke to not have them appear in my game anymore? As much as I enjoy the cameo of you guys, I'd rather play with my own set of Kerbals.
  15. Sorry to hear that. I can now understand how painful it is. It's difficult to really grasp unless you experience it yourself. Sad indeed. We sometimes played classical music for our cat when he was upset - it's interesting that it really seems to change their mood. I understand that these birds are highly social, are you getting him a new friend any time soon?
  16. Yes. We initially just took care of him for a while for a friend, but that turned into five years. Half of his tail was missing when we got him - the rest was stiff. No idea what happened to it. Later we had to amputate even that because there were some growths on it that had to be removed and my vet had trouble stitching it all back together. I think it never really bothered him to not have his tail any more. Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot to me.
  17. Maybe a few of you guys wonder why I have dropped off the surface and there is a reason for that. Last week we had to put our cat to sleep. He really was a special pet and I am thankful for the short five years we had with him. I have seen lots of cats in my life, but none that would enjoy human company as much as he did. He loved to be part of our loud dinner parties and was patient with children. He let my friend's two-years-old kid grab and chase him around. We would walk him daily around our back yard much like you walk a dog. We even had a leash on him to keep him from attacking other pe
  18. Sorry for wording my question vaguely. Does it support localization of the strings it provides itself? I.E. the "switch able parts" and "x subtypes"? Strings provided by mods providing configs for this mod seem to work fine, indeed.
  19. My abitious goal for this translation is to make it seem like the mod was made in the target language while staying true to the orignal version in terms of tone, humour and themes. Normally, translating names and geographic terms is frowned upon but these are fictional so I don't think the same applies. Ideally, the end user can't determine the language of the source material making it feel natural. Taking biome names as an example, for creations like Droops I try to find something that sounds as close to the original but has a similar meaning and feel. While droops isn't a proper noun as far
  20. Time to drop some praise again. Who did the Biome names? Outstanding. My fingers twitch to finally play some more GPP and my head spins trying to imagine what these cool places could be *clap* … *clap* … *clap* … but how am I gonna translate this …
  21. What has been the inspiration behind the name Hox? For all the other bodies it's not hard to find the inspiration in Greco-Roman mythology and Gauss is clearly a reference to Carl Friedrich Gauss (Gauß in German - translated accordingly) but Hox is the odd one out. I won't change the names of the planets - just do minor adjustments to them.
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