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  1. In this episode, I talk about reusable landers, and make a request to the community - if you've got a config for a realistic reusable lander, send it to me! Then, we wrap up the Moon landing mission, and check in on the Martian Moonhopper!
  2. X-band omnis, really? I know I've heard not to do that with the higher bands (S+), but I have no idea why - is there not a transmission rate penalty or something? Or is it just not as bad? My current plan is to send much burlier geosynchronous sats, leaning on my old RemoteTech experience. Each one more carefully placed above a ground station and pointing directly at it with a big dish, and each sat pointing at the two others in the constellation, then a final dish pointing directly at the Vis-Alt 3 (yet to be launched). Would it be easier/better to just toss them up with X-band omnis? An
  3. Thanks! I thought that shot came out great. I think for the Venus rover I'm going to just try re-launching - with the solar panel broken because of a failure to separate cleanly, that feels like enough of a user-error to just take the loss. But I definitely have been thinking about Bon Voyage a lot - I really want it to work! If I can work around the issues using solar panels, that might be worth reinstalling to try. And now, watch me do math with the wrong numbers! Immediately after posting, someone on the RP-1 discord told me Kerbalism uses bytes when representing its data rates, w
  4. Our Venus rover has arrived! Will we be the first to put a roving spacecraft on the surface of the hellish planet?! Well, yes. But the question is, even if we land off-course, should I hyperedit it into the right spot? Or call the mission a failure? Let me know!
  5. We've sent a lot of missions towards the outer solar system, and they're finally beginning to arrive. Some of the closer targets are even finishing their mission - like our exploration orbit of Vesta!
  6. Time to make that jump! This time, we wrap up our science on the surface of Deimos, so it's time to make the transfer down to Phobos.
  7. I super duper did not! Help is on the way, though, with shiny new X-Band equipment in the ground stations, a new satellite constellation, and also a second Vis-Alt satellite. Darn it. Anyways, here's the Martian Moonhopper, and a power truss for Lunette station!
  8. @Spaceman.Spiff Gotcha, that sounds super cool! I've always wanted to try Beyond Home or one of the other big total-conversion type planet packs, but, well, RP-1 caught me. Maybe another Multiplanetary Species type base-building series is in order? @jimmymcgoochie I was going to just get into orbit first, but I was spooked by the 50 m/s I was going to have remaining according to PVG, and also my 1.5 hour battery life! It... seemed necessary? Although even the RP-1 devs are telling me I overcomplicate my missions these days... Anyways, let's cool it down a little after that spicy miss
  9. It was not configured at all, as it turns out. one of the Waterfall devs reached out to me about it and has since patched in a config, so it should be working now! I'm not familiar with Parallax - I thought it was just a shiny planet pack sort of thing. Does it actually create terrain variation and interactable scatter, or what?? Good to know about TUFX, I'll play with the settings and see if I can't improve stuff. Thanks! Meanwhile, the next episode is a bit of a nail-biter!
  10. I adore Waterfall! I didn't realize I wanted it 'til I had it, but now that I do, I don't want to go back. And now, part two of the Apollo Moon landing recreation!
  11. Oh shoot, thanks for the workaround jimmy! I'll definitely try that. I'd love to not have to edit my save files to fix busted wheels, especially since I'm trying to do more rovers and landers. Meanwhile, I did the thing again! We started this series on 1.7.1, upgraded to 1.8.1, and now we're on 1.10.1! With a fresh install, everything is working great except for my old craft files. (This is why you don't upgrade mid-career, people.) Also, we're going to the Moon, to do an Apollo-style crewed landing!
  12. It's a bit of a short episode, but we're launching a rover towards Venus, which is super neat!
  13. Let's do the science! We arrive at Vesta, and then spend a bunch of time discussing future technology plans.
  14. We had some power trouble with Lunette Station, having underestimated the draw of even an uninhabited Apollo capsule. Will our fuel reserves last the entire 42 days in space??
  15. Glad it's not just me. Well, no, I wish it was nobody, but at least I didn't bork my install. Anyways, the Martian Moonhopper 2 arrives at Mars, and so it's time to deploy our science lander!
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