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pTrevTrevs

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  1. No, as far as I can tell, no one has flown it there legit yet. Still waiting for Yukon to get back to me with his pass on Galileo. Until then, I've already started working on another subassembly to appease my low attention span... Sorry I took so long to get back to you on this.
  2. If you're going to make a space cake, Beale, make a space donut while you're at it! In fact, I propose the creation of several food based craft for Tantares! People will love it, I promise! yes, it is still April first in America. I bet nobody will see this until the second though, because of time zones. We should just outlaw the damn things and make it the same time!
  3. Yup, the solar panels are just for role play. I don't know how solar wind is collected in real life, but I decided that big collector arrays seemed realistic enough for me. I will post more pictures when the collection period has ended and the probe has returned.
  4. It's been a while since I've posted a mission here, so here is Kosmos 5, a Solar Wind sample return probe Kosmos 5 begins its journey with a Proton launch from the Kosmodrome. Orbital Insertion with Proton's third stage. It had to ignite one more time to place the spacecraft on a transfer orbit to it's intended altitude. The Block D and the spacecraft on the outward cruise. The low gain anntenna, RTG booms, and RCS Booms have been extended. Mun flyby to help get the spacecraft to the high altitude required for the mission. 20 to 30 days after launch, the Block D ignites to place the spac
  5. I suppose "everywhere" is an understatement, but it does appear that a large portion of the Soyuz DM is taken up by the bags. Honestly, the only place I can see the bags is above the seats, which would be hard to do because of the hatch. If you maybe placed two more bags on the sides below each window, or maybe more control panels? Just to give the appearance of a cramped and cluttered DM. After all, the entire reason for the existence of a third of the spacecraft comes from the need for more habitable space.
  6. Which parts are missing? If you have all the spacecraft parts but lack the parts for the rockets, you probably don't have Tantares LV installed. Make sure to download that from the front page.
  7. Are those two cargo bags all you're going to put in the IVA? Real Soyuz has bags everywhere. The easiest place to see them is hanging down over the crew's heads. Also, It looks like you could fit a third seat in there. Maybe if you moved the outer two forward a little and had the middle one slightly recessed, like it is irl?
  8. It just occurred to me that I can use the PPTS to somewhat fuffill my dream of having a Dragon V1 in this pack! The PPTS is a little longer and has the strange protrusion on one side, but they are similar in all other ways. I don't think a cargo trunk would be too hard to make with other parts.
  9. Good, good. Now make a French Horn. It is the greatest instrument. With the exception of bagpipes. No instrument can surpass the divine qualities of the bagpipes.
  10. Speaking of Gemini, I finally found my name hidden in the mod. If I ever start a rocket building company on this forum, it must be called P. Trev & Trev Co. I love it!
  11. To be honest, I know a lot of people who speak English as their first language, and still don't know how to be polite in it. I do agree completely with the IVAs. They should be the highest priority for this mod. I miss being able to see what it looks like inside the spacecraft and what the Kerbals are doing. It's very strange having them inside a sensory deprivation tank when you press C.
  12. Kerbal Attachment System is supposed to have its containers removed in the next update. I recommend updating the STS service module to have containers from the Kerbal Inventory System mod which has been created by the same person who made KAS (I think). The winches and magnets and stuff are supposed to stay, so the arm's electromagnet will be unaffected.
  13. The red star should stay. It's nice to see a little color in the mountain of boring grey parts.
  14. Approach and Landing Test of my new spaceplane, "Clipper" I didn't need to build an entire carrier aircraft, but I did. Getting ready for separation. Here we go! Still falling pretty fast... Maybe I should have added a drag chute. Oh well. This is why we test these things! Fortunately, the two crew aboard survived the incident.
  15. Go ahead and list Galileo on the front, but specify that it is still a WIP. I have received a suggestion to replace the LV-T45 in the IUS with an LV-N, however I would have to figure out a way to make it attach to the front of the payload bay to avoid the LV-N's Fairings O' Death. It would also kill the aesthetics of the craft, which are very important to me.
  16. Here is the download for Beta Galileo and an album of my test mission. Enterprise, being newly rebuilt with scrap found in the ocean relatively near the old shuttle's crash site, lifts off with Galileo and its Inertial Upper Stage on board. Evidence of the launch pad's involvement in the sabotage is visible at right. Roll program complete, Pitch program is go. All Systems nominal Booster separation confirmed. Enterprise is Negative Return Roll to heads up position complete. Go for Orbital Insertion. Roughly an hour after orbital insertion, Galileo is released from Enterprise's payload ba
  17. Combing the monopropellant tanks and the decoupler makes sense, but I don't like the idea of combining the hoop antennas with some other part. I use those antennas for more than you would think, because they add more variety to my craft than would be there if I just spammed Communitron 16s. In fact, I would actually like to see more antennas, namely the half hoop ones on the top of the Vostok DM. A half length version of that long backup antenna for use on Soyuz or TKS wouldn't be bad either.
  18. Yes, it used something like two Venus flybys and an Earth flyby, and also might have had an accidental asteroid flyby. An Eve assist could get the probe out to Jool, and you could use a Tylo assist to capture you into orbit. EDIT: Interestingly, some people protested at the launch of Galileo because of the plutonium in the spacecraft's RTGs. They reasoned that if something went wrong with the Earth flyby, the spacecraft could end up reentering Earth's atmosphere and scattering it's dangerous plutonium all over the planet. But you know these hippies, they just don't have enough Kerbal spirit in
  19. So, I have gotten into Galileo testing. Unable to post pictures right now, but maybe I can tomorrow (along with a beta download, perhaps?). Currently, its biggest problem is simply a lack of Delta V. The probe itself has 722m/s according to MechJeb, which isn't quite enough for reaching Jool orbit without reliance on gravity assists. The IUS is too weak as well, and only got Galileo's AP about halfway to Dres before giving out. It's basically a copy of Yukon's but has less fuel, so maybe his can get a Jool encounter?
  20. I keep seeing people use the small 2.5 meter tanks for Atlas replicas. What is the benefit to using those over larger tanks? It seems like larger tanks would reduce the part count and make it easier for potato computers to run.
  21. Those nesting jets look great for makeshift Soyuz landing thrusters! I have been using Vostok RCS, but these may work better.
  22. Why the heck isn't this a thing in real life? I need it.
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