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  1. Found it while travelling to Brittany, in France!!!! Car was driving too fast to take a picture (might be part of the cover-up), so I found it back on google. Brittany is great and very Kerbal : it's GREEN, and many, MANY villages' names start with the letters Ker- (Kergoulouarn, Kerolier, Kernon, Kergaliou...). And they have AMAZING food. Vive les crêpes au caramel - beurre salé et vive la Bretagne !
  2. Good luck for your endeavour ! I did that a while ago (sorry I didn't realize how even darker YT would re-encode it )
  3. Another Apollo tribute, focusing on the flight plan and a few technological aspects, like ullage engines... Note this is not an Apollo-11-only remake ^^ Posted the Sound FX only version for the Apollo 11 tribute on reddit! I tried to get things as right as I could. Just noticed a few inconsistencies though, like I think CSM and LEM are not docked right (90° off I think). The LES tower does not jettison the right way either. Also I did not mess with "which RCS thruster is activated when I want translation or rotation along this axis". No idea how I would have done that with the
  4. Hm... I started to worry when +Z acceleration got down from 2.1 to 0.7m/s², because Mün Moon surface gravity is 1.62m/s² and... they were less than 10km to surface. As this probe is unlikely to have a Kerbal powerhouse with a TWR above 50 that allows suicide burns 20m above the dust at suborbital speeds, this was definitely not an encouraging sign. Sad ending :\ Well, they tried! now I hope they'll learn plenty of things... for SCIENCE!
  5. It all depends how you reach it. From my experience it costs about 1500-1550m/s tops, to get to Gilly from LEO (100x100km around Eve). From LEO, burn so that your orbit intercepts Gilly at its Ap. That's a 1300m/s burn, tops (1287.26m/s if everything's perfect...) ; Wait for Ap to make any orbital inclination change!!! A bit of orbital mechanics 101 here According to Gilly's orbital elements, the argument of its Pe is 10°, meaning it's very close to its ascending node... What does that even mean?? ---> when you'll intercept Gilly at its own Ap around Eve (481
  6. Built and tested this big space truck, to refill a Space Station in Low Eve Orbit, in 1 single trip. I could have built it with huge size 4 tanks but, the ship was too long to my taste... so I devised a slightly more compact design with a more industrial look. Kudos to @SQUAD for the Mk2 lander's rover look RCS is powerful enough to take-off from Gilly at full load (4 Verniers! ain't that cute?). It has enough fuel to deliver the payload and go back to Gilly. And 4 fuel cells to keep mining during night time (takes a couple of days to refill everything when I land on ore-poor biomes...).
  7. Challenge of the month: Get back from Eve, not from the bottom of the sea but, this time, from the bottom of a pile of junk covering your ascent vehicle, by brute-forcing your way though it. Bonus points for every explosion it makes.
  8. I've designed this bad boy for hauling my Kerbals back to orbit. It has a lot of dV left when circularized, they'll use it to rendez-vous with their interplanetary ship, which is bigger and way more comfier Tested and approved! KER dV information is accurate: I've added a 575kg weight in the VAB to simulate the mass of the 6 Kerbals in their seat (they barely reach 575kg anyway...).
  9. My only complaint so far is how it broke the missions I've already launched... I don't mind when it comes to designing new ones but, for those I've launched, it's really annoying, as I calculated the exact dV I needed, with a small percentage for maneuver errors and whatnot. I've had to write a MM patch to unnerf them util my current missions finish all their maneuvers. That's quite annoying. Couldn't @SQUAD make the thing they did with obsolete decouplers and tanks, so current missions don't get sabotaged by nerfing? I understand the need for nerfing but, come on... this feels like a pun
  10. Yay! Give this Kerbal a cigar! It works like a charm now. I had 2 rovers out of 12 with a path in it. Deleted it, loaded, now it works. I can still upload the save file if you want to review it. As far as I am concerned, the issue is solved. Thanks a lot for your help and for maintaining this gem of a mod
  11. @majaThanks for your answer. That's very weird. Let me put some order into this: The firstRun = 1 thing: set the flag to 1, launch KSP, load my save, go to tracking station without clicking on the BV controller in the toolbar, select one of my rovers with a BV part and switch to it, the part is present on the rover so, I right-click it, try to open the BV panel but it does not open, I open the panel from the toolbar and the window is empty (I should have a dozen rovers in the list but none shows up). I've got the sam
  12. Haha found a funny one. I've just updated from KSP 1.4.5 to 1.6.1 directly. Bon voyage was 0.13.3.0 on KSP 1.4.5. -> Updated it to 0.14.3.0 on KSP 1.6.1 and copied my save files from there (all the content from the KSP\saves folder). The BonVoyage controller part disappeared from all my rovers Subsequently, the rovers disappeared from the BonVoyage toolbar panel too. So I tested it from the VAB: build a simple rover, launched it on Launch Pad at KSC, right-clicked on the BonVoyage controller part on the roof of my Rover, left-clicked on
  13. I think it looks great, I like it, the variant too Now @SQUAD, if you have other MH engines rebalancing to make: when the engines specs change just like that out of the blue, a lot of already launched missions just fail. That's quite unfair I think, to have to choose between upgrading to get the next features you work hard to build, and losing a lot of our previous work because ships are suddenly useless. That's why I haven't upgraded to 1.6 unfortunately... I honestly don't mind changing the way I build future missions, taking into account the new specs, really, but if only the already l
  14. You can hunker down on Earth with less risk than the Jovian system, and at the same time send robots to harvest whatever awesome space fuel you need anywhere, with a much smaller crew if you need to monitor the operation from up close. Heck, you can bury them into Ganymede's or Callisto's crust. They'll have some limited gravity, maybe some water in the rocks, a thick and solid roof against radiation and meteorites, they can build a bunch of solar-thermal sources, even a nuclear reactor a few kilometers away (could be a molten salts one for safety's sake)... They'll be comfy. Plenty of time to
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