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  1. 1966 is going to be interesting, we have a new spacecraft in development and 7 astronauts trained for it, but it is seeing more and more delays. Will we complete our spaces station contract in time? Engineers are looking for solutions. We would also like to put a little rover on Mars or Venus, but landing is still tricky

  2. 1965 second half

    The first 5 years of our orbital capable period we had a lot of catching up to do and we sure delivered in this part. Granted, there was more than one reload, but not all were due to pilot error. Updating to the master version of Realism Overhaul seems to help  a lot though.

    In the second part we got very close to moon and we got some moon rocks to play with, and in the final days of december we take a daring shot to replenish our drained funds.

    Spoiler

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    We start with a Aries-2E launching a very heavy payload in a 400km inclined orbit. It hovered on the pad before it decided to go up. Audio stutters on this engine config of the LR105. Very annoying.

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    This time avionics and power are better

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    Next up is Luna 22 which is the most complicated craft to date

    screenshot-2021-02-24-13-57-47.png

    It's been through testflight soooooo often

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    It rendez-vous with Legir and of course you have already spotted the Gemini style docking adaptor

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    Remote docking is not easy

    screenshot-2021-02-24-15-42-02.png

    Look mom, no mechjeb

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    Achieved hard dock, Legir had to finish the match speed manouver since we are saving fuel on that breaking stage. But the TLI was cheaper than expected.

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    We still need to break at the moon using the fuel tucked in that docking adaptor stage, it took 3 passes to circularize due to low TWR

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    Our transfer stage ends up in an eccentric orbit and can deorbit using the RCS

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    Next step is our lander, which is using yet another engine configuration.

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    I think it had 12 engines

     

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    Final breaking burn

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    Another successfull landing and this baby is packed with instruments

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    Some of which will do utterly nothing

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    We are grabbing a soil sample

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    And run out of electricity. By the time we recover mission control puts us on a 26 day "waiting list", you will see why

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    Meanwhile Elene Eikina (P), Chris Eyharts (S) are up. Chris is starting to teach the rookies how Rigel works and run experiments

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    They will spend 7 days and do science

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    They also test manoeuvres being in a -28 deg inclination they go up to 400km which is our usual departure orbit for TLI

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    Some additional rentry tests

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    Lesson 1: don't detach your service module too late

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    Watch the fireworks

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    Meanwhile the orbiter is overhead so Luna 22 leaves with whatever fuel was left in the descent stage

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    Which was quite a bit, I tend to overbuild

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    Second stage holds the samples and is almost on a direct rendez vous course

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    But is empty upon meeting the orbiter, but it has reserves

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    Bring them together 

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    And again transfer the goodies before we leave the probe

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    Recharge before going back where no other lunar probe went before

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    Leaving the empty probe

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    Heading back

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    Ditched the breaking stage

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    Pe is 60km, lets hope this works

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    Thermal analysis had been positive

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    We burn off the solar panels and RCS thrusters but are okay

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    Plenty of ablator left

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    And a treasure of science

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    Canopius 6 has arrived at Mars and tries to break but nearly doesnt have enough fuel

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    It will be tight but we might make it.

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    Releasing the probe just in case.

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    Why do we have to be out of range when it arrives at the atmo, it is already low on power

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    Screaming though the atmosphere it survives without a heatshield (PE was at 30km) but still with a parachute it ends up at 2000 m/s

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    Which means boom.

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    Next one will go to mercury. We can do a flyby with the same DV

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    The new cryo TI stage is seeing a lot of use

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    But we need to use the probes propellant as well

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    Some new instruments and upgrades in radio, avionics and solar

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    Time to deoribit our old Speculum sats

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    These were better aligned but due to many power failures they will not yield any science

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    So we bring down the others too

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    The system works, it just needs better solar. We'll worry about it later

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    We also picked up a contact for a probe to venus

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    Looks familiar?

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    It won't be able to make orbit, but thats okay

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    Off you go

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    We have 18 probes on and around the moon that create an adhoc network, but it clutters my display and slows the game down. Lets change that

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    The RL10 is a beautiful enigine

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    Inserting 3 sats at 2Mm

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    The second one broke a panel, lets hope it survives

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    Done! we should have good coverage now.

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    Its december and the final flights to end this year memorably have started. A Taurus launch puts a slightly heavier Legir in a 400km parking orbit. This time with solar panels

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    Next up are the brave Valerie Pearson (P), Lorenzo Fernandez (P). Valerie flew on Sirus 3 and 5 and did the first successful dock with Rigel 5. Lorenzo was on Rigel 4 so this is an experienced crew

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    The Aries-2D lacks a bit of punch to circularize, so they need to use rigel's engines

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    The meet up with Legir 4

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    Which is spinning a bit, this will take some fiddling

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    But they manage to dock, align themselfs properly and after one hour...

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    Light up that RL10 and burn 3200 m/s

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    Going further than anyone has gone before. Despite all radiation meters saying it is a bad idea.

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    Valerie inspects the transfer stage and concludes another burn is possible

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    Admiring the view. I never found out how to tilt a kerbal on EVA

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    They swing by, the moon after 3 days. but not too close since this is a free return trajectory.

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    It is now Lorenzo's turn to do an EVA report and admire the sights

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    A bit of RCS is enough to set the PE to 60 km.

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    And the trip home begins

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    Detaching from a transit stage with explosive fluids

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    And forget to detach the service module

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    Lets hope the heatshield holds out

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    Going though that ablator really quick

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    At 4.5km/s the heatshield gives in, but the capsule can take some heat

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    Survived! lets not do this again

     

  3. 1965 first half

    The moon seems still very far away, but we got back to crewed flight which is always fun. The Aries class got updated and is now in the 2% range and 1400-2500 funds per ton to LEO. Taurus is getting stable and we have an update to 16-20t in the test bank

    Spoiler

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    The crew abandons the mission and returns home after 10 days. There is still a power and nitrogen problem but we are getting closer to a worry-free craft.

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    They try spin stabilization on rentry

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    Splashdown

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    A second attempt on the reconfigured 2C, 1 ton payload under 60 t pad. and at 2500 funds a bargain.

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    The second stage is now powered by an X405

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    Good orbit and shell has separated. We have included a film camera.

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    Small deep space course changes

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    For the twin craft

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    Luna 21 arrives at the moon. I've skipped the launch sequence. Payload is another rover.

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    Mechjeb only works the last 100m or so, we need to land this precisely, ourselves.

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    Aiming for Shakeltons crater on the south pole

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    Got it!

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    Steering towards the slope, but we cant hover too long.

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    Final descent

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    Shutting down half the engine as a way to manage TWR

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    Sadly the rover crashes on impact

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    We try to move it but it flips. solar panels on the side allow for science to be sent though

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    Rigel 5, Valerie Pearson (P), Ann Johansson (S) go for the docking test

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    Its a very nice craft. Designed for 10 day operations with a 40% buffer

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    After 2d they catch up with Legir 2.

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    Manual docking initiated

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    Good alignment

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    Hard dock. resource transfer of food and oxygen is tested

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    Speculum 4 should return home but mission control cant get the avionics online to do so. The cargo is too valuable to loose though.

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    After breaking the endurance record from Cloe and Chris the crew returns

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    Valerie is using spin stabilisation to conserve fuel on the way down

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    couple of weeks later Liam O'Brian (P), Francesco Verne (E) launch to Speculum 4 to see if they can recover the film

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    This means a 61 deg inclined orbit. stretching what the 1D can do

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    "Mission control, we see the craft. It seems to be venting nitrogen or coolant."

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    Valerie parks the Rigel at a safe distance and Francesco flies over

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    Hello beauty, said the engineer, I will take you apart...

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    Shortly after that he returned with the film and marked Speculum 4 as debris

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    They quickly return home

     

  4. 1964 Return of Manned Flight

    A turbulent year with many failures. Having depleted the production lines in 1963 we will be a few launches short in 1964. I need to invest more in the VAB as I cant afford to rush the rockets anymore.

    Spoiler

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    The year kicked off with another Venus probe. It has a few upgrades but mainly: if we time it right we should be able to orbit the planet.

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    Fairing deploys

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    Launched on an Aries-1E we have a TVI stage using an AJ10

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    Comms struggle close to home

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    Shortly after that Canopius 4 launched for a Vesta flyby.

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    Turned out we were too early. Better wait here so we actually have enough dv

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    Eva Larsen and Chris Eyharts (newbie) sit in Rigel 2 at the pad performing a pre-launch check

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    Launcher is an Aries-2D its been upgraded from 1.5t to 4t and has a more gentle TWR, not exceeding 4G

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    Good iginition of the new configs

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    Clean seperation

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    200x200km orbit

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    star occultation + visual acuity test

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    4 days in CO2 starts to build up

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    No risks are taken, the deorbit sequence is activated.

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    Later tests will show that the scrubber was only rated for 2 days

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    Gentle rentry

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    Luna 19 features a new lander with throttleble engines

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    One ignition failure but we are getting good at this

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    Systems shut down for transit phase

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    We have very low TWR, might not make it

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    Killed all velocity 20km above the ground, used the RCS for extra thrust

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    Touchdown!

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    Course correction 

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    And number 4 leaves for Vesta

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    Capture at Venus, high and low space science

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    Canopius 5 will head to jupiter

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    I love this rocket

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    Payload is a 8t cryo stage

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    A single RL10 will do the TJI

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    There are 8 or 9 RTG's on this thing

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    Some minor course adjustments

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    Rigel 3 has Chloe Frimaut (P), Chris Eyharts (S) and new scrubbers

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    All systems green, testing orbital manouvres

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    Chris performs a spacewalk, but since there is no nitrogen he holds on to the door

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    Rentry after 10 days, very stressed. Perhaps we should pressurize the cabin

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    Course corrections complete. Unless the rails screw up we will zip past Vesta

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    Time to upgrade our comm network to a geostationairy one. 

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    Launcher is a prototype for the Aries-2E, carrying a 5t cryo stage

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    from 550km to 35000

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    More than capable, we can even deorbit it. It will move into a dive orbit and then release the sats

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    First one is go, 

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    Complete with 7m/s in the tank

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    No 2

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    And 3. Now we clean out 18 old sats in LEO

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    Heading to Mars carrying an upgraded probe and an detachable atmospheric thingy.

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    Love this engine

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    Its December, Legir 1 launches on a 2C, or better put: the 2C is Legir 

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    It is supposed to be a target for docking, but as with the real gemini, the fairing refuses to release

    screenshot-2021-02-21-20-25-03.png

    this might be a problem

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    Luna 20 will be our first rover

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    We had to juggle  the batteries, we need solar on these stages

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    Lander starts descent, in the final few meters I will disable half the engines

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    Landed, now decouple and fire up those engines at the same time

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    Success

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    Fireworks

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    Luna 20 R starts its journey, controls are reversed but we'll get there

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    Just before the end of the year Rigel 4 launches Lorenzo Fernandez (P), Judith Pesquet (S). Lorenzo is new but Judith spent 4 days on Sirius 6

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    Good insertion at 280x280, next time do 250 this was overburning the final stage

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    Getting ready for rendez vous manouvre

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    Approaching the Legir, by now you should have realized the spelling of that craft

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    Going for manual dock. Lorenzo is convinced he can push through the fairing.

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    After he bounced off the target he new better.

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    Grabbing almost all of the N2 he flies over to check it out, but the mission won't succeed though it was very close.

    The Rigel class is coming together, I might send one around the moon. Meanwhile half my astronauts are training for the D2 capsule but that will need a better lifter in the 15t range. Oh and next year I might unlock station parts....

  5. Hi

    On RSS I see a lot of these in the logs:

    [LOG 20:04:31.862] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Kerbin. TransformName: Kerbin
    [LOG 20:04:31.863] [Scatterer][Debug] ScattererCelestialBody not found by name, trying transformName
    [ERR 20:04:31.864] [Scatterer][Error] ScattererCelestialBody Kerbin not found by name, or transformName. Effects for this body won't be available.
    
    [LOG 20:04:31.864] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Duna. TransformName: Duna
    [LOG 20:04:31.864] [Scatterer][Debug] ScattererCelestialBody not found by name, trying transformName
    [ERR 20:04:31.864] [Scatterer][Error] ScattererCelestialBody Duna not found by name, or transformName. Effects for this body won't be available.
    
    [LOG 20:04:31.866] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Laythe. TransformName: Laythe
    [LOG 20:04:31.866] [Scatterer][Debug] ScattererCelestialBody not found by name, trying transformName
    [ERR 20:04:31.866] [Scatterer][Error] ScattererCelestialBody Laythe not found by name, or transformName. Effects for this body won't be available.
    
    [LOG 20:04:31.866] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Jool. TransformName: Jool
    [LOG 20:04:31.867] [Scatterer][Debug] ScattererCelestialBody not found by name, trying transformName
    [ERR 20:04:31.867] [Scatterer][Error] ScattererCelestialBody Jool not found by name, or transformName. Effects for this body won't be available.
    
    [LOG 20:04:31.867] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Eve. TransformName: Eve
    [LOG 20:04:31.867] [Scatterer][Debug] ScattererCelestialBody not found by name, trying transformName
    [ERR 20:04:31.868] [Scatterer][Error] ScattererCelestialBody Eve not found by name, or transformName. Effects for this body won't be available.
    
    [LOG 20:04:31.868] [Scatterer][Debug] Finding ScattererCelestialBody name: Venus. TransformName: Venus
    [LOG 20:04:31.868] [Scatterer][Debug] Found ScattererCelestialBody: Venus, actual ingame name: Venus
    

    I presume this is because there are configs under Scatterer itself for Stock, but RSSVE for RSS. Can I delete those under Stock to speed things up?

    (and if so, which files?)

    capricorn:CKAN macluky$ ls -l  ../GameData/scatterer/config/
    total 16
    [email protected] 9 macluky  staff   288 Jan 23 13:19 Planets
    [email protected] 3 macluky  staff    96 Apr 19  2020 PluginData
    [email protected] 4 macluky  staff   128 Apr 19  2020 Sunflares
    [email protected] 1 macluky  staff  1046 Apr 19  2020 config.cfg
    [email protected] 1 macluky  staff  2297 Feb  2  2020 planetsList.cfg

     

  6. Here's what my other script generated. I haven't tested it yet:

    @PART[ApolloLab_cbm]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_hab]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_node]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_node2]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_prop]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_reactor]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_science]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_tug]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_tug_engine]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[ApolloLab_tug_rcs]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = improvedCapsules
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From AlternateApollo mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    

     

  7. no rp config for ApolloLab_cbm 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_hab 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_node 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_node2
    no rp config for ApolloLab_prop 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_reactor 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_science 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_tug 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_tug_engine 
    no rp config for ApolloLab_tug_rcs 

    Missing a few in rp0 but they have ro configs

     

  8. Neat!
    I wrote a little script since I am lazy:

    MOD_NAME=MIR
    TECH_NODE=modularSpaceStations
    
    for FILE_NAME in `find ../GameData/$MOD_NAME/ |grep cfg`
    do
    	PART_NAME=`grep -hrA 4 "^PART" ${FILE_NAME} |grep name | cut -d = -f 2|xargs| tr -d '\r'`
    	if [ "$PART_NAME" != "" ] 
    	then
    		echo "@PART[${PART_NAME}]:FOR[${MOD_NAME}]:NEEDS[RP-0]"
    		echo "{"
    		echo "  %TechRequired = ${TECH_NODE}"
    		echo "	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From ${MOD_NAME} mod.</color>"
     		echo "	@cost *= 1.2"
        		echo "	%entryCost *= 3"
        		echo "	%RP0conf = True"
    		echo "}"
    		echo ""
    	fi
    done

    It grabs all the config files that start with PART and extracts the name. It will dump all in the same node, but you can always change that. It also makes an assumption on the cost based on the few examples that I saw.

    capricorn:CKAN macluky$ . rp_config_create 
    @PART[Mir_Core_Module1]:FOR[MIR]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = modularSpaceStations
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From MIR mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }
    
    @PART[Mir_DockingPortProbe1]:FOR[MIR]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
      %TechRequired = modularSpaceStations
    	@description ^=:$: <color=green>From MIR mod.</color>
    	@cost *= 1.2
    	%entryCost *= 3
    	%RP0conf = True
    }

    Snippet of the output

  9. Status update

    So far the number of launches is leveling out. Earth science satellites are rare but the Luna program has absorbed the capacity created by stopping manned flights. I do want to build a new comm network

    Picture1.png

    You can also see the lifters evolve, we keep pushing up more payload, and the build rate cant compensate for the more expensive rockets and the lack of rushing them these days.

    Picture2.png

    1962 rocketry has been unlocked or was it 63? anyway. Expect an updated Aries Class, we will need it for Rigel and I've started researching the RL-10 so we can go to Jupiter (hopefully in time)

  10. 1963 Part 2 Glorious failure

    It are times of great achievements and odd failures. With the crew grounded for more than a year, they have started training on new capsules.

    Spoiler

    screenshot-2021-02-18-14-51-35.png

    Canopius 2 arrives at mars, but cant talk back to mission command

    screenshot-2021-02-18-14-52-36.png

    The course correction wil take her over the poles

    screenshot-2021-02-18-14-52-56.png

    Fortunately the computer knows what to do. It will start to collect science and we hope that by the end of the year earth will be in range

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-05-57.png

    A whole load of Speculum satelites were ordered and rolled out fast

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-09-00.png

    Speculum 5 breaks down half its solar panels

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-12-02.png

    But becomes active none the less

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-18-42.png

    Quickly followed up by Speculum 6

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-20-07.png

    Which will hang on to its fairings a bit longer and has an RTG to recover from power failure

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-22-24.png

    Nice orbit

    screenshot-2021-02-18-15-59-19.png

    Finally number 7. All are put in 160x160 60 deg. without much trouble. The 1C delivers and is cheap

    screenshot-2021-02-18-16-02-03.png

    Look at you, I mean look at me?

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-06-45.png

    Before we return to crewed flight a number of tests must be done. On paper and simulation this craft looks very promising, but we decide to run an unmanned test

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-08-25.png

    Riding an Aries 1E, the dynamic pressure does not look good

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-08-59.png

    Pulling 6G, we need a better design

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-11-04.png

    Good insertion

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-18-37.png

    Lost control? apparently the 3.5t avionics will only work when crewed.

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-19-50.png

    Engineers scramble to run all tests during the parabolic arc. panels deploy, power looks okay. Water is low as is LOX

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-20-21.png

    Engine works ok, ulage RCS failed

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-22-15.png

    Going for rentry. We cant point the spacecraft and hope that descent mode will help us

    screenshot-2021-02-18-18-23-28.png

    It does not and this is a failure, but we learned enough to make changes.

    screenshot-2021-02-18-20-23-12.png

    Luna 18 heads for a polar landing to search for ice

    screenshot-2021-02-18-20-39-17.png

    New lander design, but the tank has sprung a leak and both engines fail. We are not going anywhere today.

    screenshot-2021-02-18-22-29-09.png

    Last bit of good news, Canopius 2 came back into range and downloaded a 120 science. Windows are coming up for Ceres, Vesta and Venus.

     

  11. Ah, it seems I had pulled from the 1.8.1 branch and not from master. Apart from moving Olympus to ApolloLab are there any signinficant things I should be looking out for?

    nuts, master had some intresting updates. This might have been for nothing but I spent at least 2 hours at, so perhaps useful to someone, additional patches for RO
     

    Spoiler


     

    // RP0 config
    @PART[D2_interstage4]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
        %TechRequired = secondGenCapsules
        %cost = 50
        %entryCost = 500
        RP0conf = true
    
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_antenna]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
        %TechRequired = lunarOrbiterCapsules // lunarLanding
        %cost = 750
        %entryCost = 1200
        RP0conf = true
    
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_ascentstage]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
    	%TechRequired = lunarOrbiterCapsules // lunarLanding
    	%cost = 6000
    	%entryCost = 300000
    	RP0conf = true
    
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagAvionics }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagHabitable }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagHumanRated }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagReentry }
    	MODULE
    	{
    		name = ModuleAvionics
    		massLimit = 5
    	}
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_descentstage]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
        %TechRequired = lunarOrbiterCapsules // lunarLanding
        %cost = 1500
        %entryCost = 3500
        RP0conf = true
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_rope]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
        %TechRequired = lunarOrbiterCapsules // lunarLanding
        %cost = 15
        %entryCost = 350
        RP0conf = true
    }
    
    @PART[olympus_core]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
    	%TechRequired = spaceStationPrototypes
    	%cost = 6000
    	%entryCost = 300000
    	RP0conf = true
    
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagAvionics }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagHabitable }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagHumanRated }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleTagReentry }
    	MODULE
    	{ name = ModuleStationPart }
    
    	MODULE
    	{
    		name = ModuleAvionics
    		massLimit = 5
    	}
    }
    
    @PART[olympus_solar]:NEEDS[RP-0]
    {
        %TechRequired = maturePower
        %cost = 1200
        %entryCost = 25000
        RP0conf = true
    }
    
    // RealismOverhaul config
    @PART[D2_interstage4]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = True
        %rescaleFactor = 1
    
        @title = D-2 4.5m Interstage
        %manufacturer = General Electric
    
        @mass = 0.2
        @CoMOffset = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0
    
        %maxTemp = 900
        %skinMaxTemp = 2000
        %emissiveConstant = 0.6
        %thermalMassModifier = 1.0
        %skinMassPerArea = 4
    
        !RESOURCE,* {}
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_antenna]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = true
        %rescaleFactor = 1
        @mass = 0.03
        @MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter]
        {
            @antennaType = DIRECT
            @antennaCombinable = True
            %antennaCombinableExponent = 1
            @antennaPower = 5750000000
            @packetInterval = 1.0
            @packetSize = 1.28
            @packetResourceCost = 0.01
        }
    
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_ascentstage]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = True
        %rescaleFactor = 1
    
        @mass = 2.6
        @buoyancy = 0.4
    
        @CoMOffset = 0.0, -0.3, 0.0
    
        %maxTemp = 900
        %skinMaxTemp = 3600
        %emissiveConstant = 0.6
        %thermalMassModifier = 1.0
        %skinMassPerArea = 4
    
        !RESOURCE,* {}
    
        @MODULE[ModuleCommand]
        {
            @minimumCrew = 0
            RESOURCE
            {
                name = ElectricCharge
                rate = 1.0
            }
        }
    
        !MODULE[ModuleReactionWheel] {}
    
        MODULE
        {
            name = CoMShifter
            DescentModeCoM = 0, 0, -0.062
        }
    
        MODULE
        {
            name = ModuleFuelTanks
            type = ServiceModule
            volume = 300.0
            basemass = -1
            TANK
            {
                name = ElectricCharge
                amount = 16000
                maxAmount = 16000
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = MMH
                amount = 46.9
                maxAmount = 46.9
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = NTO
                amount = 56.1
                maxAmount = 56.1
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = Oxygen
                amount = 350
                maxAmount = 350
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = Water
                amount = 2.5
                maxAmount = 2.5
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = Food
                amount = 3
                maxAmount = 3
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = LithiumHydroxide
                amount = 20
                maxAmount = 20
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = CarbonDioxide
                amount = 0
                maxAmount = 100
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = Waste
                amount = 0
                maxAmount = 7.5
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = WasteWater
                amount = 0
                maxAmount = 7.5
            }
        }
    
        @MODULE[ModuleRCSFX]
        {
            @thrusterPower = 0.15
            !resourceName = DELETE
            @resourceFlowMode = STACK_PRIORITY_SEARCH
            PROPELLANT
            {
                name = MMH
                ratio = 0.456
            }
            PROPELLANT
            {
                name = NTO
                ratio = 0.544
            }
            @atmosphereCurve
            {
                @key,0 = 0 260
                @key,1 = 1 100
                !key,4 = DELETE
            }
        }
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_descentstage]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = True
        %rescaleFactor = 1
        @mass *= 2
    
        @CoMOffset = 0.0, -1.4, 0.0
    
        %maxTemp = 900
        %skinMaxTemp = 2000
        %emissiveConstant = 0.6
        %thermalMassModifier = 1.0
        %skinMassPerArea = 4
    
        !RESOURCE,* {}
        !MODULE[ModuleReactionWheel] {}
        !MODULE[ModuleResourceConverter] {}
    
        MODULE
        {
            name = ModuleFuelTanks
            type = ServiceModule
            volume = 500.0
            basemass = -1
            TANK
            {
                name = ElectricCharge
                amount = 1000
                maxAmount = 100
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = MMH
                amount = 117.25
                maxAmount = 117.25
            }
            TANK
            {
                name = NTO
                amount = 140.25
                maxAmount = 140.25
            }
        }
    }
    
    @PART[LEM_rope]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = True
        %rescaleFactor = 1
        @mass = 0.002
    }
    
    @PART[olympus_core]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
    	%RSSROConfig = True
    
    	@maxTemp = 773.15
    	%skinMaxTemp = 873.15
    	%radiatorMax = 0.192 // 873.15 * 0.192 = 167.64 , above this temperature it receives cooling by radiators
    	@scale = 1.00
    	@rescaleFactor = 1
    	@mass = 12
    
    	@MODULE[ModuleCommand]
    	{
    		@RESOURCE[ElectricCharge]
    		{
    			@rate = 5.2 //200W for life support base
    		}
    	}
    
    	!RESOURCE[ElectricCharge] {}
    	!RESOURCE[MonoPropellant] {}
    
    	// based on RN_Salyut
    	@MODULE[ModuleReactionWheel]
    	{
    		@PitchTorque = 0.5
    		@YawTorque = 0.5
    		@RollTorque = 0.5
    
    		@RESOURCE[ElectricCharge]
    		{
    			@rate = 0.3
    		}
    	}
    
    	MODULE
    	{
    		name = ModuleFuelTanks
    		volume = 5933.2000424
    		type = ServiceModule
    		basemass = -1
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = ElectricCharge
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 210000
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = Food
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 810.191093199999
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = Water
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 459.1082812
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = Oxygen
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 170140.12936
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = Waste
    			amount = 0
    			maxAmount = 810.191093199999
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = WasteWater
    			amount = 0
    			maxAmount = 459.1082812
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = CarbonDioxide
    			amount = 0
    			maxAmount = 170140.12936
    		}
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = UDMH
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 529.502390098
    		}
    
    		TANK
    		{
    			name = NTO
    			amount = Full
    			maxAmount = 953.697609902
    		}
    	}
    
    	!MODULE[ModuleScienceContainer] {}
    	//!MODULE[ModuleScienceConverter] {} // Kerbalism will do this and add a lab
    
    	@MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter]
    	{
    		@PacketInterval = 0.10
    		@PacketSize = 2
    		@PacketResourceCost = 4.0
    	}
    }
    
    @PART[olympus_core]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[RealAntenna]
    {
        !MODULE[ModuleDataTransmitter],* {}
        MODULE
        {
            name = ModuleRealAntenna
            antennaDiameter = 0.8
        }
    }
    
    @PART[olympus_solar]:NEEDS[RealismOverhaul]
    {
        %RSSROConfig = True
        @mass = 0.2
        %rescaleFactor = 1
        @MODULE[ModuleDeployableSolarPanel]
        {
            @chargeRate = 2.94 // 7 times the D2 panel
        }
    }
    
    // Kerbalism
    @PART[olympus_core]:FOR[AlternateApollo]:NEEDS[Kerbalism]:BEFORE[RP-0-Kerbalism]
    {
        // Lifesupport Similar to DOS
        MODULE
        {
            name = Habitat
            %volume = 17.97
            %surface = 40.38
        }
    
        MODULE
        {
            name = ProcessController
            resource = _Scrubber
            title = Scrubber
            capacity = #$/CrewCapacity$
            toggle = true
            running = true
        }
    
        MODULE
        {
            name = Configure
            title = Life Support
            slots = 2
    
            SETUP
            {
                name = LiOH Scrubber
                desc = A Lithium Hydroxide scrubber that sequesters <b>CarbonDioxide</b> from the internal atmosphere.
                mass = 0.0
                cost = 0
    
                MODULE
                {
                    type = ProcessController
                    id_field = resource
                    id_value = _Scrubber
                }
            }
            SETUP
            {
                name = O2 Pressure Controller
                desc = Use <b>Oxygen</b> to maintain the internal atmosphere at a comfortable pressure.
                mass = 0.0
                cost = 0
    
                MODULE
                {
                    type = ProcessController
                    id_field = resource
                    id_value = _PressureControlOxygen
                }
            }
        }
    
        // basic science
        %capsuleTier = SecondGen
        !MODULE[HardDrive] {}
        MODULE
        {
            name = HardDrive
            title = Data Storage
            dataCapacity = #[email protected]_HDD_SIZES/gemini/data$
            sampleCapacity = #[email protected]_HDD_SIZES/gemini/samples$
        }
    }

     

     

  12. so i ran this little script:
     

    Spoiler
    grep -hrA 4 PART ../GameData/AlternateApollo/ |grep name | cut -d = -f 2|sort|uniq > x
    
    for i in `cat x`
    do
      if ! `grep -rq $i ../GameData/AlternateApollo/RO_config/*` ; 
      then 
          echo "$i"
      fi
    done

     

    And found configs were missing for:
     

    D2_interstage4
    LEM_antenna
    LEM_ascentengine
    LEM_ascentstage
    LEM_descentengine
    LEM_descentstage
    LEM_rope
    olympus_core
    olympus_solar

    I'll see what I can do and post the results here

  13. 1963 the first half

    Still shaken by the loss of Stephen Adams, the space agency is looking for new ways to make space safe and exciting.

    Spoiler

    Screen-Shot-2021-02-15-at-19-24-43.png

    The ribbons of Stephen serve to remember what a great man he was. Unfortunately it doesn't list the funds of planes he has wrecked. In time a suitable memorial will be erected. (when we have invented wheels)

    screenshot-2021-02-15-18-12-44.png

    Meanwhile the first of the Taurus series of launchers has been rolled out. Though the debate was if the Aries could be upgraded to a few more tons, the Taurus is a whole new design.

    screenshot-2021-02-15-18-14-18.png

    Weighing 500t, the first stage is powered by 9 H1 engines

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    Excellent TWR and if performance is lost on one of them, the rest can compensate

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    The second stage no longer need fairings and 6xX405 lift more than 10t to LEO

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    That is 450x450 km

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    Even if one explodes the others pull it off (had to shut down the opposing one and burn past their burn time.

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    It comes with an additional third stage, designed to take 1.1t to the Moon. Probably a bit more.

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    Two AJ10 mid and RCS included

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    It can also do the capture burn

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    The payload is Luna 11. A new lander with a juno deorbit stage. Actually it was designed for capture and deorbit, but the Taurus overperformed.

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    Final burn and detach

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    Some idiot filled the tanks to the rim and now we lack control

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    Doom.....

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    Its sister ship launches shortly after that

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    Wow, boom

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    This time nothing exploded

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    Good burn

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    screenshot-2021-02-15-19-49-55.png

    And capture

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    Same procedure, coming down from 50k

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    screenshot-2021-02-15-19-59-51.png

    Final descent

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    Aligned for landing, turning on the landing computer

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    screenshot-2021-02-15-20-01-43.png

    Power bursts until we are close to the surface

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    LANDING ON THE MOON!

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    Meanwhile in deep space Conopius 2 makes a correction burn and will come close enough to Mars for capture

    screenshot-2021-02-15-21-32-23.png

    An Aries-1D. We haven't seen one of those in a while. We picked up a scansat contract.

    screenshot-2021-02-15-21-35-50.png

    Testing a new compact solar panel design

    screenshot-2021-02-15-21-38-04.png

    We call it the flower arrangement. It seems to work well, but it may not have enough power.

    screenshot-2021-02-15-21-49-52.png

    Speculum 3 has run out of film. lets see what happens when we bring it back.

    screenshot-2021-02-15-21-50-59.png

    Retro rockets still fire after 2 years in space

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    Whooha 40 science and there is still 160 up there? Work begins on Speculum 4 immediately.

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    Luna 13 is a ScanSat for the Moon

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    We have designed a new TLI stage for the Aries series

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    Despite the lack of ullage RCS it works fine

    screenshot-2021-02-15-22-38-00.png

    Lets see what maps we can make

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    That doesn't look good. Luna 14 will be scrapped

    screenshot-2021-02-16-14-56-47.png

    After some changes it becomes Luna 15

    screenshot-2021-02-16-14-57-49.png

    Lifting off in the sunset

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    We had ignition failures on both stages but managed to restart.

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    screenshot-2021-02-16-15-14-38.png

    Its a known procedure by now 

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    But we are always happy once the engine lights up

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    Slight change to capture more sunlight

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    screenshot-2021-02-16-15-30-31.png

    Landed (again) we could actually hop. There is more than enough fuel.

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    Here is the first in the new Speculum series.

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    screenshot-2021-02-16-19-16-10.png

    screenshot-2021-02-16-19-20-57.png

    The power still feels low, but it might be okay.

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    Luna 16 heads out for another unmanned landing contract

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    screenshot-2021-02-16-20-30-55.png

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    This time we can also dump the transit stage

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    Final approach

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    Landed, let's see if there are more contracts? There is plenty of science here, about 100-150 per landing so we will see more of these, though I may re-design the lander.

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    Another Scansat for the moon will speed up the work

    screenshot-2021-02-16-21-08-49.png

    Note we now do have RCS

    screenshot-2021-02-16-21-17-34.png

    screenshot-2021-02-16-21-24-26.png

    screenshot-2021-02-16-21-32-02.png

    Beautiful

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    Luna 17 has made orbit.

     

    Work has started on a new vehicle but we do not have a launcher ready or a crew trained. Engineers gather to work on the Aries-2E and the Rigel Block A

  14. Disaster strikes

    What was supposed to be a routine mission will turn to a disaster and a viking funeral.

    Spoiler

     

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    Last flight of 1962 is block C of the Sirius spacecraft. Engineers have found a way around the avionics power drain and came up with a new propulsion system.

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    Launching on a 1E now are we? gathering du, because it is totally overpowered

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    A look at the new drive section

    screenshot-2021-02-15-15-54-44.png

    And a habitat module

    screenshot-2021-02-15-15-56-09-4.png

    Look at that ascent stage drifting away

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    Two days in the mission the O2 alarm pops up, we are leaking somewhere

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    Quickly a reentry procedure is started, but it will take at least 20 min

    screenshot-2021-02-15-17-50-14.png

    We are burning to no avail, Stephen Adams knows his time has come

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    The thrust simply isn't enough. Stephens life signs have dropped he is gone

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    Ground control adapts the trajectory to give him a vikings funeral

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    In honor of the many crafts he crashed. Stephen Adams: you will be remembered as a hero of the space program

     

     

  15. Kissing Venus

    (at a safe distance)

    Spoiler

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    It is mid 1962 and Canopius 1 launches on a new Aries 1E. A 5 ton payload to 400x400km

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    Goodby boosters

    screenshot-2021-02-14-00-13-52.png

    The new AJ10s will burn way longer

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    Getting the kickstage to work is a juggle, but with the RCS on the probe we manage

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    Lost contact with home? flight control is contacting discord in a slight panic

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    And it is back, right in time to setup a course change

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-07-10.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-08-52.png

    Dropping the Pe for a close flyby

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    Now we just have to wait

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    Sirius 8 still uses the 0E config until we have a bit more data on the 1E

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-24-54.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-29-39.png

    Yes! both ignite.

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-31-54.png

    Cloe Frimaut will spend 3 days in stress at 150x1200km orbit

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-38-18.png

    Dropping speed before rentry

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-40-18.png

    But a shallower trajectory

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-40-50.png

    Pulling up to 8G, she stays awake

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-56-08.png

    Ignus 7 goes polar for a scansat contract

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-57-30.png

    We've not seen the 1C in a while. It is actually a 2C but that would mess up my naming scripts even more

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-58-40.png

    Nothing special just upped the configs on the engines

    screenshot-2021-02-14-15-59-38.png

    A neat little sat with just a science core

    screenshot-2021-02-14-16-01-19.png

    Parked in polar orbit it will first scan infrared, then radar

    screenshot-2021-02-14-16-01-25.png

    After that it will switch off the radar and activate a 9 year experiment.

    screenshot-2021-02-14-16-01-56.png

    Though state of the art now, it may not be enough. In a couple of years we may need to replace the solar panels.

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-18-03.png

    Meanwhile Canopius 2 launches for Mars

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-19-44.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-20-51.png

    This never gets old

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    good burn

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    We missed the first window due to ulluage fixing. one orbit later we managed shaking the tank enough

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-43-52.png

    And we are off

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-55-59.png

    Meanwhile her sister nears Venus and witnesses an eclipse

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-58-00.png

    Getting close

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-58-35.png

    Swung around, we changed our inclination more than we wanted.

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-58-54.png

    Nice data

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    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-59-05.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-21-59-26.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-22-00-03.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-22-00-31.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-22-00-41.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-22-00-50.png

    screenshot-2021-02-14-22-06-48.png

    She is now in interplanetary space. So far we have not found a use-full encounter. Perhaps it is time to say goodby, but not before the 67 science is relayed back home! We also learned we need to pack 3000 m/s if we want to make a decent orbit.

     

  16. Part 8 Orbits is plural

    Spoiler

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    Valerie Pearson takes off for 1 day in orbit.

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-48-18.png

    Good burn on first 2 stages

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-49-58.png

    Misfire of the AJ10, abort mission

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-50-31.png

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-51-29.png

    Realign for reentry quickly

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-51-53.png

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-53-42.png

    Pulling 12 G

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-57-20.png

    screenshot-2021-02-12-23-58-13.png

    Save return. Will enable extra flight checks

    screenshot-2021-02-13-13-39-39.png

    Luna 9 launches using comm tech 2, hoping to solve the power vs bandwidth problem

    screenshot-2021-02-13-13-43-06.png

    Both AJ10 fire

    screenshot-2021-02-13-13-54-54.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-13-57-15.png

    Orbit reached just fine, we now have good coverage and a bit more bandwidth

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-24-21.png

    Eva Larson goes for 1 day orbit

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-26-25.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-28-06.png

    Inserting in a 250x250 orbit

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    She will do 17 orbits 1d and 2h in space

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-32-38.png

    Aligning for return

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-34-59.png

    Ignite thrusters

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-39-05.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-14-41-51.png

    Safely back. Work has started on a better spacecraft.

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-06-47.png

    CommSat 6 launches for an attempt at GeoStationairy comms

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-12-55.png

    Another AJ10 failure, avionics too small as well

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-25-53.png

    Valerie Pearson on Sirius 5 Block B

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-30-13.png

    Orbital manoeuvring prototype based on XLR11. APO 500km but electricity is a problem

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-35-07.png

    We have 4 burns that we can do, 3 if we want to reenter

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-36-31.png

    Electricity lasts only a day. Need to renter

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-45-50.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-48-07.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-16-50-59.png

    Discover strange markings

    screenshot-2021-02-13-19-47-43.png

    Luna 10 will test the new solar panels and complete the Luna Circulum program

    screenshot-2021-02-13-19-53-27.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-02-04.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-08-55.png

    What a beauty and a whopping 4kbp back to base

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-22-40.png

    Judith Pesquet launches on Sirus 6. She is a scientist

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-25-31.png

    Note the launcher has been swapped for a 0E

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-28-31.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-38-45.png

    Avionics are a problem. orbit is 200x600km some records are broken but after 2 days she is stressed out.

    screenshot-2021-02-13-20-43-17.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-21-14.png

    CommSay 7 tests the new 1E variant with upgraded engines and avionics. We think she can push 5t now

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-26-28.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-29-54.png

    A new Aj10 mid powers the third stage

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-39-23.png

    Which can be reignited

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-40-27.png

    The kick stage also has a new engine

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-45-49.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-47-50.png

    We do end up nearly in geostationairy orbit but do not have enough fuel to make it precise. Partial success.

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-57-44.png

    Stephen Adams is given a last chance with Sirus 7 after wrecking too many craft.

    screenshot-2021-02-13-22-59-35.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-09-37.png

    He enters a polar orbit and will bring back 40 science. and test the manouvering system.

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-12-01.png

    Alignment

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-15-02.png

    The dot in the distance is Speculum 3

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-15-38.png

    Stephen comes within 143 meters and gets "snapped"

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-20-36.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-20-45.png

    Gets stressed after 2 days

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-26-35.png

    screenshot-2021-02-13-23-28-10.png

    But earned his place in the space program.

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