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  1. Thanks for the advice. How would I go about turning off boiloff? I was looking through the CFGs and I couldn't find any references to it. Also what mods would help with the first option? That seems like the most realistic option in all honesty. I remember reading ULA's plans on using the boiloff of hydrogen in their ACES stage to somehow help cool down the rest of the tank
  2. Hey guys. I'm doing a recreation of the Ares Mars Mission from the book Voyage in KSP with the JNSQ mod. My take on Ares is a bit different, but it still uses Saturn MLV vehicles, and it's central core is based around a modified S-II stage - with lateral S-II's acting as boosters for the Trans - Mars - Injection. So far I've built all of the components needed for the ship, but a big problem is LH2 boiloff. I have CryoTanks installed, but the tanks for "Ares" all use BDB parts - mainly the S-II stage. Are there any ways I can null the boiloff thing? I put a bunch of radiators on the ship and LH2 still boils away. Or do I have to redesign the ship around CryoTanks instead? Love your mod by the way.
  3. Does anyone have some example craft files? I'm new to this mod but it looks great.
  4. Great mod, but I don't have the option of switching the ore resources to metal or rocket parts in the ore tanks.
  5. So how do I burn off 15 KM/S after exiting warp? I'm starting a series on the forums that involves a lot of jumping to warp, so is there a way to burn off the speed without using too much fuel?
  6. OPEN STARS: PART XXX- Requiem LOCATION: ERIN SURFACE DATE: June 10, 2095 JEB: You know what's funny? VAL: What? JEB: I've been here for weeks, but I've never seen the night. Ever. VAL: Turn on your lights. We don't want an accident to, you know, happen because you tripped on a rock and- JEB: I get it. I get it. JEB: You know that this sky is what keeps me going. VAL: Huh? JEB: I mean... see that bright star over there? That's Kerbol. VAL: Makes you think. JEB: It does. VAL: I'm glad that the colony is going well. JEB: Yeah. GaRus says that we can support a colony of thousands in just a few decades. VAL: So we made it? JEB: Not yet. We are completely and totally ready to thaw the embryos, but we just need to set up more equipment. VAL: So when do you think we'll open these up? JEB: Probably once the Sun rises. VAL: The Sun? JEB: You want to call it Cercani for the rest of your life? VAL: Sure. JEB: (Laughs) JEB: The fact is, my brother is dead. You can't bring him back. But, he died with the greatest honor of all. He'd never want me to mourn him, and that's why I won't. VAL: I'm glad you think that. JEB: For the past few months, we've been making our own air...or at least filtering what's here. But for a colony, we can't do that. VAL: What do you propose? JEB: Watch this VAL: What the f**k! JEB: I'm not dead. VAL: You could've died! JEB: If I did, it'd prove that our whole journey was for nothing. VAL: Don't scare me like that. JEB: Can't promise it won't happen again. VAL: Was...that a joke? JEB: No. VAL: So is it safe to assume we're going to make it? JEB: I guess so. For now. JEB: For now, we've made it. TO BE CONTINUED... Glad to be back.
  7. Lots of pictures from the ascent, so here's just the important ones. Liftoff. A glitch blew up the pad, but we were ascending. Pitching over w/ LAS jettison. The capsule is unmanned. SRB separation is pretty sketchy, but it worked perfectly. The first stage burns quite a way to orbit. I needed 3 more Km/S Burning for orbit. S2 ignition. We made it to orbit, and now flight controllers prepare for TLI. S2 second ignite is good. We're heading to the Moon! Even after TLI, I had enough fuel to enter a circular, Low Lunar Orbit, as well as do about 1/4th of the escape burn. Turns out my calculations for a successful payload fraction were for Mars. All-in-all, Liberty 4-2 flight 4 is a success!
  8. No crew. It was an unmanned test of a future-manned capsule. I'll post the launch album today, and the Lunar exploration one tomorrow.
  9. Mission successful. 30 Ton payload put into TLI. Test Capsule attained orbit, then left, re-entered Earth's atmosphere, and landed safetly.
  10. I have no luck with landers, so I'm going to put it into orbit, and let it crash. KSP is taking a while to load, so this mission will launch at an undisclosed time tomorrow.
  11. I'm going to post some pics of a 20-Ton Translunar payload ASAP.
  12. Requires RO, SSTU, ProcParts, and Proc Fairings. The best part is that she doesn't look like a pile of struts and boosters, and that it has a low part-count.
  13. OPEN STARS: PART XXIX- Landed Part II LOCATION: ERIN SURFACE DATE: May 28, 2095 JEB: This might be bad. MEANWHILE, AT EXODUS BASE VALENTINA: So you're telling me that we have no way of contacting them? BILL: Well...uh...yes, I am. GaRus can beam down satellite imagery, but he's on the other side of the planet. BEATRIX: We do, however, have an approximate area where they landed. VALENTINA: Do their suit radios still work? BILL: We have no idea if they're even alive! If they are, then we could possibly use the suit radio to get a more accurate location. Of course, we'd have to be withing 10 Kilometers of them. VALENTINA: Hmmm. Bill, go get the shuttle ready for flight. We're getting our crew back. Beatrix, stay back. If anything goes wrong, I want at least someone still here. BILL: We have liftoff. BILL: Engines running at 83% VALENTINA: 83%? BILL: Any higher, and I get overheat warnings. BILL: I'm getting radar pings! VALENTINA: See if you can contact them? BILL: Jeb, can you read me? Stephanie? Over. JEB: This is Jeb. Stephanie is here, and we're both unhurt. The shuttle's tanks are going to blow in a few minutes, so hurry up. BILL: A lot of s**t just happened really fast. VALENTINA: Concentrate on landing. We're almost there! BILL: There they are! VALENTINA: We're landing pretty soon. Hold out 'till then. JEB: Coolbeans. VALENTINA: Almost there. BILL: What the hell happened to the other shuttle? STEPHANIE: Jeb landed her upside down! VALENTINA: On the ground. Hurry! JEB: Stephanie, head back to the shuttle, now! STEPHANIE: What the hell are you doing! JEB: I need to grab Bob's data. Make sure he didn't die in vain. JEB: Got it! Heading over! BILL: I've connected to what's left of the other shuttle's computer. She's going critical! JEB: I'm running as fast as I can! JEB: Onboard! Let's get the hell out of here. BILL: Liftoff! BILL: We've reached safe-distance. I guess we- woah! STEPHANIE: What? BILL: I just read a temperature spike, and then all telemetry was lost with the shuttle JEB: I'm gonna' miss that shuttle. Served us well. BEATRIX: I overheard comm chatter. What the hell was that? VALENTINA: Long story. BEATRIX: Nice to see all of you are back in one piece. JEB: Agreed. STEPHANIE: Yeah, there's no place like...home. TO BE CONTINUED... I loved making this episode 'cause it let me explore a bit of Erin. I admit, for a Kerbin-like world, it is still pretty different. Other than the first Erin landing, I guess this episode really hammered home how far the Kerbals are from home...or at least their old one.