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michal.don

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  1. Hey guys, I'm back after the holidays, it's been a while, but I finally have a bit of time to sort through all the entries, sorry for the delay... It's been a busy couple of weeks gor me... I think I'll never grow tired of this kind of sight - two shutles dancing around each other in very close proximity. It just feels sort of... Beautiful? Magnificent? I'm not sure of an appropriate word, I just like it And, of course, brilliantly performed mission on your part, all objectives met, so a new badge for you: Congratulations! This... This is what still amazes me
  2. Oh, I did not think about checking the orbit window, I'm used to older KSP versions and having to rely on KER.... In that case, no objections from me, here's your badge: Congratulations! Haha, the small airplane looks really cute, compared to the shuttle Almost guessing who is carrying whom Jokes aside, great mission and a nice landing! About the "deploy shielded" thingy, another workaround is attaching the wheels to tanks and then ofsetting them into the desired position manually. (oh, and I'm curious both about the telescope, and the RTLS abort prot
  3. So, about a week has passed, so let's take a look what we have here: Very nice! There is a lot of stuff that I like about this one, beginning with the robotic arm holding the telescope in place, the MMU work with the panels, the shutter deployment, and finally, the landing straight from the inclined orbit! Very good job, this badge is very well deserved: Congratulations! Welcome to the challenge! That's a very unusual design, I can't even remember if anybody flew a twin-fuselage shuttle here, and we've seen plenty of shuttles, indeed On top of that, your s
  4. I'm not sure where you are going with this question, and because I'm curious, I'm going to say "go for it" Yeah, I thought so... My go-to method for deploying geostationary constellations is goinf for the first maneuver at the same time, and then spacing the sats using 4 hour orbits, and circularizing one every orbit... But his one works too, there's just some adjusting to do... Looking forward to seeing the next mission! Michal.don
  5. Good job on this mission, too! The sats aren't exactly equidistantly placed, but I'm going to take that as precise enough Curious though - is there a reason why you chose this deployment method (the three maneuvers 120° apart, which caused the not-exact spacing)? Other than that, I have to admire the precise landing again Congratulations! Do I see a sort-of-Skylab? Michal.don
  6. Hello there, time for a new round of reviews! Oh my, this was very interesting indeed! From the video thumbnail, I was wandering how you managed to pack the ring segment into the shuttle, and I certainly did not see this one coming! Very good job sir, here's your badge: Congratulations! Shuttle in a fairing, haven't seen one of those for quite some time! And using the support launch for stuff you forgot to take with you, htat's a properly kerbal way of doing things On another note - I didn't expect aerobraking at Duna would be possible with the outpost expose
  7. Alright, it seems you chose to do the missions in order, thanks! There is only the slight issue of not leaving atmosphere, but since you got pretty close, and the mission looks fine in all other aspects, I'm willling to overlook this detail and call the mission successful. Good job! Regarding the STS T-3 - yes, RCS tanks are considered as fuel, they can't be included in the probe/lander. The two small tanks are the only means of propulsion allowed. Michal.don
  8. Thanks for the link - I see that you completed the STS-1a mission, and were awarded the appropriate badge. If you have a new shuttle design, you can either start from STS-2, or complete the STS-1a again - up to you. Michal.don
  9. Welcome back! To be honest, I don't remember exactly which missions you completed so far - could you please send me a link to your most recent one? Of course you can then continue with the next one. Well, since they are sort of "bonus" missions, I think it's not neccessary. But so far, everybody completed them in the order they are in the OP. Are you interested in only a specific one? Michal.don
  10. Just for the protocol - absolutely fine by me. And good point, I should update the subassembly for the current version. I'm soooo looking forward to seeing this one fly.... Michal.don
  11. Alright, sorry for the slight delay, but I'm finally ready. So, let's get to it! And the first entry I get to review after my holiday is an impressive one indeed! Good call makng a video report, the robotics stuff does look very good in action. I have to admit, I did not try all the functions of the new parts yet, but after seeing this, my urge to properly play KSP grows significantly And the "crawler arm" design that moves around the whole station is a great piece of engineering! The overall design of the station is very nice, too. I have no objections to any part of your missio
  12. I have to admit, the jet lag hit me harder than I expected, so I did not manage to get to the extries yet, but I'll at least share a few images from my holiday. If you're interested, they're in the spoiler: I'll hopefully adjust to my regular timezone soon, Michal.don
  13. Hi guys, so I am back home, tired, jet-lagged as hell, but with many great memories and interesting experiences I was watching the thread when possible, and I am glad to see many new faces, as well as a few comebacks. I'll have a closer look at the entries when I get a full night of sleep, now I'm just stopping by to say hello to you all and [email protected] for doing an awesome job, I really appreciate it Michal.don
  14. Good luck with your missions! I'm curious how the station will look like! Hello, welcome to the challenge! Just to clear up some (possible) confusion - the "Pilot" and "Commander" aren't different missions, just different difficulties of each mission. You have to begin with STS-1a, but it's up to you whether you decide to go for the "Pilot" or "Commander" set of requirements. I hope I was clear enough for you to get what I meant.... Anyway, good to have you here, good luck with your first mission! And one bit of (sort of) important info - tomorrow I'm leaving f
  15. Good job on the rescue mission, and the runway landing! That's one of the trickier aspects of shuttle flying.... Mission complete, looking forward to seeing the next one Here's your badge: Congratulations! (Oh, and I can't wait to be able to "like" again, so many rep-worty posts here.... ) Michal.don
  16. Well, you made the MMU part a bit easy on yourself - making the solar arrays kerballed? Can't say I really approve this, but since the rules don't specifically ban this, there's not much I can do On the other hand, a nighttime landing on the island airfield is an impressive feat, so these two kind of balance each other, and you certainly deserve the badge Congratulations! Too bad the "likes" are disabled for the moment, another great part of your mission! Michal.don
  17. Alright, a few new flights, let's go get them: No, any completion of the mission enables you to go for the next one. Well, if you picked up the MulletDyne fuel pod instead of the formerly-orange fuel tank, you'd have qualified for the "flight director" badge.... Still, congrats on a successful cargo run! Well, that's certainly something I'm going to watch as it unfolds, good luck my friend! Michal.don
  18. Ah, my bad, I did not notice that. In that case, here's your first badge: Congratulations! Well, if you think about it a bit, most of the shuttles here are basicly SSTOs strapped to a booster on steroids - all that practice did not go to waste Glad you are enjoying the challenge, I hope to deliver some more content for you all to enjoy! Nice job again A "commander" level landing, but unfortunately, only a "pilot" badge this time - one sat is lacking for the A-league Maybe there is a slight redesign with a bigger cargo bay coming? Anyways, con
  19. Alright, we have a few new entries here, so, let's take a look at them: Well, designing a proper shuttle takes time, so no worries there The shuttle looks like a mighty one, and capable of going pretty far, especially with the dual-rocket launch system. I suspect though, even when they look cool, the tilted tail fins cause a fair share of your reentry instability - you seem to go into a flat spin, which is caused by insufficient vertical stabilisers 99% of the time (in my experience) - maybe a slight redesign could help you a lot there You managed to meet all the mission object
  20. This is pretty awesome, I have to admit that It seems your shuttle has no real limits to where it can go Just a heads up though - some of these things may appear in some of the upcoming missions, so you might have to go to some of these places again, if you want the badges..... Michal.don
  21. Yeah, imgur is pretty well known for making an utter mess in your albums... Thanks for the screenshot, that's all I needed, here's your badge: Congratulations, and happy asteroid hunting! Michal.don
  22. Alright, I admit, I'm really confused by that one, I can't even tell how many flights happened (It's more than four I guess?) Would it be possible to take a screenshot of the whole station, and then somehow label what was added in which mission (for example in MS paint)? Thanks! About the badges, you go to "Account settings" (upper right corner), then "Signature", and paste the badges there Michal.don
  23. Well, the deorbit procedure (the where and when to burn) varies greatly from shuttle to shuttle. But if you are successful in aiming for a general area, the landing is just a question of time - and trying. Once you try it several times, you learn the characteristics of your shuttle and learn what to do if you are a bit short/long. Then comes the first runway landing, and in a moment, you'll be able to land from any kind of orbit, don't worry
  24. That's either a pretty small shuttle, or a monstrously huge external tank (or, possibly, both )! But as thay say, if it works..... Nicely executed mission, here's another badge for you: congratulations! Welcome to the challenge! Judging by your nickname and avatar, I think we have a new shuttle fan here Regarding the mission - I don't have any objections, you certainly met all the requirements, and then some more. A bonus payloas, a functioning robotic arm - I'm looking forward to see more of your shuttle in the next missions for sure! About the cock
  25. Good thing the sats were over-engineered then In that case, here's your badge, congrats! And on to your STS-3... Very nicely designed telescope (I especially like the huge solat panels!) and flown mission, the only thing preventing me from awarding the commander badge is indeed the orbit inclination. Other than that, very good job! Welcome to the challenge! Looking forward to seeing your entry here soon Michal.don
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