NotAgain

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  1. Hello, good people of the forums. I'm NotAgain, and I've finally plucked up the courage to start a mission report on my mid-game career mode. First, a little bit about my save: I run more mods than I care to mention, but the major ones are This career's been going on since 1.1.2 came out. I do things my own way. if you don't like it, there are a plethora of other mission reports out there, there's something for everyone. I'm not the best pilot. I'm addicted to screenshots, and caffeine, so you can expect (semi) regular updates, usually at least one per week. I operate several different 'space agencies' in my save, courtesy of Kerbal Konstructs. They are all part of one central 'Kerbal Space Agency', but also operate independently. They each have their own Kerbonaut Corps, except for three. I have weird naming schemes. And, potentially most importantly, the glorious @DiscoSlelge is making some wonderful mission patches, which I hope to use on my crewed missions. The Space Agencies are as follows: The Kenairian Space Agency (KSA). The Kenairian civilian space agency, and the most prominent. Launch site: KSC (Kape Kanaveral) Naming schemes: Uncrewed: Girl's names, or acronyms. Crewed: Pubs (Bars) Crewed spacecraft: Metkosmos. The Metarian civilian space agency Launch site: KSC2 (Kaikonur Kosmodrome) Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Destination-specific random Russian stuff. Crewed: random Russian stuff and names from Tantares parts. Crewed spacecraft: Metarian Army. Does what it says on the tin. And spies on you. Launch site: KSC2 (Kaikonur Kosmodrome) Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Destination-specific random Russian stuff. Crewed: random Russian stuff and names from Tantares parts. Crewed spacecraft: Elenvarian National Space Agency (ENSA). The Elenvarian space agency. May or may not work for the government. Lanch site: Round Range Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Random Chinese stuff. Crewed: Random Chinese stuff. Crewed spacecraft: Airnian National Space Exploration Bereau (ANSEB). The Airnian civilian space agency. Lanch site: Great Ez Kape Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Acronyms. Crewed: Variations on the word Explorer. Crewed spacecraft: The Orbital Access Alliance (OAA). A private space exploration firm. Launch site: Central Lakes Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Elements. Crewed: Elements. Crewed spacecraft: The University of Ken-Tech. A University. With a space program. (They're Kerbals. What did you expect?) Launch site: KSC (Kape Kanaveral) Naming Schemes: Uncrewed: Names of Tantares parts. The National Airnian University for STEM Studies. Another University with a space program. Launch site: KSC (Kape Kanaveral) Naming Schemes: The word box in many languages. The Scharvian Space Agency (SSA). What it sounds like. Its predecessor was infamous for developing the K-2 missile. Launch site: KSC (Kape Kanaveral)/Goldpool International Kosmodrome Naming Schemes: Purpose - specific German things. Rocketplane Kerblar. Another private space exploration firm. Launch Site: KSC (Kape Kanaveral)/Goldpool Naming Scheme: Uncrewed: Mission-Specific. Crewed: Acronyms. Right. On with the (somewhat) exciting bit. Half Mun Flight - 20 Mission: Deploy the Serena X and XI communtiactions satellites, and test the new RCS thruster placement. Orbiter: KSS Dauntless (OV-7) Crew: E1 Pepe Kerman (Commander), P1 Duddas Kerman (Orbiter Pilot), E1 Wensie Kerman (Mission Specialist), S1 Bob Kerman (Mission Specialist). The Half Mun orbiter Dauntless launched on her 4th mission carrying the Serena X and XI communication satellites to orbit on a Prometheus - III 122K launch vehicle. The plan was to insert into a 160 x 160km equatorial orbit, deploy the satellites, which would use their own engines to enter eliptical orbits 90 degrees apart. But, of course, no plan survives first contact with the enemy. The payload release mechanism failed. so the orbiter came back with the satellites in the cargo bay. Despite the the payload rendering the orbiter hideously unstable in flight, mission pilot P1 Duddas Kerman sucessfully got the orbiter back to the Kape and deployed the emergency landing parachutes, saving the orbiter, payload and crew. (OOC, I screwed up and forgot decouplers. My bad.)
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    Crossed Fingers - Space junk in the ocean

    Well, I'm currently on a three month cycle tour of Europe, and won't get back until October, but I do have some content I never uploaded. I switched to RSS because of a seriously unpleasant bug which reduced the thrust of all liquid fuelled rocket engines as I got higher in the atmosphere. Seeing as I've run into a problematic bug in RSS, I'll probably have to rebuild my GameData from scratch then, and might as well do that for this save too while I'm at it. I can't promise a permanent continuation of this thread, but I expect that uploading some more stuff once I'm home wouldn't be that great a hardship.
  3. Well, hello everyone! It would appear that I've gotten myself a copy of RSS/RO/RP-0 (in 1.1.3 for some obscure reason), and started a career mode. That may have been a mistake, but I may as well document my escapades, so, without further ado, here I go SCREAMING THROUGH THE COSMOS! Aridia - 1 Mission: Provide a nice fireworks display, or maybe send back some valuable data. Launch Vehicle: Aridia 1 Launch SIte: LC - 1, Cape Canaveral Date: 8/1/1951 Aridia 2 and 3 were practically identical missions (except Aridia - 3 only reached 61km due to a spin-stabilisation failure), so I shan't bore you with them. Aridia - 4 Mission: Get to space, and prove that in-flight staging is feasible. Launch Vehicle: Aridia 2 Launch SIte: LC - 1, Cape Canaveral Date: 6/3/1951 List of orbital Launch Vehicles (WIP) List of Kerbonauts (WIP) Class 1 (The Original Eight)
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Genesis - 11 Mission: Land on the Moon, again. Launch Vehicle: Tash-Murkon 2 Launch Site: LC - 4A, Cape Canaveral Date: 13/5/1957 Kador - 7 Mission: Begin testing a brand new capsule. Launch Site: LC - 2, Cape Canaveral Date: 31/5/1957 Kor-Azor - 1B Mission: Fly another orbital photography mission, this time for some shady dudes in suits. Launch Vehicle: Domain L Launch Site: SLC - 1, Kodiak Date: 6/6/1957 Okay then. To my little clutch of loyal fans, thank you, and though I won't promise anything, I'll try and at least post one mission of the thread's anniversary. Until then, I bid you adieu. Many thanks, NotAgain.
  5. I'm running a 1.1.3 RSS/RO/RP-0 install and I've just installed the Real Solar System Expanded mod. It worked perfectly, up until the point where I tried to recover a capsule. Eventually, I had the crew go EVA and got the capsule back, but I had to kill the crew with a whack-a-Kerbal and then edit them from 'dead' to 'available' in the persistence file. If there's no solution, I'll simply remove RSS Expanded, but I rather like it and had ambitious plans for it, so here's the output log in the hopes that someone smarter than me can help. https://drive.google.com/open?id=11DEp6oBrfB2lWSxMK0QYOv5mmQ9zXO7R Many thanks in advance.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Right, I think I actually have a work-around, so I'll promise now to give you five three some missions before midnight British Summer Time on Thursday, but after that, I'm going to be cycling around Europe until mid-October, so there will be a long pause then.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Update time: Until I figure out the new Imgur, y'all aren't getting anything.
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    Stock SSTO mission to an Exoplanet

    Glark. That's, uhh, amazing.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Not quite yet. We're going to wait until we have a more capable crewed spacecraft to do that, but don't worry, it's in the works.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Lonetrek - 10 and 11 Mission: Test out our ability to fly two crewed missions simultaneously. Launch Vehicles: Domain 1A for both. Crew: E0 Linda Jordan (Lonetrek - 10), E0 David Bradley (Lonetrek 11). Launch Sites: LC - 3A (Lonetrek - 10), LC - 3B (Lonetrek - 11). Dates: 30/4/1957 (Both).
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Bleak Lands - 3 Mission: Launch a Lunar communications orbiter. Launch Vehicle: Tash-Murkon 2 Launch Site: LC - 4 Date: 4/4/1957
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Lonetrek - 9 Mission: Make an EVA. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Crew: S0 Bob Kerman (Commander) Launch Site: LC - 3A, Cape Canaveral Date: 29/2/1957
  13. I love the launch tower, @pTrevTrevs. Absolutely beautiful.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Genesis - 10 Mission: Land on the Moon. Launch Vehicle: Tash-Murkon 2 Launch Site: LC - 4, Cape Canaveral Date: 6/2/1957
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    In celebration of finishing my last ever lesson at school, I've got a rare triple-update for you! Lonetrek - 8 Mission: Fly an all-up test of some new equipment that we'll need for the first EVA on Lonetrek - 9. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Crew: E0 Bill Kerman (Commander) Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 29/1/1957 RN Industries - 1 Mission: Launch a meteological satellite for RN Industries Launch Vehicle: GK - 2 Launch SIte: SLC - 1, Kodiak Date: 3/2/1957 FASA - 2 Mission: Launch another weather satellite from Kodiak. Launch Vehicle: GK - 1 Launch Site: SLC - 1, Kodiak Date: 5/2/1957
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Bleak Lands - 2 Mission: Launch a large lunar orbiter for communications and science. Launch Vehicle: Tash-Murkon 1B Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 11/1/1957
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Kor-Azor - 4A Mission: Re-attempt the launch of a geostationary satellite. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Launch Site: LC - 1, Kourou Date: 17/12/1956 Lonetrek - 7 Mission: Keep a Kerbal in orbit for more than a day. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Crew: P0 Valentina Kerman Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 31/12/1956
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Citadel - 1 Mission: Launch a reasonably basic solar probe. Launch Vehicle: Citadel - 1 Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 7/12/1956
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    what place is the most beautiful to you?

    Has to be the moons of Mars in RSS. This one's Phobos, with Stickney Crater in the upper left.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Lonetrek - 6 Mission: Fly a Kerbal to orbit and return them safely home. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Crew: P0 Jebediah Kerman (Commander) Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 4/12/1956
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Correct, @DatBoi, I didn't have landing legs unlocked, and anyway, they were too heavy.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Hello, all. Since I'm sunk under a lot of work this evening, the much-hyped first crewed mission will not be uploaded until Saturday. Until then, have a couple of pretty pictures from 1958 to tide you over.
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Lonetrek - 5 Mission: Test out the new heatshield. Successfully, this time. Launch Vehicle: Domain 1A Launch Site: LC - 3, Cape Canaveral Date: 3/11/1956 FASA - 1 Mission: Launch a small commercial satellite from Kodiak. Launch Vehicle: GK - 1 Launch Site: SLC - 1, Kodiak Date: 8/11/1956
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    Screaming through the Cosmos - Goodbye for now

    Jeb's Junkyard - 1 Mission: Launch a commercial satellite and test out a new lifter. Launch Vehicle: GK - 2 Launch Site: SLC - 1, Kodiak Date: 14/10/1956