Zosma Procyon

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  1. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I launched a one-shot station to Minmus. The crew were not enthused during the launch.
  2. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I have a few E class rocks lined up.
  3. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I built a new design for an asteroid station, but I don't think it has enough ore capacity. What do you think?
  4. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I destroyed the last of my pre-1.4 asteroid stations, from back when they used to get stuck inside their asteroids. I hyperedited it to Kerbin orbit to rescue the crew, and then deorbited it. Here are a few snaps. The outcome was unexpected to say the least. Here you can see the problem. While I am extremely grateful that this glitch was eventually fixed, it was a massive pain is the hind quarters while it lasted. Fast forward to just before impact, it was still moving at over 200 m/s at this point. Notice the spot lights shining through the asteroid itself. IMPACT. Some of the station exploded, but the rock is still there. It bounced. I expected it to explode. The station shattered into about a hundred pieces, but the asteroid didn't. It just rolled a while and eventually came to a stop. I had all of the cheats turned off, but somehow this E Class asteroid survived impact with the planet's surface. And here it is in daylight. I'm just going to leave it there.
  5. Zosma Procyon

    What's kerbal money called?

    I just called them credits, or kredits i guess.
  6. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I just wrecked another boat base. This one passed the climb test, but then I decided to try a sharp turn at 16 m/s. It rolled. It can turn at 55 m/s on water.
  7. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I was testing a new amphibious mobile base design, and had a bit of an accident. I didn't deploy the wheels fast enough while trying to drive back on land, and it ran aground.
  8. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I found Valdo. She was stranded in orbit by her previous for-profit employer. Cute little one man rescue rocket. And I almost landed within the KSC. ALMOST! But in conciliation I totally stuck the landing. This was taken with everything turned off, just standing on the engine.
  9. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I just don't see the point of recreating things real space agencies have done or made. In KSP we get to play with more resources that NASA could have in a 100 years.
  10. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I relaunched this beast. I originally launched it on Tuesday, with an offset gap between the cockpit and the cargo bay. I discovered this last night and it so bugged my I had to reload my save file from a backup and undo about 50 in game days of activity to go back to before it was launched. Totally worth it. So can anyone guess where this massive 17 million credit rocket is headed?
  11. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've had a busy past few days. Here are two highlights. I landed a mobile base on Moho. Here it is on final descent. I had to land manually because Mechjeb can't handle this configuration. And here it is jettisoning the landing rockets and land controller. The controller impacted in the hills a few km away. And here it is all set up and processing data. I also had a rescue contract on Moho. After the rescue craft parked in Moho orbit, I dropped the external fuel tanks. Then I sent down this tiny little lander. Moho's tiny gravity let me use a single NERV. And here I realized the Kerbal was on an incline, and had to land off to the west. Still I was able to rescue the Kerbal and take off immediately. I left the landing gear behind. Rendezvoused and docked with the mother ship. And boosted it to a high orbit to await the next Moho to Kerbin transfer window. I was going to jettison the lander's engine, but realize the mothership doesn't have the delta-v to enter a safe orbit of Kerbin. But the lander will once refueled.
  12. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Among other things, I launched a mobile base to Moho. Here are a few snaps of the latter end of the boost out of Kerbin orbit. It carries a crew of 20, mostly 4 star engineers that I hadn't done anything with for ages.
  13. Zosma Procyon

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I made a NERV powered mobile base that I'm going to send to Moho. I couldn't get a mobile base on electric wheels to hold together, they kept shaking apart even with no autostructed parts besides the wheels, so I'll do this. It'll do half a Moho gravity acceleration in a vacuum, so it should be able to climb any mountain. To make it easier to lift, it'll launch with empty fuel tanks. Electrical power is provided by dozens of NUKs hidden inside. I'm going to send a slightly smaller version of this model mobile base out to Eeloo in a hundred in game days.
  14. I have a launch window for Eeloo coming up in about 120 in game days, and I am considering sending a mobile ground base all the way out there. The question is would it be worth it. I've noticed there are a few new biomes that I haven't observed yet, and the dwarf's terrain is flat enough to make long range drives worth it, but the distance from Kerbol makes solar power useless. So to power the electric wheels I'd need either a metric f*ckton of NUK's and fuel cells, or need to experiment with alternative propulsion methods. As I'm typing this I just thought of using NERV's to push it a long the ground, like I do with et engines on my boat bases. So anyway, does anyone think its worth it to send a mobile base out there? I'm probably going to do it. I like the idea of a nuclear rocket propelled ground vehicle. That makes me smile.
  15. Zosma Procyon

    What crimes against Kerbin have you committed?

    I deorbited a space station into Jool with fire 5-star kerbals on board. This is before I built a retirement home space station for kerbals who can't learn anymore. I didn't even stay with the station on the way down. I just slowed it down with its RCS jets, confirmed it was on an impact trajectory, and left to do other things. After this I decided killing 5-star kerbals wasn't a good way to deal with them.