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  1. It's worth pointing out that the Gemini 6A launch abort happened after engine start, but before the launch clamps released, so I'm not sure that is considered as an abort after launch. In real life, an engine shutdown and the vehicle falling more than a few inches back to the pad, is likely to result in a fuel leak and fire. eg Vanguard TV3 and Atlas/Centaur AC-5.
  2. Solar panels degrade over time, and output less energy over time.
  3. Most of the time I don't care if my sounding rockets burn up on re-entry. Most of them don't even have chutes. If you have an experiment that you need to recover, then make the bit that you recover as light and draggy as practical, and don't launch too high.
  4. Wish list feature request. When using the porkchop plotter to get a better approximation for an interplanetary transfer in RO/RP-1 than TWP, I would prefer if the porkchop plot reported both the departure dV and the arrival dV. (Currently it reports the total dV, which is less useful than the 2 separate values, since for me departure and arrival are almost always separate stages). I would also like to see the inclination and RAAN/LAN of the 'nominal' departure orbit (not sure whether that is known at this stage)? Thanks for your work on this.
  5. Swirling wind gusts shouldn't be a problem until very late, ie when the booster is approaching the tower. If they don't have enough control authority at that time, then there is chance of clipping the tower or catch arms. That doesn't require an actual failure from the booster, just not enough margin built in at design time. (And if an engine did fail at that time, well that would reduce their margins even further).
  6. The "most of the time" is part of what worries me. Even an occasional failure could mean extensive repair and downtime to the launch tower/catch arms. I hope they have enough control authority to handle gusting wind swirling around that launch tower while the booster is in a very constrained descent between the catch arms.
  7. Congratulations @The Aziz. @adsii1970 Maybe pin that thread?
  8. If you want to build a large manufacturing facility, then one of your major expenses is probably buying or leasing land. Acquiring large areas of land will almost certainly be significantly cheaper in a poor neighbourhood than a rich neighbourhood. It also requires time. Factor in the fact that controversial subject matter probably attracts more page views (and hence ad revenue) and there just isn't an incentive for most online media to bother fact checking most articles. More profitable for the reporter to spend the same time writing another article instead.
  9. What KSP version? Did you follow the install guide? (https://github.com/KSP-RO/RP-0/wiki/Installation) My RO + RP-1 install works for me. It does take a while to load, and sometimes the progress bar seems to stop. If you are low on RAM, and paging to disk, then that will really slow down progress and could easily make you think it has stopped.
  10. @User98-367 I stopped using autostrut grandparent a couple of years ago. I found that autostrut heaviest, or autostrut root generally works better for me.
  11. You probably also need to ensure that they are horizontal rather than rotated, otherwise you risk damaging the rotation mechanism.
  12. I've never seen that. RO is a large and complex set of mods. My guess is that either that something is missing/incorrectly installed, or you installed a version of something that is incompatible with either your version of KSP or with some other mod(s). So some basic questions? What version of KSP? What operating system are you installing on? Which version of RO? How did you install it? CKAN (highly recommended) or manual installation? Did you follow the install guide? (https://github.com/KSP-RO/RP-0/wiki/RO-&-RP-1-Installation-for-1.10.1 for RO + RP-1, or https://github.com/KSP-RO/RP-0/wiki/RO-&-RP-1-Advanced-Install-for-1.10.1 for just RO).
  13. Toggling on the infinite electricity cheat should disable the avionics limits. (It is possible you need some sort of avionics, but a science core is enough, and they are pretty light).
  14. I'm not an expert, but it could be the difference between using the beam as a lifting beam compared to using it as a spreader beam. See https://www.mazzellacompanies.com/learning-center/spreader-beams-vs-lifting-beams-definitions-differences-and-design/
  15. Yes I did. You said that for KSP 1.10.1 people should stick to 3.4.3 (which is also the most recent version that ckan thinks is compatible with 1.10.1). I'm saying that 3.4.3 doesn't work (at least on my RP-1 install), and that I needed to downgrade to 3.4.2 . That was also the same version that Allekatrase reported worked for him.
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