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Jay The Amazing Toaster

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  1. So I mentioned in one of my previous posts that there would be surprises, without further ado I would like to give a little sneak peak at some of what is to come. Orbital MMSEV 2028 NTR Asteroid Survey Mission Lunar MMSEV Lunar Outpost (final version may look slightly different from this) Inspired by NASA's Constellation Architecture Team Lunar Scenario 12.0 detailed here; (https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20100003415) All of this has been thanks to @benjee10's amazing new part mod which allows for easy surface base construction and provides the MMSEV rover. The
  2. Since my last mission I have updated the Ares V first stage to utilize NFLV's orange tankage, I think it looks better than a tweakscaled Redirect tank. Tankage is still 6.25m
  3. Yes ofc! I've been caught up with IRL stuff like work and school but I have recently figured out the skills of time management. There will be some surprises coming soon!
  4. Orion 13, and Altair 2, 2020 - Crewed Landing on the Mun With all preparations that have taken place, it's finally time to land on the Mun The Altair does most of the legwork for the injection burn followed by Orion finishing it off The crew departs for the surface For the first time in decades crew have finally touched down on the surface of their nearest celestial neighbor The crew take a step out on the surface for the first time and probably say something poetic The rest of the crew join him to put up the flag After spending a co
  5. Idk man I'm just going vaguely off the mission list which shows everything after Ares I-Y is crewed
  6. Orion 11 and Altair 1, 2020 Mission objective is to test the Altair in low orbit akin to how Apollo 9 tested the LM. New RS-68B engines from Bluedog Design Bureau to help alleviate the problems with having ablative nozzles alongside SRB's Also sporting new 5 segment SRB's from @DylanSemrau's Photon Corp Orion meets up with the Altair in low orbit Docking successful Relight of the J-2X while pushing the Altair and Orion like how it will on a trip beyond low orbit Now testing free flight of both craft where crew will enter the lander and test its capab
  7. As benjee said, make sure to see if you’re using the right engines as the shuttle runs on LH2/Oxidizer. I’d also add to double check the decoupler and see if crossfeed is enabled as well, I think i ran into that myself when first building out my shuttle stack.
  8. I finally can have some variation between my orbiters thanks to this mod! Space Shuttle Prototype Space Shuttle Champion
  9. Congrats on the new update! Even a year later I'm still enjoying the shuttle Here's some screenies from a couple of my shuttle flights.
  10. The version you linked is the one I've been using, but just to make sure I reinstalled it but unfortunatley I still have the same results. Not sure if this is just on my end but I don't seem to encounter this in stock Kerbin at 2.5x scale, but I do encounter this issue in normal RSS.
  11. Yea personally from my experience in regular RSS you just gotta get used to it and you'll become a better player as a result. Also ran into bit of lighting issues that I also get with regular RSS + Planetshine, idk if these can be fixed here but if so that'd be awesome. Chanding ambient light values while in atmosphere seems to have no affect regardless of its setting Ground and atmosphere ambient light doesnt seem to work either for brightening up the scene.
  12. I'm using Making Alternate History by @bcink (also try and cut the images out of the quotes so the thread isnt cluttered with repeat images) Update: I haven't forgotten about this project, I'll return to it as soon as I find the time/motivation, college and recent world events has been totally draining up my time and energy. I have the screenshots of the next mission so I'll upload those when I can.
  13. Howdy y'all, this planet pack looks hella rad and decided to try it out. I did run into an issue in the 2.5x rescale regarding the KK statics, some appear uhh a little out of place. LC-39A and B appear to be inside a hill Just reporting these here hoping to see if these can be fixed by next release, that'd be rad
  14. Ares V-Y, 2019 After years of development, the Ares V prototype vehicle sits on LC-39A. The largest rocket ever developed beating out the Sarnus V (Saturn V). Core stage 6.25m diameter also making it the widest tankage ever used. Kerbin Departure Stage The Ares carries a dummy descent stage as a test payload. With the succesful launch, final preparations begin with one final test flight taking place before the return to Kerbin's Moon.
  15. Orion 6 to the ISS, Late 2017 Orion 6 launches without issues once again proving the capability of Orion and the Ares I. This is the first crew of 6 on the Orion. Orion 5 returns home as well after fufilling its duties and Orion 6, 7, and 8 all go off without a hitch. Ares V on the test stand, Late 2018. Meanwhile on the ground, the Ares V is undergoing testing of the core stage and usage of all KS-68 engines. After the test is successful final preparations for the first flight of the whole stack begin for a 2019 launch. Bit of a lighter post today, but I wanted t
  16. Orion 5 to the ISS, Early 2017 Orion 5 lifting off from the KSC is starting to become a routine sight for the space program. After Orion 5's arrival at the station, the crew of Orion 4 is relieved from their duties and is able to return home Testing on the ground for future flights is going on as well. Starting off with the KS-68 which will power the Ares V rocket Along side this, testing of what will become the descent portion for the lander goes on as well Both components are just small pieces in an otherwise bigger part of the puzzle that will be needed to
  17. You're probably right, but according to this mission list they didn't really call for an unmanned flight of the upper stage, only dummy versions of it.
  18. Kind of a complicated question, but through the use of several Ares V launches it's able to send a variety of payloads such as fuel tanks, nuclear transfer vehicles, crew cabins, a mars ascent vehicle, a mars habitat, and anything else they might need into orbit. @winged did an amazing demonstration of this in their video here in RO/RSS:
  19. Frick u Dylan >:P but thanks yall it means a lot, many hours go into this so it's nice to see people enjoy it. Also as an update, due to the fact that the next couple of missions are mostly the same as Ares 3 and 4, I'll probably dedicate a little more time to development of hardware on the ground such as Altair and Ares V in addition to the missions going on. In all honesty I highly doubt it'll be quite accurate as to what might've actually gone down due to the sort of unpredictable nature of NASA's R&D. (Example being James Webb and SLS) We don't quite know how certain things would
  20. Orion 3 and 4 to the ISS, Early 2016 Starting off first official operational flight of the Orion, it now begins on it's third flight to the space station and is shooting for a multiple month long stay on the ISS. Some improvements have been made to the LV, you can see some of them up close here. Restock sepatrons and Near Future Launch Vehicle RCS. The crew of this flight is shooting for about 100 days on the station to continue to test long duration crewed flight for both the crew and the Orion. After their main goals on Orion 3 are complete, Orion 4 is prepared for th
  21. Ye thanks! I just uploaded Orion 2 today, still finishing up Orion 3 and 4 so could be either later today or tomorrow hopefully
  22. Orion 2 to the ISS, Late 2015 Following the events of the first mission, a second flight of the Orion and Ares takes off later that year. Among some of the upcoming improvements, I forgot that Tundra's launchpads have an option for the lightning masts and as such I've switched over to them for historical accuracy. After a couple of weeks, the crew departs the ISS and returns home. The flight proved the use of Orion for the second time and will now be considered an operational crew vehicle, continued flights will prove the further longevity of Orion for months
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