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  1. Given SpaceX's success, sending supplies and crew to the ISS and now more recently, launching a research satellites for NASA and the ESA it seems that we are moving towards an era of the privatization of space. To me this is not necessarily a bad thing but it does make me wonder what role government controlled organizations like NASA and the ESA will play in the future? Any speculations?
  2. Wow! You are a steely eyed missile man!
  3. I am happy to report that the first flight of the Lunar Research Vehicle 02-D1 was successful, for the most part... Yeah, not my best landing. I have seen landers bounce on touch down but this one nearly took off again, then it rolled at least a hundred meters. I managed to get it up right again but decided this would not work for a landing site. Being on a slope i had to use the SAS to keep it from tipping and since it was in the shadows the solar panels were useless. I was unable to deploy the ground base like i had wanted to but all crew members returned to Kerbin safely.
  4. Thank you! You wouldn't happen to know where i can find a good Delta-V map, would you? I have one but i am worried its a bit out of date.
  5. Does that actually work? I have been trying to design a lander using the MK2 Lander Can but i can't seem to give it enough Delta-V.
  6. This is why I can't make it in career mode... All that remains of my air force... What is funny is this is literally the closest i have ever come to Duna.
  7. How about this? I always liked the MoonScoot 3000 from the Exploring Gilly scenario and was annoyed when i found it was not on the list of stock spacecraft in sandbox mode. This is a modified version, i dropped the ion thruster and solar panels to save mass and added another monopropellant tank. It works, i landed it Minmus from 9K orbit but it's hard to pilot because it doesn't have an 'engine' so the SAS doesn't know which way to point it.
  8. I have a similar problem with my new asteroid. Its in a stable orbit but I can't seem to reach it because i just don't have enough Delta-V. I tried adjusting my orbit during take off but I can't get it right. Once i had the AN/DN down to about 25 but then it shot up to over a hundred.
  9. Neutronium is essentially what a neutron star is made of, hence the name. It is quite literally the densest material in the universe because it is theoretically impossible to be any denser then a neutron star. The whole star is one ginormous atom composed of nothing but neutrons because all the protons and electrons have been smashed together to form more neutrons. If you somehow had a chunk of it, say the size of your fist, that one chunk by itself would way something like 10^17 tons. To cut it you would need to generate a temperature comparable to a super nova.
  10. It was when they were dealing with the human form replicators. The Asgard mention their bodies are made from neutronium and they were trying to make more and they had just located a new source and were beginning to mine it. I don't mind the idea of building things out of neutronium, but if you ever did you would probably just manufacture it, maybe a few atoms at a time and slowly build it up from there.
  11. In Stargate: SG-1 they talk about 'mining' neutronium. I would love to know how you 'mine' neutronium considering it is literally the hardest substance possible, i.e. that the laws of physics say it is impossible to have anything harder.
  12. This actually worked! Very well in fact, i had to change it a little, using 2 sets of 4 kickbacks with one set at 75% but it worked! Thanks to everyone, this is a lot to consider for future missions.
  13. Wow, there is a lot to consider here. There are a couple things i want to make note of... 1. I chose the big orange tank more for structural stability more than anything else. Being one large piece it would be more stable, i've had problems with ships falling apart because there were too many parts fitted together, and the large size meant i could easily fit multiple docking ports and not worry about modules running into each other. This is also why i chose such a large RCS tank because it is the only one that would fit onto a large tank without an adapter, which i am trying to avoid.
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