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About Nicias

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  1. I usually do exactly this except I use one LF engine all the way to orbit with combined SRB/droptanks.
  2. Thanks for your post. I know that is possible, I want to avoid some of the drudgery. Like AutomatedScienceSampler does for science.
  3. Could someone put together a mod that provided a "reset parachutes" button if there is an engineer aboard the active craft that could reset the parachutes? For a mod it seems straightforward, but it is beyond my coding abilities.
  4. I've seen that from time to time on 1.2.2. In all cases, clicking on "set orbit" or whatever again solves the problem.
  5. That's because of life. Only petrochemical mining is energy profitable.
  6. FWIW, MechJeb has that feature.
  7. Where can I find the low/high science cutoffs for the new bodies in OPM? They're not on the wiki. I looked around the files. Is the relavant value: Body { Properties { ScienceValues { spaceAltitudeThreshold = 20000 } } } for Ovok for example?
  8. The Kerbal Space Program folder should be located at: /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/ Copy the folder "Kerbal Space Program" that is at that location anywhere you want. In that folder is the application "KSP" that is what you run to play.
  9. The game uses a reference frame tied to the rotation of the planet for low orbits. So if you are in a Low kerbin orbit, with a period of about 20 minutes, then in the time it takes you to do one orbit (20 minutes) Kerbin has rotated 360*(20/6*60)=20 degrees. The solution is as given, align the axis of your solar panels N-S, or move to a higher orbit.
  10. I love that mod. It totally added like 25% to my enjoyment of the game! Thanks for making it!
  11. The RA-15 is way too big. I think I'll use the multiple 16S's I didn't know it would take turns. I suppose you have to transmit from the science dialog not from the antennas then. Six of them work out to one 88-88 in aggregate. (speed not range of course). I have a JX-2 in orbit of the target, so range is not an issue
  12. Thanks for all of your replies. I can't seem to get an 88-88 or HG-55 to be able to transmit while shielded. I was already planning on having a relay in orbit. This is just for the link up to that. I would like to be able to transmit faster than an 16S while not getting torn up by aero forces. Is that impossible?
  13. I'm building a probe to get data from the Atmospheres of gas giants like Jool, (and the others in OPM) They will have limited time to send data back. A communitron 16(s) sends data back at 3.33 mits/s. An 88-88 or HG-55 send it back 7 times faster. However, they get destroyed by aero forces. Is it possible to use them on a falling probe somehow? Inside a service bay or something?
  14. Please update Modular Fuel Tanks (1.3)