Halfdan

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  1. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    i managed to build a submarine!
  2. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    there are those days where you cant be bothered to build a new base, but you have an obsolete transport ship lying around....
  3. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    i finally built something big like really big after suceeding with the little space wheel, i designed this one as a HUGE orbital harbor in mun orbit The fuel depot was the first module the second was the ore storage facility the processing facility the habitation module the final piece was the reactor section containing the RTGs
  4. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    considering after what i put those poor guys through, that might as well be disneyland in comparison
  5. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    as a reward for their long and faithfull service (and because i kinda allways wanted to build a wheel station) i decided that jeb, bill, bob and val were to get their own little space staion and a sweet ride to get them there so here is my first space wheel station and a small shuttle to get the guys there (and also lets them visit other orbital installations)
  6. Halfdan

    Designing a Jool Ship

    okay i did some redesign on the craft: i scaled the drive section down to eight engines, and it carries 35305 units of liquid fuel, and added a transfer stage to boost it out of kerbins gravity well bevore switching to the nukes for propulsion mech jeb states that the main craft has DeltaV of 8309m/s does that look sufficient to you guys? things i could do to save further weight could be: scaling down the antennas (purely cosmetic in this case) remove all docking ports except one (wich i would not really like because it reduces capacity for carrying landers for the moons) cout down on the passenger section (perhaps swithcing it to a hitchhiker container in a cargo bay witch would reduce the size of the expedition) any other things i could do to save weight? to further explain the mission architecture: i would like to do this in a sort of a mars semi direct style, with a dedicated crew vessel that carries kerbonauts and several unmanned cargo ships that carry equipment like habs, rovers, landing craft and SSTO planes for laythe, and a tug craft to get from moon to moon
  7. Halfdan

    Designing a Jool Ship

    here is a screenshot of the ship i tested, the payload bay holds a mobile processing lab and some sciency stuff i use MK3 parts for liquid fuel, and those that hold oxidizer have been empited it was based on my duna transfer vehicle: so how about i stick to the engine block of nine NERVs and ditch the side bits but add aditional fuel to the central fuselage?
  8. Hello fellow kerbonauts i am currently struggeling to design a craft that is capable of getting kerbals and equipment into the joolian system but i cant seem to get it right i started by expandig on the ships i use to carry personell and equipment to duna but i have somwhat reached a dead end, i added more fuel and more nuclear engines to the base design of my craft (15 in total), and yes they are capable of reaching jool orbit using aerobreaking if possible (after a 15 minute transfer burn but that was expected) but lack the fuel for real exploration there let alone the return trip so since i am somewhat out of moves here, i really need your help what stock ship designs do you use? nuclear engines or LF/OX? what are basic design guidelines for this kind of craft? thanks in advance
  9. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    behold the glory of 15 nuclear engines firing!
  10. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    after making some improvements to the ILV (insane launch vehicle) i put my prototype jool craft into orbit and sent it to the fuel station around minmus to stock up on fuel before the long journey the main drive consists of 15 NERV nuclear engines the flight to jool will be an unmanned proving flight, if all performs well, manned flights, as well as a unmanned freighter version of the ship will follow since i was only once before to jool in another playthrough and the ship barely limped back to duna with about 1% of fuel at the time of docking with the fuel deopt in ike orbit, i am open for suggestions on how to improve my ships for this kind of mission
  11. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    in order to launch large ships for exploration of the outer kerbol system i deveoped the Insane Launch Vehicle or ILV it is powered be 36 vector engines and 8 SRBs truth be told i thought it would go of like a medium sized nuke right on the launch pad but it went suprisingly well ignition! (first "yay it didnt explode!" moment) after seting 85km apoapsis main engine cutoff and coasting to space circularisation burn and booster separation final flight result: SWEET BABY JESUS IT ACTUALLY WORKED!
  12. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    i kew that angel looked familliar in the grim darkness of the far future there are only kerbals
  13. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    landed my first duna crew at the base camp in this playthrough The fuel plant coupled to the landing and ascent vehicle hab with crew rover after everyone has settled in, the next objectives are to move the orbiting cargo ships to ike orbit and dock them to form a fuel depot, and look for a suitable site for a larger outpost on dunas surface
  14. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    after launching a new career game, i finally managed to make a working SSTO for cheap crew transfer in LKO main propulsion is trough six RAPIER engines while orbital manouvers are handled by a single terrier engine crew capacity is six kerbals, also suitable for orbital rescue by switching the docking port for a KLAW In Formation Flight with the new duna transfer vehicle
  15. Halfdan

    What did you do in KSP today?

    took out my duna plane for a manned prooving flight flight and landing worked perfectly i think its now time to choose a name for this class of craft