zanie420

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About zanie420

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    General tester and breaker of things

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  1. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    I was thinking of doing a highlight video of just the flag plantings. Currently that would only be Iota, Ceti, Niven, and as of just minutes ago Icarus. But I have a mission already sent to Thalia... I am grateful for the insight, and wonder what you would consider highlights? It's hard for me to know what to cut, and what to keep. I am no Scott Manley, that's for sure! I wish I were more entertaining
  2. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Summary New mod installed, Tarsier Space Technology, with link at the bottom. Initial research begun on the outer planets in the observatory. Tarsier Deep Space Telescope launched into polar orbit and many pictures taken of the inner planets and their moons . MPL farmed many times, resulting in the next science tier in the tech tree to be fully acquired. SENTINEL telescope contract completed. Niven mission with Galileo, Chuck, and Sanissa aboard launches. Excess funds used to photo the outer planets and their moons, researching them completely. Successful insertion, aerobrake, and landing on Niven. Flags planted, and much science transmitted. Episode 9 will exploit the now closing window to Icarus from Gael.
  3. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Episode 8 is uploading!
  4. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Episode 7 is uploading, clocking in over an hour.... I appreciate ANYONE willing to watch! Summary: Maybe this episode should have been split, but it all just goes together thematically. Niven program strategy taken. Other Niven contracts accepted to do a fly-by, plant a flag, surface science, and return to Gael. Rescue missions add Kimrys, Sanissa, Lismie and Chuck Gaelan to the roster. MPL farmed over and over for science and transmitted to GSC. This allows me to purchase the rest of the 7th tier on the tech tree. Multiple tourism contracts allowed me to test out life support, escape pods, nuclear power, and mining operations. First Sentinel asteroid mapping satellite deployed. All GSC buildings upgraded. Gearing up to plant my first interplanetary flag!
  5. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Summary: Maybe this episode should have been split, but it all just goes together thematically. Niven program strategy taken. Other Niven contracts accepted to do a fly-by, plant a flag, surface science, and return to Gael. Rescue missions add Kimrys, Sanissa, Lismie and Chuck Gaelan to the roster. MPL farmed over and over for science and transmitted to GSC. This allows me to purchase the rest of the 7th tier on the tech tree. Multiple tourism contracts allowed me to test out life support, escape pods, nuclear power, and mining operations. First Sentinel asteroid mapping satellite deployed. All GSC buildings upgraded. Gearing up to plant my first interplanetary flag!
  6. [1.3.1] ResearchBodies V1.9.6 (8th Oct 2017)

    Ok, so I just decided to craft a vessel that had ALL the telescopes and plenty of resources and cheated it into orbit. I did more testing and found that multiple pictures taken increase the research percentage by 20%, even with the same telescope and back to back transmissions. I just got Thalia to 100% by sending the same pic 4 times over and over. So I guess I have found my answer @JPLRepo, and should have just installed TST and done some more research before posting. Thanks for a great mod that will be fully utilized in my challenge Also a shout out to @Galileo, who is just plain fantastic
  7. [1.3.1] ResearchBodies V1.9.6 (8th Oct 2017)

    So, if I want to research bodies faster, either I need to install TST or just travel to that planet and discover everything at once? I am confused... how is research being conducted from within the atmosphere on an orbital telescope? How much percentage do the pictures add to the research total? I need to figure out how long in Gaelan time this is going to take, and if it is at all FEASIBLE! I feel like I may have painted myself into a corner unfortunately Edit: I have now installed TST and cheated a deep space telescope into Gael orbit for testing. Boy is it tough to actually locate and zoom in on the body you want! I am thrilled with the mod, however, as it adds something I didn't know I wanted to the discovery aspect of KSP OK, so I want to go to Icarus, and research was at 20%. I was finally able to locate it in the view window and zoom in enough to fill it and take a picture which raised the research to 40% after transmission. That did very little in map view or the tracking station. When I click the Track Bodies button, I am met with the message that I need a better telescope and was under the assumption that I was using the best one, right? Am I missing something @JPLRepo?
  8. [1.3.1] ResearchBodies V1.9.6 (8th Oct 2017)

    Hello. I have submitted and undertaken a challenge in a sort of a 1up to Scott Manley's Galileo Conquest. I have run into a bit of a wall in that I am uncertain how to further celestial research other than contracts. I have discovered quite a few bodies just randomly pointing about the elliptical plane and clicking track bodies over and over. I have initiated research on about half of the list in the observatory, but this is only at 10%. It doesn't seem to allow more other than the contracts to search the skies and celestial research at another 10% and MUCH time. Is it really going to take years to research one planet, let alone the full system? Am I doing something basic wrong? I read other posts about taking pictures, but only have Research Bodies installed and don't see any option for that even having upgraded the telescope in the tech tree. I am willing to provide whatever you need if you can help. Thank you @JPLRepo
  9. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Summary: Niven Lander sent. Much science processed and returned from MPL and spent in R&D. Landed MPL in 5 Iota biomes, collecting science/data to process. Planted flags on Ceti. Sent rescue mission to return stranded Gaelan. Debris recovered and new recruit Jullite returned to Gael. Sentinel telescope sent to orbit Ciro. Landed rover on Niven and completed strategy contract.
  10. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Episode 6 is uploading Summary: Niven Lander sent. Much science processed and returned from MPL and spent in R&D. Landed MPL in 5 Iota biomes, collecting science/data to process. Planted flags on Ceti. Sent rescue mission to return stranded Gaelan. Debris recovered and new recruit Jullite returned to Gael. Sentinel telescope sent to orbit Ciro. Landed rover on Niven and completed strategy contract.
  11. What did you do in KSP today?

    I landed a rover on Niven as my first interplanetary mission in my current Galileo Exploration Challenge playthrough. That's the skycrane above in an uncontrolled ascent off to who knows where Check out my mission log or video:
  12. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Episode 5 is uploading Summary: New celestial bodies discovered with the telescope and science acquired for it. First interplanetary transfers planned. Launched MPL Station to get ALL the science!! Took station to Iota orbit, then Ceti landings in 5 biomes and planting flags, before finally escaping Gael briefly. Scientists both now level 3. Several more celestial bodies discovered with the telescope, and over 1500 science gained. Research started on Thalia and Tellumo in the observatory. 5th tier science cleared in R&D.
  13. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Summary: New celestial bodies discovered with the telescope and science acquired for it. First interplanetary transfers planned. Launched MPL Station to get ALL the science!! Took station to Iota orbit, then Ceti landings in 5 biomes and planting flags, before finally escaping Gael briefly. Scientists both now level 3. Several more celestial bodies discovered with the telescope, and over 1500 science gained. Research started on Thalia and Tellumo in the observatory. 5th tier science cleared in R&D.
  14. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Episode 4 is uploading Summary: Lander sent to Ceti, getting 5 biomes before returning the data core for 1162 science. Buildings upgraded and science spent. Iota program set as strategy and manned lander sent with all Gaelans aboard. Landed on Iota and planted many flags. Ceti program set as strategy and mission renamed and diverted to Ceti. Landed on Ceti and planted flags. Just enough fuel left to orbit. Sent remotely operated rescue tug. Got vessel to 70km orbit above Gael and then deorbited and landed safely. 497 science this time, everyone to level 2, and a ton of badges received.
  15. Galileo Exploration Challenge

    Summary: Lander sent to Ceti, getting 5 biomes before returning the data core for 1162 science. Buildings upgraded and science spent. Iota program set as strategy and manned lander sent with all Gaelans aboard. Landed on Iota and planted many flags. Ceti program set as strategy and mission renamed and diverted to Ceti. Landed on Ceti and planted flags. Just enough fuel left to orbit. Sent remotely operated rescue tug. Got vessel to 70km orbit above Gael and then deorbited and landed safely. 497 science this time, everyone to level 2, and a ton of badges received.