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  1. I know for certain that the krpc connections are working. When running the script in question, the throttle moves to 1 in the game. If I add a print statement displaying the vessel's current altitude in the while loop, it continuously prints the correct value in the python shell.
  2. Sorry if this isn't entirely a KSP question. A few days ago I discovered the kRPC mod, and so far it has been fantastic. The next thing I wanted to do with it was to display telemetry in my computer's terminal. I first wanted to test integrating it with my automated sub-orbital launch program. I followed the example telemetry program at The terminal from which I ran the python shell cleared, but all it showed was the little grey key icon (the one that it puts up if it needs your password). I entered my password and hit return, but nothing happened. Heres a picture of my python shell, terminal after running the script, and the script itself: I've searched the internet for anyone having this issue when using curses, but to no avail. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
  3. Two weeks ago I got Kerbal Operating System. I really shouldn't have. I haven't touched my career game since i got KOS. Jeez, this mod is cool. Over the past couple of weeks, I've been going through a testing program, slowly evolving towards a self-landing orbital-class booster. It's hard. Finally, I have had success! After much reloading of quick saves (and infinite fuel) and slight code editing, I nailed it! I flew a little plane out to the Island Airfield and set its coordinates to be the target. I'm going to rest on my laurels for a while and wait before trying that without infinite fuel, although I feel like it might make it from the launchpad, to suborbit, and land with the fuel it has. MIGHT.
  4. Today I bought Making History (Seems pretty stable. No bugs yet). What's the first thing I decided to do? I strapped together five 5m cores, of course! I decided to aptly name the resulting rocket: "What have I done?" Speaking of the KE-1, is there any news on whether it's going to get a balancing pass? I feel like it needs more power.
  5. Yeah me too. I kinda feel like there should be a "help I can't install the expansion" thread, then a separate "here's what I think about the expansion" thread.
  6. Wait. Did I hear that right? "The fairing also covers the Centaur second stage in this configuration." But in the video NASA showed just prior the payload was encapsulated in another building. How in the world does that work?
  7. One thing that you might be having an issue with is the atmosphere. That's a really high TWR if you're staying at full throttle the whole time. What'll happen is you will be going at 500 m/s at 10 km altitude. At this point the atmospheric drag starts trying to murder the rocket, and you lose a LOT of Delta-V from fighting the atmosphere. What I've found is the best thing to do is throttling during the early parts of the flight so that when you hit 10km your moving at ~350 m/s. This conserves fuel for where the atmosphere is thinner. Once you reach 10km throttle as high as you want. As for the gravity turn, don't ask me. I've been playing for a few years and still never get it perfect.
  8. Does this mean that there will only be one part for all 25 (5 lengths x 5 widths) tubes? Nice news overall! Those structural panels look pretty good.
  9. A few months ago, in the KSP Weekly (I can’t find exactly which one), I recall that the 1.4 update would use the new version of Unity was announced. In the thread below, someone asked about if KSP would use the new particle system (I think that’s what it was called). I recall a dev responding that it would be used to change engine exhaust. Any news on this?
  10. What a coincidence. That date also happens to be my birthday. Fantastic news overall though! I'm slightly surprised that SQUAD/TakeTwo would say a release date more than a week in advance (it is without precedent), but I'm certainly OK with it! Definitely looking forward to the expansion + 1.4.
  11. That was FANTASTIC!!! RIP center core though. Heard the words "Lost center core" on the technical cast. 2.3 million people watching the webcast is a lot! Simply serves to show the monumentality of the moment.
  12. I almost died of laughter when I saw Elon’s tweet about the booster. SpaceX can’t even launch an expandable rocket when they try! Awesome that they continue to test landing profiles even when there’s no barge to actually land the rocket. I wonder what benefits “very high retrothust” would provide.
  13. I just had a revelation. I've been having these bugs where the Mun would turn pitch black on all sides, but I could still see topography around the edges. Weird. I also would occasionally have this happen with only half the Mun being black. i never time warped during these bugs. So today I was piloting my Munar hopper on the Mun, picking up a very survey contracts. Then I exit out to map view. And nearly had a heart attack. Half the Mun was black, and the front was racing towards my probe, which was on a suborbital trajectory! I couldn't figure out what this mischief of the Kraken was until I managed to land (my first successful [and unintentional] dark landing, I've lost several ships to the Munar night before). I happened to check my solar panels, and they were at full power! Then I remembered something on the wiki about eclipses on Kerbin making everything dark but solar panels still functional! I was just unaware that this could happen on the Mun. Armed with this glorious revelation, I would like to apologize for ever thinking there was a bug. I feel so relieved.
  14. Those pictures are beautiful! It’s actually happening! Too bad I can’t see a midnight cherry Tesla roadster in the edges of that photo. I wonder if they’ll encapsulate it at the same place they do everything else?
  15. I think its still part of LZ-1, just a different landing pad. But its fantastic to see that the second landing pad is done, so that's not holding up FH. Today was the third one. The Iridium launch Dec. 22 will also use a reused booster, and the Falcon Heavy side cores will be reused too. The RADARSAT Constelation will be launching on a reused core in a couple years too.