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  1. Sure does! Here's another one, BTW:
  2. Merry Cristmas to everyone and, more importantly (yes), happy coming New Year!
  3. ...thought. Likely a stupid one, but still. I remember a mod that simulated IVA movement of kerbonauts by moving the camera around and, IIRC, making part ends transparent on click. That last part got me thinking about what if ends of station parts were transparent by default and the part-end internal surfaces were placed on the structural end-caps... Unfortunately I know too little about IVAs to properly understand whether it can work or not.
  4. Ahem-Kosmos-3-ahem. Most. Wasteful. Engines. Ever. I once tried using the Soyuz or stock engines on the same tanks. I was very surprised by how much the rocket's dV went through the roof.
  5. This one is sorry to digress, but would be very happy to see a bright white skin for the Proton and fairings...
  6. The semi-old TKS and its new engines. Am I correct to assume that with the Twin-snakes marked as "rusty", the ship's new engine will be the Spion?
  7. Third this, option 1. Also, will the cylindric compartment be a lab or just a hab (with or without experiments)?
  8. Agreed... White just doest't feel right. I'd rather vote for something darker, maybe darker than the original nozzles.
  9. No love for the MOEs? Well, you know, the rectangular ones with twin top nozzles?
  10. Well, there's always the option of leaving the RCS blocks to run on monoprop and the MOE ones to use LF/O. Plus, it will add some difference between them other than cosmetic. Plus, if we were to follow that road to the end, the service modules would change a bit: T-75K would carry (and use) both LF/O and monoprop instead of monoprop only, while T-85K would only have LF/O for both its engine and RCS.
  11. A moment of thought after reading the Wiki article about the Soyuz in Russian. Older ships: Newer ships: TL/DR: the new Soyuz service module had the same thrust and higher ISP and the new RCS system ran, in kerbal terms, on LF/O instead of monoprop. Not sure if an appropriate config change would be really appropriate, but, IMO, that's at least something to think about for a moment.
  12. Hello @AlphaMensae, I'm sorry to ask since this appears so far off the current topic, but are there any plans to add the twin service towers to the Soyuz launch pad?
  13. Here's a little something in the form of subassemblies that I made to make my life easier and my launches better looking. Glory to @AlphaMensae! R7 on launch clamp Soyuz on launch clamp Soyuz on launch pad Proton on launch pad Zenith on launch pad If you find it tedious to build your R7 out of little pieces, here is a ready-baked one on an early career launch stand. Press 0 to retract the fuel arm. What was said about the R7 on the left remains true for the Soyuz rocket. Here is a ready-baked one on an early career launch stand. Press 0 to retract the crew access tower, 9 and 8 to retract the fuel arms. Same as previous, but now on a fancy launch pad (which also takes a ton of time to build). Press 0 to retract the service towers, 9 and 8 to retract the fuel arms. If you ever get bored of building your Proton rocket out of those big pieces, here is a ready-baked one on a fancy launch pad (which also takes a ton of time to build). This is pure fiction, since real Protons are serviced from mobile towers, but this will surely come in handy if you decide to launch something crewed on top of yours! Crew access arm optimised for the Tantares TKS. If you find it tedious to build your Zenith rocket out of those four big pieces (highly unlikely) or want something nice to stand by its side for launch (waaay more likely), here is a ready-baked one on a fancy launch pad. This is pure fiction, since real Zeniths are serviced from mobile towers, but this will surely come in handy if you decide to launch something crewed on top of yours!
  14. I hope the "E for Exact" meshes will still be around? Because honestly, they're the best.