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    KSP Master, Watches Starship Developmnet
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  1. Also, can anyone possibly make a simulated image of how big a starship would like in the view of a telescope, using this animated gif as a size reference? Also note that in the gif's description (link to it is below), the photographer says... Link to image: https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=182753. The photographer also posted this related video, which you can view below. The part of the video showing the Starlink satellite from the view of a telescope (like in the gif above) is from 2:20 to 2:35. Credit to Space Station Guys.
  2. Thanks to the great responses everyone has given so far! As for the telescope I was thinking of possibly using for viewing and imaging it, I have a public observatory nearby that uses a 16″ Meade Schmidt Cassegrain telescope (Model LX200) on an equatorial mount for their primary instrument and a 5″ Meade refractor telescope (Model LXD75) as a secondary instrument. How well/high of a resolution might it be possible to get with those kind of telescopes, and how hard might it be to do imaging with them? (since the starship would be moving fast across the sky, I am not sure if those telescopes would be able to move fast enough to keep it roughly centered in the view or not).
  3. Not sure if anyone has asked this before, but while viewing images taken of the ISS and Tiangong Space Station via ground based telescopes, I have this interesting question. Would imaging a starship currently in orbit around earth via a ground based telescope be possible? And if so, how bright of a magnitude and how large might it possibly look in an image? I'm also asking this because it seems that the first orbital flight test will probably end up happening before the end of the year and I'm sure there would be some people out there possibly interested in imaging it from orbit during the flight if they can and it's visible. You can view the images I was talking about at the beginning of this post by clicking on the links above. Hoping someone has a good answer to my question!
  4. I have a question about this challenge. If you decide to use a multi-stage rocket, do you still get all of the points for reusability if you land each individual stage back on Kerbin without any damage?
  5. I came across this challenge earlier today, so I decided to try it out. Here is my video. And for anyone who wants to download the craft I built for this challenge, here is a link: https://kerbalx.com/JohnsterSpaceProgram/2-Stage-Minmus-Rocket.
  6. Download links for 0.8.0, 0.8.2, and 0.13.1 have now been added. And I've also added a download link to some OP parts I've created for use in these old versions which should help make exploring around in them a lot easier. Below is an image of what they look like in-game.
  7. Since the previous old versions of ksp forum has been closed to further replies, I've made a new one where you can download previously lost old versions of Kerbal Space Program. Some of the links in that previous forum (you can find it above) have become broken and no longer work, so I've archived them with (hopefully now) working download links. This also includes download links to some old versions I forgot to add in the previous forum (0.8.2, 0.13.1, etc). KSP v0.7.3 (Dated 06-24-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z4MpOXhiv9zZVt4Q_SALCE4HDkxAvyi-/view?usp=sharing. KSP v0.8.1, v0.8.3, and v0.8.4 (Not Added Yet, Coming Soon) KSP v0.8.0 (Dated 07-07-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1utBrY_fnZIf57Vksw5cLDtdfpqVOALzE/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.8.2 (Dated 07-12-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RnHVCDdphjEhYP9fomOU3WUZVEW_LUxN/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.8.5 (Dated ‎07-18-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RvKpJtK4b5LPkHPUyqqbgEYxRLBk6cOz/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.9.0 (Dated 08-10-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NwSnmXVQMQ3hjsy0sBTZADMxT5poLQ92/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.10.0 (Not Added Yet, Coming Soon) KSP v0.10.1 (Dated 09-13-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T6EpbA0tuqvSAvqazO-UOO7dUoJoYyyk/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.11.0 (Not Added Yet, Coming Soon) KSP v0.11.1 (Dated 10-13-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ExNCxVbZ8BXva2J447ifnOVuaK5qQ3rV/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.12.0 (Dated 11-11-2011): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mKO_WN0PBMVw_RE5z3lKA-Lqsjz5PHUW/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.13.0 and v0.13.2 (Not Added Yet, Coming Soon) KSP v0.13.1 (Dated 01-11-2012): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X7ZyD2gbgCEx1QK61ewpqIiB_6eVYYKh/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.13.3 (Dated 03-03-2012): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CGTM5W47QqIuwlcbYc_fLOkCUUii8IgG/view?usp=sharing KSP v0.18.3 (Demo) (Dated 02-11-2013): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hDnvaWuGBolf3W9EBE3z29QrLB-Mb6Tz/view?usp=sharing Screenshots I've taken in these archived old versions of Kerbal Space Program can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Old KSP Versions Screenshots Gallery Some modified OP parts I've created for use in these versions can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. To use them in-game, drag the folder with the name of the part (like moddedfuelTank for example) into the "Parts" folder in the game's directory. OP Parts For Old KSP Versions And all of the old ksp versions available to download above can also alternatively be downloaded from here. Enjoy once again seeing how far KSP has come!
  8. I think this would be an interesting addition to the game, but I'm not sure if the KSP 2 developers are planning on adding it though.
  9. Hello again everyone! I know I haven't been very active recently, but that's because I've been working on other projects (like creating mods and games). I will still post on here from time to time however.

  10. Happy 10th anniversary Kerbal Space Program! Below are some images of me playing the first public version of the game on one of my older computers from around the same era!
  11. Prologue So, you might be wondering, what happened to the JSA? I can tell you. You might also be wondering, who am I? Well, I am Sheppont Kerman, and this is the story of what happened and the events that followed afterwards. After Jeb had been rescued, Johnster Space Agency had begun work on their next big project. Codenamed D.E.M.A.L, it stood for Duna Exploration Mission And Lander, and would send some kerbals to Duna and back. Initial tests of the rocket went well, and development was going accordingly to plan. By the end of the year, the mission was nearing readiness for a crewed launch to Duna, and only a few more tests had to be done. Then, the unexpected happened. During D.E.M.A.L Test 14, the launch started off according to plan, when suddenly a computer error caused the rocket to break up midway into the flight. After the failure, JSA was skeptical to continue development on the project, with fears it could happen again. However, Mission Control insisted that after doing some tests of the rocket's software, that it had a 99.8% success rate and that what had happened was just an anomaly. After a month, tests continued, and everything was looking good again. That was, until another failure of the rocket which resulted in cancellation of the project only a week before the planned crewed launch. With the cancellation of D.E.M.A.L, it seemed that the JSA might be finished. I was moved from the Astronaut Group to Mission Control, and told I could not participate in any future crewed missions. I was sad to hear this, but knew I couldn't do anything about it. One day however, everything changed. I was informed by Mission Control that they needed someone to go to Merone Station and bring the crew back to Kerbin, and that since I had experience I was chosen. I accepted the mission, and construction on the rocket began. Over the next few weeks, the rocket was built, and many tests were done to ensure everything was working correctly. Eventually, the rocket was finished, and it was time for the launch. On launch day, everyone was excited. It would mark the first time in almost a year that a crewed mission had been launched. As I got into the rocket, I only hoped that no problems would occur. The liftoff happened as planned, and my next mission to The Mun began. After reaching Kerbin orbit, I planned a Trans-Munar Injection burn, which occurred on the night side of Kerbin. The coast to The Mun was relatively uneventful, and after several hours I did another burn to put the craft into a low munar orbit. Afterwards, I approached and docked with Merone Station, and greeted the crew onboard. After the crew transfer was finished, I undocked from the station and completed a burn which would bring us back to kerbin. I tried contacting JSA, but for some reason they didn't respond. While it was strange, I thought it might of just been a communication problem at the time. All that was left to do was wait. After returning to kerbin, the reentry burn started and a few minutes later we had splashed down in the ocean, near some land. I tried contacting JSA Mission Control again, but still no response. Something must of happened to them during the mission, as we never heard from them again. I was the first to get out and decided to swim over to the nearby shore. After reaching it, I planted a flag. It had been one I had designed in case something bad happened and a new JSA had to be created. And so, it was the beginning of a new Johnster Space Agency... Now that you know the story of what happened to the JSA, I hope you are looking forward to seeing where it will go next. Me, Hadster Kerman, and several others are already planning new missions for the agency, in hopes it will eventually become a major space agency on Kerbin once again.
  12. @KerballingSmasher Yes, I hope your glad the series is finally coming back! Also, before Part 1 releases, I'll be making a prologue part, which will try to explain what happened to JSA after the last series abruptly ended.
  13. The Adventures Of JSA II is a continuation of the Adventures Of The JSA, which was created back in 2019 and had a total of 11 parts before ending due to problems. In this multi-part series, the Johnster Space Agency continues in a new career save in KSP 1.10, with missions being told in a mission report/story telling style (like how it was done in the original, although with improvements). I'm hoping for JSA get a lot further this time with more being accomplished (such as exploring comets or sending crewed missions to Duna), but if the worst happens and this series also gets problems, I'll try my best to continue it in JSA III (but hopefully I won't have to do that). Anyways, I hope you will enjoy The Adventures Of JSA II: The Return. Table Of Contents JSA's Achievements Kerbals Name Profession Kerbal Type Max. Sustainable G Experience Level Current Status Tanlorf Kerman Engineer Rescued Kerbal 6.0 G ★☆☆☆☆ Idle Morod Kerman Pilot Rescued Kerbal 6.4 G ★☆☆☆☆ Idle
  14. Today in KSP I did the "To The Mun Part 2" training mission in the 0.18.3 demo and landed near a mun arch, which I explored with jebediah kerman. I also played some KSP 1.10, and while in the tracking station found and went to an interstellar comet.
  15. Hello everyone! I know its been a long time since I was last online, but I was finally able to log back into my account. The reason I couldn't before was because when I previously tried logging in, it would take me to a weird mobile-ish looking version of the site where I couldn't do anything. But finally I was able to log in and have it work correctly. One of the things I originally wanted to do before the login thing happened was to re-do the adventures of the jsa in a newer version of ksp since the original had problems. Since 1.10 is now out, I think I'll make the new jsa series in either 1.9 or 1.10 and give it a new name. I'm just glad to finally be back!

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      Johnster_Space_Program

      Tomorrow is when I'm hoping on putting out the post for the new adventures of jsa series. It will take place in a stock 1.10 save and will be called The Adventures Of JSA II: The Return and will hopefully be a lot longer than 10 parts. Tonight I'll be creating the banner for the series, and the first part will hopefully come out in a few days. I hope your excited for it, because I will try and make it even better than the original!

      Edit: The banner has been finished, here is a look (its animated)

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      Non-animated version:

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      All that's left for me to do now is to make the flag, and then everything should be ready!

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