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  1. I'll start by saying thank you to several people in here for the help. I've learned a lot, and I'm still trying to work through this. Some of the responses have gotten me on the right track, and I'm getting close. Unfortunately, MJ is the only way I have figured out how to create a node and time it right...although MJ won't auto-warp to the point in time, nor will it actually do the burn for me. Which is odd; I can't figure out why this is happening (it's similar to the issue I have/had with MJ's Landing Guidance). But, I did a test run in my Moderate career, and I got close. Within 40 m
  2. The issue I have with this answer is that while the actual window is important, knowing when to perform the move means nothing if I don't know how to do it. Which is why I said that I didn't want to get into that; I want to learn this in steps. First what to do, then when.
  3. Yes, that finally makes sense. Now I get how to set it up. I'm still fuzzy on when to do the actual burn, though. Not "what is the transfer window" but "at what point in my orbit am I supposed to burn, and at what angle".
  4. So, unless Duna is way out in front or way behind, I can swing the camera until it looks like the above image. How then do I know if I'm right or not? I'm sorry if I sound frustrated or stupid, but I'm still not getting it. And I'm not even sure where I'm getting lost. Burn prograde to escape traveling the same direction as Duna....from behind Kerbin? This is why I asked for on game shots; I gotta see this in action or I will never get it.
  5. Ok, this is where I'm struggling. Escape trajectory prograde (assume I'm aiming for Duna)...without having an intercept before I leave Kerbin...is confusing. Goes against tverything the game teaches you to this point. Hence, my ask for in game images. I need to see this in action.
  6. @HebaruSan Ok, so, to make sure I understand...I should travel in the same direction my target is traveling when going to planets further away from the sun, but the opposite direction when my target is closer to the sun. Ok, that I understand, assuming I said that right. And we are talking about an escape trajectory...but that doesn't explain how to do an intercept once I'm in a solar orbit. And by images, I was hoping to get actual in game screen shots.
  7. I need some images please. I'm having a hard time visualizing steps 4 and 6. I'm not used to "approximately" or "somewhat close" in this game, with everything to this point so far having to be precise and exact.
  8. I'm going to try asking this one last time. I will ask that, no matter who responds, please understand that I'm frustrated and honestly need a direct answer. Don't beat around the bush, don't give me multiple explanations, don't point me to things I've already pointed out that I've seen. Please and thank you in advance. With that said, I need help on interplanetary transfers. I've seen the spreadsheet to calculate transfer windows. I've seen the stuff about calculating dV. I've seen the tutorials on transferring from Kerbin to the Mun and/or Minmus. I can get from Kerbin to Minmus
  9. Granted. You HAD that kind of cash, but drugs and booze ain't cheap. And the IRS took their share as well. I wish I worked for the IRS.
  10. Close the thread please. I no longer wish to have this answered by the community.
  11. [snip] Your response isn't helpful. [snip] I am simply asking for a tutorial on interplanetary transfers. Not Mun to Minmus; I can do that. They aren't that easy going out to the distance of Duna or beyond. [snip]
  12. Granted. Now the dog overlords use us in simulated space flight, and we die and respawn over and over. I wish I was one of the canine overlords.
  13. I have gotten quite skilled at doing transfers to Mun and Minmus, and now I'm ready to try my hand at going interplanetary. I don't want to land just yet, but perhaps put a satellite in orbit, collect some science, and then zip back home. My problem is that MechJeb isn't creating and executing nodes, telling me in nice yellow script that my inclination is off, or that controls are locked, or that I have to select the Sun when I'm in some kind of orbit other than Kerbin's SOI. And because I've never done this before, I'm stuck. I'm just not sure how to accomplish transferring to another pla
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