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  1. So FleshJeb, What are you saying? I wait until I see the Mun appear over Kerbin's horizon. Then I head straight to the Mun, and I will intercept the Mun's sphere of influence? Do I have it right? Thanks. Stanley
  2. Hi KSP colleagues, I am having a really difficult time getting a spacecraft to orbit around Mun. Let me begin with this one question, please. I understand that, from Kerbin, you have to set up a maneuver that intersects Mun's orbit around Kerbin. Prior to doing that, however, do you first have to click on the Munar orbit around Kerbin and set that Munar orbit as a target? Or should you not do that? Or doesn't it make a difference? Thank you. Stanley
  3. I wonder why they are not calling it a bug. I think it's a bug. Hitting Alt-L twice is not solving it. Thank you for the suggestion 18Watt, but it's not working. I am trying both the left and the right Alt key.
  4. Hi KSP colleagues, Sometimes I find that the staging lock -- activated by Alt-L -- freezes. In other words, sometimes I cannot disengage the lock, and thus I have trouble deploying a new stage. Has anyone else encountered this situation? Does anyone have a solution? Thank you. Stanley
  5. Hi Zhetaan, The information about the solid brown line is very instructive. Thank you. Stanley
  6. Hi 18Watt (and everyone else), Thank you again for your great help. I could not have figured this out without the contribution by you and by Vanamonde. I will keep practicing using the unlimited-fuel cheat. I have to be away from KSP for a few hours. Once I get back, I will work on trying to achieve an orbit around Mun. That is my next goal. Thanks again. You have been tremendous. Stanley
  7. Hi KSP colleagues (and especially at this time 18Watt and Vanamonde), Good! I think that I now understand. You have to actively set a maneuver burn and then stay with it until you see that the desired path has been attained. I was thinking that the spacecraft would just automatically pick up the desired path. You have been tremendously helpful. I appreciate it very much. Stanley
  8. Hi Vanamonde, Thank you for your help also. OK. Maybe now -- maybe -- I am getting it. I am using SAS, and I keep pressing on the SAS button. The spacecraft keeps jumping out of maneuver mode, and I have to constantly press and press again the maneuver button. Moreover, how long do I have to keep burning fuel? I am running out of fuel if I keep burning. When do I know that the spacecraft has gotten onto the desired path? Believe me, I really appreciate the help that you experienced KSP experts provide Stanley
  9. Hi 18Watt, It just doesn't work. I am in low-Kerbin orbit. I set a maneuver node using the prograde hand, thereby creating a rather elliptical orbit whose apoapsis extends much farther than does the original orbit. I use SAS and I keep the ship pointed prograde. I burn the fuel. But the ship just follows the blue line. I cannot get it to follow the dotted brown line that was created when I set up the maneuver. Stanley
  10. Hi 18Watt, Thank you for your reply. So, first, using SAS, should I click on the Prograde button or the Maneuver button? Second, I just set up a new maneuver. Along the yellow arc on the right side of the Navball, it says 98.4 m/s and it also says "Burn Time: 2 s." So what does that say to do? Thank you. Stanley
  11. Hi KSP colleagues, I have tried and tried to understand this, and I have watched one YouTube after the next. But I cannot figure this out. I am in Kerbin's orbit. I set up a maneuver that creates a new orbit. But I cannot transfer my orbiting spacecraft onto the new orbit. My spacecraft keeps bypassing the new orbit. Could someone please tell me how I get onto the new orbit. Thank you for your consideration. Stanley
  12. Hi Realkerbal3x, Let me try the link right now. https://imgur.com/a/I6uCUdC Stanley Hi KSP colleagues, Could you please be so kind as to look at this image of a fairly circular orbit that I achieved around Kerbin using the stock Kerbal X spacecraft: https://imgur.com/a/I6uCUdC Now, I understand what the terms "argument of the periapsis" and "longitude of the periapsis" mean. For example, in the context of Earth's orbit around the Sun, I understand these terms. What I don't understand is the meaning of these terms in the present context -- that is to say
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