# MetricKerbalist

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1. ## Minimum and maximum altitude for Earth orbit

Hi KSP colleagues, I have these two questions, please: What is the minimum altitude necessary to enter orbit around Earth? What is the maximum altitude possible to remain in orbit around Earth? Thank you. Stanley
2. ## Number of fins for a rocket

Hi KSP colleagues, I thank all of you for your instructive answers. Stanley
3. ## Number of fins for a rocket

Hi KSP colleagues, All other things being equal, how many fins should a rocket have -- two, three, four, or how many? Thank you for your consideration. Stanley
4. ## Once I get more acquainted with Kerbal Space Program, I will turn my attention to KerbalEDU

Hi @Klapaucius, Thank you for this information. Stanley
5. ## How to determine the orbital period

Thank you so much, @Zhetaan. I will go through your post line by line. Hi @Zhetaan, Nice algebra work. That helped me a lot. One thing I didn't know was whether the Universal Gravitational Constant applied to Kerbol -- but why shouldn't it after all. Thanks again. Stanley

7. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi @Zhetaan, Wow! Let me look at this fascinating site in detail. Thank you. Stanley
8. ## How to determine the orbital period

Hi KSP colleagues, Perhaps I should be able to figure this out, but I cannot. I would please like to determine the orbital period for a spacecraft orbiting a celestial body given a certain altitude. For example, if I were orbiting Mun at 100 km given a certain eccentricity, how long would that orbit take? From the formula used to determine that, I suppose it would be quite straightforward to determine the orbital period if the orbit were circular instead of elliptical. I also suppose I could then go backwards and find out the altitude needed to achieve an orbital period of, say, three hours. I went to Wikipedia under "orbital period," but I don't know how to translate the information for the Kerbol system. Here is the link for the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_period Thank you for your consideration. Stanley
9. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi @Rhomphaia, Excellent information! Thank you so much. Stanley
10. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi @AlpacaMallor anyone else, OK. I just loaded a Probodobodyne OKTO2 inside of an Orbital Mammoth MK5, which I downloaded a few days ago from KerbalX.com. I guess I installed the OKTO2 correctly -- right below the command module, but inside the rocket body. I have now lifted off from the Kerbin Space Center, and I am in orbit around Kerbin. I have a good, strong signal to the Communications Network. At this point, therefore, I should be able to use KerbNet, right? I would appreciate it very much if some knowledgeable KSP colleague could please tell me what I should do to use KerbNet. Thank you for your consideration. Stanley
11. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi @AlpacaMall. Thank you for the answer. Stanley
12. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi KSP colleagues, I would please like to follow up with information in the post above by @OrdinaryKerman. That post mentions other Kerbin-based tracking stations like Baikerbanur, Crater Rim, North Station One, Mesa South, and Nye Island. I would like to see the location of those places on Kerbin. I am sure that you could fly over them in a rover or some kind of aircraft. Just to get the lay of the land, however, is there some way to view at least their location -- and perhaps zoom in closer -- by some mechanism like Google Earth. What I am asking, I guess, is this: Does the stock KSP game have a built-in feature that offers the functionality of Google Earth? Thank you. Stanley
13. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Thank you, @Blaarkies. I see it.
14. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Hi @OrdinaryKerman, I am trying to find the information about the station to which I am connected. First, when you say the Map View's info tab, that means the letter 'I' that I see on the right side of the Map View, is that correct? So I clicked that, and here is the information that I see: Spacecraft's name Its classification with some additional information Sphere of influence under which I am flying Situation Flight time Velocity Altitude Craft stats But I don't see anything pertaining to the station to which I am connected. Could you please be so kind as to explain what I am doing wrong. Thank you for your consideration. Stanley
15. ## "First hop" in a Communications Network

Thanks again, @OrdinaryKerman.
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