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  1. Phase 2 - 07 1964-09-21 (09-22 local) - The Usagi-2 was launched in the early morning to align with the Moon's orbital plane, and with better timing of the M-1 kick stage burn, achieved a closer flyby to the Moon at just over 1000 kilometers, two-and-a-half days later. The probe was equipped with a television camera with enhanced picture quality, the data from which took several days to transmit due to low antenna bandwidth, high power consumption, and multiple battery recharging cycles. The next lunar mission was planned to be an impact probe. 1964-11-02 - The Sakura-2 communic
  2. 1964-07-01 - Sakura-3, the first geostationary satellite
  3. Phase 2 - 06 1964-07-01 - After being launched by a three-stage M-1 rocket, Sakura-3 became the world's first geostationary satellite. This meant that it orbited over the equator at an altitude (about 36000 kilometers) at which the orbital period was the same as Earth's rotational period (23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds), so that it could effectively remain over the same area of the Earth and appear stationary when observed from the ground. The third kick stage accelerated the satellite to an elliptical and inclined geostationary transfer orbit, in which it waited for the Earth to rot
  4. 1964-04-09 - M-1 launches the first Information Gathering Satellite for a reconnaissance mission [modified RSS/RO]
  5. Phase 2 - 05 1964-02-12 - The Sakura-2a was launched as the first of a four-satellite communications network. This and the future Sakura-2b, 2c, and 2d satellites were planned to be spaced 90 degrees apart from each other to enable almost-constant communication relays in low Earth orbit. This required them to be at an altitude of about 2700 kilometers to preserve line-of-sight contact. The satellite needed to use a more efficient propellant compared to hydrazine (specific impulse of 198 s) to be able to achieve such an orbit after separation from the M-1 second stage. Thus, a bipropellant
  6. 1963-07-30 - "Usagi" lunar flyby [modified RSS/RO]
  7. Phase 2 - 04 1963-07-27 (1963-07-28 locally) - In this decade, Hatsunia was not developing huge mega-rockets to land humans on the Moon, but had enough of a budget to send small probes. The "Usagi" probe, named after the mythical rabbit that the dark markings ("seas"/"mare") on the Moon resembled in East Asian cultures, was launched by an M-1 rocket and sent on a lunar-bound trajectory. Like Jikiken, the probe was integrated with the third stage, but contained less instruments as it was only meant for short-term lunar observation. The antenna was built with a stronger signal gain to be ab
  8. Phase 2 - 03 1963-01-29 - "Jikiken" (magnetosphere) is the first Hatsunese spacecraft to go past a low/medium Earth orbit. Launched by the three-stage variant of the M-1 launch vehicle, the third stage was integrated with the spacecraft and surrounded by solar panels. As its name suggests, the primary mission of the spacecraft was to measure the strength of Earth's magnetic fields using a magnetometer between 300 kilometers above Earth's surface to over 240,000 kilometers, over half of the distance between the Earth and the Moon. The magnetometer was placed on an unfolding boom on one s
  9. 1963-01-29 - The Earth Magnetosphere Observation Satellite "Jikiken" is launched (modified RSS/RO)
  10. 1962-09-03 - M-1 launching the Tanpopo recoverable satellite [modified RSS/RO]
  11. Phase 2 - 02 1962-04-01 - "Himawari" (sunflower), the first "proper" weather satellite and the successor to Aozora (which was made for basic atmospheric analysis), was launched by an M-1 into a polar orbit. It was capable of observing cloud cover using small cameras [which I forgot to include in this KSP depiction], and measuring air temperature using infrared sensors in a more refined manner, transmitting vital data for meteorologists on the ground to make more accurate predictions and prepare for severe weather events such as typhoons. 1962-06-16 - "Ajisai" (hydrangea) was the
  12. 1962-01-16 - Hatsunia's M-1 rocket launches Sakura, the first communications satellite (modified RSS/RO) First/second stage separation Payload fairing separation Sakura was placed in a low-medium Earth orbit with a perigee of 860 kilometers and an apogee above 6000 kilometers. It provided the first trans-Pacific television signals, as well as wireless telephone transmissions, but could only do so for short periods of time due to the rotation of the Earth underneath the satellite.
  13. Phase 2 - 01 The beginning of a new era. The M-1 launch vehicle was a major leap in capabilities compared to the Negi-2B, as it was derived from an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) rather than a relatively large sounding rocket. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the United States collaborated with its British and Hatsunese allies in the development of IRBMs because they had the range from those locations to be a deterrent to the Soviet Union. The US had developed the Thor missile, which used a single Rocketdyne LR79 engine, while the UK was developing the Blue Streak miss
  14. Is there any way to add more fonts than the few that are available or are they hard-coded? It seems to be the latter considering that there is a ".decalfont" file.
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