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  1. This was the plan from 2008 and 2009. It would have involved a total of six launches of a triple-core H-X (H3) rocket carrying the lunar lander and two Earth Departure Stages, and the crew transfer vehicle and two more Earth Departure Stages. http://archive.ists.or.jp/upload_pdf/2008-k-63.pdf http://archive.ists.or.jp/upload_pdf/2009-k-36.pdf In fact, I recreated it in KSP Real Solar System a few years ago.
  2. @Well @ItsJustLuci @Xenon2462 My unofficial Fuji Realism Overhaul/Kerbalism patch has now been uploaded: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k152xt3uqulqrc3/Fuji_RO_Patch_unofficial_1.0.zip?dl=0 (click on the down arrow ⭳ on the upper right corner, then click "direct download") The capsule's diameter has been resized to 3.7 m, and it can fit up to 5 people (based on the "Economy System" configuration). Masses and other parameters are based on guesswork, existing parts like the Mk1-3 command pod and ROCapsules Apollo Mission Module (from Eyes Turned Skyward), and procedural parts.
  3. In my sandbox playthrough, it took me around 25 missions to land a Kerbal on the Mun, and about 90 to Duna. To explore the whole Kerbol system with the Outer Planets mod took 270 missions (counting launches plus round trips of interplanetary spacecraft). I appreciate your dedication!
  4. 1975-10-02 - Utahime-06, the final mission of the Utahime program (Pilot: Akari Miura) 1975-10-31 - Akatsuki-2 in Venusian orbit
  5. Phase 2 - 22 1975-10-02 - Utahime-06, piloted by Akari Miura, was the final mission in the Utahime program. After docking with the third Rendezvous Test Vehicle 300 kilometers above Earth, Miura waited for almost a day before using the RTV's propulsion system to raise the apoapsis to 1039 kilometers where she could view most of Hatsunia. Then she returned to a 300 x 300 kilometer orbit before undocking and performing the last re-entry and splashdown of an Utahime capsule, which would be replaced in a few years by a newer, bigger crew vehicle that was being developed along with its launch
  6. Episode 46 (third-party revival) has now been released!
  7. @Capital_Asterisk I used your techniques in this video (launch and re-entry only). Thank you!
  8. Hatsunese Space Program - Rockets 1952-1972 1952-1960: Negi-1 and Negi-2 sounding rockets (similar to Aerobee and Viking) 1960: Negi-2B orbital rocket (similar to Vanguard, but pretend it has better reliability) 1962: M-1 rocket (similar to Thor-Ablestar) 1967: M-1A rocket (Thor-Delta Heavy) 1970: M-1A crew version (Utahime) 1972: M-1B rocket (Thor-Centaur Heavy, but with non-balloon tanks)
  9. 1975-07-02 - Launch of the Watarimono probe using an M-1B rocket with a Star-39H upper stage. It would visit Jupiter in 1977 and Saturn in 1981.
  10. Phase 2 - 21 The development of HASDA's mass and volume-constrained interplanetary probes was becoming part of the revolution that was making computers smaller and more convenient for public use. Computers across the country were also starting to be connected in what was known as the "Hatsu-net" project, started earlier in the decade for use by universities and the military. 1975-01-07 - Mio arrived at Mercury, but was only within the sphere of influence for four hours. It observed Mercury's craters and escarpments (cliffs formed at fault lines, suggesting geological activity in the
  11. 1975-01-07 - Mio flies by Mercury 1975-06-08 - Akatsuki-2 is launched to Venus
  12. Keep in mind that my pacing is deliberately slowed down somewhat, and required me to cheat for science points in the 1960s because the tech tree assumes you're going everywhere as soon as possible. And HASDA will definitely pick up the pace in the coming decades. (If you want to see where all of this will lead to in the 21st century, the wiki is an open book. Keep in mind that the images are placeholders.)
  13. They're going to leap from a single-person tech demo capsule to a three-person capsule.
  14. 1974-10-14 - Usagi-8 lands on the Moon (Mare Humorum)
  15. Phase 2 - 20 1974-08-24 - Mio got a gravity assist at Venus on its way to Mercury, passing as close as 600 kilometers from the planet. 1974-10-10 - M-1B launched Usagi-8, Hatsunia's first (robotic) lunar lander, which arrived on October 14. The design of the lander was an adaptation of the Usagi-6 and 7 orbiters, with larger propellant tanks to be able to decelerate into lunar orbit and land on the surface, extendable leg structures to support the vehicle once landed, and solar panels angled to receive some light when the Sun is low in the sky. The landing site was a relatively
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