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  1. Only fitting 2 solar panels to the command module. I engage a transfer orbit and commence time acceleration. Come out of time acceleration to do my orbital insertion and realise niether of my panels where orientated towards sunlight and I had 0 power. THe craft proceeds to fly past the target body into the void. Played for 3+ years and still do this once every 2 or so months im playing for.
  2. I put on a dumby payload then observe TWR / Delta V numbers supplied with KEngineer or mechjeb. When i feel im right on the edge of an LKO payload with Dv I attempt to launch the payload.
  3. There is already a concept around very similar to this called an Orbital Launch Loop. It involves a ~2000km long cable suspended at ~80km by centrifugal force from a high speed rotor held within. The upside of this concept is it is extremely cheap to get objects into LEO with a gentle acceleration. The downsides being the cost of building and powering such a loop (it would need several large nuclear power plants dedicated to powering it), Also the fact that when any one of a thousand factors do not line up 100% i.e power drops for a millisecond or wind exceeds a certain threshold then the extremely high speed rotor may come into contact with the sheath causing an energy release (read; Explosion) somewhat similer to 350,000 tons of TNT). Wikipedia article if you are interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_loop Also these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_ring Dont know enough about them to explain the concept but it also seems similer to what you proposed.
  4. It was either 0.7.3 or 0.8.0 I don't exactly remember, need a selection for "A long ass time ago" =D.
  5. If i could pick any mod which has caused me the most frustration in KSP its this one: "100m from landing" "75" "50" "25" "10... Satalite has gone below horizon" "lost contact with probe" *Explosion* "Duna Mission XXVII is a failure" Fantastic mod though, very realistic =D
  6. Hey gents, wondering if i'm just being awkward here but is there anyway to see the delay without actually having it turned on? I find it too enfuriating to cope with but I really do enjoy seeing the number so i can optimise my relay network. Being able to see the data transmission range as the crow flys as well as over your relay would also be awesome if anyone knows how to access that data without manual number crunching.
  7. 1/10 You have a lower Avg posts per day than me at ~0.00952 posts per day. Atleast i've got ~0.06897 per day and i'm a huge lurker.
  8. This is fantastic. Great job to everyone involved. Rejuvinated my interest in KSP.
  9. I was already pursuing a career in aerospace however KSP pushed me to learn a hell of a lot more about physics and orbital mechanics than i ever had. It also made me relearn half the stuff i knew about aerodynamics to make it bloody work ingame =D
  10. Granted. World War 3 starts. I wish more money was put into space exploration by all major superpowers.
  11. Are there any alternate download links? I cant access the nabaal.net URL. It keeps saying my connection has been reset.
  12. It seems you failed to land like a dainty butterfly. Gonna have to disqualify you on this one.
  13. There's a new helipad. Lets put **** on it. OP: However you must land like a dainty butterfly! /Challenge