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  1. Mission to Mun: 1:09:36 http://imgur.com/a/5sic2
  2. It took me a few tries, but I didn't take new screenshots everytime I launched.
  3. Since no one's had success, heres a hint. Quicksave and find out the MET when Exlorer 7 will be at periapsis, then find out how long it will take the rescue craft to get there. Subtract the two and you have your launch time. No need for a perfect rendevous, once you're within 10km's or so Jeb can space walk over.
  4. Stock Craft Kerbin to Duna: 15 Days, 6 Hours, 23 Mins, 0 Secs http://imgur.com/a/UecHb
  5. Uh oh, Jeb's run out of fuel, he'll need an emergency rescue. LifeFlight I is standing by on the pad with a rescue crew ready to launch. Save the attached .SFS file in in your Saves/scenarios folder and have at it. Success is when you have Jeb safe on KSC property. pastelink.me/dl/bd9047 http://imgur.com/a/eVKaj I made the rendevous then did a sling shot around the moon to get off of an escape course. Took me a few tries at reentry to land back at KSC, I ran out of fuel 15 meters from the ground and had a hard landing.
  6. Okay... so the problem is basically that the erkle warpclamp inherits the decoupler class class ErkleWarpClamp : DecouplerGUI So when I check if the rootpart is a decoupler, it answers yes. I should be able to make an exception for Erkle: if(this.vessel.rootPart.GetType().ToString() == "ErkleWarpClamp") I don't have time to test it this morning, but this might work... https://github.com/Veterok/EscapePod/tree/erkleCompatible/Plugins
  7. Don't underplay your contribution, you did the diagram with the green circles! I think I know what's causing it... I'll see if I can fix it. I wasn't able to reproduce the problem... but EscapePods are not going to be able to play nice with ORDA, they both run debris into a vessel, and are certain to step on each others toes trying to do so. You don't need to use these pods with ORDA though, it includes ORDA pods doesn't it?
  8. You probably mounted the ASAS upside down relative to the capsule.
  9. Zoolotac EscapePod has a gyro effect on the escape pod. It flys pretty much like a real command pod. http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/forum/showthread.php/17439-PLUGIN-PART-16-Zoolotac-EscapePod-v1-2
  10. You're probably switching focus to the decoupler. After you decouple the escape pod there are three things you can focus on, two ships, and one floating decoupler. Both ships are controllable as long as they have a kerbal on board. The decoupler is just debris. Just copy the part, and change one line in the .cfg file delete: module = CommandPod add: module = EscapePod
  11. That's not at all how lagrange points work, they do not act as gravity wells. The game can simulate lagrange points easily, you just add up all the gravitational forces each frame, but solving for the position of the spacecraft at any given point in the future would require numeric integration, there are no shortcuts like there are for two bodies. This would mean that the orbit map view wouldn't be able to predict your trajectory accurately. If you can solve the n-body problem without numeric integration I'm sure the dev's would be happy to add lagrange points, and you'll get a nobel prize to boot!
  12. It was 640k, though supposedly Bill never really said it.
  13. Can you settle the great Duna approach velocity debate? (assuming a hohmann transfer from Kerbin)
  14. 2200 m/s is too low. You will be traveling at a speed greater than Duna's escape velocity. 4-6 km/s is probably in the ball park. You'll aim for a low periapsis, so you can bleed off enough speed to get below escape velocity. It might be worth it to bring wings so you can raise or lower your flight as needed. But yeah, either a huge lander, or an orbiting return stage that you rendezvous with. You could send two rockets, one with a lander, and the other with the return stage (and a crew tank). That means you need to land a rocket just big enough to get into Duna orbit, instead of landing a ship with enough fuel for interplanetary flight. For a round trip, Duna will be the easiest, you can can aerobrake, gravity is low, and the atmosphere isn't thick enough to really get in the way of getting into orbit. Eve will be easy to land on, but much more difficult to leave. Moho will require a very large DeltaV to get to, and has no atmosphere to help get you slow down when you get there.
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