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  1. Congratulations @Foxworthgames on successfully completing the K-Prize mission with Techno Plane flown by Techno Kerman, in tribute to the late Technoblade of Minecraft fame ( https://youtube.fandom.com/wiki/Technoblade ), earning the highly regarded kudos of the Kosmokerbal Commendation for entering orbit around Minmus, a Utilitarial Commendation for releasing a relay into Minmus orbit and an Advanced Pilot Precision Award for returning to land safely at KSC runway. Your successful mission kudos has been listed and linked on the roll of honour aka the K-Prize party guest list, in accord with the longstanding traditions of the K-Prize, along with a discretionary notice of your intended tribute to Technoblade. Thankyou for your mission report and welcome to the halls of K-Prize fame and glory within the heavenly mansions of the KSP universe. RIP Technoblade.
  2. Hi @the_wizard better late than never ... Congratulations on successfully completing the K-Prize mission with BoxWing SSTO to yourself, Podrick, Siging and Lenpond, who have earned the highly regarded Utilitarial Commendation for taking a rover as payload to Minmus orbit, along with the sought after Kosmokerbal Commendation for achieving Minmus orbit and an Advanced Pilot Precision Award 1st class for both docking in Minmus orbit and returning to land safely at KSC runway. The absence of UI is perfectly OK in this situation as it is not required where a simple statement in text or other evidence attests to the completion of the K-Prize mission. There have been gatecrashers bounced due to not providing any evidence or statements at all! However your descriptions plus the screenshots of Minmus orbit demonstrate that the K-Prize mission was completed, so thanks very much for your mission report and welcome to the K-Prize roll of honour aka the K-Prize party guest list.
  3. Congratulations @SkyFall2489 on completing the K-Prize mission successfully, reaching Kerbin orbit with Mini SSRT and returning to land safely, albeit sideways, on the KSC runway! For which the mission earned the highly regarded Advanced Pilot Precision Award . Thankyou for your mission report and welcome to the K-Prize party guest list, aka the K-Prize roll of honour.
  4. Sounds like that would be within the K-Prize rules. As long as the initial direction of travel on launching is horizontal, a minimum distance of one craft length would be appropriate if there is any doubt, you can then pitch up as fast as you like. Hope that helps.
  5. I like the red heat effect and the tapering tempered blue/purple/brown/yellow look of the cool engine portraying the oxidation layers that would build up on the metal when it has been very hot in the presence of oxidiser, which is any time it burns as it must use an oxidiser to burn liquid fuel! Also the kerbal's happy dance
  6. Well that is at least a minibus full by now @OJT ! Congratulations once again on completing the K-Prize with the elite looking XB70 Valkyrie SSTO, convincing replica of the mach3 nuclear bomber prototype. The mission earned an advanced pilot precision award for reaching orbit and returning to land safely at KSC runway. Thankyou for your mission report and welcome back to the K-Prize party guest list aka the roll of honour.
  7. Congratulations @OJT on successfully taking the K-Prize to the next level and earning the prestigious Expeditionary Astrokerbal Distinction for landing the sleek but controversially named PLEN GO DUN on Duna and the highly regarded Advanced Pilot Precision Award for returning to Kerbin and landing safely on the KSC runway. Thanks again for your mission report and welcome back to the K-Prize party guest list, aka the roll of honour.
  8. Congratulations once again @OJT on successfully completing the K-Prize challenge and landing the functional, effective and instructively named PLEN GO UP on Minmus before returning to land safely at KSC runway. Your mission earned the prestigious award of an Astrokerbal Distinction as well as the highly regarded Advanced Pilot Precision Award to add to your extensive trophy cabinet. Thanks for your mission report and welcome back to the K-Prize party guest list aka the K-Prize roll of honour.
  9. In which case, congratulations @OJT on completing the K-Prize mission successfully with the minimum of excess altitude. Altitude is a double edged sword and too little can be as dangerous as too much but in this case the K-Prize committee agreed that almost exactly the right amount at both ends of the orbit entitles you to a discretionary Goldilocks award in addition to the highly regarded Advanced Pilot Precision Award for landing on the runway at KSC. Thankyou for your mission report and well done on retrieving Jeb from the gizzards of the cyber dragon, welcome back to the K-Prize party guest list aka the K-Prize roll of honour.
  10. Thanks for explaining, that adds fuel to the tanks so OK definitely a gatecrasher on grounds of refuelling! I am all for regenerational braking in EVs. I think in rocketry this is not possible yet, though with a scoop you could compress atmospheric gas using energy of velocity in theory, which could give you compressed thrust mass and slow the craft down, which is the kind of thing which might even be possible for real with Reaction Engines' SABRE hypersonic ramjet heat exchange tech one day.
  11. ? What do you mean "underclocked" ? Does that mean fuel use rate (ISP) is modified? Or do you mean thruster power slider reduced via context menu? It could not count as refuelling anyway if no fuel was added to the tanks, but it could count as modded parts if you edited the engine for non-stock ISP fuel use, which would break rule #3 in the OP. If you just mean the thrust slider is adjusted down using the context menu, as part of stock gameplay it is fine. That would not change thrust/fuel ISP ratio, just alters max thrust and permits low thrust fine adjustments to velocity which is often useful to make a rendezvous etc. Does that answer your question?
  12. Congratulations @Poppa Wheelie on completing the K-Prize mission successfully with the capable career focussed orbital rescue vessel Jackie Cochran. Transferring and rescuing Johnsy earns the sought after Utilitarial Commendation and docking in orbit plus landing on the KSC runway earns the highly regarded Advanced Pilot Precision Award 1st Class. Well flown, thankyou for your mission report and welcome to the K-Prize roll of honour aka the K-Prize party guest list. See you there!
  13. Thanks @Nazalassa In which case @Admiral Fluffy congratulations are in order for successfully completing the K-Prize mission with the capable looking Lurker and returning to land safely at KSC on flat terrain which earned the greatly respected kudos of a Pilot Proficiency Medal. It is the tradition of the K-Prize that those who report a successful mission and win the K-Prize after gatecrashing have the option to choose whether to keep their gatecrasher listing or have it expunged. Your call, if you say nothing I will do nothing! Thanks for your mission report and welcome to the K-Prize party guest list aka the roll of honour.
  14. Now if only Reaction Engines can do the same! Well flown @OJT and congratulations once again on completing the K-Prize mission successfully with a the Lightweight Manned SSTO, even timing reentry with enough left over to land at KSC runway for a well deserved Advanced Pilot Precision Award. However it is my duty to report that Lt_Duckweed has the minimalist record (which does not distinguish between kerballed and unkerballed missions) at 0.835t. So there is your target.
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