Bacterius

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  1. As I recall there were a few forum posts on older versions of the game (when the antennas were introduced) stating that the starting antenna is actually optimal and that the later ones should be used only for looks, which was, yeah, kinda dumb in my opinion. But they may have rebalanced them in recent versions?
  2. Be aware that if the asteroid is on a direct collision course and you are using FAR, you may not be able to land it 'gently'. Should be fine with stock soupy aerodynamics though, especially with drogues (otherwise that 500m sudden deployment will probably rip all your chutes off due to the asteroid's sheer inertia). Remember that you have a few days before impact, giving you plenty of time to plan your intercept.
  3. You can alter its orbit with hyperedit, however. It's pretty impressive when you have it deorbit the Mun (or Minmus) and then timewarp from the KSC and watching it fall out of the sky. Of course, the game glitches out as the two SOI's intersect unfortunately.
  4. Also, Gilly. Suck that moon dry with all the contracts you can get, they are going to be incredibly cheap in terms of delta-v cost. Once you're there with a small ship, a lander and a probe or two, each contract is maybe 40 m/s dv tops, and they pay out pretty well both in cash and especially science (which you can trade for cash using the admin building).
  5. That's... 14 hours a day over 72 days, damn Myself, I'd say half an hour I guess. I don't play often, but when I do it's in 3-4 hour segments.
  6. I'm not exactly sure since I tend to delete them after use anyway, but if I had to guess I'd say somewhere on the low end of 100-500.
  7. Also, in the map view there are little arrows on the orbit that indicate the direction your satellite should be going. You can use these to make sure you launch/transfer with the right inclination.
  8. "Okay, we're going to start tests on the new SSTO prototype. We need 18 brave kerbals to report to the spaceplane hangar immediately."
  9. I used the Mk3 cargo bay and assorted adapters/fuel tanks inline on a rocket to launch payloads into orbit. They are sufficiently wide to accept 2.5m payloads, which is nice. I have found it tends to be much less wobbly than putting the payload on top of the rocket, and also looks much cooler IMHO. Didn't manage to design a working spaceplane with them, though. They are so bulky.
  10. You can also change the thrust limiter on your engine to the lowest possible setting, that allows for ultra-precise maneuvering.
  11. Hello, I've been playing around with modding KSP for a little bit, and am wondering if there is a way to change the craft's orientation to point in a specific direction in space similar to how Hyperedit can change the spacecraft's position, without involving physics forces? Just a direct, clean change of orientation. Any coordinate system will do as long as I know which one it is. I found a Translate() method in the Vessel class, but I didn't find any corresponding Orient() method or whatever, the SetRotation() method seems to affect angular velocity rather than angular position, and hacking into the vessel.transform and vessel.rigidbody stuff did not yield any results. Thanks!
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  13. They do specify "on the surface" however. I am not 100% sure but I do recall at least one occasion where I took the EVA report on the ladder and nothing happened, then let go and took the report on the surface and completed the survey (it was on Gilly).