StevenLawyer

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  1. I created an easy to use free Excel spreadsheet for calculating even Satellite spacing. Enjoy! Satellite Spacing Calculator
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    Evenly spacing satellites

    I created a free easy to use Excel spreadsheet for figuring out evenly spaced satellites. Enjoy! Satellite Spacing Calculator
  3. I've put together a free Excel spreadsheet that will make calculating release points and orbits for evenly spaced satellites a breeze. Enjoy! Satellite Spacing Calculator
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    New Engine Thrust Modeling

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I didn't realize they had made Eve's atmosphere thinner. Has the wiki on the planets been updated with the new information?
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    New Engine Thrust Modeling

    So, a little further examination, I think I have partially answered my own question. Looking in the VAB, it appears that fuel burn rate remains constant and that it is only thrust that changes in a linear relationship to ISP. The problem is that this will mean getting up from Eve will be much, much harder!
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    New Engine Thrust Modeling

    Prior to 1.0, engine thrust remained constant . . . only ISP decreased in atmosphere. It's apparent now that thrust is also decreased in atmosphere. Can anyone spell out the formulas in play? Do both thrust and ISP decrease, meaning less thrust for more fuel? Or does fuel consumption decrease along with thrust?
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    KSP 1.02 Thrust to Weight Way Off on Eve

    I read somewhere that the Devs had revised the modeling of thrust to no longer be constant--i.e., to decrease thrust with decreased ISP due to atmosphere, but I think they have made a sea-level Eve ascent virtually impossible.
  8. So, I build a ship that should have a takeoff TWR from Eve of about 2.0 (about 4.0 on Kerbin). I get it to Eve, and at takeoff, it has under a 1.0--can't get off the ground. Tried it with multiple designs. Is this a bug? Any thoughts?
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    Hard core grand tour

    Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
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    Without Docking - The Grand Tour

    Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
  11. Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
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    Grand Tour stock (alike) mission!

    Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
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    Grand Tour Adventures!

    Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
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    [AAR] Voyage to the Unknown - The Grand Tour

    Great work! Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.
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    Challenge of the Highest Order: The Grand Tour

    Here's my single launch, no refuel, stock grand tour ship that includes a reusable lander for all planets except Eve (Eve is a separate one time use lander), including Tylo with reusable rover and reusable probes (you're not going to land on a planet without first sending an unmanned probe, are you?). I finished the mission with fuel to spare.