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Marcelo Silveira

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  1. If the Isp and mass fraction ratios in both cases are close, then ther won't be a major difference between the calculated and actual capabilities.
  2. Thanks for that info, this will be helpful when calibrating the model. Total Δv used would be even better The charts are scale agnostic, Δv is Δv regardless of scale. They only calculate how much Δv your rocket is expected to deliver, the total Δv used is the sum of losses (steering, gravity and drag losses) and the Δv applied to the payload (in stock, you need around 3400m/s to orbit and 5000m/s in 2.5x) . You can define a Δv efficiency as how much of the rocket's Δv is applied to the payload (the speed you get at the navball) and that depends on launch profile, TWR, and whatnot and BOY oh BOY oh BOY that gets complicated quickly! Those charts really are a "consider a cow a sphere" kinda of thing In fact, one could make a similar chart to get the optimal launch profile parameters for a given payload mass and required Δv. Do I know how to make that? pfftt, dunno ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . Do I wanna try it anyway? heheheh, nah. Too much GNC for me
  3. eeyup, once I have some time to play KSP I'll do one for S-1D. I'm also working (slowly but surely) on a Atlas CELV version as well. It's already in the unofficial wiki, I just messed up the link on the forum
  4. Now that the Atlas booster skirt has a module to decouple it at a specified TWR, I updated the Δv maps on the wiki. Now the Δv is shown as a function of payload mass (including upper stage) and TWR at booster skirt jettison instead of payload mass and propellant burned by sustainer phase. The new maps are more straightforward to use. (well, at least they are intended to be) Just take your payload mass and desired Δv and find "at what G should I jettison the skirt" But they might be a bit more complicated to understand though (see spoiler for why). Some feedback would be nice
  5. Welp, I've been away from ksp quite a while but I'm back. Nice work adding an auto jettison module to the Atlas booster skirt, that got me thinking "those Δv maps would be very handy if they were rearranged to show TWR at skirt jettison instead of fuel used by sustainer fuel ..." Vertical axis shows the TWR at booster skirt jettison, black dotted horizontal lines show the TWR after booster skirt jettison.
  6. I checked right now, they are up to date regarding the engines' thrust and Isp. Regarding the mass... I'm not sure... did the masses change at some point? The charts with upper stages might not be valid anymore because there were some changes to many upper stages.
  7. If you want to be EVEN MORE precise, there are some charts in the wiki showing the Atlas performances. There is also a manual on how to use those because a stage and half rocket can be quite tricky to calculate the Δv https://github.com/CobaltWolf/Bluedog-Design-Bureau/wiki/Atlas-Payload-Performance I think they have been updated after the engine balance in BDB 1.6
  8. This seems to be a CommNet Constelation issue. Are you using the CNC's newest version?
  9. You can change the KIS patch on Kerbal Space Program\GameData\Bluedog_DB\Compatibility\KIS. Just look for "bluedog_LEM_Descent_Tanks" and change the maxVolume to whatever volume you might need for your thing @PART[bluedog_LEM_Descent_Tanks]:NEEDS[KIS] // Sina-MEM-DST Descent Stage Assembly { %MODULE[ModuleKISInventory] { maxVolume = 400 externalAccess = true internalAccess = false <~snip~>
  10. (@Jso or whoever is doing the thermal balance) This can be mitigated by reducing the decoupler's heatConductivity value or increasing the Transtage's thermalMassModifier
  11. The free_square scaletype is just like the free scale, however, the mass goes by the scale squared instead of cubed. This is ideal for very thin parts like solar panels and whatnot. Take a look at the DefaultScales.cfg and ScaleExponents.cfg files, they have all the parameters used by TweakScale and how they change with the scale.
  12. Yeah... I've been quite busy so I hadn't played ksp in a while. I will take a look at it next weekend
  13. Coatl uses Firespitter, not B9PS. You need to to install Firespitter Coatl usa Firespitter, no B9PS. Usted necesita instalar Firespitter
  14. You can use Tundra's Space Center to add the launch towers in this thread Tundra Launch Pads and @AlphaMensae Launch towers combine so perfectly! I made a custom Cape Canaveral using KK and Tundra Space Center
  15. This happens because the solid rocket motors (SRMs) have both a ModuleDecouple and a ModuleEngines. This kinda messes up with KSP's staging delta-v calculation, it assumes that both modules are activated on staging so the SRM would be jettisoned and not accelerate the spacecraft.
  16. Will the new Pioneer 6 be a single part (plus the antennae) or use a probe core and a service module? Because the Pioneer 6 service module is very useful for small relay satellites.
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