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  1. How do I calculate the surface longitude where I start my transfer burn to geostationary altitude, given the surface longitude where I want my satellite to end up, my current altitude and orbital period, and my current longitude? I'm trying to write a kOS program that puts a satellite into a precise-ish slot in geostationary orbit. My probe is powered by a single ion engine and has a wet mass of 1.726 tonnes.
  2. I have a contract to put a satellite into orbit above a specific point on Kerbin. I can get a keostationary orbit easily, but I can't figure out how (even to approach) ensuring I'm above a specific spot when I get keostationary. I have looked through the forum and the closest advice I've seen is to establish a circular orbit a bit higher than keostationary and burn retrograde a bit ahead of where you want to be. Even so, I can't figure out how to position the ship so I wind up in the right place after the burn. I don't use Mech Jeb (yet), I want to build skill and understanding in plain vanilla, then add mods. Nothing against mods, and I do understand how using them can help one understand as opposed to relying on them as a "crutch." So...what should I be thinking about? Although I'm not at all mathophobic, I feel like I should be able to "seat of the pants" this. ~~~~~EDIT~~~~ Just want to say thanks. Yes, make an orbit slightly smaller (if you want to catch up to the spot) or slightly bigger (if you want the spot to catch up to you), get into position, then adjust orbit. I did have to time warp 18 days (I made a few false starts and had to correct) but ultimately go it done.
  3. Hello! This may sound silly but with all my years playing ksp, having bought it several years ago, when the game was just about the extent of the demo now, ive never acquired a true geostationary orbit, is there any way to place a ship or satellite in such an orbit without the use of mods, does KSP have a feature or something else to help a craft into such unique orbits, thanks!
  4. So I built a rocket that has 6 satellites and I need to make a geostationary network. How do I get them evenly spaced out?
  5. So I was looking through all of my existing probes in KSP when I realized one of them was extremely outdated. It was a Huuble-like space telescope. So I decided I would launch a new space telescope. I also thought to myself, "What do I have to do to get a probe into a geostationary orbit?" I did some research online (looked at the KSP wiki) and found out that a geostationary orbit around Kerbin would have to have a perfectly circular 2,863.33 km orbit. I spent some time launching it and getting it into the correct orbit, and it worked! I put this on the forums just in case someone is wondering the same thing about a geostationary orbit. Here's a picture of the space telescope:
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