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  1. so imagine in the very far future, either we or another civilization decided to capture the entire output of the sun with a Dyson sphere. very cool. but what if you wanted to build your own star? I'm not talking like building a reactor on earth and creating a "mini-star", but rather i mean like collecting the gasses from gas giants and pooling them together onto a gravitational core like a dead planet till you had enough material that it would start the natural process of fusion? OF COURSE I know it is possible and probably not at all necessary for any purpose realistically, but
  2. I'm trying to figure out how reach a couple of ships that in a solar orbit that's slightly higher than Kerbin's, and I'm having a difficult time trying to get a good intercept. I figured I'd use the alexmoon launch window planner, but when I go to the 'add a body' window to add the vessel information, I don't know where to find all of the information it's asking for; some of it is clear in the Orbit Information widget (or whatever it's called, lower left corner under the staging icons), but other info is a mystery to me. If anyone can point me to where I'll find the following (or which fields
  3. Kerbal kind needs to know how long there sun will last. So they have chosen YOU to build and pilot a craft carrying a M700 Survey Scanner. (Stock, Stock+dlc) Requirements to complete Easy: get a craft into a polar orbit around the sun. Medium: get a craft into a polar orbit around the sun. Then return and recover said craft Hard: get a craft into a polar orbit around the sun. Then return and recover said craft WITHOUT ion or nuclear engines. Pretty much impossible: build a station in the polar or
  4. Previous thread. This new thread was necessary because of loss of my old email, forgotten password, some source files, and hosting site (you will be missed, Kerbal Stuff) Salutations! May the sunlight always be upon you! *Update v1.1.0: New Sound Effects and Realtime solar images! Update v1.1.1: New licensing, preparing for a handover to @zer0Kerbal. Check for his thread linked below. Check the changelog for more details This small mod adds a couple new scientific instruments (such as the one pictured here) which do science specifically around the most wondrous body in
  5. Is there a mod/way to make solar panles less effective? It's just that is sometimes feels like cheating because you don't really need panels that much.
  6. After learning how to make propellers in stock KSP, I wondered if it was possible to make a solar-powered aircraft, like Solar Impulse or the NASA Helios. The problem is, all the propeller engine designs I've seen require the engine to be physically separate from the aircraft, preventing electricity from wing-mounted solar panels from reaching it. Is it possible to make a propeller engine that isn't physically separated from the aircraft, or somehow "beam" electricity into the engine? If not, are there any easy code fixes that can allow either of those things?
  7. I've been exploring a lot of new things like the payload devices and Xenon engines, struts and using group actions. Got those things running pretty nice. My rocket is moving much more smoothly, higher speeds, lower, faster orbits. I've circularized orbits within a couple hundred kilometers, got my RCS working pretty well. I even matched my orbit somewhat to Eve's orbit and at no point did Eve's orbit cross my orbit. I had to tip my orbit pretty radically to be able to touch Eve's. Then I tried to get it even closer but I'm working from such a tiny circle compared with the distance and I'm jus
  8. Im not sure whats changed since i last played on 1.2, but i updated all my mods, and for some reason i cant deploy solar panels. I can click on them all day long and no window shows up, and even when i go into actions in the VAB and select them, theres no option to deploy them, just the panels name, zero options. Did the way the work change, or is something broken in my game?
  9. So here's the thing. I decided to go ahead and mod my install, after seeing some of the wonderful things that exist via Scott Manley. So I went around and picked a few mods that looked interesting to me and installed them. None of them said that they would have any problems with existing games, so I loaded into my career save that I've been playing on, and everything was going great. No problems, just smooth sailing-- or whatever the space equivalent of "sailing" is. But after a while I noticed that my probes, bases, and ships were running low on power. I though, 'that's odd', a
  10. I am wondering if there's a way to make solar panels deploy automatically (or retract automatically) when my current electric charge storage reaches a certain point. I've not found any mods that can do this nor any in game way but if someone can point me in the correct direction etc then i would be very much grateful.
  11. Hi there, One thing I noticed when building larger stations is that solar panels, especially those found on space stations are hugely overpowered, generating way more power than is being consumed by the ship / space station / whatever. I suggest doing a general rebalance of the whole electrical system. IIRC real-life space solar panels produce power in the kilowatt range. The ISS needs those huge panels to keep all their systems, labs etc. working. KSP crewed and uncrewed parts should be assigned a general baseload electrical consumption according to their function, e.g.
  12. Travel the world in an electric plane! The challenge is based off of the Solar Impulse 2 plane which traveled around the world without using any fuel. This is challenging you to do the same in KSP! Basic Rules: -Start at the KSC, go around Kerbin, and finish at KSC. -Only use electricity to achieve this. (No fuel, not even Dawn propulsion, KAX is recommended) -You can land on islands to recharge batteries. -NO MODS BESIDES KAX (Kerbal Aircraft Expansion) Advanced Rules: -All basic rules apply. -Make it around Kerbin in the fastest time possible, and
  13. Hi peeps. I seem to remember there used to be an option to fix solar panels into one plane like the solar panels on JUNO... But look as I have, I cannot find any solar panel that doesn't follow the sun and the option to make them fixed no longer is there. Am I going nuts?... Do I have a bad memory (yeah)?... Does anyone have a clue where I can have resizeable FIXED MOVEMENT solar panels? Help me Kerbiwan Kernobi. You're my only hope.
  14. I was migrating to 1.1.3 along with my ton of mods, and I noticed a nasty issue: even in Direct Sunlight, solar panels have flux and energy generation of 0.000; this is confirmed for both reskinned stock parts, Ven's small panels, and Nertea's large ones. I have no idea where this can even originate. Mod list courtesy of AVC: Log file at https://1drv.ms/t/s!AmlSZuL0ax7C0Ac5y3Zem-13Vq1w
  15. This code is for Solar Science, which as of now doesn't actually do science because it refuses to run the experiment. Instead of calling ModuleScienceExperiment, my parts call this instead. It functioned properly in at least .24 through at least 1.0, but now simply fails. Asked for help from #kspmodders IRC and all we determined is that "public new void" should work just fine. Also determined that public new void DeployExperiment() and public new void DeployAction(KSPActionParam p) weren't firing. //Make sure we're using all available stuff using System; using UnityEngine; namespace Prais
  16. With a Jool transfer window coming up in a few days I've decided that it's time for me to send a mission to Jool. Actually six missions, one for Jool and one for each of its moons. Additionally, R&D has determined that it would be really great to get surface and ocean samples, so they've requested two Laythe landers as well. The ocean probe is pretty simple, but I've decided that I want a rover for the land. The problem I'm running into is that I don't have large solar panels unlocked yet, nor RTGs or fuel cells. So my question is, are solar panels feasible sources of power all the way out
  17. I know this may sound silly, but there should be some way, to get xenon from some sort of air intake or something. Also, maybe some different solar panels/ ion engines? I love all of these things. I love efficiency, can you also maybe add just overall more efficient engines? Oh ,and stock life support if u have time *wink* I understand that it has to be realistic, to me the more realistic the better anyway, thx -Me-
  18. Hi all. Is there any ISP scaling mod that works with KSP 1.0.5? Back in 0.9, I would install the real solar system mod and an ISP scaling mod (Kerbal Isp Difficulty Scaler) which I prefer to installing realism overhaul since it was extremely complex and requires too much planning that it takes out the fun for me. I remember the ISP scaling mod automatically calculates how much ISP it needs to multiply in order to make it feel like a "normal" KSP game. If there's a mod with this functionality that would be perfect.
  19. One major reason to mine asteroids and the moon is to get water for rocket fuel in space, rather than having to lift it out of Earth's gravity well. Suppose that you've got to build a generic solar-powered water-fueled rocket for something like an unmanned space tug. You have to budget tankage, solar collector, engine, and associated structure/modules. Assuming that you have access to mined water in orbit at each possible destination, what makes more sense: building a solar-thermal water rocket, that simply uses giant mirrors to focus solar radiation, boil water, and eject it out the
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