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  1. KSP Transfer Illustrator Links KSP Transfer Illustrator KSP Trajectory Illustrator Description Inspired by existing mission planning tools (alexmoon's Launch Window Planner and Arrowstar's Trajectory Optimization Tool), I have made a couple of web apps to help visualize trajectories for mission planning. While the KSP Trajectory Optimization Tool is much more powerful and has many more features, the idea is that Transfer Illustrator can be used without downloading or installing any software and has an unintimidating user interface. I've also tried to make t
  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. I'm trying to intercept Moho for a mission. Basically to create a new outpost. So far so good. I used the transfer calculator to get the time for the transfer and left Kerbin 10 days prior to the best window. I thought that I would need to use more dV than usual. When I tried to do the burn to get on the same inclination as Moho, I found that it was going to be on the other side of the orbit (see the image) Is there any way to fix the transfer? Thanks
  4. Hello, Im actualy orbiting mun with 4 tourist and Jeb I ran out of fuel and i need to bring them back to Kerbin. So i decided to build a rescue craft but i realised that i cant EVA tourists. So i can only save Jeb but not the tourist... Is there any solution to bring them back ? There are some pics : https://imgur.com/gallery/yNAoy8j PS: Sorry for my bad english :S
  5. I managed to assemble my brand new shiny space station. It has a Mk 1 lander can as the central hub, with docking ports (normal size, not junior or senior) on all sides and science modules hanging off the side of those. After the station was built I launched a ferry craft to bring up the crew, docked, and then found that I could not transfer any of the crew out of my command pod into the lander can. Should the kerbals be able to transfer from the command pod to the lander can through the docking port? If so what actions do I need to take to "open" the docking port to allow transfer - does
  6. I have been trying to send a satellite or probe to Eve for quite some time but I can't figure out the transfer window. I have sent many ships to places like Jool or Duna just by eyeballing the window but I just can't for Eve. Does anybody have an easy way of figuring out transfer windows? I'm getting tired of Duna.
  7. Hello kerbonauts, As a 'purist', I have never used any mods or cheatsheets and so I used to do all calculations by hand. The only way for me to use a CalculationsSheet, is to make one myself, so that's what I did. Using it for all sorts of hohmann-transfers, commsat-deployments and delta-v calculations. I know there have been other mods and sheets around for years, which can do exactly the same thing. I made my own CalculationSheets to maintain the 'purist' way of playing, but without having to do manual calculations. I have no problems at all with non-purists, it's a singleplayer g
  8. I've built a vessel to mine fuel on Minmus and return it to a tanker in LKO. I did my mining, flew back to LKO and transferred all my fuel into a big orange tank - all fine so far. I now want to transfer a small amount back to my mining vessel, equally distributed between some radial fuel tanks (with equal amounts of fuel and oxidiser) but this seems very difficult to do. I only want to transfer enough back to get back to the surface of Minmus, but it seems fiddly to get an exact balance of fuel between tanks so that weight distribution is equal. Any tips? I'm using stock and career mode.
  9. Hello, sorry for my bad english... So I bought the game on the KSP site 2 or 3 years ago, but now, I have Steam. Is it possible to transfer my game on Steam ?
  10. I have a couple of questions about the above. When circularising my orbit above Kerbin should I also be checking the inclination and if so what should it be at for the best transfer orbit to Mun? Often when I burn for the Mun I find the encounter is going to kick me up at around a 30-45 degree angle. Going for a capture burn at periapsis then puts me in a heavily inclined orbit around Mun. This is ok for tourists and small satellites when I have plenty of dV to spare but I'd like to do things more precisely. May I have some tips on getting a more equatorial orbit around
  11. Hi, I have a mobile procession lab orbiting duna with a barometer, thermometer and gravimax attached and have collected the data from these for research by the two scientists stationed there. This worked fine, the data was added to the lab and they are making science. I then docked a craft that had spent a lot of time (67 experiments worth) collecting science from duna, put a kerbal eva, collected the science from this craft and added it to the mobile lab. I expected the data count to go up but instead it just added the experiments. Could someone tell me how I add the data
  12. Following up from a thread in gameplay, my suggestion for the next release is a revision of the fuel transfer mechanism. Instead of the rather rudimentary ALT+click to fill a tank, you should be able to specify how much fuel/ox/monoprop you would like to transfer. This could be acheived (I'm guessing) by making the fuel/ox/monoprop sliders manually adjustable, as they are in the VAB. It would also be helpful to be able to lock liquid fuel and oxidiser together so you could transfer in the right ratio. Another option might be to be able to specify how much fuel you would like to transfer f
  13. This has probably already been answered here and there, but a search didn't turn anything up, so.... I've been flying basic Mun missions over and over with slightly different parameters to get the hang of it, and I wondered something. When you're plotting the Hohmann transfer, is it more efficient to aim at the L1 point (just at the very inner edge of the Mun's SOI) or as close to the Mun's orbital distance as you can? In other words, is it better to do the capture burn from the edge of the SOI or from as close as possible to the Mun's surface? My inclination (no pun intended) is to
  14. Having just reached Year 1 Day 260 in my Career Mode game, I sent off a small flotilla of craft to explore this new (to me) territory. It would be really handy to have a list of the launch windows as they open up, rather than fast forwarding when I want to go somewhere specific. Does such a list exist? Starting at Year 1 Day1 and listing the transfer windows in date order for the first few years? If so, please add a link. Otherwise I may have to start work on one Cheers
  15. Hello! In short, recently I created a heavy rover and a tanker ship in the career mode. When I landed the both on Minmus and docked them together, I suddenly discovered that I cannot transfer fuel+oxidizer from the rover (any of its 2 tanks) to the tanker ship (any of its 2 tanks) or vice versa. I still can transfer monopropellant between those, and I can transfer fuel+oxidizer between tanks of the same vessel, but when I try to do that between the vessels, no "In" and "Out" buttons appear. I've restarted the application, have docked and undocked the vehicles - and apparently nothing help
  16. I'm currently trying to pass that next great milestone in every KSP player's career: my first landing and return from another planet. In this case the planet is Duna, but here's my problem. Whenever I do my interplanetary transfer and encounter Duna I end up with a periapsis well below or above Duna. This means that I would have to expend a ton of fuel to achieve an equatorial orbit. Is there a better way to do this? Is there a way to angle my ejection burn so that I match Duna's orbital inclination or do I have to do a mid-course correction (not looking forward to the dV required for a p
  17. Hello, Having an issue with KAC and transfer windows. Basically KAC transfer window and node editor for the transfer is not matching up in any way. i.e. I've noticed when I set an alarm for a Kerbin to another planet and come back to that alarm, say 5 days prior to set-up the launch to orbit, mechjeb or the maneuver node says the window is months or years away. i thought initially I was missing the window, or had the wrong parent body select in KAC, but it's been consistent. So to try to clarify better: I set an alarm for Eve. KAC says x-fer window in 100 days. I do
  18. Let's say (hypothetically) that you had a very, very fast spaceship. As in, it can accelerate to 0.5c in a minute. (Presumably, this would require some rather hardy Kerbals, but that's besides the point). It runs on Mysterium fuel, which never depletes (it's a mystery why!) If this spaceship wants to transfer from Kerbin to Duna in the least amount of time possible*, what should the maneuver be? My intuition is that it could burn towards the target the whole time. But perhaps it is a prograde burn, and then a lot of radial burns? What is the fastest flightplan? * Ignoring timed d
  19. OMG! Just got Kerbal Alarm clock and found out I have a Jool window in seven days! Gaaah! Can somebody help me come up with a viable lander system that can get back from Jool? I can get there, just not back. Any and all help tremendously appreciated. Thanks, Mycroft 33 Edit: Sorry! Should have said ‘Jool system’. I haven’t picked a moon yet, but it won’t be Laythe.
  20. This is for new people who need help with orbital maneuvers and transferring to your first celestial body! It took me a long time to understand at first too, so I hope I can at least help someone along! Enjoy it, worked on it while I was bored! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0K8gNf10roUVTZOZnl6SUF6eG8
  21. Hey all, So I recently posted a thread about trans-Mars injections, and some of the responses really got me thinking. Thanks to you all, I've finally learned that transfer orbits do not have to be in the same plane as either the origin or target, so long as you can put the AN/DN at the intercept point. For some reason, this topic seems to be rarely discussed here or in almost all the articles about interplanetary spaceflight I could find. I feel like I've discovered a well kept secret that holds the key to efficient transfers. Anyway, in fiddling around with a maneuver node at the
  22. Hello, I was wondering if the old planet transfer guide made by Kosmo-not back when 0.22 was the latest version has been updated or got a sequel. If you don't know what guide I'm talking about then you haven't gone really far in the game but here's the link: http://ksp.olex.biz/ I would really want to see one come out adjusted to the new physics tweaks and since Scott Manley has previewed v1.1, I hope that someone will update or make a new guide to go along with the monster update to Unity engine V. I'm sorry if there's already a more recent one that exists as I have not seen an
  23. Hi, I wonder if it's possible to transfer 'science' from one pod to another on the same craft? Why I'd find this useful is that if I have a small landing module that I undock from the main craft for landing, taking surface samples & EVA data, then I dock again with the main ship, I'd like to take the results back to Kerbal. But at the same time I'd like to ditch the landing module. So that I can transfer the 'science', I'd need to 'move it' from the landing module's pod to the pod of the main ship / homecoming ship. Other resources, like fuel, can be transferred. Can 'science' also be
  24. Hey. i want to make an script in kos that can calculate und flay from any planet to an other planet, like Trigger Transfer Window. i had tried a lot but i have nothing that works in the right way... can someone help me please?
  25. I have a few questions regarding interplanetary transfers. 1) Do you travel to other planets in career mode or do you do them in sandbox or science mode? Reason for asking is, the ships I made for say, a one-way trip to Moho, was so expensive moneywise I find it hard to imagine this would be something I'd do on a regular basis in career mode. If you do go to other planets in career mode then 1.1) Any tips on keeping the costs down? All tips, no matter how obvious or mundane they may seem, are welcome as long as they are constructive. I do use a few mods but right now t
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