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So far all the moons in the Kerbal system orbit the same direction around a planet. We need some variety. I think it would be great if some moons orbited in a different direction than others. That is, some moons orbit retrograde while others orbit prograde. This would work especially well with Jool's moons, since Jool has the most moons of any planet in the Kerbal system and Jool's real-life counter part, Jupiter, has moons that orbit in opposite directions. This might complicate achieving encounters with some moons, but i think we all enjoy a challenging mission. The orbits of Jupiter's satellites (above)
When KSP 1.2 came out, Scott Manley brought up the concern of having to rotate a craft back and forth to see navigation waypoints on the nav ball. I thought I'd be clever and try mounting a probe body backwards on top of a crewed command pod, and see if I could land by pointing 'prograde' while controlling the craft from the backwards probe. No such luck; the craft would pitch wildly and then accelerate upward. I haven't yet tried rotating the backwards-mounted probe 180 degrees around its axis to see if I can get a 'prograde' vector that was actually retrograde. I'll try that when I'm home next. Aside from mods, has anyone come up with a clever way to view these waypoints while flying retrograde? --