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  1. so this will be the final year for Cassini at Saturn, and at some time in 2017, it will plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, burning up and crunching like a tin can what do you think Cassini will find out in the final year at Saturn, and when will a new mission to Saturn be created?
  2. Hey guys, check out my new video i made this night!
  3. Mission requirements; One mobile rover-base to stay on Titan One orbital station to orbit Titan 4 Satellites to orbit around Titan and create communication coverage on Titan One rocket to be sent and landed on Titan for crew to get back to the Titan orbit after mission ended Orbit station is getting ready to go Everything seems nice so far! See you later, Earth Needs so much DeltaV, hopefully second stage will do the job Crew looks at Earth last time for a long time period. Rescue rocket to be sent to Titan Rescue rocket's second stage Catch ya! All 4 rockets run to Saturn side by side Nearly 1 year passed after leaving Earth's orbit Crew seems happy Biiig big space, but not empty at all Here is Saturn! After 7 long years, we are close to reach Saturn. Making maneuvras to reach Titan. Rocket that carries Rover-Base, is fixing it's direction towards Titan Fixing other rockets' orbits (Orbital Station, Rescue Rocket, Satellites) Cool shot from Rescue Rocket carrier Rocket, making correction burn Orbital Station's carrier rocket is the first rocket out of 4 rockets who arrived Titan Orbit first! Time to orbit Titan A cool shot from orbital station's cockpit A rocket that carries satellites arrived! Time to orbit A rocket that carries rescue rocket arrived as well! Putting satellites on orbit A rocket that carries mobile rover-base arrived Titan's orbit as well That's it boys, rover is going down on Titan, right now! Flying car weeeeee Weird glitches. Well ksp version 1.3, RSS version 1.2.2, scatterer version 0.300 soo.. i expect glitches What are they o.O Are there trees on Titan? They are getting smaler when we gets closer.. Time to chute It was a VERY VERY SLOW trip, we are getting there boi! And rover is landed There is no crew yet on rover, but luckily it has it's own control computer! And i found a rock! First time i saw a rock on Titan ever on KSP Btw i broke my antenna.. That's how rover gets electricity (There is very little sun-light together with 8 days long night time, so nuclear activity was the best choice..) I didn't plan to bring Engineer down here, but to fix this antenna, i would change my plan Meanwhile in orbital station, crew is getting ready for leaving station to go on Titan's surface I use Alcor pod as a lander pod For one reason, i cannot move kerbals within parts so i needed to EVA mission to exchange my crew (because i need one Engineer down there to repair antenna so plans are changed!) Jeb's crews, Lisman and Dedorf ladies, they look happy. Station's crew looks meh Making preparations for leaving station Time to go! Maneuvras.. Btw that black bottom is not a heat shield, it is a fuel tank. Titan's atmosphere is like a pillow, so you don't actually need a heat shield unless you plan to direct hit on Titan with 20k DeltaV. Okay enough talking Crew looks incredibly happy This would make the job Or not... 55km off of the target Chutes.. It takes forever to land. I cannot move Kerbals one by one to the rover, so it makes more sense to mov rover to crew! After literally one hour, rover-base finally reached the crew! Lets get into your new house for few years, kerbals I don't like the geography, i want to park my rover-base next to one lake (methane lake). 120km to go. Reached the area where rover-base landed on (55km back). Separate part can be seen on the ground which separated chute and rover. 65km more to go. Glitch, if you fall down, you ded (fell one time) Finally i found one cute methane lake after 120km (took 2 hours), parked next to it Crew deserves to get one break to hang out (btw somehow engineer couldnt repair antenna, anyone know why? instead i mistakenly exploded it ) Night time on Titan 90 degree top angle from the rover, amazing view Sky from rover's cockpit See you in next mission while my kerbals hanging out! Next mission will be landing rescue rocket on Titan from Titan's orbit, and then carrying crew to the orbit station.
  4. I'll be recreating some of the most interesting missions from the alternate history series "Eyes Turned Skywards" , I know I'm not the first, but I'll try to be the best! I'll try to be faithful to the source material, but sometimes I'll be taking some artistic and technical liberties. All constructive criticism will be more than welcome! Chapter 1 - Freedom November 12, 1988 Cape Kennedy The birth of Freedom Space station Freedom Challenger HSM (Habitat and Service Module) launch atop Saturn H03 Dedicated to @e of pi , @nixonshead and @Workable Goblin, thanks for empowering imagination. Parts provided by the one and only @CobaltWolf and the talented @benjee10.
  5. There are plenty of planet pack tutorials with Kopernicus, so i decided to make use of it. This pack adds in a new planet out there, past Jool. It's named Slyton. This pack is inspired by the Saru Planet Pack by tygoo7: These celestial bodies will be added to the game: Green means finished, Orange means busy and Red means not started at all. ~Slyton; The main gas giant. It's a Saturn/Gas Planet 2 analog. ~Arcturus; A little asteroid somewhere in the rings of Slyton. ~Eeloo; Yep, our little friend joins the party! ~Therol; A Titan analog, but also an analog to something i wanted to make ages ago; a DARK planet. That says it's gonna be dark grey. ~Loptus; A Iapetus analog, but then with green/red. Yep. More might be added, but the main plan is this I might release it this summer. After some work and painfull fails, i got it released. Still alpha, expect bugs!
  6. Simple enough, got inspiration from the Jool 5 mission. All you have to do is land on all of Voon's moons. Required: KSS (duh) Scatterer EVE Yeah so. Do it! P.S: After you are done, throw the probe into Voon, protocol demands that there is no space junk!
  7. It doesn't look true but it looks like Titan is wrong color and it and Saturn are too close. I'm still spooked by it though.
  8. Since I've begun to clog up the WIP thread with all my Saturn posts, and because the Saturn I is nearing completion, I would like to move my progress updates for this project to their own thread. There have been loads of Saturn replicas here, so you may well ask "Why another one?" Well, I felt like it. That's why. The Saturn rocket family is one of the most important in history, and I would like to try my hand at recreating these massive rockets that eventually propelled America to the Moon. Planned Variants* Saturn I Block I: First stage test flight, dummy S-IV: Planned Block II: First live S-IV stage: Released DOWNLOAD AS-101/SA-6 Apollo CM boilerplate test: Released DOWNLOAD AS-103/SA-9 Boilerplate, with Pegasus micrometeorite satellite. Released DOWNLOAD Saturn IB Apollo CSM AS-201, AS-202 Apollo 1 (Planned), Apollo 7, Skylab 2, Skylab 3, Skylab 4: Released DOWNLOAD AS-203 No spacecraft, test of S-IVB restart capability: Released DOWNLOAD Apollo 5 Lunar Module test flight in Low Earth Orbit: In development Apollo-Soyuz Test Project CSM and docking adapter (Soyuz rocket sold separately): Planned Saturn V CSM Only Apollo 4, Apollo 6, Apollo 8: Planned CSM + LEM Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 13, Apollo 14: Planned CSM+LEM+LRV Apollo 15, Apollo 16, Apollo 17: Planned (Seriosuly, this one is gonna take some time) Skylab I: Planned *Subject to change Work-in-Progress Photos Saturn I Block II AS-101 Boilerplate Test AS-103 with Pegasus satellite Saturn IB with Apollo CSM AS-203
  9. Hi people! I'm playing KSP since... well for pretty long time, but it is my first post here in this forum. Actually most of my time i'm playing with RSS mod. It's because of Macollo. Once i saw video about he's Venus mission, i was so impressed by epicness of real flights and scales of real planets, so i decided that i must do similar mission. And about half year after i did it. I landed on Venus and then took off. Unfortunately i was not recording this flight, so now i have only several screenshots about it. Couple of weeks ago i decided to do another cool thing. While everybody flying to Mars or Moon, i thought that it would be great to get to one of the gas-giant's satellite. Sure most of them - pretty boring pieces of rocks and ice exept Titan. Titan have atmosphere, so it is possible to fly there. In december 2015 i sent there a probe - small unmanned plane with propeller. Thanks to dense atmosphere and low gravity it was flying very well. Now i decided to sent there manned mission. I already had a ship, named "Neil Armstrong", equipped with electric propulsion engines and four nuclear reactors. So i only had to build an SSTO for Titan. Unlike atmosphere of Laythe, air on Titan consists only nitrogen and methane, so i could not use normal jet engines. I choosed "Torch" nuclear turbojets for my plane. I already used them in my mission on Venus. They work very well in dense atmosphere and need no fuel. Also the flight promised to be very long, so i had to load my ship with 200 tons of food, water and oxygen. It should be enough for 13 years of life of four kerbals. Due to very high effectiveness of ion engines, total weight of the ship was only 1000 tons. Unfortunately, ion engines as effective as they are weak, so my TWR during departure burn was very low (approximately 0.07G's) Because of that and because of my navigational mistake, i spent too much deltaV to get to Saturn, so i had to cancel planned landing on Japetus. When i reached Titan's orbit, i saw mechjeb showing that i have only 7,5 km/s of deltaV left. One moment i even thought that i failed my mission, because 7.5 was totally not insufficiently to get back to Earth. Fortunately when I threw the extra food and fuel for reactors, numbers recovered to the acceptable values. In general, I want to say that this was the most difficult of all my missions, it cost me a lot of nerve cells and red eyes from lack of sleep. But it was totally worth it. I made a video of my flight and now i want to share it with you. Actually it is my first ingame-video and it's not perfect, but i hope you'll enjoy it. Part1 Part 2 coming soon...
  10. Hello, people! So, I got the great FASA mod, and I'm trying to make it work with RSS (not easy at all, they don't seem to be calibrated one for the other), and I tried to load the FASA stock ship Saturn V Apollo Lunar, but it couldn't load because it seems to be missing these two parts: FASASaturnSLA and FASASaturnUllage. Does anybody know what these are and any reason I don't have them? The FASA and RSS mods were downloaded via CKAN. Thanks in advance!
  11. This is a modified version of the Saturn-Shuttle concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn-Shuttle NOTE: The version shown uses J-2S engines, but have been changed back to SSMEs for the increased thrust! The Saturn-Shuttle was a concept to launch the Space Shuttle on a modified Saturn V. For this version, I modified the original design (which had a payload capacity of 60.5 T to LEO) to instead use a 6.5m diameter external tank (the same diameter as the S-IVB, reducing costs for new infrastructure) and slightly shorter, to be only slightly longer than the Shuttle itself. The top of the tank would contain a payload fairing for higher-risk or oversize payloads, like space station modules, or Shuttle-Centaur missions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur_%28rocket_stage%29#Shuttle-Centaur. Meanwhile, the S-IC would be kept, but with 3-4 F-1A engines instead of 5 for the reduced mass of the upper stages. The center engine would do the reentry and landing burns, before the S-IC propulsively lands on a barge for reuse. This would make use of the extra S-IC performance to reduce the costs of this system (instead of using the hard-to-reuse SRBs). Larger fins may be added to increase this launch system's stability. Lastly, it can also launch unmanned- as the development money for the SRBs and 8m diameter External Tank is instead of modifying the Shuttle to be unmanned. Ejection seats and pressure suits would always be worn during manned missions. A preliminary launch payload capacity and first launch date of 30T to LEO and 1982-1983. A heavy-lift version could be made by first dumping S-IC reusability, then removing the Shuttle, instead placing the now air-started SSMEs on the side of the rocket, where the Shuttle was. The payload would be carried in the 6.5 meter diameter fairing, which can be increased to 8 meters if necessary, and would target a payload capacity of 90T to LEO, possibly increasing to 95T with the Centaur-Shuttle upper stage. A larger upper stage, and another F-1A engine added to the core stage, would increase the payload to 130T to LEO. How much would thus reduce launch and development costs of the Space Shuttle if it was developed like this in the first place? Would it work?