sdj64 Posted September 23, 2015 Share Posted September 23, 2015 (edited) Several people have done ISRU grand tours, or almost tours (without Eve) since the release of KSP 1.0. However no one has even attempted a grand tour in the old style - bring everything you'll need with you from the beginning. Not until now. (Teutooni has started a grand tour here, check it out!) Origin Grand Tour Jeb remembers the good old days. When his piloting skills, not some probe core's advanced SAS functions, saved the ship from certain destruction. When engineers had to strap on Moar Boosters, instead of strapping on an ISRU converter and drills. When he could ride on a command seat strapped to a missile falling through Eve's atmosphere. When he could pilot his spaceplane to any planet in the system, and back from most of them. This mission fixes only one of those things. Sorry Jeb. The mission will be run in KSP 1.0.4 on a Science mode save with Kerbal Engineer Redux, Stock Bug Fix, and Better Timewarp. In addition to landing on all planets with a solid surface, we'll try to do a Jool 5 challenge at Jeb's level, and collect some spare bits and pieces of ScienceTM along the way. Current progress: Finished! Giant photo album of the whole trip! Science gathered: Spoiler 25738.1 Science total. 11473 from the Jool system (for Jool-5 challenge scoring purposes). The Ship: Borrowing the best elements of hard sci-fi aesthetics and Kerbal ingenuity, the Origin Interplanetary Ship will take 5 Kerbals on a tour of the system. It's built for efficiency and aerobraking ability. Mass: 138 tons TWR fully fueled: 0.13 (Kerbin) Delta V: 7500 (with all equipment except Eve lander) The Eve Lander: The Starfighter Eve Lander is the pinnacle of technology for landing on Eve's pinnacles and returning to tell the tale. Its wings give it the ability to reduce speed in the upper atmosphere and then glide down to a mountaintop landing. Mass: 20 tons TWR at launch: 1.42 (Eve) Delta V: 7000 The Landers and Equipment: From left to right, the Pip Ion Lander, Pop LFO Lander, Tylo Booster, Interplanetary Pod, RTG module, RCS tug, and Laythe jet booster. Like the Eve lander, they use our patented seat in a service bay non-pressurized pod to reduce weight. The Interplanetary Pod will ensure that the mission stays within the Jool 5 rules, no seats for interplanetary transfers. The landers include small science parts. Combined Mass: 12 tons Ion Lander dV: 9000 LFO Lander dV: 2650 Edited November 30, 2015 by sdj64 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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