MatterBeam

Colonizing Saturn - A Kerbal Epic

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Hi!

Here, I will document the escape of a meager crew of ten Kerbals and their pieced-together spaceship from the chaos of the inner planets. They leave of the Saturn Escape, a small 470 ton craft made to bear the hopes of an entire species.

Year 2200 Day 1 to Year 2200 Day 124 

Year 2200 Day 134 to Year 2200 Day 139

Year 2200 Day 139 to Year 2200 Day 157

This is an RSS Extended playthrough, showcasing the three mods in my signature: SimpleConstruction, SimpleLife and Year220.

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Wow. Looks like a lot of effort went into that. Well done you.

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42 minutes ago, NotAgain said:

Wow. Looks like a lot of effort went into that. Well done you.

Thank you. I had intended to do this muxh earlier, but I lacked the necessary mods. So I built them.

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Impressive work. With phrases such as "Massing a meagre 472 tons," one can tell that you mean business.  Looking forward to seeing those rings up close. 

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3 minutes ago, UnusualAttitude said:

Impressive work. With phrases such as "Massing a meagre 472 tons," one can tell that you mean business.  Looking forward to seeing those rings up close. 

It would be logical for the Kerbals, indentured asteroid miners, to build something light, with the ability to build what it needs, than to send everything at once.

Also, the Saturn Escape would mass 9 times more with chemical propellants.

I also look forwards to Saturn's rings!

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Just now, MatterBeam said:

It would be logical for the Kerbals, indentured asteroid miners, to build something light, with the ability to build what it needs, than to send everything at once.

Also, the Saturn Escape would mass 9 times more with chemical propellants.

I also look forwards to Saturn's rings!

Well, if the inner solar system is at war, they would want to rush out as quickly as possible.

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Will you go for Titan too?

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Construction and landing of the Phoebe Settlement begins.

Year 2200 Day 134 to Year 2200 Day 139

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, VASMIR said:

Why not Titan?

They don't have enough resources to start a Titan colony yet. 

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Part 3!

The first phase of colonization is finished, but lots more needs to be done...

 

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Which moon is next?

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There's debate as to whether capture an asteroid, dive straight for Titan or build a backup colony on an airless moon.

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Very nice project.  I like the whole "Kerbals are 'Blade Runner'-type replicants" thing :)

But as to your lack of water.  From what I saw in the initial chapter, you just did the orbital survey and didn't follow that up with prospecting using the surface scanner or NBS.  The orbital survey is intentionally misleading.  The whole stock resource thing is a scavenger hunt of several steps, each one giving you a clue to refine your search in the next step.

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