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Moesly_Armlis

Science Triggered

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Probes that have no signal also have no control under the proper difficulty settings.

So in order to mitigate the lack of a flight computer I am suggesting that science reports should be able to automatically trigger when reaching a specific situation.

The science package is programmed during fabrication or in flight.  The science modules could have target and situation options. 

Planning a mission to explore space just outside of Kerbin's SOI when the Deep Space Network is in its infancy.  The Goo canister and other science instruments are programmed to obtain science while Flying High in space over the Sun.  Then when the vessel reaches that specific situation the probe wakes, completes the science experiment, stores it and then returns to hibernation.  The science reports could then be relayed back to Kerbin once the probe is back within the range of the Deep Space Network.

 

Edited by MoeslyArmlis

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Awesome idea! But Actiongroups still work when out of contact, IIRC

Edited by OrbitalBuzzsaw

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The way science instruments work is just really dumb.

They should be active ALL THE TIME and gather scientific data ALL THE TIME as graphs. Science points need to go (to hell). Removing them actually fixes most of the problems with career. Performing scientific instruments should be rewarded with reputation, which then is calculated directly to money used to research the tech tree and vessel building.

But that's offtopic. Anyway, science experiments should gather the data represented as graphs.

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