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KSP Challenge: Landing like Elon does!

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Check out the amazing and creative entries of last week challenge! 

This week we have another theme for you: “Landing like Elon does”

You must orbit and land under rocket power only (no lander legs, no mods).Bonus points for landing only using SRB's. Share your screenshots, videos or images. We want you to have fun and share it with the whole community! This challenge we have a special badge for the participants! 

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No landing legs? :/ 

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Ha, cool, first! :D Cool challenge!

Edit. Oh... okay...:)
Edit 2, Oh, no legs? :confused:

Edited by Mikki

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2 minutes ago, Badie said:

no mods

Silly question, but does "no mods" include "readout-only" mods like KerbalEngineer, and Trajectories?

I feel like if we're really landing like Elon does, we'd be allowed to use a ton of software to assist us with an optimal landing trajectory :wink:

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I envision human-shaped crafts "landing like Elon does [after he jumps]" under rocket power

Confused about the no landing legs rule. Splashdown instead? IRL rockets can't land on their engines... :/ 

Edited by Skylon

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7 minutes ago, Kobymaru said:

I feel like if we're really landing like Elon does, we'd be allowed to use a ton of software to assist us with an optimal landing trajectory :wink:

You're confusing your Elons: this challenge obviously refers to the legendary Elon Kerman, the first Kerbal to make it to orbit on a command seat strapped onto an SRB and land it back at the KSC without use of guidance systems, parachutes, or landing legs, before he vanished from public life. Rumour has it he's been spotted on several of the landscape photos taken by a Duna rover, but the folks at KSC neither deny nor confirm it...

Edited by swjr-swis

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Pretty sure Elon uses landing legs.  Maybe that should be no parachutes.

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15 minutes ago, Skylon said:

Confused about the no landing legs rule. Splashdown instead? IRL rockets can't land on their engines... :/ 

Let's be honest, stock landing legs are not useful for high weights anyway. Making "legs" out of Big-S Wing strakes and AV-1T Winglets is safer.

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Sounds like fun.  Time to work on a 2 stage fully reusable rocket.  

Also can we make lander legs?

 

Edited by Rocketthrust

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11 minutes ago, Kobymaru said:

Let's be honest, stock landing legs are not useful for high weights anyway. Making "legs" out of Big-S Wing strakes and AV-1T Winglets is safer.

nope! the best part is structural pylon - it resist 70 m/s impact tolerance 

now... construction...

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Do it EJSA style, make your own legs! :cool:

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Umm... what if I just load up any rocket, stage, then tap z and x in quick succession? Challenge completed.

Edit: Didn't see the orbit thing. This challenge looks okay, but there's not as much space for creativity compared to the last one. I'll still give it a go though. :)

Edited by MiffedStarfish

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BAM, easiest challenge ever!!!!!

 

Here's me orbiting

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Comming in HOT!

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easy does it, easy does it...

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Touchdown!!!!

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(Just like the contracts, just pay very very good attentions to the specified rulings) Now gimme my badge!!!! 

 

AND... Back to mining... :cool:

 

Edited by LoSBoL

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omg.. they did not wright "land on Kerbin" (facepalm) ..... so.... we caaaan land everythere????

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Ehmm, what do you mean by "rocket power"? Aren't RCS thrusters rocket? Reactive? or Jetpack?

Challenge accepted and done!

Orbiting Ike (yeap, startpoint was on Ike surface, why not?)

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Decelerating horizontal speed

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"Falling" down

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Decelerating vertical speed

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Successfully landed!

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Edited by AlexSilver

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Landing with only SRB's, no legs:

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How to land: switch to IVA view, look at Radar Altimeter, turn on Sepratrons at 250 m.

 

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Seems to be a little confusion on what the challenge is about. My attempt orbits a rocket around Kerbin then lands on Kerbin under power with no chutes and (strangely) no landing gear. 

 

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I think Kerbin must be in the equation, because Elon does it on the atmospheric home planet and lands things at Space Centers or on droneships.

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It really doesn't matter guys, only you will know if you did it right or wrong.

Edited by Alshain

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Is FMRS allowed? Are wheels permitted? 

Edited by DeltaDizzy

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Awaiting a bit of clarification. If chutes are OK, I can dig out my workhorse from an old save, but it makes no sense to me.

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4 hours ago, Alshain said:

It really doesn't matter guys, only you will know if you did it right or wrong.

Absolutely!

Let me just emphasize I knew the challenge was ment for Kerbin and my submission should not be taken seriously, it was just me having fun with a loophole and sharing with the community.  I take my hat off to anyone who does it on Kerbin, (or Ike for that matter, I consider even getting there an accomplishment.)

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No landing gear? Alright, i'll pretend to be smart.

"Retro"-fully reusable SSTO!

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Landing on airbreaks is tough through...

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