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Is there a mod where you can select where you science goes when you transmit it, instead of going straight to kerbin? This way you can transmit it to a close space station (giving space stations a purpose) without science lost, in case your ship can't go back to kerbin. If there isn't a mod out there, can somebody with modding skills make that (I don't know how to mod)? I think this would be a good mod and make space stations useful.

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space stations are usefull for refueling

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7 hours ago, Spaceman17 said:

space stations are usefull for refueling

Only if there is fuel there :)

Peace.

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This is a really nice idea. How would it work though? You'd need to be able to specify the destination on transmitting science.

* How would valid destinations be registered or discovered? They would have to both be able to store science, and also be reachable from the current vessel through the comms network. Does the comms system API provide the information that would be needed?

* Would all possible reachable stores of science be selectable? That could be a lot. If not all, how should the system choose which ones to present as options?

One way to do this would be to provide a new science transceiver part that can receive transmitted science. Then when you transmit science if no such transceiver is reachable it just goes 'home'. If one or more are reachable then a dialog pops up with buttons for 'Home' and the names of each reachable vessel with a transceiver (or 'MyVessel Transceiver 1; MyVessel Transceiver 2', etc if more than one transciever). The science goes to the transceiver part, then you switch to the vessel and transfer it to the science lab or whatever.

Its not necessarily trivial.

BTW you should really use a more descriptive subject line. Even just 'Science transmission mod suggestion' would have been a thousand percent more useful.

Simon Hibbs

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11 minutes ago, simonh said:

This is a really nice idea. How would it work though? You'd need to be able to specify the destination on transmitting science.

The Science Relay mod already does it.  When you get the result of an experiment, there is the normal transmit button, which transmits to Kerbin, and a second transmit button for transmitting between vessels.  Clicking the second button brings up a list of vessels to which you are connect via the CommNet and which are capable of storing science.  Select the vessel and the science is transmitted.  Normal transmission losses are incurred, but only once.  There is no further loss for subsequent retransmission.

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20 minutes ago, TheRagingIrishman said:

@simonh 

DMagic has a good way of doing it

Did you even bother to read ANY of the other replies? @OhioBob already linked the exact same thread TWELVE HOURS ago!

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5 minutes ago, Tex_NL said:

Did you even bother to read ANY of the other replies? @OhioBob already linked the exact same thread TWELVE HOURS ago!

Yes, but @simonh apparently didn't see it.  @TheRagingIrishman was just responding to somebody else who apparently skipped over my post.

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9 minutes ago, Tex_NL said:

Did you even bother to read ANY of the other replies? @OhioBob already linked the exact same thread TWELVE HOURS ago!

Bro I know that. SimonH was asking about how it would work and I linked the thread (Ohio linked the curse page) in which there's a detailed description of the mechanics of the mod. Honestly it's not a big deal so chill.

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2 hours ago, TheRagingIrishman said:

(Ohio linked the curse page)

I did originally, but I soon thereafter revised it.

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