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KSP Challenge: Brick from Orbit Challenge!

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Hello everyone, 

Check out the amazing and creative entries of  last challenge!

First I want to apologize for not posting this challenge before, but here it is: “ Brick from Orbit Challenge "

  • Easy Mode: Land with no parachutes. (engines and wings allowed) from orbit
  • Intermediate Mode: Land with no parachutes or engines.
  • Hard Mode: Land with nothing but the probe (this includes batteries and solar panels)from orbit
  • Impossible Mode: You can use wings, but have to land from orbit of Eve
  • Super Mode: Impress me

Note:

  1. If I don't specifically say you can't use a part, you can use it.
  2. You can use whatever you want to deorbit, but will have to decouple once on a sub-orbital trajectory

SCORING:

There is a point system out of ten.

  • For each 0.1 ton (other than probe, of course) you lose 3 points
  • You get 1 point for being on same continent as KSC
  • 2 for being within sight of it 
  • 5 for being in grounds of KSC
  • 7 for runway/launchpad
  • 15 for on top of VAB or under R&D Bridge

***Points don't add up

****For Impossible Mode you lose 1 point for  every 0.2 ton or 100 units of ablator (You can use heatshields)

 

Share your screenshots, videos or images showing suborbital trajectory, re-entry, about to land(~5km), and landing.

Feel free to add anything else!

We want you to have fun and share it with the whole community!

Special thanks to @JK_Kerbineer for making this challenge possible :D

 

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I assume you can use an engine to deorbit, but not use the engine after that?

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This is confusing. 

Impossible mode + scoring method does not add up. 

Or I could be dense. @Badie can you clarify?

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I'm sorry @Badie... I'm not sure what you mean by a "Brick" 

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Badie, what is "probe" in this challenge = 

1. probe = probe core = 1 part ???????

2. or probe means ... device (from several parts = science parts, power supply, landing "legs", probe core, uncoupled decoupler, heat shield, cargo bay, lightsource... ) ????????????????

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i used my cereal box decoder and i think we are suppose to take a small probe to space and de-couple it back into the atmosphere.

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Baffled...  is there text that actually describes the challenge?  what's a brick?  some sort of probe?  that we have to land?

OH wait!   is the challenge this week to figure out the challenge?

 

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I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this but since this my mission idea, I think I can, so I'll do it anyways.
 

 

I assume you can use an engine to deorbit, but not use the engine after that?

Yes.

 

This is confusing. 

Impossible mode + scoring method does not add up. 

Or I could be dense. @Badie can you clarify?

Well, it says there are there separate rules for impossible mode( There is a footnote). Every other rule applies  

 

I'm sorry @Badie... I'm not sure what you mean by a "Brick" 

The RoveMate probe core, although If you really wanted to for some reason, I suppose you could use another one

 

 

Is this supposed to imply, this is just for fun and the points don't mean anything?

(Like Who's Line Is It Anyway?)

.No, it means that only the location points don't add up. For example, if you landed at the KSC, you couldn't get points  for being on that continent, only for being in the KSC

But either way, all of these challenges are for fun :)

 

Badie, what is "probe" in this challenge = 

1. probe = probe core = 1 part ???????

2. or probe means ... device (from several parts = science parts, power supply, landing "legs", probe core, uncoupled decoupler, heat shield, cargo bay, lightsource... ) ????????????????

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It means only the probe core. As for science,  sorry if you are playing career, no science parts. 

 

Baffled...  is there text that actually describes the challenge?  what's a brick?  some sort of probe?  that we have to land?

OH wait!   is the challenge this week to figure out the challenge?

 

If it was, then that means you already figured it out, so then it isn't. :P

 

i used my cereal box decoder and i think we are suppose to take a small probe to space and de-couple it back into the atmosphere.

Really! I should have more faith in those cereal box things.

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If it was, then that means you already figured it out, so then it isn't. :P

Nah, I haven't figured it out yet...

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The RoveMate probe core, although If you really wanted to for some reason, I suppose you could use another one

Oh, OK... I get it now!

Thanks!

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wait, for the impossible mode, do you have to start from eve orbit and land on kerbin?

or do you have to land in Eve? If this is the case, then how do you get points?

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Not sure how to score it, but here ya go.

 

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Obviously didn't need the heatshield. Just used it for drag. Figured it would help slow me down on the way in.

 

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Within sight of the KSC, but I came up short.

 

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Hit the ground hard enough to bounce; and break a couple of my airbrakes.

 

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Somehow seemed to hit the ground even harder the second time. You can clearly see the rovemate, though. Thing must be the KSP version of a "black box".

 

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Finally came to a stop. Still has the battery and the probe core I used to control it for reentry.

Not a great entry (I used 6 airbrakes, after all), but I was first. So I'll take solace in that. :)

 

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EAT MY POTENTIAL FOR SCIENCE, LEADERBOARD! :cool:
(I have no idea how to score this, but why not?) 10/10 potential for more profit. Needs no fairings on Kerbin, Duna or Laythe. Tried and tested; kerbal approved. :P

Now also human(ish) approved!
Get your all-new 2017 Essar Bean today kraken-fam! :wink: 
https://kerbalx.com/DarkLion/Essar-Bean

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7 hours ago, cratercracker said:

TACTICAL FLAG INCOMING 

Great! I have never used GIMP before, so I apologize if my patch makes you  gag a little :D 

 

4 hours ago, Dark Lion said:

EAT MY POTENTIAL FOR SCIENCE, LEADERBOARD! :cool:
(I have no idea how to score this, but why not?) 10/10 potential for more profit. Needs no fairings on Kerbin, Duna or Laythe. Tried and tested; kerbal approved. :P

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I guess since it is made of wings it is a valid entry? ... Well, it looks cool anyways.

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I have seen that the scoring is confusing some, so let me clear this up. First, see the Scoring section up top to see how many points you get for distance.

On 10/3/2017 at 5:43 PM, Badie said:

 

 

SCORING:

There is a point system out of ten.

  • For each 0.1 ton (other than probe, of course) you lose 3 points
  • You get 1 point for being on same continent as KSC
  • 2 for being within sight of it 
  • 5 for being in grounds of KSC
  • 7 for runway/launchpad
  • 15 for on top of VAB or under R&D Bridge
    Location Points don't add up. For example, landing on launchpad would not give you you points for also being on KSC's continent.

 

 

Then for every 0.1 ton (other than probe) take away 3 points and that is your score.

NOTE: For Impossible mode (Eve) see the separate footnote in the original post for scoring.

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Intermediate difficulty - no Engines, Parachutes or Wings:

Bricky McBrickface, massing 0.505 tons:

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Launched into approximately 90x100km orbit, deorbit stage removes about 80m/s.  Re-entry fire really doesn't happen much:

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Rotate from retrograde to prograde for 'landing':

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And tip back over once landed:

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2.6km from KSC - in grounds, or within sight?  It's on the flat bit....

Assuming in sight, 2 points, minus 3 x 3.5 (.35 tons of not brick), -8.5 points/10.  (Or -5.5/10 if this is in grounds)

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Might I also suggest a points modifier for Eve-drops?

Eve-landed = +2
Eve-splashed down = x1(no bonus)
+1 for each difficulty level passed (up to 4)

46 minutes ago, JK_Kerbineer said:

I guess since it is made of wings it is a valid entry?

Well, there is a probe core... You can just barely see the gold of the HCES II that makes up the rear half of the rover.
All those are control surfaces, locked in position, save the two small D-angle wings under the solar panels.

I made an aerobrick with wheels. Gate-crasher? :P

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@1101 In-grounds means at the edge of the runway or closer

@Dark Lion I would add those, but the scoring is already enough confusing :)

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Hard Mode, only The Brick and four Solar Panels:

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Within sight of KSC:

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I'm not sure, how it should be counted. Weight of solar panels is 0.07 t, and it's less than 0.1 t in rules. Also solar panels are included in probe in rules.

Maybe, from 2 to 0 (2-0.7*3) points.

 

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well ok then. I didnt see "stock parts only"

*cracks knuckles*

*later*

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Im better than I thought at aesthetics

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By the way, Im just saying right now I probably wont get any points, which is fine.

asuuming re-entry position

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Reaction Wheel was moved from second stage to the probe. Now we can control landing, but in Intermediate mode, instead of Hard.

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But now we can land on VAB :) 

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Solar Panels 0.07 t, Reaction Wheel 0.05 t.

Points from 15 to 11.4 (15-1.2*3), depends of unclear counting.

 

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On 04.10.2017 at 12:43 AM, Badie said:
  • Impossible Mode: You can use wings, but have to land from orbit of Eve
  • Super Mode: Impress me

Ок... not sure about "super", but it is for "impossible"

790kg winged probe core+1battery from orbit to Eve surface (splachdown at 10 m/s... not a problem to land this at 6 m/s)

(if i get it right)

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ps: and with or Russian fellows we now argue what is this challenge means???? :

1.from orbit of Eve to Eve? 

2. from orbit of Eve to Kerbin?

3. What mean suborbital trajectory????????? it is under 70km of Kerbin/90 km of Eve (if it is really Eve landing point)???? or it is any suborbital trajectory????? reentry at 2200m/s and 1000m/s is a great heat difference???? So if .... i fall from Eve to Kerbin I can change suborbital trajectory????

4. Or challenge is to test our telepathic abilities to verify what it all means??? :))))))

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