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[WIP] Archtagon Aerospace - Low-Tech is not No-Tech

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Low-tech is not No-tech!

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You'll be surprised how useful old technology really is for the space program

While of course you could use the parts supplied specifically for the space program, you can get farther, quicker, by using utilities that have a history of versatility.

This is a part pack dedicated to early Career Mode, ever though the tech-tree was a bit sparse in the early game?

This pack includes some parts to kick start your exploration of the Kerbol system.

Prerelease Available at SpaceDock

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Changelog  :

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1.1.0 : Model Overhauls; New Parts; Misc Bug Fixes

1.0.0 : Initial Release

 

Planned Features :

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Planned Parts

1. Individual Avionics, sun sensors, gyroscopes, star trackers, all of which control a one or more SAS functions. 

2. Non-rechargeable batteries with controllable power output.

 

Pack Licensed under MIT License ; Enclosed in File

Edited by Knarkle

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@CobaltWolf Reminds me of a certain parts mod that started off small and grew into one of the best damn mods I've ever played with. :wink:

Looking forward to see how this develops.

 

@Knarkle :cool:

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1 hour ago, Kalidor said:

@CobaltWolf Reminds me of a certain parts mod that started off small and grew into one of the best damn mods I've ever played with. :wink:

Looking forward to see how this develops.

Holy smokes, you're still around?!?

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I like your concept of early  low tech parts but parts like Micro-Meteor Sensor  is hardly early tech as it require very sophisticated scanning and analysis. Instead replace the Micro-Meteor Sensor by a basic  radiation sensor, which were realy used at the start of space travel. A part that should be realy added is a basic radio transmitter that is able to periodicly send beeps. This can be used to calculated ionosphere density

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33 minutes ago, FreeThinker said:

I like your concept of early  low tech parts but parts like Micro-Meteor Sensor  is hardly early tech as it require very sophisticated scanning and analysis. Instead replace the Micro-Meteor Sensor by a basic  radiation sensor, which were realy used at the start of space travel. A part that should be realy added is a basic radio transmitter that is able to periodicly send beeps. This can be used to calculated ionosphere density

I'd say that's a matter of perspective. This 'micro-meteorite detector' could be nothing more than two thin sheets of foil that, register when impacted by a micro-meteorite (or debris, or kerbal ham-fistedness). That seems suitably low tech enough to me?

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4 hours ago, FreeThinker said:

I like your concept of early  low tech parts but parts like Micro-Meteor Sensor  is hardly early tech as it require very sophisticated scanning and analysis. Instead replace the Micro-Meteor Sensor by a basic  radiation sensor, which were realy used at the start of space travel. A part that should be realy added is a basic radio transmitter that is able to periodicly send beeps. This can be used to calculated ionosphere density

In fact Sputnik 3, which started design 1956 and it had a micro meteorite sensor.

The C-2 Avionics Apparatus features an integrated ionizing radiation sensor, but a science experiment provided from early game antennas just seems peculiar for KSP.

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7 hours ago, FreeThinker said:

I like your concept of early  low tech parts but parts like Micro-Meteor Sensor  is hardly early tech as it require very sophisticated scanning and analysis. Instead replace the Micro-Meteor Sensor by a basic  radiation sensor, which were realy used at the start of space travel. A part that should be realy added is a basic radio transmitter that is able to periodicly send beeps. This can be used to calculated ionosphere density

As other's have said, a micro-meteoroid detector is one of the simplest and earliest experiments carried on space probes. All they do is count how many impacts there are on the sensor, enabling researchers to understand the flux of impacts in different parts of space.

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Prerelease available! Imager is temporarily removed as of now as It needs remodeled and It stopped functioning.

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On 17/10/2017 at 4:31 AM, FreeThinker said:

I like your concept of early  low tech parts but parts like Micro-Meteor Sensor  is hardly early tech as it require very sophisticated scanning and analysis. Instead replace the Micro-Meteor Sensor by a basic  radiation sensor, which were realy used at the start of space travel. A part that should be realy added is a basic radio transmitter that is able to periodicly send beeps. This can be used to calculated ionosphere density

Didnt the very first (or firsts) american sattelite have a rudimentar micro meteor detector?  A simple sheet of metal that transmites rough data on the micro impacts?

EDIT:  yes. Explorer one had one such detector. It was acoustuc however.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explorer_1

I like the idea of a beeper though.

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I might consider continuing this mod, I still have some old models as a matter of fact. Pretty much ALL of the parts need remolded and retextured though...

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6 hours ago, Knarkle said:

I might consider continuing this mod, I still have some old models as a matter of fact. Pretty much ALL of the parts need remolded and retextured though...

You reaaallly should, i love every part in this mod, they alll have fantastic textures and models, it shows you put alot of effort into it

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9 hours ago, Knarkle said:

I might consider continuing this mod, I still have some old models as a matter of fact. Pretty much ALL of the parts need remolded and retextured though...

please do, I really did like the look  of the new models you posted a while back

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It is official, Archtagon Aerospace will be continued!

I've decided that the hiatus will come to an end, feel free to ask questions!


 

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4 minutes ago, Drew Kerman said:

I still really like the new models/textures

I've improved quite a bit since I've made those, I'm hoping they'll look even better.

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On 7/30/2018 at 12:37 AM, Knarkle said:

I've improved quite a bit since I've made those, I'm hoping they'll look even better.

Is that even posible?, the models are top notch

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the new model / textures rock..Thanks!

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I'm sad to say but Archtagon aerospace won't be developed any further, I think that Bluedog Design Bureau does more for the early game, but I will still be developing mods

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On 9/2/2018 at 3:20 PM, Knarkle said:

I'm sad to say but Archtagon aerospace won't be developed any further, I think that Bluedog Design Bureau does more for the early game, but I will still be developing mods

Don't put this responsibility on me... :sticktongue:

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