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What's the most science you've ever gotten from one mission?

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The title basically says it all. I just recovered a mission to the planet Pigge (from the Chani Planet Pack) and got back this much science... (all from one planet, mind you :))

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Any mods (that aren't intended to break the game) are allowed

Even though it says blank for some of the locations, it's all Pigge

 

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One of my more recent career mode playthroughs. I plopped Bob in a spacecraft with some science things in a polar orbit and I got METRIC ASS TONS of science for that early in the game (I mean so early I didn't even have probe cores, so I also put Jeb in the craft and just deorbited him after I got the craft up there)! I think somewhere around 300+. Science Jr., Mystery Goo, and Crew/EVA reports are good enough for starting the game. Be sure to plant a flag where you land and get surface samples and reports falling down and stuff. Just do it. It's good, easy science.

By no means the most I've gotten, but adjusting for inflation(?) it's like getting thousands in the late game

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13,986 science, from a mission where I landed on all of the moons of Jool and all of the moons of Sarnus. I didn't even have science equipment on half of the landers, there is definitely room for improvement.

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10 minutes ago, The Cuttlefish Empire said:

which body?

This particular playthrough was Duna Space Program, but basically Kerbin with a thinner atmosphere.

TL:DR - Kerbin

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I don't know the exact number, but it was a few thousand from taking all of the experiments from two Mun biomes and processing them in an orbital lab, in addition to getting EVAs from orbit.

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Around 16.500 science in a single mission. Using all stock science instrument on KSP 1.3 and takes all science from KSC biomes (every building has their own biome), enough to complete the tech tree

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So far, 3,324 Science from a single mission.

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Although I currently have a batch of experiments at my Lunar Lab, one of which is worth 3,000 Science on its own...

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Just snagged 3200 or thereabouts in a single mission to Minmus, which is my personal best. It was a rover mission - Bob and Jeb drove halfway around Minmus, picking up temperature, pressure, Goo, Materials Studies, EVA reports and samples at each of seven biomes (Lowlands, Midlands, Highlands, Slopes, Greater Flats, Flats and Lesser Flats.)

Couldn't face finishing the circumnavigation in that rickety rover for the sake of one more biome, but Bob and Jeb have sworn to return in an upgraded version with a couple of extra science instruments and proper data pod, so they can also store more than a couple of crew reports. Depending how the rover performs in practice, they may do a circumpolar trip as an encore.

There's plenty more science to be had on Minmus!

 

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1 hour ago, KSK said:

Just snagged 3200 or thereabouts in a single mission to Minmus, which is my personal best. It was a rover mission - Bob and Jeb drove halfway around Minmus, picking up temperature, pressure, Goo, Materials Studies, EVA reports and samples at each of seven biomes (Lowlands, Midlands, Highlands, Slopes, Greater Flats, Flats and Lesser Flats.)

This.

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About 2000 stock-ish (just Tweakscale to have a micro lander) by going to Minmus for all the biomes and complete the science that wasn't done yet.

About 20000 heavily moded: all biomes on Minmus and the Mun with stock + DMagic orbital science (except sismic analyses as it requires way too many disposable probes for this), using a lander with ions engines from Near Future tech and a big tank in orbit. Since I have the community tech tree in this playthrough, that's not even close to fill the tech tree.

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9400 on my Mun elcano, but my ongoing mission (Duna+Ike double Elcano) will probably give even more, because Duna has an atmosphere (which means more science situations)

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...all of the moons of Jool and all of the moons of Sarnus ...

On 11/25/2017 at 9:12 PM, The Cuttlefish Empire said:

jesus, how even

mods

mods is how

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~1700 IIRC.  Just from a trot around Duna using a good portion of @DMagic's stuff.  Would have been a lot higher if I'd thought to bring an experiment storage container and hit up Ike while I was at it. (This was before I realized the container had infinite space, I thought it just held one).

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I don't know because I transmit it all to a science lab and then process the data instead of returning the individual reports.

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30000-40000 science points from my RP-0 mission to Ganymede:

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20000 points from a Saturn-multiflyby mission (moon's flybys, Titan polar orbiter and finally Titan lander):
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Jeb, Bill, Bob and Val returned from their odyssey on Duna an Ike, and...

HOLY KRAKEN :o

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This almost triples my record, and will probably stay that way until I do, say, a quintuple Elcano of all of Jool's muns?

I am giving myself good bad ideas...

 

Oh, and full mission report coming soon.

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Thousands with DMagic's Orbital Science. Then, if you have an orbiting lab and DMagic's Science Relay, so you can beam science from your vessel to the lab with 2x scientists on board, it gets pretty ridiculous. You can max out standard tech tree with Mun and Minimus biome hoping.

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Hmm, I guess my biggest haul was a not quite 20K

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This was from a major expedition to the Sarnus system in OPM.  It brought home or transmitted everything possible from Hale and Orvok, and was intended to do the same at Tekto, plus 1 surface biome each from Eeloo and Slate and all their orbital stuff.  As it happened, all non-transmittable surface Tekto science got left in orbit there due to a zombie apocalypse, so the haul wasn't as big as it could have been.  Still, not a bad 20-years' work :) 

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30000 at least and still ongoing as the mission is not complete. Part of a grand tour. Still counts as one mission.

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