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Mun Orbit not completing

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I did the flyby mission, then accepted the next one for going into orbit of mun (while my ship was stil on a flyby), I switched back to the vessel, circulised my orbit and... well.. nothing happend:

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Next try, next fail:

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You have not updated your tracking station so you cannot see patched conics. If you do while in this situation, you'll see that the predicted "orbit" actually leaves Mun's SOI.

Basically, when a smaller body is in orbit of a larger body, it is possible to be in a mathematical orbit that does not actually keep you close enough to that smaller body to stay in orbit.

Just burn down a little bit more, until the orbit completes. It's about half way further down and shouldn't cost you all that much fuel.

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Classic "Wrong Direction" syndrome?

 

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1 hour ago, Geonovast said:

Classic "Wrong Direction" syndrome?

 

No, I think 5thHorseman is correct. There is no orbital direction because its one of the progression contracts.

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2 hours ago, Capt. Hunt said:

also, some of these contracts require a new vessel launched after the contract is accepted

 

6 hours ago, maculator said:

There is no orbital direction because its one of the progression contracts.

 

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