KerbalEDU Mission: Principia Mun "Free Return" Flyby

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KerbalEDU Mission:

Principia Mun "Free Return" FlyBy

Why Use this Scenario
  • History: Apollo 13
  • Plan your 1km Sunset crater FlyOver: (a.k.a Expensive Real Near Future Space Tourism)
  1. 2006 Burt Rutan TED Talk
  2. 2018 Big Falcon Rocket
  • Learn Principia: Tinker with an already created flight plan
  1. adjust maneuver to fly lower through canyon
  2. add maneuver to enter Mun orbit
  3. add maneuver to slingshot to Mimus
  4. bounce off Kerbin's atmosphere
  • Free Return Trajectory Fun!




Scenario Mod Requirements & Credits:

Principia: @eggrobin & @pleroy

Principia Mun Tutorial: @eggrobin

Draft KerbalEDU 1.3.1

Principia Flight Plan Saves:

Instructions: some ways to use the .sfs save file...

  • Place the .sfs file in the main KerbalEDU-->Saves-->Scenarios folder then launch from the Scenarios menu in game
  • OR
  • you may  also rename the .sfs. to "persistent.sfs" and place it in a new folder you create & name in KerbalEDU-->Saves.  Then open from the "Resume Saved" menu in game



Mission Draft Ideas, Issues, Etc.:

You are welcome to post suggestions in comments!

  • NO KerbalEDU Mission Editor event triggers have been added yet as craft & 'free return trajectory' timing are still being edited
  • Vessel has added EDUtools so the .sfs files fail to load the craft in regular KSP
  • EDU tools have made craft too heavy for current parachute...explosive crash on re-entry landing
  • Mun approach angle considerations:
  1. lit crescent approach
  2. celestial timing: easier Mimus "add maneuver" transfer option




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Change Log:

  • 2018 Oct 8: Created Post & added initial KSP 1.3.1 draft WIP .sfs files




Edited by AloE

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