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I just saw @Matt Lowne's video on landing a single-launch Dres Canyon base, and it got me thinking about new spots for my second surface base there. Can someone please send me the coordinates for the Dres canyon/s. I would also like a canyon landing spot that:

  • Has a resource concentration of 5% or higher (my drills won't work at 2.5%, but I just want to be safe)
  • Adequate landing space, especially for rovers/landing pods.

 

It's kind of hard to tell what spots are canyons on Dres map view, and I don't want to risk getting too low if I decide to do a recon orbit (which can be very difficult to plan and time, not to mention costly). If anybody has some coordinates of the Dres Canyon/s, that'd be awesome.

  • If you recommend NOT going in there, please send me the coordinates anyway so I know which spots to avoid - I'll put up a "DO NOT GO HERE" or "HAZARDOUS" waypoint.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Mars-Bound Hokie said:

Has a resource concentration of 5% or higher (my drills won't work at 2.5%, but I just want to be safe)

Resources are randomized for each new game when you start. Each biome will have a randomized base resource level (which can easily be zero), and then a small additional random variation as you wander around that biome.

 

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13 hours ago, Mars-Bound Hokie said:

Thanks. I'm definitely putting Colorado Base in (or near) it.

 

Any other canyons I should know about?

Not on Dres that I’m aware of. Other fun geographical features are the canyons on the Mun, the Mohole at the north pole of Moho, a large canyon on Duna, and a “cave” on Tylo that I’ve never been to.

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6 hours ago, Pecan said:

New Year Resolution: during 2019 I will finally get around to bridging the Dres canyon, ending 2 years procrastination.

Good luck with that, @Pecan. Do you plan on assembling a miles-long (oops, I meant kilometers-long) STRONG bridge in orbit before landing it across the canyon?

 

6 hours ago, FleshJeb said:

Other fun geographical features are the canyons on the Mun, the Mohole at the north pole of Moho, a large canyon on Duna, and a “cave” on Tylo that I’ve never been to.

I'll be sure to check out the canyons on the Mun and the Tylo cave, but I'm sure as hell NOT going down the Mohole. Anything cool to venture into on Duna or Eeloo (Eve's surface is a one-way trip with the craft I currently have :()?

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1 hour ago, Mars-Bound Hokie said:

Good luck with that, @Pecan. Do you plan on assembling a miles-long (oops, I meant kilometers-long) STRONG bridge in orbit before landing it across the canyon?

Yes, exactly that, probably 5 of the longest sections I can launch.  Dock them in orbit and land in one piece to avoid ground-construction problems (to say nothing of the inherent bridge-building ones).  That's the plan anyway - quite what will happen ... *shrug*.

Whatever I do is unlikely to register compared to the monsters in KSP.  There have been specialists in huge construction that take what I consider a giant rocket as a mere launch booster.

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