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M3: The Minimal Mass Mun Challenge

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Build the lightest single-trip craft that can land on the Mun.

Rules:

  • Build a stock ship (no mod parts, stock physics). Crewed or uncrewed.
  • Land on the Mun.
  • Nothing may explode on the surface of the Mun.
  • No ion engines.

The goal is to minimise the (wet) mass.

Highscore:

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Are Kerbal's required? Is a return to Kerbin necessary?

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41 minutes ago, dnbattley said:

Are Kerbal's required? Is a return to Kerbin necessary?

No and no. I'll add this to the description.

(Generally speaking I hold the view that if a challenge does not specify something it can be interpreted however you like. This adds a margin for "clever" things.)

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Then 2.205T, which I'm confident can be optimised further given that I landed with 700dV left in the tank...

EDIT: 1.98T via further optimisation. Landing is tricky since one of the "optimisations" was to remove the reaction wheel, but landing on gimbal alone is possible...

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1.565t with ~200m/s left. There still goes more.

This challenge seems to lack pictures :D

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On 1/19/2019 at 6:53 PM, Kergarin said:

This challenge seems to lack pictures :D

I intentionally didn't post one in order not to spoil the original challenge. I'll add a highscore for everybody who posts a picture of the design. Because pic or it didn't happen ;)

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On 1/21/2019 at 3:50 PM, bitzoid said:

I intentionally didn't post one in order not to spoil the original challenge. I'll add a highscore for everybody who posts a picture of the design. Because pic or it didn't happen ;)

Would a Video work too? :D

seems I did save some more fuel this time. Still far from perfect...

Edit: I wonder where else I can go with that :D

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