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JoolTube: Single stage, nonstop trip to Eve and back

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Eve’s extremely thick atmosphere, immense surface gravity and high escape velocity, makes it one of the most challenging destinations, specially you’re thinking of getting out of there as well, not to mention if it’s abroad a single stage space plane! Bradley Whistance achieved something most thought was impossible! Amazing…

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It *is* impossible. This was obviously faked with CGI and mirrors. 

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1 minute ago, Vanamonde said:

It *is* impossible. This was obviously faked with CGI and mirrors. 

Yeah it's pretty clear this was done on a computer.

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3 hours ago, Vanamonde said:

It *is* impossible. This was obviously faked with CGI and mirrors. 

*audible fake gasp in unserious tone* How dare you accuse Bradley Whistance of such trickery.

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This is seriously impressive. One minor point: it is possible to get a gravity assist off the planet you are ejecting from. It just requires a very counter-intuitive retrograde burn at apohelion (solar apoapsis) to set up favorable slingshot geometry. I believe Juno took such an approach to Jupiter: it ejected itself into a 2-year orbit, then burned about 800-900 m/sec retrograde at apohelion to set up a slingshot to Jupiter.

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1 hour ago, Nafiu Sean said:

Where is ksp loading???

It's coming soon ;)

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48 minutes ago, UomoCapra said:

 

It's coming soon ;)

So there's no previews or anything?

Makes me think that SQUAD is planning something big for 1.7 :cool:

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