Elroy Jetson Posted February 23, 2019 Share Posted February 23, 2019 (edited) I looking for some help with intermediate rocket design. I have been successful with circular orbits of Kerbin, Mun and even landed and returned from Mimnus. But, I have been able to get to this point only with the design help provided by YouTube videos. I don't mind making adjustments to a basic configuration but for instance I'm trying to modify a saved design that I was able to use to get just Jeb to the Mun and back. Now I am struggling with "my" modified design trying to bring along four passengers. What can I use to help understand how much fuel, weight and thrust I need to make initial orbit, then leave orbit to the Mun, enter orbit...and finally return. At this point I have been adding more fuel, boosters, etc but am still running out of fuel before I make the soi of mun. are there some rules of thumb, or basic designs that provide a starting point? As you have probably guessed I don't understand delta v. I have read about it a bit now, and watched a few videos, but I don't understand it enough to help me solve the above basic problem. thanks! Edited February 23, 2019 by Elroy Jetson Auto corrupt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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