GEPEG_Unconscious Posted February 17, 2020 Share Posted February 17, 2020 (edited) Introductions: Hi all. My name is GEPEG_Unconscious. The posts I put here are records of adventures I have touring the Grannus system. Hope you all enjoy them. An overview of the Grannus System based on the Tracking Station numerous gravitational and visual observations About the system: Grannus is a red dwarf that orbits the outer reaches of the Ciro system in Galileo's Planet Pack. GEP was created by @OhioBob to give players who completed the titanic task of exploring all of the Ciro system another place to go. GEP can also be configured to be the primary solar system of a save. The Grannus system is not easy in either form. The home planet in the GEP_Primary setup is the second third planet from Grannus, but its orbit is 2.5 million km from the star, so dV values are much higher than stock. Until recently, the next closest planet took about 3600 m/s of dV just for a flyby. Other challenges in the system include a non-equatorial space center, a planet well below 1 million km from Grannus, and inclinations for all planets. In short, the system has all the twists and challenges expected from a Team Galileo planet pack. Version 1.1.0 added 3 planetary bodies to the system, bring the total to 14 planetary bodies, of which 13 can be landed on. While this is only slightly less than the stock system, the Grannus system feels small, which is something I really like about it. About this save: This save started in version 1.7.3, and I will most likely keep it there and has since been brought up to 1.8.1. I would call this save a "career lite" mode. I wanted to have kerbals level up, collect science, and getting World's First Milestones, but I also wanted to skip passed the early game, as that is something I have done multiple times before and find quite tedious. This save is about exploring planets, not testing parts on the launch pad for funds. As such, I'm allowing myself some usage of the f12 menu to boost funds when I need to. I know playing in science mode would give me a similar experience, but I think all kerbals start at max experience and you do not get the milestones. I like having those two to give myself a sense of achievement while I play. As this is a save about exploring planets, my goal is to do more than just land long enough to put a flag on the surface. A lot of these planets have unique features I want to see close up. A the very least I want to find a nice scenic vista to plant some Breaking Ground experiments. Bringing a rover everywhere is going to add even more complexity to missions, but at least Bon Voyage is usable once the rover is down on the planet. Speaking of mods... Mod List (full): Spoiler TL:DR: Parts: Restock, Restock+, SSPXR, Kerbal Atomics, DMagic Sciences Utilities: KAC, KER, Bon Voyage, SCANSat Life Support: Snacks Visuals: EVE, Scatterer, KS3P I might be showing some symptoms of Nertea Fever, but all their parts are too beautiful not to use. Kerbal Atomics gets a special mention here. With the higher dV requirements, I find those engines very necessary to get any significant payloads to interplanetary destinations. I want to give props to user @darwinpatrick, who has done flags and footprints mission to every planet in this system using stock parts only. His missions can be found on the GEP post here. I like SCANsat for the maps it makes. I will probably upload those here for those who want to view them. Snacks gives me another parameter in mission planning, though not as big as I thought, which is good. Scatterer does not have its water effects activated as a) I want to play at a reasonable framerate and b) only Nodens has water. To those of you following along, here is the extent of exploration so far: Spoiler Planetary Body Probe Visited Crewed Orbit Crewed Landing Crewed Surface Exploration Crewed Return Taranis Yes - - - - Toutatis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Nodens N/A Yes N/A Yes Yes Belisama Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sucellus Yes Yes - - - Caireen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/No Sirona Yes Yes N/A N/A - Airmed Yes - - - - Brovo Yes - - - - Damona Yes Yes Yes Yes - Epona Yes - - - - Rosmerta Yes - - - - RAB-58E - - - - - Cernunnos Yes - - - - Asteroids - N/A - - - And if you like rosters, here is one of the few brave souls undertaking this journey: Spoiler Kerbal Role Rank Bodies Visited Notable Achievements Jebediah Pilot 3 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Toutatis Surface First Crew to enter Belisama SOI First crew to land on Toutatis Bill Engineer 5 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Sirona Orbit Damona Surface First Crew to enter Sirona SOI First Crew to land on Damona First Crew to land on Airmed First Crew to land on Brovo First Crewmember to land on four planetary bodies First Crew to land on three planetary bodies in one mission Bob Scientist 4 Nodens Orbit Sucellus Orbit Caireen Surface Belisama Surface First Crew to enter Sucellus SOI First Crew to land on Caireen First Crew to land on Belisama First Crewmember to land on two planetary bodies Valentina Pilot 4 Nodens Orbit Sucellus Orbit Caireen Surface Belisama Surface First Crew to enter Sucellus SOI First Crew to land on Caireen Herfurt Scientist 3 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Toutatis Surface First Crew to enter Belisama SOI First Crew to land on Toutatis Spaghetti Engineer 3 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Sucellus Orbit Caireen Surface First Crew to enter Sucellus SOI First Crew to land on Caireen Wencan Pilot 5 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Sirona Orbit Damona Surface First Crew to land on Belisama First Crew to enter Sirona SOI First Crew to land on Damona First Crew to land on Airmed First Crew to land on Brovo First Crewmember to land on four planetary bodies First Crew to land on three planetary bodies in one mission Dave Scientist 5 Nodens Orbit Belisama Orbit Sirona Orbit Damona Surface Airmed Surface Brovo Surface First Crew to enter Sirona SOI First Crew to land on Damona First Crew to land on Airmed First Crew to land on Brovo First Crewmember to land on three planetary bodies First Crew to land on three planetary bodies in one mission First Kerbal to glide on another planet Natapont Engineer 3 Nodens Orbit Belisama Orbit Toutatis Surface First Crew to enter Belisama SOI First crew to land on Toutatis Odbin Pilot 1 Nodens Orbit Jedbin Scientist 2 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface Hilvey Engineer 2 Nodens Orbit Belisama Surface First Crew to land on Belisama Closing Notes, Post Updates: This is long enough already, but for however few (or many) people read these posts, you'll be happy to know I have a small stockpile of images ready to share. Some mods, like KS3P, were added after I started making this stockpile, so it may be a couple posts before their effects are seen. I will probably create one new post a day while I have this stockpile. After that, it will be updated when I have time. Being a full time student and working full time really maxes out your available time, who knew? Edited July 14, 2021 by GEPEG_Unconscious Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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