EchoLima

Extendable harpoon for comet landings

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The obvious comet mission to recreate in 1.10 is Rosetta. Assuming a 2.5m Ariane V, Rosetta would probably be 1.25m, and the tiny Philae lander .625m. The lander needs a way to grapple to the comet, and while the new Klaw Jr is nice, even that is too bulky when attached to probe core of the same size.

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My Philae recreation, using the Klaw Jr from Restock+. It had to be clipped into the probe to not appear so large, but then it wouldn't work properly.

Instead, we should also get a surface attachble harpoon (just like Philae had), similar in size to the commutron 16. When extended, it would insert into the comet/object and attach like a klaw. This would be much more versatile as it could be used with tiny spacecraft.

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20 hours ago, EchoLima said:

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You should probably look at Shadowzone's video of the comet mission included with the game. That would give a more accurate idea of what the KSP team's idea of Philae grabbing the comet looks like.

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