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1 minute ago, icantthink said:

is it possible to dock / grab something in sun orbit?

Yup, works just like any other orbit.

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2 hours ago, icantthink said:

is it possible to dock / grab something in sun orbit?

The asteroids are technically orbiting the sun (although I’ve seen some list Kerbin but meh). The laws of physics are the same regardless of the body so if you can dock in orbit of Kerbin, you can dock in orbit of the sun as well.

Can I ask why you thought you might not be able to?

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Anything that orbits the Sun, or anything that orbits something, you can rendezvous, grab, dock, or approach to it. Literally, anything. Even debris, Kerbals on escape trajectory out of Kerbol. You name it, you can go there.

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It's possible, but I've found that the orbit lines and rendevous can be a bit finicky. I suspect it's due to floating point inaccuracies, but you'll find it hard to tweak your encounter my small amounts. The orbit lines will always jump around. Nonetheless, you don't need a very close encounter in solar orbit. Anything within a few thousand km will do. As you approach, use target mode on the navball and try to push your velocity retrograde into the target retrograde marker.

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