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Space Station Freedom - A Kerbalized recreation of Space Station Freedom from Eyes Turned Skywards


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On 10/14/2021 at 2:46 PM, BekfastDerp13 said:

 

I wonder what module comes next to the station?

 

Yeah, I was gonna do Minotaur, but the parts don’t really exist. There was one guy who had a mod for it, but he hasn’t responded to my DM’s. Next up is Expedition 7, P2 Truss, Expedition 8 and then the Centrifuge Gravity Laboratory. I’m currently taking a short break to work on other things tho  

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2 hours ago, AmateurAstronaut1969 said:

Yeah, I was gonna do Minotaur, but the parts don’t really exist. There was one guy who had a mod for it, but he hasn’t responded to my DM’s. Next up is Expedition 7, P2 Truss, Expedition 8 and then the Centrifuge Gravity Laboratory. I’m currently taking a short break to work on other things tho  

I mean I think you can kinda kitbash Minotaur with KNES parts 

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9 hours ago, AmateurAstronaut1969 said:

Yeah, I was gonna do Minotaur, but the parts don’t really exist. There was one guy who had a mod for it, but he hasn’t responded to my DM’s. Next up is Expedition 7, P2 Truss, Expedition 8 and then the Centrifuge Gravity Laboratory. I’m currently taking a short break to work on other things tho  

Anything in Near Future Spacecraft work?

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2 hours ago, TheSaint said:

Anything in Near Future Spacecraft work?

Nope

9 hours ago, Neebel said:

I mean I think you can kinda kitbash Minotaur with KNES parts 

Not really. The capsule is the part I need. The Capsule KNES has looks nothing like the Minotaur capsule. KNES has everything else

8 hours ago, billbobjebkirk said:

Or maybe with fairings?

Im sorry, but definitely not. I don’t enjoy things like Stock replicas that are made with fairings. They just don’t look good at all.

 

I think the best option is probably just to skip it out. It’s not a major module to the station, or a crew flight, so I’m mission out like the AARDV’s. There are loads of AARDV flights, probably like 1 a month, but A- they aren’t documented on the mission list, B-There’s so many it’ll get boring. Same with Minotaur. When the AARDV block II parts come out in BDB, I’ll probably make an AARDV mission, and if the guy gets back to me with the Minotaur, I’ll make that too

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2 hours ago, AmateurAstronaut1969 said:

Not really. The capsule is the part I need. The Capsule KNES has looks nothing like the Minotaur capsule. KNES has everything else

I can only speak for myself but I think this looks close enough (tweakscaled Minotaur capsule from KNES and kitbashed service module, found somewhere on the forums)

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A quick question. How do you plan to launch kibo and exposed facility? On two seperate M02s or in stack on H03? If on separate launches will exposed facility recive OMS or will there be a tug to deliver it?
Also it was not quite clear to me how do you moved z00 truss from challenger front port to the top of the module?

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1 hour ago, ra4nd0m said:

A quick question. How do you plan to launch kibo and exposed facility? On two seperate M02s or in stack on H03? If on separate launches will exposed facility recive OMS or will there be a tug to deliver it?
Also it was not quite clear to me how do you moved z00 truss from challenger front port to the top of the module?

Okay, let me answer question 2 first. In actual ETS, the S0 truss was on the top of Challenger anyway. When I started this recreation, I wasn’t very good and cut corners. The bad truss I was using at the time didn’t fit, so I stuck it on the top. The truss I use now would have fit horizontally like in ETS

Then about the Kibo Exposed Facility. It fits in the fairing of an M02. It’s that simple lol 

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Freedom Expedition 6

April 1990

It's crew rotation time again, a common trend here on Freedom, with two cycles of crew's each spending 6 months on the Station. This time, It's Expedition 4's turn to return to Earth, with Expedition 6 replacing it on the Station.

 

 

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Block IV CSM Frontier Sits atop it's Saturn M02 booster, awaiting launch in a few hours

The Crew of Expedition 6 consists of:

-Commander Cobalt Kerman 

-CSM Pilot Rhode Kerman

-Mission Specialist Toast Kerman

-Mission Specialist Joseph Kerman

-Mission Specialist DG Kerman (ESA)

Toast Kerman also plays an Important part in the Future of Freedom, as he is one of the Engineers trained to ready the P1 Truss for the docking of the next section, the P2 Truss.

Launch Complex 39A, Late afternoon

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Fuelling Finishes on the Saturn, and the crew are readied to board Frontier.

Also hitching a ride on this launch are two old Apollo Lunar Subsatellites, retrofitted to monitor earth's magnetic field.

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Crew arm retraction

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F1-A Ignition and Launch Commit

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Liftoff!

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Roll program Initiated on the Vehicle

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Approaching Max-Q, Initiate F1-A throttle program

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''Frontier, you are go with Throttle up''

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Approaching Burnout, begin Throttledown, Initiate J-2S Chilldown

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Prepare for Staging

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Confirmed S-IVB Separation

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LES Jettison 

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J-2S Thrust is Nominal

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Frontier, you are looking good at 3 Minutes In, Thrust is go.

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Prepare for Cutoff

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Nominal Orbital Insertion

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SLA Jettison

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Frontier, you are go for docking

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Confirmed Capture - The Stack now cruises until they reach the light side of Earth as the crew has to verify Subsatellite deployment

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Extraction Confirmed

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S-IVB rotating to deployment position

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Deployment #1

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Frontier Retreats from the Booster

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After a 2 day coast,  It begins It's final Approach to Freedom

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Frontier begins the Flyaround

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Final Approach and Soft Capture

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Hard Capture Confirmed - Welcome to Freedom!

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Expedition 4's Return to earth

The Crew aboard Ares depart Freedom after their 6 month stay at the Station

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After a short Coast away From Freedom, Ares prepares to deorbit

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Mission Module Pyrotechnic separation

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Approaching Reentry, Ares prepares its attitude for SM Jettison

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Confirmed SM Jettison

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Unfortunately...

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...During Reentry, Ares had a major tumble, setting it off course for it's landing site

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The only option left was an emergency water landing, something Apollo block III and onwards were engineered not to do

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Drogue deploy

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Main chutes have been pulled

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Approaching Splashdown

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Contact

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Thanks for reading!! :D

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3 hours ago, ra4nd0m said:

So how does block 3 apollos acomplish soft groud touchdown? Are they using brake motors like souyz or inflatebles like starliner should?

I believe the original ETS thread mentions them having airbags.

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