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I missed this challenge, otherwise I would have definitely entered.  I am interested in DART.  The pessimist in me says that this mission  will show that asteroids are typically not solid rock, but are like powder.  So an impacter may not have a huge effect on trajectory.  On the other hand, we are learning that asteroids comprise of many hydrogen compounds, that could be mined and used to "push" the asteroid.  Here is a video demonstrating that technique. 

I think DART is a super important mission because it will determine if impacting is a viable technique.  Good luck NASA.

 

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1 hour ago, randomkspplayer said:

where do we find out how well we do

*internal screaming*

I'm waiting as well so it's best to be patient

2 hours ago, jinnantonix said:

I missed this challenge, otherwise I would have definitely entered.  I am interested in DART.  The pessimist in me says that this mission  will show that asteroids are typically not solid rock, but are like powder.  So an impacter may not have a huge effect on trajectory.  On the other hand, we are learning that asteroids comprise of many hydrogen compounds, that could be mined and used to "push" the asteroid.  Here is a video demonstrating that technique. 

I think DART is a super important mission because it will determine if impacting is a viable technique.  Good luck NASA.

 

Bro, not to burst the bubble, but I don't know if your Asteroid Day submission would be accepted... and DART is nowhere to be seen...

I don't know... it might be off the mechanics of the contest?

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1 hour ago, Kerbal Productions said:

Bro, not to burst the bubble, but I don't know if your Asteroid Day submission would be accepted... and DART is nowhere to be seen...

I don't know... it might be off the mechanics of the contest?

Oh, I know its not acceptable, never thought otherwise.  Just thought I'd share since is on the subject of asteroid deflection.

Are entries still being taken?  I might have a go at this, but will take a day or three to complete.

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Here's my entry!

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Launch is nominal, DART is on its way!

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MECO and Boostback burn

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Boostback burn complete, RTLS trajectory is nominal 

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3 engines relit

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switch to center engine

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touchdown!!!!

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Second stage carries on to orbit

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SECO and fairing separation 

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Orbital insertion

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Injection burn

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DART deployment

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Solar panel deployment

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DART is now all alone

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mid-course correction burn

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there you are!

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YEET

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Not a huge change, but I'll take it!

I had a lot of fun with this mission...Real life has been hectic lately, hence my submission is just a mere 3 hours before the challenge closes

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Kerbal Productions said:

Idk... for my time it's 20th already and I think there's just... 10 minutes before the whole world is under 20th of November

Well it''s 20th already here in Sydney Australia, but still ~6pm on the 19th in American Samoa, so I reckon I still have time.  

Fastest ever challenge response is under way.

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On 11/18/2021 at 5:50 PM, The Destroyer said:

I'm not usually one to do stock replicas, but I really put a lot of effort into this one! I tried to be as close to real-life DART as possible, and packaged it up in a neat little cinematic - I hope you enjoy!

I love this so much. The ROSA (RollOut Solar Array ) module deserves it's own post. I myself using it for surface ops, nicely packed, rolls out across the ground. I believe I reduced some wobbling as well for this standalone craft pulled from @TheDestroyer's DART submission.

Download here

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Thanks so much to everyone for submitting their videos! Really incredible stuff here, and I've been sharing them all with NASA contacts. I'll be creating a twitter thread for all of the entries that will go up in a bit, and NASA will be interacting with it over the next day. For those called out in the twitter thread, please DM the KSP account on twitter your mailing details so we can send you a little something as thanks. Please also include a link to your submission here in the forums.

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On 11/11/2021 at 9:08 AM, RedneckGaijin said:

Well, here's mine. I admit I didn't take it nearly as seriously as some of you did, especially in re-creating the Falcon 9... but then, it was hitting the limit of my skills to make the first stage recoverable at all. And, of course, I couldn't just leave it as impacting the target...

I made three flights.
 

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Here's the edited video.

 

Great submission, can't really call out your username on twitter.... sorry!

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2 hours ago, CoolRanchAJ said:

2. I can't share everything due to music issues.

Screams of  no copyright on my video

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3 hours ago, CoolRanchAJ said:

For those called out in the twitter thread,

Where is the Twitter thread if I may ask, and can I be notified if it's available? Thanks :)

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EDIT: Found it! Hopefully NASA will not get disappointed on my work :)

 

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Nice I don't really have a twitter account

3 hours ago, CoolRanchAJ said:

Thanks so much to everyone for submitting their videos! Really incredible stuff here, and I've been sharing them all with NASA contacts. I'll be creating a twitter thread for all of the entries that will go up in a bit, and NASA will be interacting with it over the next day. For those called out in the twitter thread, please DM the KSP account on twitter your mailing details so we can send you a little something as thanks. Please also include a link to your submission here in the forums.

I'll will check the twitter when I get home

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Thanks again to the KSP team, NASA, and galileo for setting up the challenge!

6 hours ago, CoolRanchAJ said:

Thanks so much to everyone for submitting their videos! Really incredible stuff here, and I've been sharing them all with NASA contacts. I'll be creating a twitter thread for all of the entries that will go up in a bit, and NASA will be interacting with it over the next day. For those called out in the twitter thread, please DM the KSP account on twitter your mailing details so we can send you a little something as thanks. Please also include a link to your submission here in the forums.

And, just to clarify, do you mean called out as in the posts up now from ksp or when nasa leaves their comments?

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6 hours ago, CoolRanchAJ said:

Heads up that I couldn't call out every single submission in the twitter thread as 1. there have been a TON! Super impressed with everyone, and 2. I can't share everything due to music issues. BUT, every submission was shared with NASA via email. 

Cool cool. The music used in my video has no copyright issues, it’s from YouTube Audio library.

I understand the caution though, and am glad you guys are taking it

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