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Less of a challenge and more of a mission idea, this is a reboot of a challenge I only vaguely remember from several years ago.

The challenge is to see how far you can get while using only one of each part per craft. This means that if you use, say, a mainsail engine, you cannot use any other mainsail engines on the rest of the craft. Or if you have a type of a wing, no more of that type! I expect that this will lead to some crazy looking asymmetric designs.

There are a few exceptions to this rule, however:

  1. Launch Clamps (Only used for ground stabilization so probably fair)
  2. Struts (Rockets would be very wobbly otherwise and the functionality can be replicated with autostruts)
  3. Fuel Lines (Functionality can be replicated with fuel flow management)

Other than that, only one of each part! This means docking ports, RCS blocks, decouplers, fuel tanks, etc. Technically you can use orbital assembly to get around this, though there will be a note next to your submission.

The DLCs are allowed but there will also be a note next to your submission.

There's no scoring or anything, just try to do impressive stuff with these restrictions.

Enjoy!

 

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I don't think this would rule out docking, because there are several medium docking ports, which are different parts.  The regular one, in-line, in-line Mk2, shielded, and finally the inflatable (I can never remember if the inflatable airlock is the small size or normal size..).

Also, the two Claws (small and big) can be used to 'dock' as well.

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Ooh, I did a cool mission for this challenge a while back. I'll repost it here.

SSTO to Laythe, Pol, Eeloo, and Ike. Flybys of Mun, Minmus, Eve, Tylo, Duna, and Jool.

Parts list is:

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Structural Wing Type A
Structural Wing Type B
Wing Connector A
Wing Connector B
Elevon 1
Elevon 2
Elevon 3
Elevon 4
Delta-Deluxe Winglet
Shock Cone Intake
AE-FF1 Fairing
LV-N Atomic Rocket Motor
CR-7 RAPIER Engine
Probodobodyne HECS2
PB-NUK RTG
Small Landing Gear
Medium Landing Gear
Large Landing Gear
Mk3 Liquid Fuel Fuselage

19 parts in total

Launch

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Craft in VAB. COL and COM aren't quite balanced, it has a tendency to roll to one side.

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On runway

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The Mk3 tank and the unbalanced wings, as well as the relatively high weight for a single Rapier, mean that the craft struggles to maintain altitude initially.

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At 500 m/s I start climbing to 21 km.

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At 1650 m/s I turn on the Nerv and hold prograde for the rest of the ascent. This ascent profile is pretty typical of high efficiency SSTO craft.

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In orbit with 7.8 km/s remaining. I could land but that would be a waste of this craft.

Jool transfer

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Transfer burn is split into two parts due to low TWR

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Transfer burn finishes

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Eve flyby

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Kerbin flyby 1

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Kerbin flyby 2

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Tylo flyby

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Laythe aerocapture

Laythe

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Aerobraking passes to slow down and fine tune orbit

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Second aerobrake

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Waiting for the landing zone to come onto the daylight side

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Landed on Laythe

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Using the nuclear engine as a RATO because Laythe is hard to take off from

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Nuke is shut off right after takeoff, rapier continues

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Ascent profile is similar to on Kerbin

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Nuke turns on at 1680 m/s and 23.5 km

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Laythe orbit

Pol

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Laythe escape burn

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Tylo flyby

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Pol capture burn

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Pol landing burn

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Landed on Pol

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Ascent from Pol

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Pol orbit

Eeloo

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Pol escape burn

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Tylo assist

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Tylo flyby

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Eeloo close approach

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Eeloo capture burn

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Eeloo landing burn

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Landed on Eeloo

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Eeloo ascent

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Eeloo orbit

Ike

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Jool transfer

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Tylo assist for plane change

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Tylo assist

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The Tylo assist increases my Jool relative velocity enough to give me a Duna encounter in two orbits

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Duna aerocapture

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Ike encounter

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Very low energy Ike encounter - 0.6 m/s capture burn

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Ike landing burn

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Landed on Ike with wheel braking to save fuel

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Ike ascent

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Ike orbit

Return

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Ike escape burn

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Duna escape burn

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Mun flyby

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I tried to aerobrake into a Minmus encounter but I didn't have enough fuel

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Aerobraking

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Approaching KSC

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Used Rapier to taxi onto runway

 

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