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Perform a Grand Tour to everywhere except eve jool and kerbol!

Points:

Exploits for fuel->100 points

Kraken drive->50 points

Touch kerbin's surface(lol)->1 point

Return to kerbin->2 points

Eve landing->10 points

Going below jool sea level->10 points for -249m, and 10 for getting under jool sea level

Going below kerbol sea level->50 points

For every planet flyby->5 points

For every planet landing->10 points

With a kerbal for pilot->10 points for being manned and 2 extra points for every extra kerbal(must be driving the craft)

With a kerbal for passenger->1 point for every passenger(must not touch the controls)

Dead kerbal->-50 points each

Unmanned->5 points

Parts thrown away->-2 points each

Intended part breaking(eg:explosive decoupling or lithobreaking)->-1 points each

Unintended part breaking->-5 points each

And the most important,mass restrictions:

More than 3 tons->disqualified

Between 1 to 3 tons->20 points for each ton less than 3

Less than a ton->100 points for each ton less than a ton(means that if ur craft weighs 0.5 tons,u can have 200 points for this)

For every planet soi not entered:-50 points(its called a grand tour,not a massless counterweight)

Debug menu->disqualified

Modded parts except AR202 cases:-500 points each

I made a craft that had only 0.365 tons and landed on every planet but jool kerbol and eve(eve's dense atmosphere made the ant engine not providing enough thrust even with kal overclocking) and used kal overclocking for fuel(negative overclocked engines make fuel but not thrust) but not a kraken drive

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This isn't a difficult or fun challenge, I was expecting an actual low mass grand tour challenge. Excluding eve is quite a bit of a cop out in grand tours because it's the hardest planet to take off from.

Also allowing kal exploits makes the entire thing trivial, as you've probably already concluded.

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hmm ill disallow too-much-mass things(maybe only accept <3tons?)

ull not need that many mass for fuel due to kal overclock(this is my style)

ps:i love exploits so the first 2 lines say that if u have an exploited fuel source/thrust source u get MORE points

the problem of my craft is that i overclocked not enough on my main engine(ant)

causing it to not work on eve

and i dont have enough patience to redo it

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  • 1 month later...
On 6/23/2022 at 8:47 AM, imcute said:

i dont have enough patience to redo it

Same for me: I had a 156kg craft (Powered by ladder-drive exploit without kal) but I wouldn't have the patience to do the Grand Tour again... ;) Moreover, I haven't tested it since KSP1.7 or 1.8, so I don't know if this exploit still works today... :/  --> If anyone wants to try, all parts are visible (1x ladder, 1x octo2, 1x small solar, 1x small reaction wheel, 1x control seat, 1x cubic structural block and 1x 100EC battery)

It takes only 40 minutes to orbit Eve :D Note that the control seat was broken when I got out of the water, so the grand tour was no longer possible after that.

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Here's my SSTA:

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(test flight)

0.160 tons without the Kerbal, 0.250 with.

If I have understood the way points are given when you're below a ton, that should be 400 points with the Kerbal, or 600 without, right?

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Kerbin)

Here's a Kraken Drive SSTA:

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(By the way, this is the proof that we touched the surface of Kerbin)
 

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And now we're in Orbit of Kerbin! I use a maneuver node because I can't go in map view AND adjust the force provided by the DPKD.
 

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Here's the Mun transfer
 

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...And we're landed on Mun!!
 

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Mun Orbit
 

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Minmus encounter
 

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The beautiful landscapes of Min(t)mus are very Minty.
 

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And we're landed on Minmus! Let's golf to celebrate this event :D

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Moho)

 

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First, say goodbye to Minmus!
 

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Just a normal maneuver node.
 

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Again, just a normal maneuver node.
 

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Moho orbit!
 

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Um, it's a little high to cancel the lateral velocity, no?
 

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Bah! Let's golf on Moho.

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Eve)

 

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Goodbye, Moho!
 

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Eve transfer
 

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As the SSTA does not have any heat resistance, we can't reentry normally. That's why I'm braking with the engine to keep the speed below 300 m/s (and to slow down until then).
 

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Eve landing and GOLF!
 

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Eve ascent, it took about seven minutes.
 

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Gilly encounter
 

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Again, that's not the right time to kill lateral velocity!
 

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Apparently Kerbals love golfing :)

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Jool, part 1)

 

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Jool transfer. That looks complicated!
 

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Same after the insertion in Jool orbit transfer to Laythe.
 

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Laythe orbit
 

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Laythe descent
 

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Laythe landing! (?)

Argh! we can't golf on water!
Nooo!

Spoiler

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Yeah, the water is cold.

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Laythe ascent
 

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Vall transfer. Again, this looks complicated.
 

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Vall descent

Spoiler

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Wait, what? Is this the Science! experiment? uuuh.
But I wanted to play golf!
...well, now it's smash-a-banana. Squad, seriously?

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We leave Vall, leaving only banana fragments on the blue surface.

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Jool, part 2)

 

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Bye Val
 

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Tylo transfer
 

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Tylo descent
 

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Banana!
 

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Pol transfer
 

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Banana on Pol!
 

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Bye Pol
 

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Bop transfer
 

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Bop deorbit maneuver
 

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Bop banana!

All rght, the Jool system is done. Next, Eeloo!

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Eeloo)

 

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Bye Bop
 

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Eeloo transfer, part 1
 

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Eeloo transfer, part 2
 

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Hi Eeloo
 

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Eeloo descent
 

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Banana on Eeloo!

I think we've finished this Grand Tour now. Let's go back to Kerbin.

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (end)

 

Let's plan our Kerbin return.

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Goodbye Eeloo!
 

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What?

OH!
I forgot Dres!! (didn't know it existed BTW)

 

Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Dres)

 

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Dres transfer
 

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Dres descent
 

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Dres banana
 

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The only flag of the mission is for...
Dres!

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Nazalassa's Grand Tour (Finished!)

Back to Kerbin...

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Kerbin transfer
 

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Kerbin capture "burn"
 

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Back to Kerbin orbit
 

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Breaking to avoid atmospheric barbecue
 

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Kerbin descent
 

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Yay golf!
 

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Total mission time: 18Y, 13D, 00:52

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Given the OP, here's what I came with when I calculated my score:

  • Kraken drive -> 50 points
  • Touch kerbin's surface -> 1 point
  • Return to kerbin -> 2 points
  • Eve landing -> 10 points
  • For every planet flyby->5 points
    • Moho + Eve + Gilly + Kerbin (I guess it counts) + Mun + Minmus + Duna + Ike + Dres + Jool + Laythe + Vall + Tylo + Bop + Pol + Eeloo -> 16 x 5 -> 80 points
  • For every planet landing->10 points
    • Moho + Eve + Gilly + Kerbin (I guess it counts, again) + Mun + Minmus + Duna + Ike + Dres + Jool + Laythe + Vall + Tylo + Bop + Pol + Eeloo -> 16 x 10 -> 160 points
  • With a kerbal for pilot->10 points for being manned
  • Less than a ton -> 100 points for each ton less than a ton (means that if the craft weighs 0.5 tons, you can have 200 points for this)

    • I guess that, if the craft weighs 1/n ton, I'll get n x 100 points, right? Then 0.5 ton -> 1/2 ton -> 2 x 100 points
      Then, if the mass of the Kerbal is counted, my craft weights 0.25 ton or 1/4 ton, therefore I'll get 400 points
      If it's not counted, it weights *only* 0.16 ton -> roughly 1/6 ton, therefore I'll get 600 points.

    • I guess, seeing the previous entries to the challenge, that the weight does not include the Kerbal's.
      Therefore, I get 600 points.

TOTAL:  50 + 1 + 2 + 10 + 80 + 160 + 10 + 600
              =  913 points

(Note that there may be errors.)

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