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Pollux II, III + VI Interplanetary spaceships + atmospheric lander I, IV, VI + VII

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For the stock parts only version of the Pollux II check this page:

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/43722-Pollux-II-Interplanetary-spaceship-atmospheric-lander-stock-version

Today I present you the Pollux II. A two-craft spaceship system designed for Interplanetary missions (primary used for Duna operations).

The package consists of 2 seperate spaceships:

-The comand and service module (max. crew 7 kerbals)

-The atmospheric lander (max. crew 2 kerbals)

All parts of the booster stages are either dropped on sub orbital trajectory or can be deorbited with mechjeb, no spacejunk!

Screenshots:

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All screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/MVNia

Mods used:

-Mechanical Jeb ( http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/12384-PLUGIN-PART-0-18-1-Anatid-Robotics-MuMech-MechJeb-Autopilot-v1-9-5 )

Here a Duna Mission video:

The full package including all earlier versions + the stock version can be found here. no further downloads (except Mechjeb) needed:

http://www./?bh276lncqf6cwql

Download Pollux II package here:

http://www./?s1ebs5ybv9972sb

The Mk. III + IV package can be found here:

http://www./download.php?ve9jlstx68g3l6g

The Mk. VI package can be found here:

http://www./?kl431w2srpq2qkd

The Mk. VII lander can be found here:

http://www./?ewyai4rbmt9c084

The Pollux Mk. III is a modified version of the original design for laythe return trips:

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The Lander Mk. IV is the same design as the Mk. III version but has an additional heatshield attached:

http://i.imgur.com/WTIDW3C.png

demonstration of the heatshield:

Full Laythe mission with the Mk. III version:

As Jebediah loves the thrill of aggressive aerobraking a solution to protect the spacecrafts from the massive heat produced from atmospheric friction during these maneuvers was needed.

The Mk. VI version of the Pollux system is the latest achievement in kerbal engineering. It comes with an advanced version of the lander heatshield to offer protection for the mainspacecraft aswell during aerobraking.

In addition the outer tanks of the main craft have been reinforced with heat protection panels to minimize the risk of heatdamage. The bigger lander heatshield also offered enough room for a detachable solar powered rover.

modified ascent profile for the Mk. VI:

100km orbit

turn shape 70%

start turn: 12km

end turn: 70km

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Maincraft

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Lander

A testflight video can be found here:

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Demonstration of an updated version of the lander with proper heatshield design, Pollux Mk. VII atmospheric lander:

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Can you upgrade mechjeb to 2.07?

Or, if you're busy and don't have time to do that, could you at least upload Mechjeb version that these rockets use? I could change them manually, but I can't find mechjeb 1.9.5 :(

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Or, if you're busy and don't have time to do that, could you at least upload Mechjeb version that these rockets use? I could change them manually, but I can't find mechjeb 1.9.5 :(

I will work on an update ...but mechjeb 1.9.8 should be fine for the old mechjeb files

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Well time to post my KSS and MSS again :)

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KSS 200km Kerbin orbit

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MSS 100km munar orbit

Is there an E.T.A. on these crafts?

I really really love your space stations...

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yes I will update the craft soon, I'm just very busy at university at the moment. As soon as I got some free time I will continue improvements

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