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12 minutes ago, SingABrightSong said:

Today in Kerbal Space Program I appear to have angered the gods

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To explain, those are all I-class comets on a trajectory that intersects the surface of Kerbin. There appears to be a new one every time I open the tracking center.

Oooooh. Armagedon Easter Eggs.

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5 hours ago, SingABrightSong said:

To explain, those are all I-class comets on a trajectory that intersects the surface of Kerbin. There appears to be a new one every time I open the tracking center

Did you not sacrifice enough kerbonauts to the kraken or something so he has to extract the sacrifices from Kerbin directly?  :D

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On 6/28/2021 at 9:50 AM, Caerfinon said:

Bill completing the scuba dive portion of the KUMA Dive Certification test...  (The flag was Bill's idea. He's such a kidder).

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I'm definitely enjoying seeing your accomplishments. :) They're one of the motivations for me to keep making the SunkWorks boat parts (and submarine parts in the future).

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34 minutes ago, Angel-125 said:

They're one of the motivations for me to keep making the SunkWorks boat parts (and submarine parts in the future).

Well I'd best keep it up then! ;p I'm very much looking forward to your mod's release!

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Finalised my newest probe design- three kilo tons of rocket to send just three quarter-tons of probe to Pluto, very very quickly- potentially within 5 years instead of the 50+ years of the “proper” Hohmann transfer trajectory.

I’m thinking my next design needs to be a resupply mission for my Moon base, which has about 2 months’ supplies at best with its current crew of four. I reckon a rover design will be best, with the mini-klaw to grab the base and magically transfer resources to it; I’ll just pretend that the crew are unloading boxes and containers, it’s about as good as it gets in KSP.

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I quickly reclassified Gilian 1 as an impactor probe instead of a lander after I realized that it did not have any stabilization devices. The Ant engine doesn't gimbal and the Qube probe core doesn't have reaction wheels. The mission was a complete success!

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Today in KSP I finally was able to unlock enough tech in my early career to design a stable launch vehicle for probes so I could begin building a coms network.

I launched my first relay Satellite (PR-2(Rly)), got her into orbit, and began slowly burning (at 1%) to get my orbit nice. As I waited for my orbit to bring me back round to AP, and with a clear com line, my probe died! I frantically looked around, only to realize that during my burns, I was pointing away from the Sun, and no charge had been made for my journey behind Kerbin.

I quickly made some small changes to the design and launched PR-2A(Rly) and got her into a successful orbit. Over the course of many orbits, I finally got it looking professional!

Dropped back into Tracking Station, went to check PR-2(Rly) and she had just a small charge! I quickly turned her towards the Sun and let her sleep a bit.

And that is how I put my first two Relays into orbit.&)

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Great!

I think I finally have a realistic functioning telescopic crane. I found a way to use an actual luffing cylinder to raise and lower the boom and not just a hinge. That should (haven't tested it with a load yet) increase the lifting capacity substantially.

I tested lifting 3 tons, it fell over, but that's a good sign. It didn't collapse, but only fell over. That means I need more counterweight, and not more structural enhancements. (Well, actually that would be a good idea too)

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Today, I completed the opening stages of my career save's The Martian-inspired Ares Program by finishing the construction of Tycho Station (yes, that's a The Expanse reference, for those who have read/watched it). The station will use its robotic arm and deployable RCS packages to help Kerbal engineers construct the much larger Hermes vessel which will transport Kerbals to Duna orbit.

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In addition to finishing Tycho Station, I sent the first crew, consisting of Virlas, Raysel, and Glener, to Ceres Base on the Mun.

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* Bottom left: scout rover which determined the site for the base.

* Bottom right: construction rover which attached the modules to the base once they were delivered

* Center: Ceres base itself

* Back: The Grey Dragon ship which brought the Kerbals to the Mun and will take them home.

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Got out of work a tad early today, so i made some updates to a few fighters to take advantage of the fireworks...

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Prolly the biggest change, my TIE went from bleh, to almost perfect (its not a 100% replica, but its pretty close for only 48 parts)...

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die rebel meatbag scum (which happened to be in the old TIE :)...

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I may have established a record for the mildest intercept speed, ever!

This is the planned mun intercept, coming back from minmus

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it makes almost a full orbit of mun before escaping. And this is the planned injection burn

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0.06 m/s! When 60 m/s is a small injection burn, 6 m/s is almost unheard of, and this is 100 times less than that.

 

no, as far as actually improving the mission, it's meaningless. one or two m/s don't make any difference. but it's nice nonetheless

 

EDIT:

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I actually improved it to 0.004 m/s

The actual intercept speed was not the intended target; i merely wanted to raise periapsis as much as possible. coming in to circularize around Mun on a high orbit will help getting a cheaper rendez-vous with my target. first, because i have a plane change, and second, because rendez-vous on elliptic orbits are cheaper at apoapsis

further improving on the lowest speed injection burn was just a bonus

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A standard Kerbal day in the SPH.

Tell the guys to build this:

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which was shaping up very nicely...  particularly the VERT-LAND feature.

And come back next morning to see this:

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Guys.  What's your problem!??"  "Hatch obstructed, boss".  Sheesh.

It's called Bee.

                                                                      

I liked my first Nissen Break-Apart plane so much (for depositing a Mk-3 cabin at remote sites) that I had to do a sequel: Nissen XL.

It transports an Mk-3 cabin, with storage for 5,000 kals of fuel, plus full communications with a relay antenna to operate a Probe Control Point.

Oh, yeah.  And a run-about for the base.

Not a bad Kerbal day, anyway.

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