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Mission 160: Project DIVA F 2nd / Negi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 2nd mission. Jool 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals.

Returning to Laythe and waiting for the return window while being refueled again.

Y40, D171 (Negi Maru Tylo departure)
Y40, D175 (Negi Maru Laythe insertion)
Y40, D179 (WiM-9 Bop departure)
Y40, D187 (WiM-9 Laythe arrival + docking with Negi Maru)

Leaving Tylo

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Planned Tylo-Laythe transfer prior to burn

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Negi Maru back in Laythe orbit

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Meanwhile, the currently uncrewed and mostly filled-up WiM-9 prepares to go from Bop to Laythe

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Rendezvous

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After docking and exchanging fuel, the Negi Maru had more than enough delta-v to get home with about the same transfer time as the outbound trip.

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Some extra fuel was left in WiM-9 so that it could get back to Bop or Pol.

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Loving it. Thanks for the vicarious kerbal fun. Tylo escape was awesome. Must have been fun/exciting/terrifying. 

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Mission 164: Nozomi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Landing two Modular Interplanetary Kolonization Units on Duna, and a wheeled mining vehicle for Duna and Ike. Some issues are had with the latter, but these are overcome with improvisation.

Y40, D195 (Nozomi Maru Duna insertion)
Y40, D196 (Akagi Base modules + WiM-11 landing on Duna)
Y40, D198 (WiM-12 landing on Ike, assisted by WiM-8)

Duna orbit insertion

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Skycrane and base module undocking

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Atmospheric entry occurs, parachutes deploy, and the skycrane fires its engines shortly before reaching the surface.

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Finding a flatter spot

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The next base module and the WiM-11 miner were deployed.

However, there was an issue with landing the miner: the engines on the skycrane weren't producing any thrust at full throttle, and it hit the ground at 18 m/s (however, the reaction wheel was able to stabilize it after bouncing).

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The WiM-12 miner was redocked to the front of the Nozomi Maru, and they headed for Ike.

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After arriving at Ike, the WiM-8 miner refueled the Nozomi Maru.

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The no-thrust issue with the skycrane for WiM-11 on Duna was found to be a design flaw (the engines being too close to the main body of the vehicle), and the skycrane for WiM-12 had the same issue. A solution was then improvised: the WiM-8 miner/tanker would carry WiM-12 down to the surface.

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A precarious-looking tower (but only temporary)

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Hanly repairs the one broken wheel on WiM-12 (then went over to the WiM-8 tanker).

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Now, Iwaki Base can refuel the lander shuttle (with KIS) by just driving the miner.

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Mission 160: Project DIVA F 2nd / Negi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 2nd mission. Jool 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals.

The Laythe crew returns to the Negi Maru, which then executes a burn to return to Kerbin.

Y41, D16 (Jool Rabbit 2 lift-off from Laythe)
Y41, D26 (Negi Maru Laythe [Jool] escape burn)

Y42, D229 (estimated Negi Maru Kerbin orbit insertion)

After almost a year spent on Laythe's surface, the crew of Jool Rabbit 2 prepares for take-off

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The two aerospikes light up

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Second stage separation

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Stable orbit achieved

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Docked with Negi Maru

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The Negi Maru raises its orbit to 390 km x 390 km in preparation for interplanetary transfer

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Planned trajectory to Kerbin

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Heading home

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Trajectory after course correction on Y41, D62

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Laythe and Jool both look beautiful, especially in the one where you are raising your orbit to 390km. Is it just SVE and scatterer? 

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4 hours ago, ineon said:

Laythe and Jool both look beautiful, especially in the one where you are raising your orbit to 390km. Is it just SVE and scatterer? 

Yes it is.

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Mission 164: Nozomi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Y41, D377 (Ike departure)
Y42, D144 (Kerbin insertion)

Spoiler

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Mission 165: Duna Rabbit 4

A Duna lander similar to the first Duna lander launched for Project DIVA 2nd. (19570 kg, Kappa-1b)

Y42, D15 (launch)

Mission 166: Negi Rabbit flight 16

Billy-Bobzor, Haitrice, Lemzor, Wilald, Lizdi, and Genemin Kerman will become the first Kerbals to live on Duna.

Y42, D25 (launch)

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Mission 167: Tachi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Y42, D35 (Kerbin departure)
Y42, D292 (estimated Duna insertion)

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Mission 160: Project DIVA F 2nd / Negi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 2nd mission. Jool 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals.

The end of a journey lasting almost 4 years.

Y42, D229 (Kerbin orbit insertion)

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Spoiler

After insertion

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Mission 168: Negi Rabbit flight 17

Bringing Jeb, Bill, Anelle, Camlorf, Valentina, Tiella, Bob, and Negy back to Kerbin.

Y42, D229 (launch)
Y42, D230 (crew landing at KSC)

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Timeline of interplanetary mission milestones prior to the manifestation of Sarnus, Urlum, Neidon, and Plock (based on conjecture), and everything that happened in between:

Y1, D1 ([actual] KERTSUNE launch - Mission 01)

--- Early satellites, Mun and Minmus probes, Kujita crewed capsules, Heliocentric (Keliocentric?) probe

Y2, D?? ([estimated] Wish-1 Duna orbit - Mission 22)

--- Crewed Munar orbit

Y2, D??? ([estimated] Dawn-1 Eve landing - Mission 24)

--- Crewed Mun and Minmus landings

Y4, D??? ([estimated] Wish-2 Duna landing - Mission 27)

--- Introduction of Nebula capsule

Y4, D??? ([estimated] Mouhou Project Moho fly-by - Mission 31)

--- Futurelab launch

Y5, D??? ([estimated] Dawn-2 Eve orbit - Mission 35)

--- Futurelab expansion

Y8 or Y9, D??? ([estimated] Wanderer-1 Jool fly-by - Mission 38)

--- experimental Kethane scanner [before the discovery of Ore], more Futurelab expansion

Y10, D364 ([estimated] Wish-3 Ike orbit - Mission 42)

(My oldest saved persistence file only has these actual UT values, which I plugged into Kerbal Alarm Clock)

Y11, D367 ([actual] Dawn-3 launch - Mission 43)
Y12, D108 ([actual] Dawn-3 Gilly landing - Mission 43)

--- even more Futurelab expansion

Y12, D392 ([actual] Wish-4 Duna rover landing - Mission 46)

--- Minmus Kethane scanner [before the discovery of Ore]

Y13, D160 ([actual] Mouhou Project 2 Moho orbit - Mission 48)

Y15, D253 ([actual] Electric Angel Dres orbit - Mission 49)

Y18, D68 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Jool orbit - Mission 50)
Y18, D73 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Tylo flyby - Mission 50)
Y18, D74 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Laythe flyby and subprobe landing - Mission 50)
Y18, D87 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Vall flyby - Mission 50)
Y18, D104 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Pol flyby - Mission 50)
Y18, D140 ([actual] Wanderer-2 Bop flyby - Mission 50)

--- SSTO rocket testing, Reusable Crew Vehicle introduction

Y19, D24 ([actual] Mouhou Project 3 Moho landing - Mission 54)

--- Futurebase assembly on the Mun and Minmus (later abandoned)

Y20, D180 ([actual] Project DIVA Gilly landing - Mission 63)
Y22, D31 ([actual] Project DIVA return from Gilly - Mission 63)

--- Asteroid retrieval, Futurelab de-orbit, ISRU demonstration, Negi Star introduction, Space Station Mirai assembly

Y25, D37 ([actual] Snow Fairy 1 Eeloo orbit - Mission 83)

--- Hope Base 1 and ISRU infrastructure established on Minmus

Y27, D346 ([actual] Project DIVA 2nd Duna landing - Mission 94)

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Mission 167: Tachi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Billy-Bobzor, Haitrice, Lemzor, Wilald, Lizdi, and Genemin Kerman become the first Kerbals to live on Duna.

Y42, D292 (Duna insertion and landing of Duna Rabbit 4)

LKO population: 24
Mun population: 12
Minmus population: 12
Ike population: 6
Duna population: 6

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Atmospheric drag is not enough to slow down Duna Rabbit 4, so thrusters are fired during entry.

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Parachuting a kilometer from the base

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After landing, a relatively short hop is made to get closer to the base

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Akagi Base is officially established

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Tachi Maru had enough propellant to go to Ike, where it will be refueled

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Genemin mines and refuels the lander

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6th anniversary (IRL) of this thread!

Mission 155: Topaz-1 (Part 1, Part 2)

A probe enters the atmosphere of Sarnus.

Y42, D356 (Sarnus orbit insertion + atmospheric entry)

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Spoiler

Orbital insertion (initial orbit was ~1100 km x ~900 km)

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Topaz-1 de-orbits, detaches the atmospheric probe, while the orbiter returns to a stable orbit.

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Entry heating was minimal.

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Heat shield jettison

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Scientific equipment exposed

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Deep in the atmosphere (only a few kilometers before it was crushed by the pressure)

[There is a bug with Scatterer in which the skybox appears black this deep in the atmosphere]

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[This is what it looks like without Scatterer]

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The winds on Sarnus are so high, the probe had been carried this far during its descent.

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Mission 167: Tachi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Y43, D417 (Duna [Ike] departure)
Y44, D234 (estimated Kerbin insertion)

Spoiler

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Mission 169: Akagi Base modules 03+04+05 (MIKU-15+16+17)

The third batch of modules to be sent to the Duna system. Two habitation modules and one laboratory module. (40723 kg, Kappa-2)

Y44, D70 (launch)

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Launch

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Rendezvous with the Nozomi Maru

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Mission 170: Nozomi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y44, D82 (Kerbin departure)
Y44, D277 (estimated Duna insertion)

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Mission 171: WiM-13

Next generation Minmus miner/tanker, with seven Mk3 long liquid fuel fuselages and 12 nuclear engines. Purely powered by SpaceY probe core generators, RTGs, and fuel cells. (120775 kg, Kappa-2) (503785 kg fully fueled)

Y44, D139 (launch)
Y44, D160 (refueled by WiM-6)
Y44, D170 (landed on Minmus)
Y44, D208 (finished mining)
Y44, D217 (refueling Negi Maru)

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Launch

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WiM-13 moved to the now-usual 500 km parking orbit. It didn't have enough propellant to go to Minmus, so WiM-6 had to refuel it. You could also call this "passing the torch."

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12 engines fire in a ring, headed for Minmus

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There was also a Mun encounter.

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About to land near Hope Base 1

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Daphta climbs up the ladder

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Mining and refining took almost 40 days.

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Launching with a full load

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Refueling the Negi Maru in only one trip - with much more fuel to spare!

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1 hour ago, Kerballing (Got Dunked On) said:

Nice! Now, will you ever do an LKO crew rotation at that massive station of ypurs?

Actually, I might replace the station some time later. Residents will live there permanently, just like all surface colonies.

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was the forward section with the checkered fuselages inspired by the missing texture in minecraft?

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40 minutes ago, insert_name said:

was the forward section with the checkered fuselages inspired by the missing texture in minecraft?

No, it's inspired by this art made for a Hatsune Miku song, which is the namesake for the mining vehicle.

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Mission 167: Tachi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Y44, D234 (Kerbin insertion and docking with WiM-13)

Spoiler

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Mission 170: Nozomi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2)

Landing Modular Interplanetary Kolonization Units 15, 16, and 17 on Duna.

Y44, D277 (Duna insertion)
Y44, D278 (modules landed)

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Spoiler

Once the first module landed and arrived at the base, there was yet another oversight regarding solar panel clearance

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Not a problem Kerbal Attachment System can't fix!

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The solar panels were moved to a different location, the probe core was moved to the bottom of the module, and the short truss was discarded [and deleted].

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The module was then moved to a lateral position.

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Configuration at the end

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Mission 162: Topaz-2 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

The WiM-10 miner and Topaz-2 probe clusters arrive in the Sarnus system.

Y44, D288 (Sarnus insertion)
Y44, D290 (Ovok insertion)
Y44, D291 (Topaz-2a orbiter and lander on Ovok)
Y44, D292 (WiM-10 mining on Ovok)
Y44, D324 (WiM-10 finished mining)

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Spoiler

Sarnus insertion

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Entering orbit around the gray egg

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25 x 25 km polar orbit

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Topaz-2a orbiter deployed

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Ore concentrations were relatively high except for the poles and a big patch on one side of the moon

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Releasing the Topaz-2a lander

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Afterwards, the WiM-10 miner headed to the surface, leaving the probe clusters docked in orbit

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Mining near the south pole for about 30 days

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After redocking, the stack now has enough fuel to explore the system

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