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KASDA mission log | Y59, D64 | Launching the final Kerbals to the Duna system (Ike)

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1 hour ago, Pipcard said:

At least they live near the most interesting part.

Yeah, they can try to jump the canyon when they get bored :)

4 years is a pretty quick trip to Sarnus but still, the more you do in realtime closer in, the less progress the Sarnus ship will make.  Do you plan on scaling back "inner system" operations during the trip?

 

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1 hour ago, Geschosskopf said:

Yeah, they can try to jump the canyon when they get bored :)

4 years is a pretty quick trip to Sarnus but still, the more you do in realtime closer in, the less progress the Sarnus ship will make.  Do you plan on scaling back "inner system" operations during the trip?

I am still doing inner system colonization for now but I will put a cap (depending on the size of the planet or moon) so that I don't have to keep doing it forever. For example, the Duna base will have a maximum of 24 Kerbals, while Dres will have a maximum of 12.

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Mission 186: Taiko Base modules 03+04+05 (MIKU-22+23+24)

Launch mass was 42723 kg but skycranes weren't fully fueled (when full, the mass is 46323 kg). Had to refill at the WiM-14 depot.

Mission 187: Negi Star flight 21

Catxy, Anberta, Janayne, Minidou, Edster, and Harski Kerman

Mission 188: Iwahoshi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y50, D105 (Taiko base module launch)
Y50, D125 (Negi Star flight 21)
Y50, D135 (Iwahoshi Maru Kerbin -> Dres)

Y51, D76 (estimated Dres insertion)

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Meanwhile:
Y50, D224 (Nozomi Maru Duna -> Kerbin)

Mission 189: Negi Star flight 22

Dilsby, Joan, Natazy, Camberry, Tedcan, and Natarie Kerman

Mission 190: Tachi Maru flight 04 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y50, D280 (Negi Star flight 22)
Y50, D292 (Tachi Maru Kerbin -> Duna)

Y51, D110 (estimated Duna insertion)

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Mission 188: Iwahoshi Maru flight 02 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y51, D76 (Iwahoshi Maru Dres insertion)
Y51, D78 (Taiko Base complete)

LKO population: 24
Mun population: 12
Minmus population: 12
Ike population: 6
Duna population: 12
Dres population: 6 -> 12

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After the base modules were landed, the Iwahoshi Maru made a rendezvous with the second Dres Rabbit which remained in orbit after the first crewed Dres mission.

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The base is now considered "complete" with a u-shaped configuration, as Dres is a relatively small body.

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Nice...

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Mission 190: Tachi Maru flight 04 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y51, D110 (Duna insertion and crew landing with Duna Rabbit 4)

LKO population: 24
Mun population: 12
Minmus population: 12
Ike population: 6
Duna population: 12 -> 18
Dres population: 12

Akagi Base is almost complete.

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y51, D164 (Negi Maru Sarnus insertion)
Y51, D166 (Negi Maru Ovok insertion)
Y51, D168 (WiM-10 rendezvous with Negi Maru, Sarnus Rabbit 1 landing)
Y51, D170 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 rendezvous with Negi Maru)

Negi Maru performing orbital insertion

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Initial orbit around Sarnus

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Ovok orbit insertion

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The WiM-10 miner, which carried the first probes to Sarnus, took off from the surface to refuel the Negi Maru

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Thomwell Kerman left in the Sarnus Rabbit 1 to become the first Kerbal on Ovok

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As the engines were meant for the high gravity of Slate, they were set to a very low throttle for Ovok.

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A few hours were spent on the surface.

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Redocked with the Negi Maru

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y51, D171 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 transfer from Ovok to Hale)
Y51, D172 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 Hale insertion and landing)
Y51, D177 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 transfer from Hale to Ovok)
Y51, D178 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 rendezvous with Negi Maru)

Anelle takes an excursion in Sarnus Rabbit 1. Only this lander will travel to Hale, as it is more nimble for the moon's small SOI.

(again, I couldn't stop the time acceleration during the transfer orbit, as the encounter would keep drifting away)

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Approaching Hale, after a transfer of a few hours

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Insertion burn

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A flag planted on the now-smallest moon in the Kerbol system

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Anelle had to wait a few days for the transfer window back to Ovok to open up again.

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Back at the Negi Maru, being refueled by WiM-10.

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Did you know ?

Despite Hale being the smallest, truth is...Ovok has a lower Gee...both might be landable by simply send the Negi Maru down on those two (?)

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1 hour ago, GRS said:

Did you know ?

Despite Hale being the smallest, truth is...Ovok has a lower Gee...both might be landable by simply send the Negi Maru down on those two (?)

The Negi Maru isn't agile enough to land, even with low gravity.

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y51, D185 (Negi Maru transfer from Ovok to Slate)
Y51, D187 (Negi Maru Slate insertion)
Y51, D188 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 landing on Slate)
Y51, D189 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 takeoff and redocking)

After making two sorties with the WiM-10 miner (one to fully refuel the Negi Maru, the other to have additional fuel reserves to be transported to the Negi Maru in another orbit), the Negi Maru departed Ovok for Slate.

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Arrival within Slate's large sphere of influence

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Orbital insertion at 450 km

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Lowering to a ~35 km orbit

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Camlorf boarded Sarnus Rabbit 1, which used up all the fuel in the descent/crasher stage

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Landed on the Slatean Supercontinent. There are many craters and steep slopes, but also many flat areas.

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After a day, Sarnus Rabbit 1 took off. The ascent stage had 1.5 times as much delta-v as the descent/crasher stage.

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Returned to the Negi Maru, without running out of propellant this time.

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51 minutes ago, Kerballing (Got Dunked On) said:

Without running out of propellant THIS TIME???? Do I sense some F9 action happening here or am I forgetting something?

I was referring to the last landing on a high-gravity moon (Tylo), where the ascent stage didn't have enough delta-v, and Jeb had to use his jetpack.

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55 minutes ago, Pipcard said:

I was referring to the last landing on a high-gravity moon (Tylo), where the ascent stage didn't have enough delta-v, and Jeb had to use his jetpack.

oh that's right.... so long ago! :P 

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y51, D192 (Negi Maru transfer from Slate to Eeloo)
Y51, D195 (Negi Maru Eeloo insertion)
Y51, D197 (WiM-10 transfer from Ovok to Eeloo)
Y51, D199 (WiM-10 rendezvous with Negi Maru)
Y51, D200 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 landing on Eeloo)
Y51, D201 (Sarnus Rabbit 1 takeoff and redocking)

Leaving Slate, which appears as if it had an ocean in the past

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Insertion into Eeloo orbit (~175 km)

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With its propellant supply, the WiM-10 miner makes an automated rendezvous with the Negi Maru from Ovok

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Negi Maru and Sarnus Rabbit 1 are refueled

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After heading to a ~25 km orbit, the lander is deployed

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Tiella lands near an area where the rock is exposed beneath the ice.

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Taking off after a day

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This marks the end of Sarnus Rabbit 1's operations. It will be left in orbit around Eeloo.

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y51, D204 (Negi Maru transfer from Eeloo to Tekto)
Y51, D213 (Negi Maru Tekto insertion and Sarnus Rabbit 2 landing)

Departing from Eeloo

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Transfer orbit from Eeloo to Tekto (I haven't shown these in a while)

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Encountering the moon with a thick, green atmosphere

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Insertion burn into a ~120 km orbit

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Julphia, Negy, Agaselle, and Lisliana moved into the Sarnus Rabbit 2 lander

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De-orbit burn

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Descending through the atmosphere

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Parachutes deployed

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They waited until the fog and clouds cleared up before exiting the vehicle (Y51, D214). The crew will stay for about a year on Tekto.

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Mission 178: Aquamarine (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Third batch of the outer planet "jewel" probes, docked to WiM-16 before transferring to Urlum. Five pairs of orbiters and landers (or an atmospheric probe) for the ice giant and its moons (Polta, Priax, Wal, and Tal).

Y51, D351 (WiM-16 Urlum insertion, Aquamarine-a atmospheric entry)
Y51, D352 (Aquamarine-b orbital deployment)

The mining ship/probe cluster arrives at the ice giant

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Spoiler

Insertion into ~700 km orbit

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The craft de-orbited, jettisoned the atmospheric probe Aquamarine-a, then returned back to a stable orbit.

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Atmospheric entry: not much heating, just deceleration. (I had to disable Scatterer again because of the bug where the sky appears pitch black)

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Wal (and Tal, but you can't really see it from here) in the distance

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Final descent before being crushed by the atmosphere, with Polta in the background

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Deployment of Aquamarine-b orbiter

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Mission 178: Aquamarine (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Third batch of the outer planet "jewel" probes, docked to WiM-16 before transferring to Urlum. Five pairs of orbiters and landers (or an atmospheric probe) for the ice giant and its moons (Polta, Priax, Wal, and Tal).

Y51, D352 (WiM-16 transfer from Urlum to Wal)
Y51, D359 (WiM-16 Wal insertion, Aquamarine-c and d deployment, transfer from Wal to Tal)
Y51, D360 (WiM-16 Tal insertion, Aquamarine-e and f deployment)

From low Urlum orbit to Wal

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Transfer orbit

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Approaching the walnut

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Insertion burn (~40 km)

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Aquamarine-c orbiter passing over the equatorial ridge

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Aquamarine-d lander landed near the pole

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WiM-16 transfers from Wal to its sub-moon, Tal

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Tal insertion (~25 km)

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Aquamarine-e orbiter

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Aquamarine-f lander

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Mission 178: Aquamarine (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Third batch of the outer planet "jewel" probes, docked to WiM-16 before transferring to Urlum. Five pairs of orbiters and landers (or an atmospheric probe) for the ice giant and its moons (Polta, Priax, Wal, and Tal).

Y51, D360 (Start of WiM-16 mining operations on Tal)
Y52, D134 (End of mining [200 days], Tal departure into Wal orbit)
Y52, D135 (WiM-16 transfer from Wal to Polta)
Y52, D147 (WiM-16 Polta insertion, Aquamarine-g and h deployment, transfer from Polta to Priax)
Y52, D151 (WiM-16 Priax insertion, Aquamarine-i and j deployment)

The WiM-16 miner refueled for 200 days on Tal. It didn't fill up completely, but in the end had over 8000 m/s of delta-v.

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Tal departure

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Wal departure

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Transfer orbit from Wal to Polta

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Polta approach - looks like a mixture of Minmus and the Mun

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Polta orbit insertion

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Aquamarine-g orbiter

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Aquamarine-h lander

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WiM-16 leaves Polta

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Transfer orbit to Priax

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Priax approach and orbital insertion

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The Aquamarine-i orbiter flies over the extreme variations in terrain

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The de-orbit of the Aquamarine-j lander was assisted by WiM-16 (screenshot taken a few days after landing)

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Mission 183: Project DIVA F 3rd / Negi Maru flight 03 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with Fission propulsion, 3rd mission. Sarnus 5 expedition with 8 Kerbals - going twice as far as Jool.

Y52, D215 (Sarnus Rabbit 2 liftoff and docking with Negi Maru)
Y52, D219 (Negi Maru transfer from Tekto/Sarnus to Kerbin)

Y56, D308 (Negi Maru estimated Kerbin insertion)

The Sarnus Rabbit 2 lander took off from Tekto using its aerospike engine

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Spoiler

Second stage separation - the atmosphere was 95 km thick

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Once in orbit, the vehicle had about 1000 m/s of delta-v left to dock with the Negi Maru

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The Negi Maru transferred to a 390-km orbit and waited a few days for the transfer window (see what I did there?)

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Around 1200 m/s was spent in the interplanetary transfer burn

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Current trajectory

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Mission 191: Akagi Base modules 08+09+10 (MIKU-25+26+27) 

Mission 192: Nozomi Maru flight 05

Y52, D335 (Duna modules launch)
Y52, D356 (Nozomi Maru Kerbin -> Duna)
Y53, D96 (Nozomi Maru Duna insertion)
Y53, D98 (Akagi Base complete)

The final batch of modules sent to the Duna Base

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After some rearrangements with KIS, the base is now complete - with the exception of the crew.

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Meanwhile:

Y52, D288 (Tachi Maru Duna -> Kerbin)
Y53, D93 (Tachi Maru Kerbin insertion)

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