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

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Mission 193: Negi Star flight 23

Mission 194: Tachi Maru flight 05

Y54, D380 (Negi Star crew launch)
Y54, D398 (Tachi Maru Kerbin -> Duna)
Y55, D269 (Tachi Maru Duna insertion, crew landing in Duna Rabbit 4)

Nebeth, Tedbus, Sonzor, Ludly, Merlin, and Tanlotte become the final crew to land at the Duna base.

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

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Meanwhile:

Y54, D328 (Nozomi Maru Duna -> Kerbin)
Y55, D186 (Nozomi Maru Kerbin insertion)

 

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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.

Mission 182: Negi Star flight 20 (Part 1, Part 2)

Y56, D308 (Negi Maru Kerbin insertion, rendezvous with Negi Star 20)
Y56, D309 (Negi Star 20 landing)


Returning home after a 10-year expedition

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Rendezvous with Negi Star 20, which has been waiting in orbit all this time

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Mission 195: Negi Star Mk2 flight 01

After several decades, the successor to the Negi Star spaceplane is introduced. The Negi Star Mk2 doubles crew capacity from 8 to 16, and is powered by four aerospikes. It also conducts a ballistic re-entry and vertical landing using airbrakes and parachutes instead of gliding to a runway. The ship functions as a second stage, and launch system is now fully reusable for trips to the 500 km parking orbit. (Legs from Kerbal Reusability Expansion)

Mass: 73465 kg

Launch vehicle: K-1b

Y56, D390 (launch)

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Spoiler

Stage separation

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Docking test with the WiM-14 depot

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Re-entry after returning to a 75 km orbit - the skin temperature of the airbrakes reached 90% of the critical temperature

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Parachute deployed

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Engines were used for the final braking before landing

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Rest In Peace : Negi Star

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2 hours ago, GRS said:

Rest In Peace : Negi Star

It ain't dead, just retired. It's going to live out the rest of its life in the fine grassy plains of Kerbin's Lowlands.

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Mission 196: Iwaki Base modules 03+04+05 (MIKU-28+29+30)

Mission 197: Nozomi Maru flight 06

Y57, D1 (Ike modules launch)
Y57, D17 (Nozomi Maru Kerbin -> Duna)
Y57, D353 (Nozomi Maru Ike insertion)
Y57, D355 (Iwaki Base assembly completed)

Final modules of the Ike Base

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Meanwhile:

Y56, D362 (Tachi Maru Duna -> Kerbin)
Y57, D270 (Tachi Maru Kerbin insertion)

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Mission 198: Negi Maru Append propulsion module 1

Mission 199: Negi Maru Append propulsion module 2

The Negi Maru was augmented with a new engine technology: the CCGC-7 Nuclear Lightbulb (part of Atomic Age, revived as part of SpaceTux Industries Recycled Parts). It is a closed-cycle gas core nuclear engine with a 1500-second specific impulse (compared to 800 seconds). Two propulsion modules provide the Negi Maru with over 15000 m/s of delta-v, allowing the vehicle to visit destinations like Moho, or the more distant outer planets (Urlum, Neidon, and Plock) in a reasonable timeframe.

Mass (each): 112500 kg

Launch vehicle: K-2

Total mass of Negi Maru Append: 411329 kg

Y57, D390 (launch 1)
Y57, D410 (launch 2)

Negi Maru being refueled by the WiM-13 miner/tanker - the engine module is detached

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Launch of the first propulsion module

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Spoiler

Spreading its wings (i.e. radiators), the extremely efficient engine is used to travel to the Negi Maru at 500 km

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Rendezvous at sunrise

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When doing a double docking, the alignment has to be perfect.

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Upgrade complete

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(Not canon anymore)

Mission 200: Moho Rabbit 1 + 2

Two landers for the first crewed Moho expedition (42708 kg)

Y58, D35 (launch)

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Mission 201: Negi Star Mk2 flight 02

Calble, Nedsted, Eilya, Dudo, Keldos, Haddon, Dozor, Genelorf, Lisgee, Newmore, Philbo, and Tedul Kerman will become the first to visit Moho.

Y58, D55 (launch)

The shuttle was left in LKO afterwards.

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Mission 202: Project DIVA X / Negi Maru flight 04 (Part 1)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with eXtreme-efficiency propulsion. The first crewed Moho mission, with 12 Kerbals.

Y58, D76 (Negi Maru Kerbin -> Moho)
Y58, D165 (scheduled Negi Maru Moho insertion)

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Planned trajectory

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Burn took over 15 minutes

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Encounter after course correction (note that the outer tanks were refilled from the central tanks, which is why the delta-v has gone back up)

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I made a huge mistake: I didn't realize that Moho's day length was in fact, similar to its real life counterpart (in that it is really long). And I only brought solar panels for the lander, not RTGs. I will probably have to redo some of the missions.

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Redoing the missions.

Mission 201: Negi Star Mk2 flight 02

Calble, Nedsted, Eilya, Dudo, Keldos, Haddon, Dozor, Genelorf, Lisgee, Newmore, Philbo, and Tedul Kerman will become the first to visit Moho.

Y58, D55 (launch)

RTGs were installed on the Moho landers to provide power during the very long nights.

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Mission 202: Project DIVA X / Negi Maru flight 04 (Part 1, Part 2)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with eXtreme-efficiency propulsion. The first crewed Moho mission, with 12 Kerbals.

Y58, D76 (Negi Maru Kerbin -> Moho)
Y58, D165 (scheduled Negi Maru Moho insertion)

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Spoiler

Planned trajectory

(note: the Delta-v is higher because I installed KIS fueling ports between the engine/tank modules, but I removed them just before the burn because they had poor structural integrity)

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Actual trajectory after correction

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Not bad...in fact...excellent...though i kinda don't like that Moho transfer...though you have a tremendous amount of Delta V...but still...nice job...

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1 hour ago, GRS said:

Not bad...in fact...excellent...though i kinda don't like that Moho transfer...though you have a tremendous amount of Delta V...but still...nice job...

It's the best I could do in one burn (instead of a separate transfer and plane change)

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Mission 202: Project DIVA X / Negi Maru flight 04 (Part 1, Part 2)

Designing Interplanetary Vehicle Architecture with eXtreme-efficiency propulsion. The first crewed Moho mission, with 12 Kerbals.

Y58, D76 (Negi Maru Kerbin -> Moho)
Y58, D165 (Negi Maru Moho insertion)
Y58, D166 (Moho Rabbit 1 and 2 landings)

Entering Moho orbit

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Initial orbit

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Performing plane change and orbit lowering maneuver

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Bay doors open at ~30 km

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Moho Rabbit 1 with Calble, Nedsted, Keldos, Haddon, Lisgee, and Newmore

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De-orbit

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Landed near a dark spot on the surface

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Moho Rabbit 2 with Eilya, Dudo, Dozor, Genelorf, Philbo, and Tedul

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Landed within a crater

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Landing locations

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I'm glad someone's finally giving the neglected moho some attention! Anyways, this is by far my favorite continuing series on the forums!

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Nice...i like the overall execution...i hope that design of yours is enough to pull off a Grand Tour UC style...or maybe making a special Negi Maru for that task...

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11 hours ago, GRS said:

Nice...i like the overall execution...i hope that design of yours is enough to pull off a Grand Tour UC style...or maybe making a special Negi Maru for that task...

A grand tour would be redundant.

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Mission 203: Negi Star Mk2 flight 03

Theoler, Tati, Pepe, Nedine, Sianna, and Danxie - the final crew to the Duna system

Y59, D45 (launch)

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Mission 204: Tachi Maru flight 06 (part 1)

The final journey of the Tachi Maru, headed to Ike

Y59, D64 (Tachi Maru Kerbin -> Duna [Ike])
Y59, D361 (Tachi Maru estimated Ike insertion)

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WOOO! I eagerly await manned missions to the outer planets.

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