RocketBlam Posted December 29, 2014 Share Posted December 29, 2014 (edited) So I came upon a mission while playing a career game, and it looked really good: 1,690,000 credits, and 2,300 science! All for just capturing an asteroid! Well, sure, it was a Class C asteroid, but that's not too bad, right?So I captured the asteroid and put it in Kerbin orbit, but somehow, the mission did not show as complete. So I looked at it more closely to see what I hadn't done right. Class C asteroid? Check.In orbit? Check.Around Bop? Ch--Uh, wait, what? Around Bop? Around... Bop? I'm supposed to haul a Class-C asteroid to BOP?Some day I will learn to read the missions completely. If there is a big payoff like that, it's probably because the mission is really hard, and this one was definitely hard. I mean, I've returned a Kerbal from Eve before, and this mission was HARD. I considered abandoning the mission many times.One of the biggest problems was that asteroids that big are really hard to move around, just because the Claw tends to flex a lot, so it's hard to keep it oriented right. Then of course the asteroid weighs something like 80 tons.I don't want to tell you what it cost me to launch several missions to connect to the asteroid, then connect a transfer stage, then refuel the transfer stage.... let's just say I made a profit on the mission, but not a lot of profit. I spent at least 750,000 credits on launches to accomplish this.Anyway, here are the pics.This is the accursed mission. Notice how small the word "Bop" is. Of course, anyone could miss that...The final transfer stage. Note that it has some mod parts involved (from Infernal Robotics), although as it turned out, they didn't do any good at all. The Asteroid, now named "Exeter" (I don't know why), in orbit around the hellish hellhole moon Bop. Edited December 29, 2014 by RocketBlam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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