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  2. Project starshot think about bouncing the beam forward and back a lot of time. Now their idea is kind of crazy I say, they need to accelerate small probes weighting a few gram at 50.000 g. Yes we can do 50K g, artillery does but that is an hollow block of steel inside an thick steel tube, yes you have smart shells but they don't do anything until out of barrel. For the probe, well if one part of the mirror get 0.1% more push than the other, it will be an 50 g force. Using it to spam say 100 kg flyby probes would makes more sense, now you get 0.5 g, this is much lower acceleration and the large probe has much easier to adjust its sail, as its accelerating slower it stay inside the laser range for much longer you can still reach very high interplanetary speeds.
  3. Nice work! The inclination on our new orbit is almost perfect and looks great. I'm impressed that you got an encounter using so little fuel. An important correction: KILO has ~1,850 m/s dV remaining (the staging sequence has been re-arranged so the dV indicator is showing you a figure for a stage comprised of just the Ant and the OscarB) meaning that we are about 250 m/s short of capture. We are so close! There are 2 fixes: Revert to a previous save and tweak the intercept so that it is closer to Kerbin. A lower AP (e.g. within Mun's orbit) will allow better use of Oberth effect and allow us to capture. For example an anti-radial burn a few days before the Kerbin encounter will lower the intercept PE nicely. Keep going! We are (almost) in a perfect 3:1 synchronous orbit with Kerbin. Using Kepler's 3rd law plus some trial and error, boosting our orbit to 42,755,000,000m at Kerbol PE will give a nice subsequent Kerbin encounter with a PE of 6,000km. We can then burn anti-radial at the edge of Kerbin's SOI to bring this down to ~70km and capture propulsively. Amusingly, somehow we've also acquired an extra 10 units of EC, as the decoupler now has 10 units of charge! (this is not important, as the 10 extra units are not really needed and don't affect things in any way that matters)
  4. This I don't like the color of the navball, if it's transparent or black, how will we easily see the horizon
  5. Heh, true. I'm a bit more optimistic though. If that does happen, then I'll be happy to lambaste SpaceX with everyone else.
  6. Very mysterious, but unfortunately I think this mod is not the problem, it really is as vanilla as vanilla can be. Github Some basic RCS ports.
  7. depends on how hard you throw it.
  8. Updated release is available: Just an official recompile and repackage for KSP 1.8. Should be no functional changes compared to prior versions aside from compatibility with the latest KSP versions. I'll be working on updating TU next, and Kerbal Foundries shortly after; hopefully both before the end of the weekend (barring anything nasty needing to be fixed). Please note that this version of KSPWheel should be compatible/usable with the existing KerbalFoundries releases (and SSTU / anything else that uses KSPWheel).
  9. Sounds like a corrupted game. Have you tried doing a steam file validation?
  10. When I click on any craft, even a stock craft it won't load. Why?
  11. KSP with both expansions. BG is 1.3.0 and MH is 1.8.0. I installed it recently, may be a few weeks ago. I know that there is a newer one but haven't updated to it.
  12. We got some newer hype train models over here!
  13. Banned for the Orion dismemberment.
  14. Photon rockets aren’t that great. Photon sails on the other hand are pretty darn good in comparison but have their own issues. Mass beam sails (using either magnetic fields or some other kind of reflector) can be more efficient and thus can have higher newton per watt ratios.
  15. Hey gang first off I'm very very happy we got breaking ground its amazing! but I've run into a few bugs and I've tried to find a way around them but still no solution I was trying to play with the r7000 turboshaft engine and the engine itself was not spinning as it starts it only starts rotating at .02% and stalls completely I've done the same thing to make sure Iam doing it right with the smaller turbo shaft the r121 and that one was working correctly despite making the same adjustments But there was a few bugs regarding some of the physics with it as well I'm not sure if that is normal; when it comes to my fixed-wing version using the smaller turbo shaft for a prop engine as soon as I turn it on the craft starts violently Banks sideways hard and make makes flying impossible and I wasn't using that much RPMs But all in all I still am tinkering with the new stuff but I'm definitely excited about this new expansion and I hope this can get fixed and if it's not the game then who knows it could be me LOL but please look into it. again I tried everything I can to get that large turboshaft engine to work and it has yet to even spin But anyway thanks
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  17. Astronomers should attach a gigawatt laser to the telescope at the ocular end. Let the star wars begin!
  18. Occasionally terrain settings can cause things to spawn at the wrong altitude and jump to the right one. I suspect that's what happened in your case. Or perhaps they just wanted a better view.
  19. Collect twenty laser pointers and reach the stars twenty times faster!
  20. Just a glitch, it has been for a while, even if you plant a flag it will be planted on the roof.
  21. I loved the whole post. Thank you for sharing. And the internals of the tiny engine are super cute.
  22. Your thread has been moved to the tech support subforum, @Arch3rAc3, and good luck with your issues.
  23. It would be full of pickled fish. Why not just smear some mustard under tail. Then it's no the vinegar ocean Yes, yes, it works this way, too. A rubber duck.
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