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  1. Really good point regarding the vessel recovery science, although there is science for recovering vessels that have landed on planets or moons, which would be Jool related. Honestly I think that since it probably has been included in every mission previously that we just keep accepting it, although I do see you point. For deployed science the science counts but do keep track of how much is making its way back to Kerbin.
  2. Congratulations @Robin Patenall on completing the Jool 5 Challenge on Jeb's Level with 61174.6 science! I think your mission thread is one of the better organized I've seen, I really enjoyed the chart to help me keep track of the launches, the costs, and so on. The finished ship itself was very versatile, and I do hope it gets an additional voyage someday. The thoroughness of how you broke apart the ship and used the drive cores as independent vessels at times was genius, and I've definitely learned a few things from your mission I might incorporate into one of my own some day. The Emerald Star did an outstanding job, and I'll gladly add it to the leaderboard now.
  3. It is a science grab after all, go for it! I've begun reviewing your mission and I am really digging the launch assembly chart and the ship's overall design. I'll try to have it finished reviewed soon and get you on the leaderboard!
  4. If it's making parts not otherwise movable movable then I'd say that would could as a modded attempt.
  5. Congratulations @camacju on the lowest mass Jool 5 mission to date! The craft design is so simply its difficult to understand how you made it work, yet at the same time the video is aesthetically pleasing and straight-forward enough that its easy to follow. I applaud the engineering masterpiece you've created, and will happily add it to the leaderboard now.
  6. This is insane. I don't even know where to begin on what I just witnessed. Congratulations on completing the Jool 5 on the low mass challenge, though. Can I ask how you lifted off from the runway? What were those two tiny blue things? Were you using tiny flags as sleds?
  7. Congratulations @Lyra on completing the Jool 5 mission on Level 2! Congrats on managing a single launch mission. I liked the tallness of your Tylo lander, as well as the overall design of your interplanetary vessel. The unique thing to me that I haven't seen done much with an interplanetary vessel was "barnacling" the smaller landers on the outer hull. It was a clever workaround to save weight on the landers by not needing docking ports. Congrats again, and I'll have your submission on the leaderboards momentarily! EDIT: My wifi died immediately after posting that so NOW I'm adding you to the leaderboards.
  8. "And so I completed the Jool 5 in day 383, 1 hour and 9 minutes of a new career" Congratulations on completing the fastest Jool 5 in history! The fact you managed to get all landings done within a 12 day window is incredible, and your trajectories! I've never seen anything like it! I'll add this submission to the leaderboard now, congratulations!
  9. @king of nowhere I'm reviewing your submission today FYI, I've been glancing over the thread in the last week trying to make sure I have a proper understanding of it. I must say that the premise itself sounds very difficult and I'm impressed at the travel times you're achieving. It's a style of KSP I'm not overly familiar with so it's interesting to see in action.
  10. Congratulations on completing the Jool 5 Challenge on level 1! Apologies again for the delay. Your mission's use of Kerbalism (specifically with Jool's radiation belt) added a level of anxiety not present in most Jool 5s. Usually I am just seeing how the landers were designed and what trajectories were used, but for this one I was genuinely concerned any time you had to dip into the danger zone. Your limitations to account for realism added an additional level of intrigue as well. It was very interesting to see what compromises you made and when. Overall, I found your mission very entertaining to review, and it was very thought provoking when considering how a real space agency might have done it. Fantastic job! I'll add this submission to the leaderboard now
  11. Apologies, life got super busy and I forgot to check in. I'll have your submission reviewed tonight.
  12. Congratulations @kspfreakon going above and beyond for a level 1 submission! Your Tylo lander was a design I haven't seen in a while, your Bop landing paid a visit to the Kraken which is also not super common, and you visited every other moon in the solar system on top of that. Excellent work. Adding you to the leaderboard now.
  13. For the ladders: No that's fine. I've built ships where I clip entire payloads out of a fairing to pretend I have a service bay. For MechJeb: That's fine too. Good luck!
  14. Congratulations on a record breaking Jool 5 mission! You video was very well narrated and broke down your reasoning and potential improvements in an easy to understand way. I think the most interesting thing you did was not use air-breathing engines for Laythe. The method you used saved weight and was not something many of us have considered. Congratulations on this achievement!
  15. Your worlds have always been works of art. I'm sad to see you go, but wish you the best. Thanks for all the sights!
  16. Basically any mod except OP mods are allowed. The Gatecrashers / honorary mentions category is pretty much for casual or rule-breaking runs. Yeah it's because of the lightbulb. Yeah not sure why Jool doesn't have biomes either, would be easy to add.
  17. That definitely is a big vessel. Is there more than one picture, perhaps some of the transits and landings?
  18. Congratulations @camacju on completing the Jool 5 Challenge on the 1st level! This is genuinely one of the most impressive KSP missions I've seen, the sheer optimization shown is mind boggling, especially with your admittance that you could have shaved more weight off but chose not to. This is without a doubt a record breaker. Have you considered snapping a screenshot of the craft next to a single mammoth engine? It'd be cool to see the craft next to the engine you used as a mass goal. Adding you to the leaderboard now!
  19. Personally I feel that an unkrewed Jool 5 wouldn't complete the challenge in spirit. One of the most important parts of a Jool 5 is stepping or swimming on all 5 moons.
  20. Congratulations @Krazy1 on completing the Jool 5 Challenge on Level 3! I like the refined look of this craft, along with its orange/gray color scheme! As usual, your album was well put together, and I enjoyed watching the Tylo landing. Adding you to the leaderboards now
  21. I'm happy to see the challenge revived! If I can get myself back into the game I might give it a try.
  22. Congratulations @Krazy1 on completing the Jool 5 Challenge on the 3rd Level! I don't recall if I've seen a principia submission before, but I can say that the 2 by 4 is an impressive craft! (especially its Tylo capabilities, it's usually pretty difficult to make SSTOs to everywhere handle Tylo). I'll add your submission to the leaderboard now, but also want to say that your album was very well organized and was easy to read. Congrats!
  23. This is what I get for reviewing submissions while sleep deprived. Thanks for catching this @OJT. @Alpaca Z sorry about that, but OJT's correct and your crew did not walk on Tylo's surface, meaning I must move it to Honourable Mentions.
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