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  1. 10 hours ago, CobaltWolf said:

    Glad to know someone uses it, out of curiosity do you play with a stock scale system or one of the more 'balanced' ones? I imagine 0.9375m rockets are a lot more useful in the former.

    I use stock scale. Scouts quite a bit powerful for the payloads its intended for, but for larger 0.625m LEO payloads it's perfect. Having 0.9375 fairing diameters allows me to launch bigger satellites without the rocket becoming too unweildy. 

  2. I like the compromise on the new suit! It looks pretty good and has nice resemblance to the old one.

    The new SRB's are kinda bland though. The panel lines and indents could be fleshed out a little and nozzle looks a bit small.


    All in all though, the new parts are looking good!

  3. 6 hours ago, CobaltWolf said:

    All this time... Never even noticed :D

    4 hours ago, MaverickSawyer said:

    I think he means as a main engine, not as an RCS thruster.


    3 hours ago, Pappystein said:

    And as Cobalt said... It is already in the mod.  Has been for a while actually.   Since I am IN GAME I will provide the model to look for under CONTROL (not under engines)   Kane LTS Linear RCS thruster.  AKA a SINGLE R4D motor.  and it IS under command and Control.  No it does not attach to nodes and no it does not STAGE but beyond that it works JUST like it should should you choose to orient it correctly assuming RCS is on and you have the throttle UP.    I will see if I can create a MM to give a "Probe Engine" version but I don't know about node attachments.


    Honestly it would be nice but it isn't too necessary. All you would have to do is center it and select the "Fore by Throttle" setting. Although an engine variant would be cool though.

    Thanks :)

  4. 3 words: Every Gram Counts.

    New Horizons was designed to be as light as possible, allowing for the greatest amount of payload to be flung towards Pluto in a bearable amount of time. JPL wanted to have as many instruments as they could integrate into the spacecraft (they managed to fit 5), so an impactor is out the question. NH would have to have equipment used to track and monitor the probe until impact, specialized instruments that can analyze the impact, and a support frame for the probe that's useless after deployment. All of that subtracts any remaining mass dedicated for more important instruments like RALPH or ALICE, and would be just dead mass that would significantly hamper the secondary KBO flyby mission.

  5. 21 minutes ago, Meithan said:

    Well, the flight computer commanded the abort automatically after determining that the thrust levels were not as expected. It's not like it had to time it just right or the rocket would launch. The rocket only launches if the flight computer OKs everything after the engines are lit.

    Yeah I know that. It's just that haven't seen this type of abort scenario play out live before.

    Actually, come to think of it, I've never seen an abort before, only scrubs. 

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