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  1. This is a probe expansion pack inspired by real missions from the mid-1960s to now. Including probe cores, engines, solar panels, and new science parts! Parts are inspired by (Including some replicas of) Voyager, Pioneer 10, Venera, Cassini, Mariner, Kepler, New Horizons, Juno, And more! Current working on the Viking Mars lander. IMGUR ALBUM To prevent issues, please remove any previous versions of the mod before updating CURRENT Branch - Github Repo Please be sure to download the latest BETA branch repo for best compatibility. See changelog for a list of recent changes Need Support? Please read the FAQ Requires: Firespitter or B9, DMagic ScienceAnimate and ModuleManager Older Beta v0.16.1 Download: Mod configs included: Remote Tech by @rakol Tweakscale by @Jso SCANsat by @akron Sample Crafts v0.3 for BETA v0.16.1: (Two Barquetta Communication Satellites, Barquetta-Odyssey, Deep Space 1, Landvermesser, Mariner, Quetzal, Tatsujin, Tatsujin-Express, Torekka, Vorona, Vorona-SAR, Meridiani-Draco, Explorer Telescope) Nerva HT Engine 1.0 Released! Link to release thread or download below: Spacedock Dropbox Real Plume config by @VenomousRequiem. Module Manager required for RealPlume configs. License: CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Please let me know if you release anything based on my work. I'd love to check it out! Want to support the mod? Check out below, and thank you! Paypal
  2. Kerbal Interplanetary Probes Presents: KIPSAT DSN Antennas Description This is a work-in-progress mod for Kerbal Space Program (KSP) that aims to add large Deep Space Network (DSN) satellite dishes to enhance long-range communication capabilities. Features - Provides three DSN satellite dishes of increasing size, designed to match the default KSP DSN network antenna power settings. - It is designed to work with the extra ground stations to OFF, otherwise there is no real point :). - Requires a significant budget and attention to launchpad upgrades, introducing a new level of challenge to the game. About - This is my first attempt at creating a mod, so bear with me as I learn the ropes. - The models and textures are a work in progress and may not meet professional standards yet, but they provide the basic functionality needed for the mod to work. Companion Add-ons - It is highly recommended, if not necessary, to have the HyperEdit mod installed to teleport the dishes to their locations. - These dished are massive, so you might want to consider getting the Hangar Extended mod. - I also play with Kerbal Construction Time, effectively halting your rocket production for "months" while you undergo these DSN antenna construction projects. Installation 1. Download the mod ZIP file from the GitHub releases page. 2. Unzip the downloaded file. 3. Place the mod folder in the GameData directory of your Kerbal Space Program installation. Known Issues - None for now Contributing - Any wishes to contribute/help are welcome Wishlist While this mod is a work in progress, there are several features I'd like to implement in the future to enhance the overall experience: 1. Improved Textures and Models: I aim to refine the visual aspects of the satellite dishes, starting with high-quality textures and eventually exploring new 3D models to further enhance their appearance. 2. Contract Pack for Added Value: I'm considering the development of a contract pack that integrates with the mod, providing players with additional missions and objectives centered around the DSN satellite dishes. 3. Integration with Other Mods: I plan to explore compatibility with popular mods like RemoteTech/OPM, enabling a seamless experience for players who wish to incorporate advanced communication systems into their gameplay. 4. Interior Models: While not currently implemented, I aspire to eventually introduce interior models for the satellite dishes, adding an extra layer of immersion for players who enjoy detailed spacecraft interiors. 5. Kerbal Control Requirements: In the future, I aim to introduce a system where Kerbals must be present to provide manual controls, similar to the functionality offered by the RemoteTech mod. Please note that these features are part of a wishlist and may be subject to development feasibility and future updates. License This project is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details. --- Final Note: This project is a work in progress and may be subject to significant updates and changes. I also don't know all the technical details (yet). I made this mod for myself, thought that other could find it cool too. Thanks for understanding :).
  3. Hello dev team and Kerbalers! I feel like probes and satellites in KSP1 are quite not worth the investment, it is always better to build a manned rocket to go to a planet to gather science, rather to send a probe to that body. I think it needs to be looked at and reworked, rather for science probes to be limited in science transmission, it would be much better to implement a system, where you first need to scan the planet or it's surrounding area first, to know what to get, so first you would send a probe and that will allow you to pick more science, whenever you send a manned mission. But to avoid situations where you send a manned vehicle with probing-grade stuff, I would make those probes parts really not worth the investment in a situation, where you want to send a manned mission (like, the cost or some limitations like that - like an option to calibrate manned mission equipment for that particular planet, so the price spikes up with manned missions a lot (similar cost with manned and unmanned so combining those two are basically a waste of money). This way the player is encouraged to do things like in the real world. It's obvious we scan planets or objects of interest first, transmit the findings, where we build upon a manned mission to that object, based on the data we have got from those probes. Other than that, the entire idea of space telescopes would be neat! Like, to find a planet, first you need to build either a ground telescope or a space-based one, to find it, analyze it and then probe mission to map it to see what to expect, then and only then, a manned mission is the next logical step. So to summarize: Mission cost where probe equipment is paired with manned mission is ridiculously high To get full science, you need to analyze the planet/object Manned science equipment needs to be calibrated for full science return The only way to get calibration data is by analyzing the data coming from the probe Implementation of telescopes to find new bodies
  4. So me and one of my friends were thinking about what to do w/ the ksp 2 multiplayer, and him and I were thinking about competitions. Thats when i had the idea. There should be the ability for coms slatelites to only work with certain frequencies. I.e. allowing for me and my friend to compete without needing to turn our satelites off everytime the other needs to send science.
  5. Hello, I recently installed Scansat on my career mode and I like that it makes probes have a bigger purpose than just a relay network or science crafts. Are there any other mods that add more functionality to probes? I would love to hear them
  6. ^Model is not actually 8-bit After lots of research, lots more math, and lots more tinkering, I am proud to present this 3D model (version 2.0!) of the KSP solar system. This tool provides accurate visualization and measurement of KSP’s celestial bodies with respect to one another using GeoGebra, a free and open-source graphing software. Sure, it’s pretty to look at, but its real strength is that you, the user, can use it to model and/or measure just about anything in-game. All planets and moons are represented accurately in terms of scale, eccentricity, orientation, inclination... all of it. The base state of the model has all bodies located where they would be in-game at UT=0, and can be run forward from there to 1000 in-game years (and beyond if you really need). Scale is in megameters (1Mm = 1,000km = 1,000,000m). ^Applet screenshot All stock planets and moons are represented accurately on their orbits. Semimajor axis, eccentricity, inclination, longitude of ascending node, argument of periapsis, orbital period, phase angle, body size (including atmosphere), and sphere of influence are all modeled. All bodies start exactly where they would at the beginning of a game (UT=0), and can be run forward from there to 500 in-game years (and beyond if you really need). Scale is in megameters (1Mm = 1,000km = 1,000,000m). Some of the data have been extracted directly from KSP (v1.2). Everything else is calculated within the model using that raw data. See below for the code used for the extraction. To use: To use the base tool (a version that is not easily modified or customized), follow this link to view and use it in the GeoGebra web app. You can get the customizable version at this link. It is strongly recommended that users download and install GeoGebra to their computer, as it’s faster and more stable. You can download the source file for the model by navigating to the appropriate link above and clicking in the top right corner of the applet. Full Instructions on using/customizing the model are available at the wiki. This project was very much an adventure for me, so I would not be surprised if there are (still) things I've missed, inaccuracies, etc. Please don't hesitate to bring them to my attention, along with suggestions for how to fix them, if available. I'm also open to ideas about additional features. Licensing: Because I've published the model on geogebra.org, it is subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. Keep in mind that Geogebra is something altogether different. I have had no part in developing it, and it is subject to its own licensing, terms, and conditions. Updates: 05/20/2017: Major update with updated/streamlined calculations, fixed mathematical errors, improved accuracy (thanks to a script for the direct extraction of data from the game), new basic/customizable versions, and a wiki! 04/08/2017: Addressed crowding of AN/DNs & Pe/Aps by replacing the checkbox for each with a drop-down menu, allowing users finer control over what is shown/hidden. Added hide-able stats pane for body in focus, displaying orbital/physical parameters and time to AN and Pe. Changed auto-zoom levels to depend on body in focus. Original 2D model updated/converted to 3D. Known Issues: Body in "Focus View" drop-down often needs to be selected twice in order to display the target body at intended zoom level. Suggestions welcome. When focusing view, viewVector should orient camera to particular angle. It does not. Commented out for now. Discrepancy between JS syntax accepted by the web app and desktop versions causing error in customizable version's web app at launch. Not sure of reason, no "proper fix" at this time. Works fine in desktop version. Simple workaround is here. ^Joolian system
  7. This tutorial, Setting Up A Commnet System, suggests placing 6 satellites into a 4Gm Kerbolar orbit, 12 into 25Gm and, optionally, 24 into a 50Gm orbit. To do this in a finite amount of time requires launching them all individually at specific time intervals. I've calculated the following: To launch 6 Comm Sats to a 4Gm orbit, launch each with 13.48 day separation. To launch 12 Comm Sats to a 25Gm orbit, launch each with a 59.30 day separation. To launch 24 Comm Sats to a 50Gm orbit (optional), launch each with a 20.69 day separation. The 3 formulae used in this computation are: v = sqrt(G * M / R) p = 2 * PI * R / v / (6 * 3600) dt = 1 / (N * (1 / p1 - 1 / p2)) where: v is orbital speed G is grav:6.67408e-11 M is mass of Kerbol: 1.7565459E28 R is orbital altitude p is orbital period (days) PI is pi dt is launch separation (days) N is number of satellites to occupy an orbital altitude p1 is orbital period of Kerbin (days) p2 is orbital period of the target orbit (days) Note: dt for inner orbits will be negative which merely indicates the satellites will arrive in counter-revolutionary order 1/p is angular speed expressed as radians/day and subtracting the speed of the target frame of reference from the launch frame of reference is the insight that makes this achieve a full orbit with even spacing (your mileage may vary depending on how timely your launches are) I plan once arriving at apoapsis to not worry too much about the orbital parameters or spacing but to have the exact same orbital period for all sats in the orbit. This will keep them locked in their relative positions over a very long duration. If you're more picky about getting exact spacing, this tutorial, https://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/Tutorial:Ideal_Orbits_for_Communication_Satellites, particularly the treatment of the Law of Cosines, is quite fascinating. It's most relevant to low altitude orbits, e.g. spacing N space stations around a body. [All of the above may have been covered elsewhere but I haven't seen it/didn't find it and I've just had to create all this from scratch; so I hope it's useful to someone else. Please let me know if you find any errors, as I have not executed this yet.]
  8. This is a simple challenge, get as many satellites into lko as possible in one launch. 2 categories: modded unmodded rules: No cheats Proof All satellites must have regeneratI've power source, the ability to orient itself in a specific angle, and have an external antenna. Please say modded or unmodded, mechjeb counts as mod, but if it doesn't affect the craft itself, like a clouds mod, then it's considered not modded. My attempt, It all exploded in the end, but it usually works.
  9. So, i have 22 Satellites and non of them have Kerbnet access, if says always this http://imgur.com/a/h5LWb. I can not really understand this because it works in the past.
  10. I am a bit bored with the basic "put a satellite here" contracts, and wanted to spice it up. I use Contract Configurator for Clever Sats but even still it hasn't quite scratched the itch. I thought that being given a randomly generated satellite (sizes/parts/layout) and told where to place it might be a fun spin on the existing satellite contract model. It could be displayed as a popup when entering the VAB (similar to the passenger UI when on the launch pad) where you would select the contract and it would insert the part for you to start attaching items to. Alternatively, the contracts could specify satellite requirements themselves (similar to the space station check lists that already exist) Must generate power Must have x units of electricity Must have x science experiments on board Specific number of satellites per rocket (if even possible?) Could also name specific parts to be installed on the satellite, but might be problematic with multiple part mods installed. Does this exist as its own add-on or as an enhancement to an existing add-on?
  11. Step 1: put a satellite in Kerb-o-synchronous (geostationary/geosynchronous) equatorial orbit. Step 2: once in desired orbit, push 'V' until in "chase camera". Step 3: play your favorite space themed ambience music. Step 4: push F2. Step 5: profit. Working on putting a little video together to share here shortly. It's times like these that remind me how much I appreciate this game and its developers. 400+ hours deep and it's the little things.
  12. hey I'm pretty new to KSP but watched a lot of Scott Manley's uploads and managed to get a satellite into orbit. It has 5 solar panels and 4 batteries which was working fine as I transmitted science back home but after the first I think 1 or 2 transmissions it ran out of power and I figured "ok, the panels need a minute to recharge" but they aren't. Is there a certain place on the craft I need to place them or do they maybe require more time to recharge? (OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels) thanks a lot for anyone who takes time to help me out:)
  13. Is there any reason to keep old satellites in orbit? Ive done a few sat contracts and they always say something along the lines of "this satellite shall henceforth belong to insert company name here". I already have the money and rewards for the contract and the space around kerbin is getting cluttered, so does it even matter if i just destroy them all?
  14. Mostly profit. Thinking about the SES-9 mission and the idea of having a propellant depot in space with a tug to pull satellites into their desired orbit. Having an active propellant depot in orbit would be fantastic in terms of generally expanding our access to space, but unless it would be profitable, no one would ever do it. So...under what circumstances would an immediate-term (e.g., within the next five years) propellant depot and space tug system be profitable? Let's assume that the project would be undertaken by an independent private company rather than NASA. Let's assume it's not SpaceX or another current launch provider. Your primary customers would be comsat companies who choose to pay you some stated fee to tow their satellites into a desired orbit, though you could also potentially give the ISS boosts. You need at least one space tug -- probably several, to maximize your profit and to lower launch costs. Each tug needs solar panels, ion engines, a grappling or towing mechanism, and the ability to refuel in space (either by mating to disposable propellant capsules or by transferring propellant to an onboard tank. You'll probably want to buy two Falcon Heavy launches to start -- one for as many space tugs as you can fit, and one for your initial propellant depot. You'd then re-launch a Falcon Heavy each time you needed to top-up your propellant depot. Would anyone actually buy your services? How many comsat companies would say, "Hmm, instead of giving my satellite an engine and fuel tanks to push it into the desired orbit, I'll just pay these folks, and so I can make my satellite a little bigger and give it more capacity"? And would you be able to have low enough prices to actually save them money?
  15. I recently installed RemoteTech. Ever since I have done this the stock satellites have not been extending while in space or on the ground. When I right click on it I do not get the option to extend it instead I get a status/locked notice and no way of changing it. I have no leads as to why this is happening anyone know why?
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