# Help Needed with Orbital Rendezvous

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Hey!

So, I got my station core into orbit, and then my Comms / Science module up there - only problem is, I have to stick them together. In space.

There's an image of my problem. I've circularized my orbits, and the closest I get to the station is there. I quick-saved here so I can try any maneuver I want.

The separation is 12.4km, relative speed 32.7m/s.

I feel really stuck...

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Hey!

So, I got my station core into orbit, and then my Comms / Science module up there - only problem is, I have to stick them together. In space.

There's an image of my problem. I've circularized my orbits, and the closest I get to the station is there. I quick-saved here so I can try any maneuver I want.

The separation is 12.4km, relative speed 32.7m/s.

I feel really stuck...

Ok.  A fairly simple method, not the most efficient.

1. Set the core as the target
2. At the closest, go retro to the target and burn until the velocity is zero, this will get them moving at the same speed.
3. point toward the target, and burn to get a closing velocity of 10-20 m/sec
4. At the closest point, again, go retro and burn to equalize the speed.
5. Repeat, reducing the closing velocity to lower numbers as you get closer.

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I feel really stuck...

I found this guide very helpful when I started with rendezvous and docking maneuvers

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Hey, @QvestionAnswerNeeded! I moved your post to Gameplay Questions and Tutorials- you'll probably get more detailed help here.

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1 minute ago, Dman979 said:

Hey, @QvestionAnswerNeeded! I moved your post to Gameplay Questions and Tutorials- you'll probably get more detailed help here.

Thanks!

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Edited by herbal space program
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There's an image of my problem. I've circularized my orbits, and the closest I get to the station is there. I quick-saved here so I can try any maneuver I want.

The separation is 12.4km, relative speed 32.7m/s.

This is pretty good to start with.  Here's a tutorial to cover the next bit, from your current situation up to docking, which may be helpful:

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