VlonaldKerman Posted March 20 Share Posted March 20 (edited) Link to thread that led up to this mission: Here is my experience going past Kerbol's SOI. For this mission, I put a mk 1 command pod on top of a small fuel tank on top of a mammoth engine and turned on infinite fuel. I then accellerated to 2755 km/s and timewarped for ~1 hour to the edge of Kerbol's SOI. NOTE: link to screenshots for this post (lmk if this works I haven't used it before): https://imgur.com/a/scxHwDL Okay, here we go... At this moment, Jeb has been travelling for about 350 years, with current velocity 2755km/s. He is at the edge of Kerbol's SOI, though the altimeter reads as 0m, and the parts of his small vessel are starting to separate, but there don't seem to be any effects from this. The craft is able to hold prograde as long as the engines aren't on. It starts to freak out when the engines turn on- spinning uncontrollably until it rips itself apart. So engines are off for now. Not really losing any velocity so it's fine. [Images 1, 2] Once the craft exits Kerbol's SOI, the orbital trajectory disappears for a brief moment. [Image 3] Then, it returns, and this time, there's also a line going retrograde- like I'm in an orbit, instead of an escape trajectory. Visible at the far retrograde end of my orbit line is what appears to be another star [Image 4]. It is the same symbol that Kerbol has when you zoom way out in map view before exiting it's SOI (and after???- hard to see with overlapping icons). I try to EVA Jebediah, but it won't let me no matter what. At this point, I switched to the tracking station, where the craft is visible, and it says, "Exiting Kerbol SOI". I switch to the craft again. The craft begins rapidly spinning and flies apart- though it doesn't explode [Image 5]. Now, when I exit to map view, and back to the normal view, I can't see the craft anymore- all I see is a yellow star (probably Kerbol), far closer than any star actually is to me [Image 6]. I tried to reload a quicksave to before the glitch, but the game gets stuck on "loading active vessel." Now, I've travelled back in time to before Jeb exited Kerbol's SOI, and I'm burning retrograde. I'm gonna turn around and go in the opposite direction- towards the new, second star icon. Tune in soon for "Jeb tries to travel to another star, passes out from 30g's of acceleration sustained for 350 years, and dies, part two." Edit: not sure if the thing in image 4 is actually a star- it looks like the orbit lines of the planets around Kerbol when viewed from a distance- but it's very hard to tell. Definitely weird. Edited March 21 by VlonaldKerman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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