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FASA, BDB (Bluedog Design Bureau), KSPI, and SpaceY parts.
My slightly modified Mercury-Atlas configuration for doing rescue contracts (i.e. space thralls) in RSS.
The payload stage has about 2100 dv for inclination changes, which from Kourou requires only ~700 dv.
The payout is about 3x the cost, so this is a money maker, plus free kerbals.
Orbiting T+ 0:00:13:18
Planning a science probe to the Moon. Maybe I can get one of these contracts while I'm there.
Orbiting T+ 0:00:14:28
I'm using the sunflare.dll from GPP
Orbiting T+ 0:00:22:18
Ok, ~4k delta v to get to the moon and match a contract orbit. It may need some tweaks once I get there. (I have ~4600 left.)
Orbiting T+ 0:00:48:49
The science payload (mostly BDB parts)
Flying T+ 0:10:09:02
Even broken, scatterer looks amazing in RSS. (notice the second horizon - wierd.)
Orbiting T+ 6:08:06:39
The moon needs a scansat, before I crash another probe into a mountain top.
Suborbital T+ 0:00:03:50
Night launch of a rescue mission. More space thralls!
Landed T+ 8:01:07:52
Ugh. First landing on the Moon and I tip it over. Of course.
Flying T+ 0:00:24:44
Hover science even works on water
Flying T+ 0:00:55:52
Whew, finally back on land!
Flying T+ 0:00:11:41
Don't worry, Jeb is used to these kinds of landings.
Landed T+ 0:00:19:27
Hah, we told Jeb we forget to pack the chutes! But we landed just fine with the two top chutes.
Flying T+ 0:00:24:46
More hover science! Need one of these that works on the moon next.
Flying T+ 0:00:02:38
Heh, my hover probe is now a cruise missile - for science
Flying T+ 12:03:47:54
Returning science from the Moon. Apparently one or more experiments is too high and getting hot.
Suborbital T+ 0:00:04:22
Sending this lander to the Moon, and hopefully the science will make it back to orbit.
Orbiting T+ 0:00:09:19
Oooh 'Extreme Texture Overhaul' for RSS has working auroras - that undulate!
Suborbital T+ 13:21:07:56
My science landers are getting taller
Landed T+ 13:21:18:03
Success! With enough telemetry and quick handling we can land and still have enough dv to bring the science back to the station.
Hyperbolic T+ 4:22:03:46
The Moon's textures using E.T.O. are really nice.
Landed T+ 6:01:55:44
Hah, landed the rover, within reasonable distance, and 52 m/s fuel to spare.
Orbiting T+ 0:00:00:40
Bonnie doesn't want to go home yet
Somewhat rag-tag looking, but should be able to get to Jupiter and collect science.
Orbiting T+ 0:00:12:05
Ok, that was a terrible ascent, but still managed to get there with 8k delta V left. Time to go to Jupiter.
Flying T+ 0:00:00:24
Now taking tourists to the Moon.
Landed T+ 21:00:00:51
Not the best rover landing, but the solar panels survived.
Landed T+ 21:00:04:28
Ready for sciencing the Moon.
Hyperbolic T+ 615:17:53:53
Landed T+ 657:22:49:02
Third try better, only minor solar panel damage (reserves still ok). And of course, I tipped it over.
Orbiting T+ 1:02:17:45
Plotting a trip to Saturn
Landed T+ 7:05:56:39
Landed a somewhat larger mining lander on the Moon in RSS.
Suborbital T+ 7:05:57:11
Re-ran the landing to get closer to a contract goal.
Hyperbolic T+ 13:09:45:24
Rendezvous with an asteroid in RSS.
Landed T+ 0:00:04:52
Shockingly, the FASA Apollo LEM has enough fuel to land and return with SMURFF. However, both MechJeb and Kerbal Engineer report the numbers wrong.
Landed T+ 0:00:05:16
Testing a hybrid lunar lander, given that the BDB ascent is too heavy in SMURFF and the FASA module requires RPM to open the hatch.
Flying T+ 0:00:01:04
First full moon landing attempt in RSS
Orbiting T+ 0:01:17:25
Ugh, that was bad. Next time I should jettison the stage with the petal adapter on it first instead of trying to chase it. Maybe have Jeb fly over and stabilize it, since there's no remote control.
Orbiting T+ 0:01:20:18
Not the correct design obviously, but it's what I put together.
Suborbital T+ 0:00:00:39
Discovered on landing I put the lander can on the wrong side, so no ladder. Oops.
New 'Fatboy' Lunar lander.
Flying T+ 0:00:00:19
Launching the Fatboy on top of Apollo 5 meter tanks and F-1 engines
Landed T+ 0:01:20:43
A close landing by the Fatboy lander. Time to retrieve science!
Landed T+ 0:00:01:11
Collecting science from the early probe lander.
Orbiting T+ 0:05:15:36
I may want to make a new version with a bit more fuel. Making it back to the station with only 34 delta-v spare.
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