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(Gizmag)   Slamming into the Moon at high speed, in order to kick up a dust cloud for analysis. How LADEE-like   (gizmag.com) divider line 22
    More: Cool, moons, NASA, lunar atmosphere, spacecrafts, Moffett Field, lunar mission, Dust Environment Explorer, near side  
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2014-04-05 08:25:40 AM  
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/because he's stranded in Munar or it with no fuel.
 
2014-04-05 08:35:28 AM  
Ah, intentional lithobraking
 
2014-04-05 08:48:18 AM  
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2014-04-05 09:11:15 AM  
May I should just EVA to the moon from here at high speed for... Science..

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2014-04-05 10:20:05 AM  
Orbit is hard.
 
2014-04-05 10:48:21 AM  

styckx: May I should just EVA to the moon from here at high speed for... Science..

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in the short time i had played that game (mostly just the demo) i had not managed to get to the moon at all. space travel is friggin hard.
 
2014-04-05 11:00:39 AM  
Except it's not for science.  They're just destroying it in a somewhat controlled fashion to avoid it smacking into stuff they care about.
 
2014-04-05 11:01:53 AM  

Smoking GNU: styckx: May I should just EVA to the moon from here at high speed for... Science..

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

in the short time i had played that game (mostly just the demo) i had not managed to get to the moon at all. space travel is friggin hard.


MechJeb.. Some people call it cheating but in this day and age.. No one is manually flying spacecraft to perform complex maneuvers.
 
2014-04-05 11:11:47 AM  
Oh no, my LADEE..!  I dinn'ae see this coming..  :/

How sad..and, the dark side..?  We're gunn'a miss a bunch of science..  *sigh*

LADEE and MAVEN were my current faves..looks like I'll soon be down to just one..

Here, for all who may be interested, is a direct link to LADEE real-time flight operations/visualizations..  Was thrown out onto the intarwebs by rebellious NASA officials/researchers, way back during the two+ week Gov't shutdown..when everything "NASA" was shuttered..  TOTALLY unofficial and unsactioned..until, eventually, it became approved and was left open..  Kudos to those who broke rank..named at page bottom..  No repercussions, still have their jobs..

Please note, this *is* a FedGov server and you will receive an access-warning when you open the link..  Still so surprised this is left open..  I check it near daily..guessin' it'll get reeeeeeal interesting around the 21st..heh..

  http://ladeestk.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/preview.cgi

/and, oblig..  Paging CPL.D to FARK Thread 8208532..   Cpl.D, please report to 8208532     =)
 
2014-04-05 11:19:26 AM  
Currently building a space station in orbit around Duna. My second section arrived, aerobraked, and got a stable orbit before I realized it was traveling the opposite direction from the base module... Had to budget a very small amount of fuel, managed to reverse my orbit with only a 34 m/s maneuver. Got it docked. Unfortunately the pictures are all at home on my computer.

/KSP rules
//MechJeb isn't cheating, it's for precision
 
2014-04-05 11:31:53 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Currently building a space station in orbit around Duna. My second section arrived, aerobraked, and got a stable orbit before I realized it was traveling the opposite direction from the base module... Had to budget a very small amount of fuel, managed to reverse my orbit with only a 34 m/s maneuver. Got it docked. Unfortunately the pictures are all at home on my computer.

/KSP rules
//MechJeb isn't cheating, it's for precision


I used MechJeb a lot when learning how to play. I don't use it now, though, at all. Even though there are still a few things I could do with MechJeb that I cannot currently, it's a good way to figure out the basics of movement and orbit.
 
2014-04-05 12:18:14 PM  

LavenderWolf: Mentalpatient87: Currently building a space station in orbit around Duna. My second section arrived, aerobraked, and got a stable orbit before I realized it was traveling the opposite direction from the base module... Had to budget a very small amount of fuel, managed to reverse my orbit with only a 34 m/s maneuver. Got it docked. Unfortunately the pictures are all at home on my computer.

/KSP rules
//MechJeb isn't cheating, it's for precision

I used MechJeb a lot when learning how to play. I don't use it now, though, at all. Even though there are still a few things I could do with MechJeb that I cannot currently, it's a good way to figure out the basics of movement and orbit.


Yup.. MechJeb is for precision and learning. Not cheating. I've learned more about manuevering around in "3D" by studying MechJeb than I ever would without it.

The real assholes are the ones who use the Debug Menu.. Now THAT is cheating.
 
2014-04-05 01:20:54 PM  

styckx: LavenderWolf: Mentalpatient87: Currently building a space station in orbit around Duna. My second section arrived, aerobraked, and got a stable orbit before I realized it was traveling the opposite direction from the base module... Had to budget a very small amount of fuel, managed to reverse my orbit with only a 34 m/s maneuver. Got it docked. Unfortunately the pictures are all at home on my computer.

/KSP rules
//MechJeb isn't cheating, it's for precision

I used MechJeb a lot when learning how to play. I don't use it now, though, at all. Even though there are still a few things I could do with MechJeb that I cannot currently, it's a good way to figure out the basics of movement and orbit.

Yup.. MechJeb is for precision and learning. Not cheating. I've learned more about manuevering around in "3D" by studying MechJeb than I ever would without it.

The real assholes are the ones who use the Debug Menu.. Now THAT is cheating.


yep.  I used MechJeb a bunch learning how things interacted, how to plot landings, etc.  now I only use it when Im launching a bunch of stuff for a station and they all need to rendezvous.  Thats friggin hard.
 
2014-04-05 01:44:16 PM  

styckx: Smoking GNU: styckx: May I should just EVA to the moon from here at high speed for... Science..

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

in the short time i had played that game (mostly just the demo) i had not managed to get to the moon at all. space travel is friggin hard.

MechJeb.. Some people call it cheating but in this day and age.. No one is manually flying spacecraft to perform complex maneuvers.



No, I'm sure all the expert KSP players keep a slide rule and sextant handy.
 
2014-04-05 01:53:01 PM  

styckx: No one is manually flying spacecraft to perform complex maneuvers.


I launched a large shuttle to Jool with 6 manned orbiters clampotron'd to the hull, dropped the shuttle into mid/system Jool orbit (with a slick "no retro-burn" capture), detached all 6 orbiters and flew collection orbits of Jool + all moons, redocked all the orbiters to their clampotrons on the mothership, flew back to Kerbin***, detached all 6 orbiters again and parachute recovered them on Kerbin, then glide-landed the shuttle on the Kerbin dry lakebed without mechjeb. Yes it's longer, but the sense of accomplishment is greater when you pull it off manually.

***Actually burned 3/4 of my shuttle fuel getting to and orbiting Jool, so i had to fly a robotic fuel tank out there and use one of the satellite clampotrons to refuel the shuttle before leaving Jool.

Yes, my framerate suffered during takeoff...

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2014-04-05 04:26:37 PM  

styckx: May I should just EVA to the moon from here at high speed for... Science..

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


While I'd usually be all for that, now we don't need to splatter Kerbals, lithobrake ships or launch missiles at Mun for science, we can just make asteroids fly into them.

//im kind of worried that a random asteroid in Kerbin's SOI will get too close to Mun and crash into my tiny base.
 
2014-04-05 04:50:59 PM  
This Jizzmag is not what I expected...
 
2014-04-05 05:29:00 PM  
Ah, MechJeb ... where would we be without ya? (sorry about the size .. of the rocket too)img.fark.net
 
2014-04-05 06:18:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-05 07:14:54 PM  
I love Kerbal threads..  No smug.. Just strut jokes, absurd rocket pictures and t3h jokez about killing kerbals.
 
2014-04-05 07:35:01 PM  

Ghost Roach: Ah, MechJeb ... where would we be without ya? (sorry about the size .. of the rocket too)[img.fark.net image 850x478]


What the hell is that rocket lifting, besides itself, that is so heavy? One of the things I've learned is to keep things as simple as possible. One of my landers went from massive and barely able to get back to orbit to much smaller and more efficient without losing any capabilities.
 
2014-04-05 08:52:01 PM  
Tobin_Lam: It was a dare ... make the largest functional Mun rover .. yes, ROVER with attached science lab ... despite it's insane mass, it is capable of landing on almost any terrain upon kerbin return even splashdown ... take only soil samples, leave only wheeltracks
 
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