Jun 11 2014

#023: Third Time’s the Charm

After failing to rendezvous and de-orbit the derelict Kerbin III spacecraft for a second time, the team at KSA has come up with an even better rendezvous technique they hope will allow for success on this mission. Additionally, the rocket being flown by Capt Bob has been slightly simplified to reduce the chance of any staging malfunctions interrupting the rendezvous attempt.

tweet1.png tweet2.png tweet3.png mission brief underway. Launch to occur when we are under the ascending node of Kerbin III's orbit tweet4.png tweet5.png tweet6.png tweet7.png launchpad camera shot - you can see Jool setting just to the right of the VAB tweet8.png tweet9.png tweet10.png tweet11.png tweet12.png tweet13.png tweet14.png tweet15.png tweet16.png tweet17.png tweet18.png tweet19.png tweet20.png tweet21.png Capt Bob Kerman is heading down to intercept Kerbin III after hitting a record 879Km distance from Kerbin tweet22.png tweet23.png tweet24.png tweet25.png tweet26.png tweet27.png tweet28.png tweet29.png sub-orbital burn in a few minutes. Here's a pic Bob took on EVA of the two craft hooked up tweet30.png tweet31.png tweet32.png tweet33.png tweet34.png tweet35.png comm blackout for burn towards polar orbit, but we do have another image Bob took while EVA prior to fuel link tweet36.png tweet37.png tweet38.png tweet39.png tweet40.png recovery underway. Capt Bob finally got to plant a flag & get a landing photo. We'll see him back here tomorrow

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