Mar 16 2015

Thirteen Month Update

The End…

Well, I suppose at some point all good things must come to an end.

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Mar 11 2015

Munar Satellites – 3/11/15

A look at a day around Mun for our satellites currently in orbit there. Movement starts at 22:33:45 UTC on 3/10 and continues for 24 hours, sped up roughly 850x normal speed. For more information about satellites around Mun, see our Flight Tracker.

Green orbits = Comm Sats
Orange orbits = Science Sats

Mar 04 2015

Mun III Rescue Launch/Transfer Highlights

Onboard and offboard cameras capture the major events of the spacecraft as it ascends to orbit and burns for Mun

Mar 02 2015

Asteroid Tracking Network – Feb 2015 Report

Unfortunately we only have a static object video again this month to share, we hope to show orbital movement next month. The total asteroid count is now 574 known objects

Feb 20 2015

Mun III Launch Highlights

The second-attempt to send 2 kerbals into orbit around Mun has so far been a success, and it all began with the launch into low-kerbin orbit. Here are some highlights from the launch and ascent. You can find out more about the current and past state of the craft (including ascent data) via the Flight Tracker.

Feb 17 2015

Kerbin Rise from Mun

Munar Orbiter III coming around the day side of Mun watches the horizon for Kerbin to rise. Wait for it. Waaaait for it….

Music credits go to Sam Hulick – “I Was Lost Without You” (Mass Effect 3 OST Extended Cut)

Feb 16 2015

One Year Update

Good lord it’s been a year. A lot has happened, but I’m still enjoying this adventure I’ve set my kerbals on, so at least there is that.

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Feb 14 2015

#054: Back In Bizness – ComSat Minmus I

After over a month of repairs required to get the launch pad back to operational status after being nearly destroyed by 2.5m rocket launches, the KSA is finally ready to really kick off 2015 operations. We are starting small, however, to ensure the pad repairs have been adequate. The ComSat Minmus I satellite will be the first to orbit the second moon of Kerbin and will be the start of another triple-constellation around the equator that will provide complete omni network coverage for future craft. We plan to make Minmus an important way station for future kerbed space flight so this investment in communications infrastructure will pay off down the road. This mission would also go on to uncover a serious flaw in our mission planning software that would affect another planned launch.

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Feb 14 2015

#055: Duna I (Part 2/2)

The planning, development, construction, launch and transfer burn of Duna I were covered back in Dispatch #48 and we now pick up the story from when the craft exited the Kerbin system. 71 days of transit later after a mid-course correction burn it was due to finally arrive at Duna, becoming the first space craft to travel to another planet.

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Feb 10 2015

ComSat Minmus I Booster Cam Footage

Three main segments of the launch of the ComSat Minmus I rocket into orbit: payload fairing separation, 1st stage separation/2nd stage engine ignition, 1st stage re-entry.

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