Tag Archive: LKO ComSat I

Apr 24 2015

Kerbin Satellites – 4/24/15

It’s been a few months since we last took a look at what’s in orbit around Kerbin. Here is a video of the various objects along their orbital paths, sped up 300x normal speed.

Nov 30 2014

Kerbin Satellites – 11/30/14

The video begins with all satellites in Kerbin orbit positioned as of 12:01:29 UTC on 11/30/14 and advances 13.5 hours at a rate of 500x normal speed. Kerbin’s rotational axis position is not proper, but all satellite positions are accurate.

Red – Debris/Nonoperational satellites
Orange – Operational satellites
Green – Communication satellites

We apologize for the motion blur and will have to capture data at a higher frame rate next time.

Oct 19 2014

Kerbin Satellites – 10/19/14

A short look at the paths and motions of satellites currently in orbit around Kerbin, sped up 100x normal speed. The rotational position of Kerbin is not accurate.

Green = Communication satellite
Orange = Operating satellite
Red = Orbital debris

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Jun 23 2014

#024: Servicing the ComSat Network

The Agency had originally planned to do this in two missions, but Lead Engineer Simon convinced Flight Director Lanalye in a marathon planning session that it could be done in one. Thus, Captain Bob was tasked with piloting the tallest rocket assembled to date into orbit high above Kerbin to service ComSat I, which needed larger-capacity batteries. He then had to lower his orbit to rendezvous with ComSat II, which had experienced problems during launch that caused it to lose all its solar panels. The ComSat Service Vehicle constructed for this mission was an improved model of the craft used for the Kerbin III de-orbit that allowed fuel transfer to restore Center of Mass within the RCS thruster ring for proper translation abilities Bob lacked in the previous mission. The Agency was all set to pull off yet another successful mission.

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May 04 2014

#016: Saving ComSat I

The first of 3 communications satellites is placed to eventually eliminate comm blackouts in Low Kerbin Orbit, however problems arise during orbital insertion that requires a much longer mission than planned.
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