Launch Time: 10:37 am
Team Members Present: Jason Stack, Marcus Nicholas and Michael Kennedy were all present for this launch.
Play-by-Play: Initially the rocket was created using the parts listed in the pre-flight briefing. The rocket was launched from Kerbin and angled in order to successfully travel outside of Kerbin's atmosphere. The rocket was then directed into orbit around Kerbin. Kerbin was orbited a few times. The rocket was then returned back to Kerbin by using a maneuver that brought the rocket back into Kerbin's atmosphere. The bottom engines were released, then the second engines, leaving only the pod left. The pod descended to 1,000 meters above Kerbin and then the parachute was deployed. The pod landed safely on Kerbin.
Time-of-Flight: 4 hours and 5 minutes
Summary: Our flight was a great success. We planned to accomplish all initial milestones, including a successful manned orbit and a successful Kerbal EVA. All of these desired milestones were accomplished. Our spaceship and Kerbal manning the ship returned safely to Kerbin after successfully reaching orbit around Kerbin. By reaching a manned orbit around Kerbin, all the initial milestones were accomplished by this launch.
Opportunities / Learnings: Establishing what the launch goals are and designing the rocket accordingly is very important. Failure to do so will result in an inability to accomplish any milestones.
Strategies / Project Timeline: After this accomplishment, our next goal is to reach orbit around the moon and land on the moon.
Milestone Awards Presented:
Launch to 10 km - $10,000
Manned launch to 10 km - $20,000
Manned launch to 50 km - $30,000
Achieving stable orbit - $40,000
Achieving stable manned orbit - $50,000
First Kerbal EVA - $60,000
Available Funds: $257,818
Starting Funds: $60,000
Vehicle Name: Mr. Rocket
Vehicle Parts and Cost:
MK16 Parachute X1, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine X1, FL-T800 Fuel Tank X1, TT-38K Radial Decoupler X3, RT-10 Hammer Fuel Booster X3, MK1 Command Pod X1, AV-T1 Winglet X3, TR-188 Stack Decoupler X2, Aerodynamic Nose Cone X3, FL-T400 X1, LV- T45 Engine X1.
Total Cost- $12,182
Ending Funds- $47,818
Our rocket has been designed to successfully go into orbit around Kerbin and then return safely back to Kerbin.
Our goal for our launch is to go into orbit around Kerbin.
The pilot should exit Kerbin’s atmosphere and then turn at the proper angle to cause the ship to go into orbit around Kerbin.
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