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  2. Nicholas Enterprises 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 Design Goals: Our rocket has been designed to successfully go into orbit around Kerbin and then return safely back to Kerbin. Launch Goal: Our goal for our launch is to go into orbit around Kerbin. Pilot Plan: The pilot should exit Kerbin’s atmosphere and then turn at the proper angle to cause the ship to go into orbit around Kerbin. Illustration: Launch Report and Debrief 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. Photographs: 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
  3. Launch Time: 5 min Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso, Emani Clark Play-by-Play: We flew the rocket straight up, then at apoapsis, we tilted to 90 degrees and fired until we were in orbit around the earth. We continued burning until our orbit intersected the moons. Once we had an encounter we formed and orbit around the moon. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 3 min 30 sec Summary: We reached our goal of getting a manned satellite in orbit around the moon. Opportunities / Learnings: We are still trying to get a rocket to the moon, and so we are trying to earn money while getting a final design for the moon. Strategies / Project Timeline: We earned a decent amount of money while still ironing out the wrinkles in our moon rocket. Milestone Awards Presented: Non-Kerbin manned satellite $180,000 Available Funds: $311,563.50
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  5. What happened after your pilot deployed his parachute?
  6. Might want to flesh out that pilot plan significantly further. For example, flying straight up won't get you into orbit. How will you intersect the moon's orbit. How will you burn to get into orbit around the moon? At what altitude?
  7. Congrats on the award!
  8. Pre-Launch Design Release Team Name: StackBNimble Corp. Available Funds: $50,000 Vehicle Name: Boi Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk 1: ($600) Parachute Mk16: ($422) 18A Stack Decoupler X2: ($800) Fuel Tank FL-T400 x3: ($1500) Swivel Liquid Fuel Engine x2: ($2400) Radiator Panels x2: ($300) Radial Decoupler TT-38K x4: ($2400) RT-10 Solid Fuel Booster x4: ($1600) Aerodynamic Nose Cone x4: ($960) Total: $10,982 Design Goals: Our vehicle is designed to possess maximum thrusting power in order to leave Kerbin's atmosphere, achieve stable orbit, and successfully achieve our first Kerbal EVA after orbit is established. Launch Goal: In this launch, we hoped to achieve the following milestones: Manned launch to 50 km - $30,000 Achieving stable orbit - $40,000 Achieving stable manned orbit - $50,000 First Kerbal EVA - $60,000 Pilot Plan: We will use the SAS system to help us stay on track in getting into orbit. Our plan is to fly vertically upward, then rotate our rocket to about 65 degrees, then decouple our thruster when out of fuel. We will attempt to achieve a parabolic arc path. Once we have reached a certain altitude, we will accelerate to the horizon until stable orbit is achieved. Illustrations: We forgot to take screenshots of our rocket and during our flight. Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 10:21 A.M. Team Members Present: Chris VanKerkhove, Nathan Stack, Jeremy Walther Play-by-Play: The rocket left the launch path, accelerating vertically until an altitude of 80,000 km was achieved. At that point, our thruster was decoupled. We then angled towards the horizon, eventually rising to a level at which a parabolic arc path was achieved. We successfully achieved orbit. After achieving orbit, we attempted our first Kerbal EVA, which was successful. We then exited orbit by thrusting in the direction of Kerbin, and were worried as our pilot had to eject and deploy his parachute. He did land safely, however. Photographs: We failed to take screenshots.. Time-of-Flight: 14 minutes. Summary: We achieved all of our desired milestones, indicated in the pre-launch debriedf. Opportunities / Learnings: Our team learned of the importance of heat shields, as our rocket very nearly began to overheat. Strategies / Project Timeline: Going forward, we recognize the need to experiment with different engines and command pods in order to try new things to achieve more difficult milestones. We also need to create a pilot plan in greater detail in order to more efficiently and effectively achieve our milestones. Milestone Awards Presented: 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: $50,000 + $30,000 + $40,000 + $50,000 + $60,000 = $230,000
  9. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $408,493.50 Vehicle Name: Munar Mia IV Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - Mk1 Crew Cabin $550 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Rockomax Brand Adapter $500 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank (16) (half-price) $1500 each - RE-M3 “Mainsail” Liquid Fuel Engine (5) $13000 each - TT-70 Radial Decoupler (4) $700 each Total Cost: $96,930 Remaining Funds: $311,563.50 Design Goals: We are trying to build a satellite to go into orbit around the moon. It needs a decent amount of fuel to get off the earth and around the moon. Launch Goal: We are trying to achieve a non-Kerbin manned satellite for $180,000. Pilot Plan: We are going to fly straight up and then get into orbit around the earth with our orbit intersecting the moon’s. Once we encounter the moon we will burn to get into orbit around it.
  10. Launch #3 Post Flight Report Launch Time: 10:35 Team Members Present: AJ and Jake Play-by-Play: The launch procedure was followed with complete accuracy. No surprises Photographs: See Attatched (coming soon) Summary: Stable orbit was achieved, and enough fuel was conserved to safely re-enter the atmosphere and make a safe return back to earth. Opportunities / Learnings: We found a good routine and set of maneuvers that we can use to enter orbit. Also with our rocket design, we can add other components to help complete other milestones. Strategies / Project Timeline: Next we want to conduct a Kerbal EVA and start exploring the possibilities of a Munar Landing. Milestone Awards Presented: Stable Manned Orbit: $50,000 Available Funds: $122,376 - $4,912 = $117,464
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  12. Nice job on the space station! $130K Achieved.
  13. 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. Photographs: 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
  14. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $300,123.50 Vehicle Name: Manned Mia III Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Clamp-O-Tron Docking Port $280 - Mk1 Crew Cabin $550 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - FL-T800 Liquid Fuel Tank (3) (half-price) $400 each - “Kickback” Solid Fuel Booster (4) $2700 each - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200 - AV-R8 Winglet (4) $640 each - Aerodynamic Nose Cone (4) $240 each Total Cost: $21,630 Remaining Funds: $278,493.50 Design Goals: We are trying to build a powerful rocket to get out manned satellite into space. We have a lot of cheap fuel strapped to it to get it into orbit. Launch Goal: We are trying to reach the goal of Pilot Plan: We are going to fly straight up and then fire the rockets towards the horizon to get into orbit. Launch Time: 6 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso, Emani Clark Play-by-Play: We flew the rocket straight up, then detached the solid fuel boosters and used the liquid fuel to finish getting out of the atmosphere. At apoapsis, we fired towards the horizon and formed an orbit. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 9 min 30 sec Summary: We reached our goal of getting a space station. Opportunities / Learnings: We were trying to get to the moon, but decided to do something slightly easier to earn some money. This gets us some more money to fund further explorations. Strategies / Project Timeline: We wanted to do this to earn a decent amount of money to build a good rocket to explore the moon, and so I think we were successful in that. Milestone Awards Presented: Space station in orbit $130,000 Available Funds: $278,493.50
  15. Name: Introduction to Circular Motion and Arc Length Category: Rotational Motion Date Added: 2017-05-21 Submitter: Flipping Physics Cartesian and polar coordinates are introduced and how to switch from one to the other is derived. The concept of angular displacement and arc length are demonstrated. Circumference is shown to be an arc length. Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Content Times: 0:10 Cartesian coordinates and circular motion 1:00 Polar coordinates and circular motion 1:40 Switching between polar and Cartesian coordinates 2:18 Introduction to Angular Displacement and Arc Length 3:24 The Arc Length equation 4:13 Circumference and Arc Length Multilingual? Please help translate Flipping Physics videos! Previous Video: 2D Conservation of Momentum Example using Air Hockey Discs Please support me on Patreon! Thank you to Aarti Sangwan and Christopher Becke for being my Quality Control team for this video. Introduction to Circular Motion and Arc Length
  16. Cartesian and polar coordinates are introduced and how to switch from one to the other is derived. The concept of angular displacement and arc length are demonstrated. Circumference is shown to be an arc length. Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Content Times: 0:10 Cartesian coordinates and circular motion 1:00 Polar coordinates and circular motion 1:40 Switching between polar and Cartesian coordinates 2:18 Introduction to Angular Displacement and Arc Length 3:24 The Arc Length equation 4:13 Circumference and Arc Length Multilingual? Please help translate Flipping Physics videos! Previous Video: 2D Conservation of Momentum Example using Air Hockey Discs Please support me on Patreon! Thank you to Aarti Sangwan and Christopher Becke for being my Quality Control team for this video.
  17. I'd definitely hash out that pilot plan in MUCH more detail before launch...
  18. Pre-Flight Briefing #2: In this mission we will be teaming up with Nicholas Enterprises to use our shared skills and to get into orbit. We will have a more in depth pre-flight briefing to ensure a more successful launch compared to last time. We are splitting the cost 50/50, but 30% of our reward money will go to Nicholas Enterprises. Available Funds: $50,000 (StackBnimble) + $210,000 (Nicholas Enterprises). We will be splitting the costs 50/50 Vehicle Name: yuh Parts: MK16 Parachute,Mk1 Command Pod, 2 18 A Stack decouplers, 3 Fuel Tanks, 4 Hammer Boosters, 4 Radial Decouplers, 4 Fins for aero dynamics, four aerodynamic nose cones, 2 swivel engines. Total Cost: $12,920 Design Goal: Our design goal in this mission is to have a rocket, with sufficient fuel and boosters to get us into orbit, and then enough fuel to be able to get out of orbit and back into the atmosphere. The rocket is composed of decouples to get rid of dead weight, and the command pod has heat shields and a parachute for safe landing back to earth. Launch Goal: On this launch, our ultimate goal is to get into orbit, and subsequently complete the milestones for launch and manned launch to 10k,manned launch to 50k, getting into stable orbit, manned stable orbit, and doing all this to return to land safely. Also, if we are in good shape, we will do a Kerbal EVA. Pilot Plan: Our plan for our pilot, Bob, is to use the SAS system to help us stay on track in getting into orbit. Also, with the piloting skills of Marcus Nicholas, he will help us with maneuvers getting into orbit, and getting back to earth safely. All illustrations for will be presented in our post flight briefing.
  19. Another first for Kerbal-Kind!
  20. Very well done!!!
  21. Launch Time: 52 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: We flew the plane at a constant altitude after launch, until we got to the north pole. We landed farther away, so we got our Kerbal out and had them walk to the UFO before taking the picture. Then we retrieved them since we were still on Kerbin. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 1 hr 37 min Summary: We reached our goal of getting the picture. We also built a pretty decent plane, so if we have to use one for another flight, we have a model to start with. Opportunities / Learnings: We had some trouble at first creating a plane with enough lift and so there were many failed trials. However, I think that we both have a better understanding of the games plane mechanics. Strategies / Project Timeline: We wanted to do this to earn a decent amount of money to build a good rocket to explore the moon, and so I think we were successful in that. Milestone Awards Presented: Picture of UFO on northern ice cap of Kerbin - $100,000 Available Funds: $120,123.50
  22. "Hyperion" Satellite Post-Flight Launch Time: 11:11 AM, 5/18/17 Team Present: Jonathan Mura, Kenny Sorlie (Sam Papaleo present for start of launch) Flight Log: t=4 - First stage thrusters at max t=21 - Turned off liquid thruster t=1:07 - Ejected solid boosters and aimed towards the east t=1:20 - Full liquid thrusters t=1:51 - Turned off liquid thrusters t=2:45 - Full thrusters at 15o above the horizontal t=3:10 - Levelled to 0o prograde t=3:41 - Cut thrusters until apoapsis reached t=4:19 - Full thrusters at apoapsis t=4:37 - cut thrusters - low orbit achieved t=32:13 - Maneuvered to burn prograde at periapsis (Begin Hohmann Transfer) t=33:06 - Full thrust at periapsis t=33:45 - Released empty fuel, full thrust with small liquid thruster t=34:40 - Maneuvereed to retrograde to decrease apoapsis t=35:47 Released capsule surrounding satellite. Satellite still attached to rocket. Extended instruments t=1:55:30 Maneuvered to burn prograde t=1:57:06 Full thrust at apoapsis t=1:57:30 Cut thrusters t=2:29:06 Burned fuel full thrust for ~.5s at periapsis. Apoapsis overshoots by several thousand meters t=2:29:24 Burned retrograde for ~3s t=4:51:40 Burned retrograde at the apoapsis until the periapsis reached 2,866 km t=1d 1:51:22 Burned retrograde at periapsis until apoapsis reached 2,866 km t=1d 2:50:46 Used RCS thrusters at apoapsis to reduce periapsis to 2,863 km t=1d 5:48:23 Used RCS thrusters at periapsis to reduce apoapsis to 2,863 km. Keosynchronous orbit achieved Photographs: Total Flight Time: Still in orbit Summary: Overall, a successful mission. While our expert pilot did make a few mistakes that extended our total flight time by a few in-game hours, the flight went off without a hitch. There were no explosions, everything operated smoothly, and there's still enough fuel on the Hyperion to make adjustments should the need arise. We achieved two milestones on this launch: First working satellite placed in stable orbit - $80,000, and First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000. Learnings: It is relatively simple, and not very costly to get an object into orbit. It should be extremely simple to force an object into orbit in such a way that we make quick contact with the mun. Strategies: Our next goal is to either put up a manned space station, or to get a kerbal to the mun. If we put up the space station first, that could create a very simple stopping point mid-flight to refuel and store crew to prevent excessive death in case of catastrophe. Milestone Awards Presented: First working satellite placed in orbit - $80,000; First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000. Final Funds: $256,182 (Starting Funds) - $63,580 (Rocket) - $6,358 (Tax) + $80,000 (First Satellite in Orbit) + $100,000 (First Satellite in Geosynchronous Orbit) = $366,244
  23. Kerbin Mia Post-Flight Launch Time: 13 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:40pm, and the satellite began accelerating straight up. Once the first set of engines ran out of fuel, we decoupled them and drifted towards apoapsis. At around 110k meters we created a maneuver to put us into orbit and fired the second engine to complete the maneuver’s burn. Once that had been completed, we decoupled the engine from our satellite and let it orbit. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 5 minutes Summary: We reached our goals of a satellite reaching and sustaining orbit. This was the main goal, and we did so without a hitch. Opportunities / Learnings: We stayed with our goal of making a cheaper rocket with only one goal. We didn’t need to make a return since it is unmanned, so safety wasn’t a concern. Strategies / Project Timeline: We still like the strategy of taking things a bit slower and trying to achieve less milestones in one launch. Milestone Awards Presented: Satellite in stable orbit - $80,000 Available Funds: $120,123.50
  24. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $152,678.50 Vehicle Name: Kerbin Mia Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Probodobodyne Stayputnik $300 - Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank $880 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - FL-T800 Fuel Tank (5) $800 each (half price) $400 each - FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 (half price) $250 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Aerodynamic Nose Cone (4) $240 each - LV-T30 “Reliant” Liquid Fuel Engine (4) $1100 each - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200 - TT-38K Radial Decoupler (4) $600 each - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - AV-R8 Winglet (4) $640 each Total Cost: $7,230 Remaining Funds: $145,448.50 Design Goals: We are just trying to get this satellite into orbit, therefore we had a decent amount of fuel to get it up there. Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how to effectively get a satellite into orbit and what features are most important to do so. We are hoping to achieve satellite in orbit for $80,000. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $145,448.50 Vehicle Name: Cat Flyer Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Cockpit $1250 - LV-10 Small Landing Gear $600 - LV-35 Medium Landing Gear (2) $700 each - Adjustable Ramp Intake (Radial) (2) $900 each - Delta0Deluxe Winglet (2) $600 each - Mk1 Liquid Fuel Fuselage (3) $550 (half price) $275 each - OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (4) $75 each - CR-7 R.A.P.I.E.R. Engine $6000 - FAT-455 Aeroplane Control Surface (4) $800 each - Wing Connector Type B (6) $500 each - Wing Connector Type A (12) $500 each - Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each Total Cost: $25,325 Remaining Funds: $120,123.50 Design Goals: We are trying to build an aerodynamic plane to get us to the north ice cap quickly. Launch Goal: We tried to build something with enough lift to get the plane up high enough to efficiently get to the north pole. We are hoping to find the UFO and take a picture to earn $100K. Pilot Plan: We want to turn north, and then climb to 15k-20k meters and fly towards the ice cap. As we approach we will land and find the UFO.
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  26. Nicholas Enterprises 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 Design Goals: Our rocket has been designed to successfully go into orbit around Kerbin and then return safely back to Kerbin. Launch Goal: Our goal for our launch is to go into orbit around Kerbin. Pilot Plan: The pilot should exit Kerbin’s atmosphere and then turn at the proper angle to cause the ship to go into orbit around Kerbin. Illustration:
  27. "Hyperion" Satellite Pre-Flight Available Funds: $256,182 Vehicle Name: Hyperion Vehicle Parts List: 2 Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank ($5750) 1 Rockomax X-200-16 Fuel Tank ($1550) 2 S1-SRB-KD25K "Kickback" Booster ($2700) 1 RE-M3 "Mainsail" Liquid Fuel Engine ($13000) 1 RE-I5 "Skipper" Liquid Fuel Engine ($5300) 8 RV-105 RCS Thruster Block ($620) 2 Stratus-V Roundified Monopropellant Tank ($200) 1 FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank ($600) 1 RC-001S Remote Guidance Unit ($2250) 1 Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank ($880) 2 Gigantor XL Solar Array ($3000) 1 Communatron 88-88 ($1100) 1 TR-18A Stack Decoupler ($400) 1 AE-FF2 Airstream Protective Shell (2.5m) ($854) 1 Rockomax Brand Decoupler ($550) 1 Advance Reaction Wheel Module Large ($2100) 2 Advanced Nose Cone - Type B ($320) 4 AV-R8 Winglet ($640) 4 AV-T1 Winglet ($500) 8 EAS-4 Strut connector ($42) 2 TT-38K Radial Decoupler ($600) (Some cost in image due to change in shape of capsule holding satellite) Design Goals: Rocket designed to exit atmosphere and enter Low-Kerbin Orbit. The second stage will then be used to conduct a Hohmann Transfer to enter Keosynchronous orbit, and remaining fuel used to fine tune Periapsis and Apoapsis. In a real-life scenario, would function as a comm. satellite. Launch Goals: Our hope for this launch is to get our satellite into geosynchronous orbit with kerbin, accomplishing the first two satellite milestones. After this, our next goal will either be to setup a space station, or reach the mun. Pilot Plan: Use the solid fuel thrusters and large liquid thruster to exit atmosphere. Detach solids once fuel runs out. Use large liquid thruster to get rocket into eastward low-kerbin orbit (70,000+ m), and use remaining fuel to extend the orbit further out. Detach large liquid fuel thruster, switching to the small liquid fuel thruster. Using small liquid fuel thruster, conduct a Hohmann Transfer by burning prograde at the periapsis until apoapsis is at ~2,863,333 m, then cut thrusters and wait until rocket hits apoapsis. At apoapsis, burn prograde until periapsis is at ~2,863,333 m. Use liquid fuel & manually controlled RCS thrusters (detach liquid fuel once out) to fine tune orbit. Solar panels and antenna set to extend with light key.
  28. Pre-Flight Briefing #2: Team Name: Preston Rockets Available Funds: $25,008 Vehicle Name: Crash Mk. 2 Parts and Costs: Mk. 1 Command Pod ($600) Mk. 16 Parachute ($422) Heat Shield (1.25m) ($300) TR-18A Stack Decoupler ($400) x 2 = $800 RT-10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster ($400) x2 -50% = $400 Delta Deluxe Winglet ($600) x 3 = $1800 Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute ($150) x 3 = $450 Total: $4772 Design Goals: Designed to have an equivalent ascent, but a smoother and safer reentry. Using more parachutes and altering flight plan. Launch Goal: To have successful launch and landing after reaching 50km. Pilot Plan: Upward ascent to 50 m/s and begin tilting to 70 degrees, First decouple at 15km, Second decouple at 40km, Launched parachutes just over 400 m/s Screenshots: Post Flight Briefing #2 Preston Rockets Launch Time: 10:59 Team: Nate-Pilot Nisa Nathan Justin Play by Play: Launched first stage and began tilt to 70 degrees @ 15km First decouple when furl ran out Second decouple at 35km Max Height at 126km Began descent Deployed parachutes at about 400m/s Time of Flight: 29 minutes Summary: Our rocket was able to reach our goal of 50km, and landed safely. we reached a max height at 126km, and deployed parachutes at a speed of 400m/s, which allowed us to land safely. for our next flight, we would like to build a new rocket in order to enter orbit. Awards collected: award for reaching 10km, award for reaching 10 km manned, and award for reaching 50km manned Screenshots:
  29. How about the plan for exiting orbit and returning? Might be important... at least to the Kerbal!
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