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  1. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Pre-Launch Design Release *********************** FUNDING PULLED WE ARE HEADED IN A NEW DIRECTION SHIP NOT LAUNCHED *********************** Team Name: Rivoralsh Research Available Funds: 122,281 Vehicle Name: Space Station, cosmonauts Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Probodobodyne OKTO ~ 450 Clamp-o-tron port ~ 280 Illuminator mk2 x6 ~ 600 OX-4B Photovoltaic panels x6 ~ 1800 Advanced SAS x2 ~ 2200 RCS block x4 ~1800 FL-R25 RCS tank ~ 800 Inline Clamp ~ 700 FL-800 Tank ~ 1600 Clamp-o-tron port ~ 280 TR-18A stack decoupler ~ 600 Rockomax Adapter ~ 50 Rockomax 32 tank ~ 6600 Rockomax Poodle ~ 600 Rockomax Decoupler ~ 200 TT-70 Radial Decoupler x24 ~ 16800 Rocomax BACC Booster x8 ~ 6400 Rockomax 64 tank ~ 12500 Rockomax Mainsail ~ 850 Total cost: 55,110 Design Goals: Have enough fuel and power to get into and to get a reusable refueling station Launch Goal: To put a refueling station in space Pilot Plan: Contorolling throttle and couplers and the parachute to complete the given objectives. Boosters are decoupled first, then the liquid tank, and finally the station is left in orbit indefinitely. Illustrations: none yet
  2. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 13:45 2014/5/20 Team Members Present: Rozvora, Walsh Play-by-Play: Launch boosters decoupled when empty liquid fuel tank decoupled when empty Throttle second engine to full, attempt to achieve stable orbit Decouple second engine cut throttle until apoapsis is reached throttle up to achieve stable orbit orbit indefinitely isolate command module re-enter the atmosphere Deploy parachute at ~5000m, which opens at ~800 and land safely Recover parts Photographs: to follow Time-of-Flight: 1:32:16 Summary: Stable orbit achieved, safe landing, parts recovered Opportunities / Learnings: having a stable orbit Strategies / Project Timeline: moving on to new objectives Milestone Awards Presented: Stable manned orbit which begets a reward of 50,000 Available Funds: 82,781
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    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Pre-Launch Design Release Team Name: Rivoralsh Research Available Funds: 92,342 Vehicle Name: Second mk 2 Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command pod mk 1 ~ 600 Mainsail engine ~ 850 MK-16 Parachute ~ 422 TR-18A stack decoupler ~ 600 Rockomax Decoupler ~ 200 2x Rockomax 32 fuel tank ~ 13200 Rockomax mainsail ~ 850 12 x hydraulic detachment manifolds 200x12 ~ 2400 6 x vacc boosters 6x800 ~ 4800 Total: 23,872 Design Goals: Have enough fuel and power to get into orbit and return Launch Goal: We are hoping to demonstrate safely reaching stable manned orbit and returning safely from the orbit. we expect to reach the stable manned orbit milesone. Pilot Plan: Contorolling throttle and couplers and the parachute to complete the given objectives. Boosters are decoupled first, then the liquid tank, and finally the command module is split off after complletion of the objective and parachuted to the ground. Illustrations:
  4. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 13:50 2014/5/19 Team Members Present: All three group members: Rivas, Rozvora, Walsh Play-by-Play: Launch boosters decoupled when empty liquid fuel tank decoupled when empty Throttle second engine to full, attempt to achieve stable orbit Decouple second engine Fail the objective Deploy parachute at ~600m and land safely Recover parts Photographs: to follow Time-of-Flight: 6:24 Summary: Stable orbit not achieved, will try again later. Opportunities / Learnings: Moar fuel. Always. Strategies / Project Timeline: Retry with better rocket. Milestone Awards Presented: None. Available Funds: 92,342
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    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Pre-Launch Design Release Team Name: Rivoralsh Research Available Funds: 100,103 Vehicle Name: The Second Second Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command pod mk 1 ~ 600 Rockomax 16 fuel tank ~ 1800 Mainsail engine ~ 850 MK-16 Parachute ~ 422 TR-18A stack decoupler ~ 600 Rockomax Decoupler ~ 200 Rockomax 32 fuel tank ~ 6600 Rockomax mainsail ~ 850 6 x hydraulic detachment manifolds 200x6 ~ 1200 3 x vacc boosters 3x800 ~ 2400 Total: 15,522 Design Goals: Safely transporting a kerbal to stable orbit and safely returning him. Launch Goal: We are hoping to demonstrate safely reaching stable orbit above 70km and returning safely from the height. we expect to reach the stable manned orbit milesone. Pilot Plan: Contorolling throttle and couplers and the parachute to complete the given objectives. Boosters are decoupled first, then the liquid tank, and finally the command module is split off and parachuted to the ground. Illustrations: Screenshots to follow!
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    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 13:50 2014/5/19 Team Members Present: All three group members: Rivas, Rozvora, Walsh Play-by-Play: Launch boosters decoupled when empty liquid fuel tank decoupled when empty Throttle second engine to full, achieve apoapsis above 50km Throttle down engine and decouple Deploy parachute at ~600m and land safely Recover Photographs: to follow Time-of-Flight: 6:13 Summary: Manned launch to 50km acheived. The manned launch to 50 km milestone was acheived. Opportunities / Learnings: A simple working design is just as good if not better than a super complicated one. Strategies / Project Timeline: We can to attempt to achieve new milestones. Milestone Awards Presented: Manned launch to 50km which entails a reward of 30,000 Available Funds: 70,103
  7. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Pre-Launch Design Release Team Name: Rivoralsh Research Available Funds: 77,864 Vehicle Name: Second Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command pod mk 1 ~ 600 Rockomax 16 fuel tank ~ 1800 Mainsail engine ~ 850 MK-16 Parachute ~ 422 TR-18A stack decoupler ~ 600 Rockomax Decoupler ~ 200 Rockomax 32 fuel tank ~ 6600 Rockomax mainsail ~ 850 6 x hydraulic detachment manifolds 200x6 ~ 1200 3 x vacc boosters 3x800 ~ 2400 Total: 15,522 Design Goals: Safely transporting a kerbal to 50k meters above the ground and safely returning him. Launch Goal: We are hoping to demonstrate safely reaching 50k meters and returning safely from the height. we expect to reach the manned launch to 50 km milesone. Pilot Plan: Contorolling throttle and couplers and the parachute to complete the given objectives. Boosters are decoupled first, then the liquid tank, and finally the command module is split off and parachuted to the ground. Illustrations: Pictures coming.
  8. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Launch Report and Debrief Launch Time: 13:24, 5/19/14 Team Members Present: Tim Walsh Play-by-Play: Half throttle off launch pad, accelerate to 200 m/s. Decrease throttle to keep below 200m/s until at 6km. From there go full throttle. After fuel runs out, separate fuel tank from pod and parachute. When pod is 400m from ground, deploy parachute. After soft landing, recover vessel. Photographs: Photos to follow Time-of-Flight: Didn’t track, but ~00:03:00 Summary: Not many risks here, all in all a good flight. Keep it simple, stupid! Opportunities / Learnings: Simple is nice, keep it manageable. Strategies / Project Timeline: Let’s move on!! Going to go grab that 50km milestone! Milestone Awards Presented: 10km manned milestone, 20,000 in funds. Available Funds: 57,864. Lets do this!
  9. walsh416

    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    Team Name: Rivoralsh Research Available Funds: 60,000 Vehicle Name: The Boss Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command pod mk 1 ~ 600 Rockomax 16 fuel tank ~ 1800 Mainsail engine ~ 850 MK-16 Parachute ~ 422 TR-18A stack decoupler ~ 600 Total: 4272 Design Goals: Cheap and simple, manned launch to 10km Launch Goal: Manned launch to 10km Pilot Plan: Blast full throttle up, keep it below 200m/s until over ~6km, decouple after apoapsis at 10km Pictures to follow
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    KSP - Rivoralsh Research

    A truer statement and video has never been made.
  11. Physics is.. so gosh darn great I feel like it and I... are fate. With a Newton here, or a Pascal there, These SI units we love and share. Whenst look for a potential mate, All emotions to physics, they equate. If the air in the room feels perhaps electric, Just know that physics isn't eclectic. A standard mix of fun and function, Studying physics fills one with compunction. Alas, alack, it is time to go, I'll need to do work, that's fo' sho'. As Bernoulli said, just go with the flow. So shine like a lumen and simply glow.
  12. Lumberjacks are big dudes. Because they are more massive than the average human, they also weigh more. This bigger weight (or, more properly, increased gravitational force) means that the must do more work to travel the same distance. Since work is directly related to force in the direction of travel, much greater forces are required. As force the second derivative of kinetic energy and the first derivative of momentum, when one increases the rate of the others will as well. As seen in the diagrams below, lumberjacks mean business. So does Ryan Gosling.
  13. Well, Michael Scott would be proud. We have finally considered all our paper and copier needs and determined that lined, microperforated notebook paper is the key. Microperforation is the strip of tiny holes punched in notebook paper somewhere between an eighth and half an inch from the spine, selectively weakening the paper to tensile forces parallel to the spine. Essentially, it's designed to let you tear out a piece of notebook paper without ripping it or otherwise destroying it. By perforating the paper, there are fewer contact points along the intended direction of tearing. This means that for a given tensile force, each little paper piece (differential of paper length? not sure that's a thing...) feels greater 'pressure.' Microperforation is a game of compromises. Perforate the paper too frequently along the intended line of tearing and it will simply rip out when a force is applied. Perforate it not frequently enough and it will be as if it isn't perforated at all. Make the holes too big and now your paper looks stupid. Too small and they are ineffective. And all sorts of other thrilling compromises. Woohoo.
  14. walsh416

    The Fphizyx of Waterproofing

    Lately, it seems as if everyone and their mother has a "Lifeproof" case for their iPhone. Seriously. If my mom had an iPhone she would absolutely buy one of these. The logic behind it seems to be that the average life is wet, rough, and crazy (enough said on that subject...) and that one should always use protection. For your phone. C'mon, people. But how do they work? Typically, they contain a series of seals made of a relatively malleable type of rubber. When compressed and then held in place by clasps or screws, the rubber conforms to the other surfaces, forming a watertight seal. For those of you looking to waterproof anything homebrew style (you know, waterproof a sink or a cat or a little sister just for fun), the trick is in the type of rubber, the surface it's conforming to, and the way it is held in place. The rubber must be flexible enough to meet up with the surface, but not so flexible as to deform and let water in. The surface has to be flat and straight, something it's easy to seal against. And finally, the rubber must be kept under essentially as much pressure as possible to maintain a seal. So that's it!! Post pictures of any waterproofed cats/sisters in the comments below!
  15. Ahh, sleep. Slumber. God's gift to mortals. Sleep is all about comfort. As many a mattress commercial has drilled into my head, not all mattresses are comfortable. There is a supposedly optimal point of squishiness and firmness and pillowness and sleepnumberness and weird-yoga-guy-meditating-on-a-mattress-for-no-apparent-reasonness. In short, different people like different mattresses. The generic want for a mattress, however, is relatively universal. This is due to the way gravity acts on the human body. Since we are not simply a point mass, gravity pulls on our entire body. When laying down, as if to sleep, this pulls us towards the ground. Due to the natural contours of the human body, the actual contact patch with a flat floor is relatively small, leading to high pressure areas (since pressure is inversely related to area, with a smaller area a greater pressure is produced). It is this pressure that is considered uncomfortable. A good mattress will conform to one's body, greatly increasing the size of the contact patch between human and bed. Speaking of beds and mattresses, hot damn one would be nice right about now...

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