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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 30,000

Vehicle Name: The Kerbalmeister MK I

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Mk1 Command Pod

Mk16 Parachute

Advanced Inline Stabilizer

Fl-T800 Fuel Tank

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Mainsail Engine

Fuel Tank (Big)

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

Swivel Engine

Launch Stabilitiy Enhancer

RCS Thruster Block

 

Total Cost: 23,692

 

Design Goals: Stable Manned Orbit, and then land on Kerbin using 2 stages

Launch Goal: Stable Manned Orbit

Pilot Plan: Standard gravity turn into orbit, enter a prograde orbit, then stabilize said orbit, bring it down to the surface after orbit achieved.

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Launch Time: 5/26/2015 8:42 am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher, Margaret Kowalski

Play-by-Play: Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. Jebediah, The pilot confidant in his mission, to orbit Kerbin. In a time of crisis where the world is raveged by war, and counties compete in a "space race". Kowagher LLP will possibly be the first Company to reach a manned orbit. The rocket climbs to 93,000 meters in altitude, 23 meters above the atmosphere. At this point, the rocket turns to face prograde, waits a minute, then the rocket once again screams. A 33 second burn, and done. Orbit Achieved. Jebediah is the first of kerbal kind to be in orbit. And after 3 full rotations, he gets risk, and agaist all odds, goes above and beyond to also be the first EVA in space. It has happened folks. After flying around in EVA, jeb gets back in, points the rocket retrograde, and uses the last bit of fuel in the first stage. He separates his stage, and then the second much smaller rocket slows the rocket down untill it is 7500 meters above the ground, the parachute opens and Jeb slows makes his desent as he gracfully lands in the ocean.

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and achieves an altitude of 93km, then burns prograde to maintan a stabe orbit. After this, Kerbal EVA happens, then after EVA, rocket is burnt retrograde and touches down after parachute has been deployed.

Opportunities / Learnings: We are going to go above and beyond to attain the goal.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next: Start planning on next mission and milestone.

Milestone Awards Presented:

While not all will be awarded, these are the milestones still achevied.

  • 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: $ 6308

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Well done! Kowagher LLP is awarded $50,000 for achieving stable manned orbit and $60,000 for the first Kerbal EVA, for a total award of $110,000.

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 116,308

Vehicle Name: The Munster

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Mk3 Command Pod

Mk25 Parachute

Fuel Tank(2)  Big

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Mainsail Engine

Fuel Tank (Bigger)

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

Poodle Engine

Twin-Boar Engine (4)

Launch Stabilitiy Enhancer

RCS Thruster Block

Landing Gear

 

Total Cost: 76,876

 

Design Goals: Land on Mun, and safely return

Launch Goal: "..."

Pilot Plan: Standard gravity turn into orbit, enter a prograde orbit, then stabilize said orbit, burn towards Mun, achieved orbit, destabilize orbit, land and return

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 39,432

Vehicle Name: Satellite

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Command Modual

Fuel Tank

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

RCS thruster Block

Rapier Engine

 

Total Cost: 11340

 

Design Goals: Get satellite into orbit

Launch Goal: Get a satellite into geo-sync orbit

Pilot Plan: Due to no kerbal pilot, the computer will take imputs from HQ

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Launch Time: 5/27/2015 9:15 am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher, Margaret Kowalski

Play-by-Play: Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. The computer knew its path. It very slowly creapt higher and higer with the R.A.P.I.E.R. engine, which was air breathing at the time. As it got to the edge of the atmosphere, it switched to closed cycle mode, and thrustet the rocket up to an alltitude of about 2,686.9 km, and then leveled off to make an orbit. At this altitude, it take 1009m/s to orbit, making it a Geostationary orbit due to kerbin's spin being the same.

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and achieves an altitude of 2,686 km. levels off to make orbit.

Opportunities / Learnings: We are going to go above and beyond to attain the goal.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Save the kerbals

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • First working satellite placed in stable orbit - $80,000
  • First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000

Available Funds: $ 28,092

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 128092

Vehicle Name: Rover MK I

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Remote Guidance Unit

Fuel Tank

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

RCS thruster Block

Twin-Boar Engine

Large Solid Fuel Boosters

Wheels

4x4 Plate

Battery Packs

External Command Seat

Illuminators

Communitron 16

Landing Gear

Total Cost: 41470

 

Design Goals: Land a rover on the Mun

Launch Goal: Successfully land a rover on the Mun

Pilot Plan: Lift off when moon is almost overhead of KSC. Launch and aim for interception with Mun, get into orbit around Mun, land, detach rover. DONE!

 

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Launch Time: 5/278/2015 8:32 am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher

Play-by-Play: Wait for the Mun to be over head. Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. The computer knew its path. It would fly staright from the launch pad to the Mun. The path, a quick orbit around the Mun and then to land. It carried it's payload, a rover that will explore the munar surface. It enters the Muns sphere of influence. Slows down to maintain orbit. Then it waits till it can land on the light side of the mun. It slows down and creaps towards a landing. It lands at a speed of 8.3 m/s. Then the rover detaches and goes for a little sunday drive.

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and travels straight to mun. Maintans orbit around Mun. Lands. Rover Detach.

Opportunities / Learnings: This allowed us to learn how careful landings have to be.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next might be a satillite around another planet.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Working Mun Rover functioning on Mun - $500,000

Available Funds: $ 86,622

 

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You forgot to tell us about the rocket that exploded and any consequences of that launch. Looking forward to reading about the failures almost as much as the successes!

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As the world now knows due to someone digging into the archives of Kowagher LLP, there was a failed mission to send a rover to the Mun. What happened was, when detaching the solid fuel boosters they smashed into the main engine causing it to rupture. This sent a chain reaction through the remaining fuel tanks, which completely exlploded the decoupler meaning the rocket went out of control, and eventually overheated to a tragic, fatal, finale.

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 586,622

Vehicle Name: The Adam & EVE MK I

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

MK 3 Cockpit

Big Fuel Tanks

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

RCS thruster Block

Mammoth Engine

Rhino Engines

Battery Packs

Communitron 16

Docking Ports

Total Cost: 148,848

 

Design Goals: Orbit Eve, being a manned satellite

Launch Goal: "..."

Pilot Plan: Launch, enter orbit around Kerbin, exit orbit when Eve is at its closest to Kerbin, enter Eve's sphere of influence, burn retrograde to maintain an orbit.

 

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Launch Time: 5/29/2015 8:35am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher, Margaret Kowalski

Play-by-Play:  Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. The Adam and EVE, an interplantetary space station was now on its way to become EVE's shiny new object. The rocket rose higher and higher, and eventually made an orbit around kerbin. Next it Set its course to escape kerbin, and increase its orbit velocity so that it could "catch up" to Eve. This was eqasy since at the time of ignition, Eve was at it's closest to Kerbin. After a 113 days, the traverlers finally entered Eve's Sphere of influence, and the burned Retrograde to finally maintain an orbit around Eve.

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and travels up to maintain orbit around Kerbin. Then burns to escape Kerbin and head to Eve, then burn to get orbit with Eve.

Opportunities / Learnings: From this we learned that it is important to pick efficient Engines as the ones we picked where Big, Powerful, but guzzeled Fuel.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Who knows maybe a Manned lander or something, that is up to the great and Powerful Boss Margaret.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • First manned satellite in stable orbit around a planet other than Kerbin - $1,000,000

Available Funds: $ 437,774 ($1,437,774 after Milestone)

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: 1,437,774

Vehicle Name: The Gassy Antelope

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

MK 1 Cockpit

Big Fuel Tanks

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Fuel

RCS thruster Block

Rhino Engine

Mainsail Engines

Poodle Engine

Radial Engines

Atomic Engine

Stability Enhancer

Total Cost: 209,912

 

Design Goals: Orbit Eeloo and safely return

Launch Goal: "..."

Pilot Plan: Launch, enter orbit around Kerbin, exit orbit when Eeloo is at its closest to Kerbin, enter Eeloo's sphere of influence, burn retrograde to maintain an orbit and return safely.

 

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Launch Time: 6/2/2015 8:35am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher, Margaret Kowalski

Play-by-Play:  Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. It rose higher and higer, like a guy on drugs. It got into a kerbin orbit. Then blasted off into a trajectory to Eeloo. After 3 years of phun. It finally reached Eeloo. It burned retrograde and was able to maintain orbit around Eeloo. Then after a Day, it blasted off into a crash landing with kerbin, in like 2 years. As it entered kerbins atmosphere, it used an amazing technique called air braking, where it let the drag forces of air resistance to slow it down better than its own engine could. It eventually made touchdown.

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and travels up to maintain orbit around Kerbin. Then burns to escape Kerbin and head to Eeloo, then burn to get orbit with Eeloo. Lastly, burns to crash into kerbin.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned to help manage our fuel supplies, and that Eeloo is a bitch to get to.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Who knows maybe a Manned lander or something, that is up to the great and Powerful Boss Margaret, the goddess of being a cool D00d.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Orbiting Eeloo (+ safe return) - $800,000

Available Funds: $ 1,227,862 ($2,027,862 after Milestone)

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: $2,027,862

Vehicle Name: The Munster Mash

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Mk3 Command Pod

Remote Control Unit

Mk25 Parachute

Fuel Tank(2)  Big

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Mainsail Engine

Fuel Tank (Bigger)

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

Poodle Engine

Twin-Boar Engine (4)

Launch Stabilitiy Enhancer

RCS Thruster Block

Landing Gear

 

Total Cost: 77,376

 

Design Goals: Land on Mun, save kerbals, and safely return

Launch Goal: "..."

Pilot Plan: Standard gravity turn into orbit, enter a prograde orbit, then stabilize said orbit, burn towards Mun, achieved orbit, destabilize orbit, land, save kerbals, and return

 

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Launch Time: 6/5/2015 8:357am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher, Margaret Kowalski

Play-by-Play:  Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. It was on a mission to save the kerbals stranded on the Mun for the past seven years. It burned to the Mun and crashlanded, losing only a landing gear. The standed kerbals then used the rover on the Mun to get themselves to the rocket. Then boarded and Lifted off back to Kerbin. Returning from the Mun, safely.

Photographs:

 

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and travels up to Mun. Lands. Saves kerbals, yayayada, done.

Opportunities / Learnings: Those darn kerbals finally were saved,

Strategies / Project Timeline: Who knows maybe a Manned lander or something, that is up to the great and Powerful Boss Margaret, the goddess of being a cool D00d.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Landing on Mun (+ safe return) - $250,000

Available Funds: $ 1,950,486 ($2,200,486 after Milestone)

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Team Name: Kowagher LLP

Available Funds: $2,200,486

Vehicle Name: Rover MK I

Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

Remote Guidance Unit

Fuel Tank

Solar Panels

Decoupler

Av-R8 wing

Monopropellant Small Fuel

RCS thruster Block

Twin-Boar Engine

Large Solid Fuel Boosters

Wheels

4x4 Plate

Battery Packs

External Command Seat

Illuminators

Communitron 16

Landing Gear

Total Cost: 41470

 

Design Goals:Discover cool things on Mun

Launch Goal: Successfully land a rover on the Mun

Pilot Plan: Lift off when moon is almost overhead of KSC. Launch and aim for interception with Mun, get into orbit around Mun, land, detach rover. Find Arch on mun!

 

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OK cool doods, don't forget to take a picture of the Mun Arch to put on your mantelpiece!

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Launch Time: 6/9/2015 8:37am

Team Members Present: Justin Gallagher

Play-by-Play:  Ignition! Launch! The rocket screamed to life as the vessel lifted of the ground. It's mission was to land a rover on the Mun and take photos. As it landed it took photos of an unknown arch, and a memorial to Neil Kermanstrong

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Summary: Launch! Rocket thrusts up and travels up to Mun. Lands. Takes pics.

Opportunities / Learnings: There are cool stuff on planets

Strategies / Project Timeline: Who knows maybe a Manned lander or something, that is up to the great and Powerful Boss Margaret, the goddess of being a cool D00d.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Taking a picture of the Neil Armstrong Memorial (Apollo 11 landing site) - $100,000
  • Picture of Mun Arch - $225,000

Available Funds: $ 2,159,016 ($2,484,016 after Milestone)

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