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Team Name: Channarney Inc.

Members: Nate, Trevor, Anna

 

Starting Funds: $30,000

 

Notes: You are a small start-up business focusing on the creative and artistic vision of space travel.  Funded by international soccer star Nate “The Great” Charles, the team is focused on not only achieving greatness, but bringing the public along for the ride through Carney’s narrative vision and Weldy’s creative scientific genius.  Public  anticipation for their APlusPhysics-exclusive narrative is already high, even prior to their initial rocket launch!

 

Due to Weldy’s pre-existing endorsement deal with Kerbinite Fuel Systems, all liquid fuel is available to Channarney Inc. at half price.

 

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $30,000

Vehicle Name: Naters FC

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: MK1 Command Pod ($600), MK16 Parachute ($422), RT-5 Solid Fuel Booster ($200)

Design Goals: The booster is used to help the rocket reach 10,000 meters. The parachute then serves as the drag force to slow the return to the grounf.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to reach an altitude of 10,000 meters and return safely to the ground.

Pilot Plan: To launch: Full throttle.  Parachute deployed at 4,000 m descent.

Illustrations:

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Launch Time: 10:49

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: The throttle was put to the maximum at launch.  The throttle cut out at 5500 m and the rocket made it to 10800 m.  Parachute deployed 3800 m and landed safely.

Photographs: See attachements

Time-of-Flight: 3:50

Summary: As a result of the launch, we reached 10,000 m with a single booster engine and we returned the kerbel safely back to the ground.  As a result of our success, we are ready to launch to higher heights.  We are proud to have this successful mission so that we can bring reality to space and persevere in our goals.  We hope that people will continue following our journey and support us.

Opportunities / Learnings: Basic building of rocket and launching techniques.  Also, we saw that the booster can cut out and the rocket can still go higher after.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready to go higher and attempt to achieve orbit. 

Milestone Awards Presented: Launched to 10km (10,000) and manned launch to 10km ($20,000)

Available Funds: $28,778 (before the added award).  $58,778 after awards.

 

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The team is awarded $30,000 in award funds!

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $58,778

Vehicle Name: TOTS Lewa

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T400 Fuel Tank, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute.  Total Cost: $4,862.

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself to 50,000 m.  Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to reach an altitude of 50,000 meters and return safely to the ground.

Pilot Plan: To launch: Full throttle. When the first liquid fuel engine runs out of fuel, detach it.  Then fire the next engine.  Cut the engine at 40,000 m.  Then, on descent, deploy the Mk12 at 420 m/s and deploy the Mk16 chute when the rocket has reached a downfall speed of 260 m/s.

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Launch Time: 10:50

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: The throttle was put to the maximum at launch.  The first engine cut out at 18 km and then the second engine was fired.  The second engine was cut at 32,000 meters.  The rocket reached 67,000 meters but on descent, the parachutes burned up and Jebediah died :(.

Photographs: See attachements

Time-of-Flight: 5:13

Summary: Although we surpassed 50,00 meters, reaching almost 70,000 m, our reentry was way too fast, so we were not able to deploy our parachutes in time, causing a huge explosion that unfortunately killed Jebediah.  We are extremely saddened by the loss of our kerbal and we hope that this unfortunate incident does not dampen our mission to bring people to space.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned how to use multiple engines in different steps during the mission.  We also learned that we had way too much fuel in the rocket, which caused us to go way to high and to unfortunately crash our ship.  Finally, we learned that upon reentering the atmosphere, the ship begins to decelerate.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready to reattempt launch by using the information we learned from this failure.

Milestone Awards Presented: None

Available Funds: $58,778 (before the costs and penalty).  $52,916.

Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $52,916

Vehicle Name: TOTS Auba

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute, RT-5 Solid Fuel Booster .  Total Cost: $4,822.

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself to 50,000 m.  Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to reach an altitude of 50,000 meters and return safely to the ground.

Pilot Plan: To launch: Full throttle. When the booster runs out of fuel, detach it.  Then fire the next engine.  Cut the engine at 30,000m.  Then, on descent, deploy the Mk12 at 420 m/s after is has entered the atmosphere and deploy the Mk16 chute when the rocket has reached a downfall speed of 260 m/s.

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Launch Time: 10:55

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: The throttle was put to the maximum at launch.  The booster cut out at 500m and then the second engine was fired.  The second engine was cut at 21km .  The rocket reached 74,000 meters but on descent, the parachutes successfully deployed on entry into the atmosphere and we landed safely

Photographs: See attachements

Time-of-Flight: 6:23

Summary: We surpassed 50,00 meters and accidently kept going to 73,000 m.  Then on reentry the parachutes deployed and we landed successfully.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned how to use multiple engines in different steps during the mission.  We learned from our mistakes in our previous launch and deployed our parachutes at a more optimal time.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready to continue flying higher.

Milestone Awards Presented: 50 manned km reached.

Available Funds: $48,094. 

The max height screenshot was deleted on accident.

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $78,094

Vehicle Name: TOTY Ronny

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, FL-T400 Fuel Tank, LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute  Total Cost: $4,862.

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). It will still have enough fuel to get out of orbit and return to Kerbin. Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and return safely.

Pilot Plan: Launch reach 300 m/s and attain that speed until 10km then return to full throttle. Begin turning east at 10km and gradually reach a 45 degree turn by 50km. First engine should be detached by 20km. Immediately fire the second engine. Once the highest point is at 70km, keep that point about 30 seconds away until the orbit is circular around Kerbin. Then cut the engine. To re enter, turn the rocket and fire in the opposite direction to begin decent. Deploy mk12 chutes at 420m/s and the mk16 chute at 220 m/s for safe landing.

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Launch Time: 10:40

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: The throttle was put to the maximum at launch.  The engine cut out at 3km then switched to the next engine to get into orbit. However we did not have enough fuel to get into orbit and we fell back to earth. We landed safely, deploying the chutes when necessary.

Photographs: none

Time-of-Flight: 16:12

Summary: If we had more fuel, we would have made orbit but we didn't.

Opportunities / Learnings: We now know the amount of fuel we need to get into orbit and return home.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready to get into orbit.

Milestone Awards Presented:None.

Available Funds: $73,232

 

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $73,232

Vehicle Name: TOTY Messi

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, FL-T400 Fuel Tank, LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute, RT-10 Solid Fuel Booster, Modular Girder Segment XL Total Cost: 11,762

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). It will still have enough fuel to get out of orbit and return to Kerbin. Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and return safely.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved. To get back, burn retrograde (backwards) until the periapses is less than 35km. Fall into the atmosphere and deploy the chutes when necessary.

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Sounds like you've got this well planned and thought out.  Good luck!

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $61,470

Vehicle Name: Trevor

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, FL-T400 Fuel Tank, LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute, RT-10 Solid Fuel Booster, Modular Girder Segment XL Total Cost: $12,562

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). It will still have enough fuel to get out of orbit and return to Kerbin. Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and return safely.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved. To get back, burn retrograde (backwards) until the periapses is less than 35km. Fall into the atmosphere and deploy the chutes when necessary.

 

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $48,908

Vehicle Name: Anna

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Command Pod Mk1, mk16 Parachute, Heat Shield, TR-18A Stack Decoupler, FL-T800 Fuel Tank, FL-T400 Fuel Tank, LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine, Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute, RT-10 Solid Fuel Booster, Modular Girder Segment XL Total Cost: $12,562

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). It will still have enough fuel to get out of orbit and return to Kerbin. Then, the heat shield is necessary in order to prevent burn up upon reentry.  The Mk12 chute slows the rocket down to an optimal speed for the mk16 chute to deploy without burning up.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and return safely.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved. To get back, burn retrograde (backwards) until the periapses is less than 35km. Fall into the atmosphere and deploy the chutes when necessary.

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Launch Time: 10:40

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: Boosters cut out at 5km and were then shed. The throttle was put to the maximum as the trajectory of the flight was tilted for orbit. Main engine was cut when the apoapsis was at 90km. A 71km by 130km orbit was achieved with enough fuel to return safely. The decent went very smoothly as we deploy the initial parachutes at 420 m/s and the main chute at 220 m/s and landed successfully.

Photographs: attached

Time-of-Flight: 22:37

Summary: our goal of orbit and return was achieved and we are now ready to shoot for the moon!

Opportunities / Learnings: We now know the amount of fuel we need to get into orbit and return home.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready to land on the moon

Milestone Awards Presented: Stable manned orbit ($50,000)

Available Funds: $48,908 + 50,000 = $98,908

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Well done.  I agree, it looks like the Mun is your next target.  May I recommend first orbiting Mun and returning, then moving on to a Mun landing?  Definitely do your research and planning up front -- it will make a TON of difference!

 

 

Alternately, landing on Minmus may just be simpler...

 

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $98,908

Vehicle Name: Sat

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: $18,102

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). Once we are able to establish orbit, we will decouple and put the satellite in a stable orbit around Kerbin.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and the put a satellite in a stable orbit.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved.  Then, decouple and allow the satellite to orbit freely. 

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Nice plan, nice design - looking forward to seeing the Stayputnik in orbit!

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Launch Time: 10:40

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: Everything went smoothly until we attempted to turn into orbit and when we tried the rocket wouldn't turn so the flight failed

Photographs: none

Time-of-Flight: 10:12

Summary: our goal of a satellite was not achieved

Opportunities / Learnings: We now know what engine to use to get into orbit

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are ready get a satellite into orbit

Milestone Awards Presented: none

Available Funds:98,908-18,102=80,706

Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $80,806

Vehicle Name: Sat 2

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: $21,420

Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). Once we are able to establish orbit, we will decouple and put the satellite in a stable orbit around Kerbin.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and the put a satellite in a stable orbit.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved.  Then, decouple and allow the satellite to orbit freely. 

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Launch Time: 10:50

Team Members Present: Anna, Nate, Trevor

Play-by-Play: Everything went smoothly until we attempted to turn into orbit and when we tried the rocket wouldn't turn so the flight failed.

Photographs: none

Time-of-Flight: 5:00

Summary: our goal of a satellite was not achieved.

Opportunities / Learnings: We need to rethink our original design because the rocket has turned twice in the past two flights, causing them to fail.

Strategies / Project Timeline: We are going to reattempt the satellite launch.

Milestone Awards Presented: none

Available Funds: 80,706-21,420= $59,340

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Team Name: Channarney

Available Funds: $59,340

Vehicle Name: Orbit

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: $23,070

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Design Goals: The rocket has enough fuel to launch itself into orbit (70km). Once we are able to establish orbit, we will decouple and put the satellite in a stable orbit around Kerbin.

Launch Goal:  The vehicle is designed to orbit Kerbin and the put a satellite in a stable orbit.

Pilot Plan: Launch with boosters and first engine, shed boosters when the run out. Begin turning at 10km and follow the marker on the position ball. One the apoapse is at 80km cut the engine and create node to circularize the orbit. Burn the engine when it says to and orbit is achieved.  Then, decouple and allow the satellite to orbit freely. 

 

 

 

 

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Looking forward to a successful launch!

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