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Launch Time: 10 min

 

Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso

 

Play-by-Play: Our launch started off well, we are flying straight up and hit a 10 km manned launch. We decided to cut back on our goal and try to only make it to a 50 km manned launch. We started heading back to earth. We used retrograde firing to slow us down and splash down into the sea safely.

 

Photographs: 

 

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Time-of-Flight: 9 minutes

 

Summary: We achieved the first three milestones, and we decided not to achieve the orbit milestone. We achieved 10 km flight, 10 km manned and 50 km manned. The only safety was to continue to use retrograde burning to slow down the rocket for parachute deployment.

 

Opportunities / Learnings:  We sometimes must cut back on our goals to keep safety our top priority.

 

Strategies / Project Timeline: We now have a lot of funds to build a good rocket for orbit. We are ready to tackle the next milestone. We need to make an orbital rocket with a new design.

 

Milestone Awards Presented: 10 km - $10,000 10 km manned - $20,000 50 km manned $30,000

 

Available Funds:  $14,658

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Team Name: Plarkton Industries

Available Funds: $74,658

Vehicle Name: Jupiter Mia II

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: 

-       Mk16 Parachute $422

-       Mk12-R Radial Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each

-       OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (2) $75 each

-       Z-100 Rechargeable Battery Pack (2) $80 each

-       Heat Shield (1.25m) $300

-       TR-18A Stack Decoupler (2) $400

-       FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 (half-price) $300

-       FL-T200 Fuel Tank $275 (half-price) $137.50

-       LV-909 “Terrier” Liquid Fuel Engine $390

-       FL-T800 Fuel Tank $800 (half-price) $400

-       FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 (half-price) $250

-       LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200

-       Mk1 Command Pod $600

-       BACC “Thumper” Solid Fuel Booster (3) $850 each

-       AV-T1 Winglet (3) $500 each

-       Aerodynamic Nose Cone (3) $240 each

-       TT-38K Radial Decoupler (3) $600 each

Total Cost: $11,979.50

Remaining Funds: $62678.50

 

Design Goals: We are trying to get this rocket to orbit Kerbin. We want a safe rocket to also ensure landing back onto Kerbin.

 

Launch Goal: We are hoping to launch a manned rocket all the way into orbit. We would be expecting to achieve stable orbit - $40,000, and stable manned orbit - $50,000

 

Pilot Plan: Initially, we will be trying to gain altitude and velocity, and will eventually turn east. We hope to gain a parabolic arch path. At the top of the arch, we will accelerate to the horizon and this should put us into orbit.

 

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Launch Time: 13 minutes

 

Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso

 

Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:13 pm, rapidly rising at ~900 m/s. Detached solid fuel boosters once ran out of fuel and began tilting the rocket to prepare for orbit. Continues rising at about 1 km/s now, and continues towards apoapsis. Slowing down rocket with retrograde firing as it approaches apoapsis. Once at peak, we begin to increase velocity again so that the rockets path grows around the planet. Accelerating towards 2 km/s and orbit begins to form. Once orbit has formed, we begin the process to descent back to Kerbin. We detach all parts of the rocket from our Kerbal’s pod and wait to deploy the parachute.

 

Photographs: 

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Time-of-Flight: 16 minutes

 

Summary: We reached our goals of reaching orbit and manned orbit. Safety-wise, our rocket exploded and everything turned out well, however we should look into what exploded to ensure it doesn’t occur again.

 

Opportunities / Learnings:  We found we were more successful this time at creating a cheaper rocket and one that did more (orbit). We also found that more parachutes were better than one, and that we should perform more tests than less to ensure safety.

 

Strategies / Project Timeline: We liked the strategy of taking things a bit slower and trying to achieve less milestones in one launch because it keeps things safer and more stable. It also allows for a focus to be created.

 

Milestone Awards Presented:  Stable Orbit - $40,000 Manned Stable Orbit - $50,000

 

Available Funds:  $62,678.50

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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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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: 

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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

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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: 

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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

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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: 

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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

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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.

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FizziksGuy    71

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?

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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: 

 

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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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FizziksGuy    71

Sounds like you're well on your way to the outer reaches of the solar system!

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Team Name: Plarkton Industries

Available Funds: $491,563.50

Vehicle Name: EVA Mia

Vehicle Parts List and Cost: 

-       Mk1 Command Pod $600

-       Mk16 Parachute $422

-       Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each

-       TR-18A Stack Decoupler (2) $400 each

-       FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600

-       RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each

-       AV-T1 Winglet (4) $500 each

-       BACC “Thumper” Solid Fuel Booster $850

-       RT-10 “Hammer” Solid Fuel Booster $400

-       Heat Shield (1.25m) $300

Total Cost: $8,752

Remaining Funds: $482,811.50

 

Design Goals: We are trying to launch a rocket to get us out of the atmosphere and EVA a Kerbal.

 

Launch Goal: EVA Kerbal - $60,000

 

Pilot Plan: We will fire the boosters and fly at an angle until we get out of the atmosphere and EVA once we’re out. Then, we will fire the second booster to decrease the angle at which we enter the atmosphere so that we enter at a slower velocity.

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Launch Time: 10 minutes

Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso, Emani Clark

 

Play-by-Play:  We flew the rocket up, and then at the top we had the Kerbal EVA to earn the award. Then we fired to decrease the angle of impact and got Jebediah back safely.

 

Photographs: 

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Time-of-Flight: 7 min 15 sec

 

Summary: We got a Kerbal to EVA liked we planned on.

 

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 are still trying to earn as much money as possible before we go to the Mun to build a good rocket.

Milestone Awards Presented: EVA Kerbal $60,000

Available Funds: $482,811.50

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