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Geosynchronous Satellite: Pre-Launch 

Team Name: WUV Our Work

Available Funds: $30,000

Vehicle Name: Pride of Rocketslovia

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Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

  • AE-FF1 Airstream Protective Shell (1.25m) - Fund300 
  • EAS-4 Strut Connector (x2) - Fund84
  • RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (x4) - Fund2,480
  • TVR-200 Stack Bi-Coupler - Fund400
  • AV-T1 Winglet (x6) - Fund3,000
  • Z-200 Rechargeable Battery Bank (x3) - Fund1,080
  • OX-4L 1x6 Photovoltaic Panels (2x) - Fund720
  • Probodobodyne Stayputnik - Fund300
  • FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank - Fund600
  • FL-T400 Fuel Tank - Fund500
  • FL-T800 Fuel Tank (x4) - Fund3,200
  • TR-18A Stack Decoupler - Fund400
  • HG-5 High Gain Antenna - Fund600
  • LV-909 "Terrier" Liquid Fuel Engine - DISCOUNT Fund195
  • LV-T45 Liquid Fuel Engine (x2) - DISCOUNT Fund1,200

      TOTAL COST:    Fund13,944 

 

Design Goals: Our goal was to place a working satellite into geosynchronous orbit which is archived when the space craft is at an altitude of 2,863.33 km above Kerbin while the craft is flying at 1,009.81 m/s. Like the original space race, our country has a lot to loose but everything to gain, even if that means putting a small beeping bit of metal into space just to intimidate rival countries and agencies... I mean just look at what Sputnik did. To achieve this we needed a large amount of liquid thrust to reach the atmosphere, we wanted multiple stages to allow us to deploy the satellite, and the satellite needed the required equipment to charge and broadcast signals of the Glorious Rocketslovia to our side of the planet.

Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how much liquid fuel it requires to get into higher orbits, along with how easily space flight paths can be manipulated to get within the designated range we need to become geosynchronous.The milestones we wish to break are: 

  • Launch to 10 km - $10,000
  • Achieving stable orbit - $40,000
  • First working satellite placed in stable orbit - $80,000
  • First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000 (THE BIG ONE)

Pilot Plan: We plan to launch vertical until 20km where we will begin angling west at 5 degrees and adjust as necessary. We will then reach 100 km, where we shall coast to our first apoapsis. We will then adjust our orbit to reach out to our desired radius from the earth (2,863 km). We will have a burn and then drift to said apoapsis, where we will then make the required adjustments to our speed and flight path to expand it into a more controlled orbit with a constant radius and speed. At this point we can decouple the satellite and we will have mission success. This is the plan at least. The good news is it is looking like a great day for a launch here on the launchpad, with our launch planned for 10:46 AM.

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Launch Report and Debrief

Launch Time: 10:46 am

Team Members Present: Kyle Upson, Alex Wansha, Julia Vanill

Play-by-Play:

  • After launching straight up for 70 km, started maneuvering sideways to get into orbit
  • Started burning RCS at 80 km
  • Decoupled at 97 km
  • Started 31s burn at 86 km
  • Unfortunately ran out of fuel at 1:39:44
  • Pilot came prepared with monopropellant to continue into orbit and made it into geosynchronous orbit with plenty monopropellant to spare
  • Reached geosynchronous orbit with an apoapsis of 2,864,921 m and a periapsis of 2,863,584 m
  • Reached geosynchronous orbit with a speed of 1,009.9 m/s

Photographs:

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Time of Flight: 3:05:50

Summary: The launch and flight proved to be a large success for WUV our Work. We were able to successfully place a satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Even though we ran out of fuel part way through the flight, we were prepared and brought monopropellant to effectively finish our flight and reach our goal of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned how to safely launch and put a satellite into a stable geosynchronous orbit.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next, we are ready to get a Kerbal into space and have it safely return. We are also looking forward to exploring the Mun, Minmus, and beyond to earn more milestones and awards!

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Launch to 10 km - $5,000
  • Achieving stable orbit - $20,000
  • First working satellite placed in stable orbit $40,000
  • First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000

Available Funds: $30,000 + $15,000 (blog posts) - $13,944 + $165,000 = $196,056

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Minmus Round Trip : Pre-Launch

Team Name: WUV Our Work

Available Funds: $196,181.00

Vehicle Name: Gnorts Mr. Alien (read it backwards)

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Vehicle Parts List and Cost: (Oh Boy)

  • FL-T800 Fuel Tank (x10) - Fund800

  • FL-T400 Fuel Tank - Fund500

  • EAS-4 Strut Connector (x16) - Fund84

  • FTX-2 External Fuel Duct (x4) - Fund150

  • Advanced Nose Cone - Type B (x4) - Fund320

  • AV-T1 Winglet (x8) - Fund500

  • AV-T1 Winglet (x2) - Fund400

  • LT-1 Landing Struts (x3) - Fund440

  • Illuminator Mk1 (x3) - Fund100

  • Kelus-LV Bay Mobility Enhancer - Fund100

  • Pegasus I Mobility Enhancer (x2) - Fund440

  • Heat Shield (1.25m) - Fund300

  • FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank - Fund600

  • OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (x2)- Fund75

  • Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (x2) - Fund150

  • Mk16-XL Parachute - Fund420

  • Mk1 Command Pod - Fund600

  • TT-70 Radial Decoupler - Fund700

  • LV-909 "Terrier" Liquid Fuel Engine - DISCOUNT Fund195

  • LV-T30 "Reliant" Liquid Fuel Engine (x4) - DISCOUNT Fund550

  • LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine - DISCOUNT Fund600

  • RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (x4) - DISCOUNT Fund310

 

     TOTAL COST:    Fund27,519

 

Design Goals:

Our goal is to either land on Minmus and come back. We need a lot of liquid fuel in order to make it back from Minmus. 

 

Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how land on a celestial body. The easy part is getting off Kerbin while the hard part is... landing on Minmus... escaping Minmus' gravitational influence... and landing back on Kerbin... in one piece. Well at least we know it is doable. 👍

 

Milestone:

  • Landing on Minmus (+ safe return) - $300,000

 

Pilot Plan:

  • Launch to 20 km above Kerbin and begin angling west

  • Burn until our apoapsis is 90 km above Kerbin and drift until this point

  • Make our orbit circular at this point

  • Plan/execute encounter with Minmus

  • Center Minmus at our periapsis and slow until 20 km above the moon

  • Stop horizontal motion, land, and extend ladder down to surface

  • Our proud Rocketslovian Kerbal Fuelanov will walk around and plant our glorious country's flag and a spontaneously created quote.

  • Fly up and escape gravity of minmus

  • Center Periapsis with Kerbin 40 km above so air resistance will slow us down

  • Fuelanov returns home a hero

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Launch Report and Debrief

Launch Time: 10:33

Team Members Present: Kyle Upson, Alex Wansha, Julia Vanill

Play-by-Play:

  • launch straight up for 30 km
  • maneuvering into orbit around Kerbin 80 km
  • started first RCS burn 85 km
  • stage 2 at 90 km - decoupled
  • full orbit around Kerbin 4:30
  • correction RCS burn 16:30
  • maneuvering into orbit around Minmus
  • correction RCS burn 46:10
  • Kerbin periapsis: 37.6 km
  • time warping into Minmus orbit
  • started RCS burn around Minmus 10d, 2:09:27
  • landed on Minmus 10d, 2:44:07
  • leaving Minmus 10d, 2:48:35
  • orbiting around Minmus 10d, 2:53:46
  • escaping Minmus orbit 10d, 2:59:39
  • time warping into Kerbin 21d, 00:37:50
  • ran out of fuel and monopropellant
  • deployed parachutes
  • landed on Kerbin 21d, 00:45:25

Photographs:

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Time of Flight: 21d, 00:45:25

Summary: The launch and flight proved to be another large success for WUV our Work. We were able to safely fly our Kerbal to Minmus and back with no outcome-altering mistakes. Although we ran out of both fuel and monopropellant by the end of the mission, we were still able to safely land back on Kerbin.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned how to successfully orbit around both Kerbin and Minmus with a Kerbal on board, land and take off from Minmus, and make our way safely back to Kerbin.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next we plan to fly to the Northern Ice Cap and take a picture of the UFO and then hopefully place a rover on the Mun.

Milestone Awards Presented:

  • Landing on Minmus - $300,000

Available Funds: $196,056 - $27,519 + $300,000 = $468,537!

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Thank you Fizziks Guy! It was a true team effort. 

 

Mun Lander : Pre-Launch

Team Name: WUV Our Work

Available Funds: $468,537

Vehicle Name: Red Rover

 

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Vehicle Parts List and Cost: (Oh Boy)

 

Mun Rover Part Details

Part Name

Quantity

Price

Probodobodyne HECS

1

650

FL-R10 RCS Fuel Tank

1

200

FL-R1 RCS Fuel Tank

1

1,800

RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (DISCOUNT)

12

310

OX-4L 1x6 Photovoltaic Panels

2

380

Ox-STAT Photovoltaic Panels

2

75

HG-5 High Gain Antenna

1

600

Z-200 Rechargable Battery Bank

2

360

Cubic Octagonal Strut

8

16

TT-38K Radial Decoupler

1

600

RoveMax Model M1

4

450

AE-F22 Aerstream Protective Shell (2.5m) (with Custom Fairing Cost)

1

1,045.00

Rockomax X200-8 Fuel Tank

1

800

Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank

1

3,000

Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank

2

5,750

RE-L10 "Poodle" Liquid Fuel Engine (DISCOUNT)

1

650

RE-I5 "Skipper" Liquid Fuel Engine (DISCOUNT)

1

2,650

RE-M3 "Mainsail" Liquid Fuel Engine (DISCOUNT)

1

6,500

Structural Wing Type C

4

300

AV-T1 Winglet

8

500

EAS-4 Strut Connector

4

42

Rockomax Brand Decoupler

2

550

     TOTAL COST:    Fund42,796

Design Goals:

Our goal is to put a rover on the mun. We need a lot of liquid fuel and need our design to effectively lay our payload down on the surface without damaging it. We also need a rover which can be controlled with wheels as well as with monopropellant if something bad happens.

Launch Goal:

We are hoping to learn how to effectively put a rover on the Mun.

Milestone:

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

Pilot Plan:

  • Launch to 20 km above Kerbin and begin angling west

  • Burn until our apoapsis is 90 km above Kerbin and drift until this point

  • Make our orbit circular at this point

  • Plan/execute encounter with the Mun

  • Center the Mun at our periapsis and slow until 20 km above the moon

  • Stop horizontal motion, land, and slowly eject rover onto the surface

  • Our proud Rocketslovian rover shall do doughnuts around the craters on the Mun... FOR SCIENCE!!!!

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Launch Report and Debrief

Launch Time: 10:41

Team Members Present: Kyle Upson, Alex Wansha, Julia Vanill

Play-by-Play:

  • Heading straight up
  • maneuvering West to get into orbit around Kerbin
  • decoupled 3:53
  • using solar panels on rover to help power ship
  • maneuvering into Mun's orbit 5:42
  • decoupled 7:04
  • Mun apoapsis 35km
  • maneuvering into orbit around Mun 1d, 00:46:11
  • using monopropellant to eliminate horizontal velocity
  • landing on Mun without landing gear
  • landed 1d, 1:32:03
  • no wheels on rover?

Photographs:

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Time of Flight: 1d, 1:33:17

Summary: The launch to the Mun with a rover proved to be mostly a success, except for the fact that the wheels popped somewhere along the way. However, we were still able to control the rover on the Mun without the wheels because we had monopropellant.

Opportunities / Learning: We learned how to build a rover and successfully land on the Mun.

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next we plan to make a jet to fly to the Northern Ice Cap and take a picture with the UFO.

Milestones:

  • Working Rover on Mun - $500,000

Available Funds: $468,537 - $42,796 + $500,000 = $925,741!

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Pole Mission : Pre-Launch

Team Name: WUV Our Work

Available Funds: $925,741

Vehicle Name: “C.R.A.S.H”

(Country of Rocketslovia’s Atmospheric Ship for the Homeland)

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Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

 

UFO Plane Part Details

Part Name

Quantity

Price

Shock Cone Intake

1

3,050

Mk1 Liquid Fuel Fuselage

2

550

Mk1 Inline Cockpit

1

1,600

Delta-Deluxe Winglet

4

600

Structural Pylon

2

125

CR-7 R.A.P.I.E.R. Engine

1

6,000

Tail Fin

1

600

LY-10 Small Landing Gear

2

600

LY-05 Steerable Landing Gear

1

150

Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute

2

400

 

     TOTAL COST:    Fund14,150

 

Design Goals: Our goal is to reach the UFO lodged in the northern ice caps. We need a lot of fuel and need efficiently use it within the atmosphere to reach the North Pole. We also need to figure out the coordinates on the map of the UFO or at least the general area.

Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how to effectively fly a jet and locate the UFO crashed in the ice.

Milestone:

  • Picture of UFO on northern ice cap of Kerbin - $100,00

Pilot Plan:

  • Launch off the runway

  • Through trial and error reach the altitude which we most efficiently use our fuel

  • Reach marked point on map where we placed the UFO

  • Descend and land on the ice caps

  • Walk to the UFO and place a commemorative plaque on it

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Launch Report and Debrief

Launch Time: 10:34

Team Members Present: Kyle Upson, Alex Wansha, Julia Vanill

Play-by-Play:

  • heading North toward the ice caps
  • 2km above sea level @ 800m/s
  • narrowly avoiding mountains at 5km
  • turning on and off stability assist to stop ship from shaking
  • passing over part of the ice cap 17:38
  • landing near UFO 22:05
  • Valentina arrived near crashed UFO
  • planted flag 28:34

Photographs:

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Time of Flight: 28:34

Summary: The launch and flight was another success for WUV our Work. We were able to successfully fly to the northern Ice Cap, find the UFO, and take a picture with it.

Opportunities / Learning: We learned how to build a jet to fly to the Northern Ice Cap and take a picture with the UFO

Strategies / Project Timeline: Next we plan to continue our quest and missions in space to explore the universe.

Milestones: Picture of UFO on Northern Ice Cap of Kerbin - $100,000

Available Funds: $925,741 - $14,150 + $100,000 = $1,011,591

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Funding Edits:

Due to funding oversights by myself there have been a few budget miscalculations along the way. 

Edit 1: On our mission to Minmus we achieved the milestone of First Kerbal EVA when Fuelanov planted our country's glorious flag adding $30,000 to the budget.

Edit 2: On our mission to the North Pole we recovered our jet giving us $7,075 back to the budget as those parts could be reused.

All future posts will have these edits accounted for in the budget. For an up to date budget, follow the link here: https://westiron-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/anwansha18_students_westiron_monroe_edu/EfWKC_ov9kVDo4giHAAUnHgBukrl6RQxDKN7JG0jJ4B_pQ?e=dp7pJn.

 

 

 

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Red-er Rover : Pre-Launch 


Team Name: WUV Our Work


Available Funds: $1,048,666


Vehicle Name: “Red-er Rover” 


Vehicle Parts List and Cost:

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RoveMax Model M1 (x4) - 450
Cubic Octagonal Strut (x7) - 16
EAS-4 Strut Connector (x18) - 42
RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (x8) -  DISCOUNT 310
Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (x4) - 150
Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute (x4) - 400
Communotron 88-88 - 1500
SP-W 3x2 Photovoltaic Panels (x2) - 440
Z-200 Rechargeable Battery Bank (x2) - 360
OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (x2) - 75
Probodobodyne HECS - 650
FL-R10 RCS Fuel Tank - 200
TT-38K Radial Decoupler - 600
AE-FF3 Airstream Protective Shell (3.75m) - 1,104
FL-R10 RCS Fuel Tank - 200
Rockomax X200-16 Fuel Tank - 1,550

RE-L10 "Poodle" Liquid Fuel Engine - DISCOUNT 650
Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank - 3,000
Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank (x2) - 5,750
RE-M3 "Mainsail" Liquid Engine - DISCOUNT 6,500
S1 SRB-KD25k "Kickback" Solid Fuel Booster (x8) - 2,700
TT-70 Radial Decoupler (x4) - 700
Structural Wing Type C (x4) - 300
Delta Wing (x4) - 600
Rockomax Brand Adapter (x2) - 550
Advanced Nose Cone - Type B (x8) - 320 


TOTAL COST:    77,118
 
Design Goals: Our goal is to land a rover on Duna. To do this we need to be able to dramatically slow down in a considerably thinner atmosphere. 
 

Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how to effectively land and maneuver a rover on Duna’s surface.
 

Milestone:
Land a Rover on Duna - $2,000,000

 

Pilot Plan: 
Launch and begin angling rocket at 20km
Adjust rocket to achieve circular orbit
Reach escape velocity out of Kerbin orbit
Plan/execute an encounter with Duna
Land softly in the thin atmosphere

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Launch Report and Debrief

Launch Time: 10:50

Team Members Present: Kyle Upson, Alex Wansha, Julia Vanill

Play-by-Play:

  • launching straight up
  • decoupled 1:10 - stage 5
  • Kerbin periapsis 77 km
  • antennas extended 2:22
  • decoupled 4:14 - stage 4
  • 2d, 05:07:39 escaped Kerbin's influence
  • correction RCS burn 13d, 00:22:35
  • orbiting towards Duna 269d, 05:26:27
  • setting Duna periapsis - 97,761m - 269d, 05:28:01
  • orbiting Duna 300d
  • descending onto Duna's surface 300d, 02:35:49
  • reached stage 1 300d, 02:46:20
  • landed 300d, 02:50:03
  • the rover has tires and we have full control over it!

Photographs:

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Time of Flight: 300d, 02:53:43

Summary: The launch and flight to put a rover on Duna was another successful mission for WUV Our Work and Kerbalkind. We successfully flew to and landed on Duna with a rover and were able to control it.

Opportunities / Learnings: We learned how to get a rover on Duna and fly far from the reaches of Kerbin.

Strategies / Project Timeline: This was WUV Our Work's final mission. We are very glad that it ended with such a large goal completed, and we are proud of all of our great successes.

Milesetones: Putting a rover on Duna - $2,000,000

Available Funds: $1,048,666 - $77118 + $2,000,000 = $2,971,548!!!!

 

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