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So with a pauper's principle of $30,000 our first mission is to launch a successful satellite.

Name: BCD Ventures

Available Funds: 30000

Vehicle Name: The Vision

Vehicle Part List and Cost:

6 x Small Delta Wing @ 200

7 x BACC "Thumper" Solid Fuel Booster @ 850

2 x TR18-D Stack Separator @ 600

1 x TR-2C Stack Separator @ 450

2 x LV-T45 "Swivel" Engine @ 1200

2 x FL-T800 Fuel Tank @ 400 (including discount)

1 x Advanced Inline Stabilizer @ 1200

1 x Probodobodyne OKTO @ 450 

4 x Z-100 Battery Pack @ 80

1 x OX-STAT-XL Photovoltaic Panel @ 600

Total Cost: 14570 Funds (including fuel discount)

Design Goals: Sustained unmanned orbit above the Kerbin's atmosphere.

Launch Goal: We are hoping to achieve the milestones: First working satellite placed in stable orbit, Launch to 10 km, Achieving stable orbit

Pilot Plan: This is an unmanned probe. Multiple stages will be used as to increase the efficiency of the craft as a whole.

 

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Name: BCD Ventures

Launch Time: Wednesday May 23, 10:55 AM

Team Members Present: Jeremiah Cottrill, Kara Davis, Riley Broderick

Play-by-Play: Ignition of seven "Thumper" boosters at T-0. Upon the exhaustion of solid fuel, the boosters were decoupled and left to fail catastrophically upon impact with Kerbin. With a "Swivel" liquid engine ignited, a maneuver was performed approximately at the current apoapsis to extend the orbit to one with a periapsis around 80 km. During the burn, the liquid fuel in that stage was depleted, as expected. The engine and fuel tank were, again, dropped back to kerbin, and the final engine was used to complete the maneuver. After this maneuver, minor adjustments were made in order to reduce the eccentricity of the orbit. The last engine was also decoupled from the satellite, though this will likely remain as "space junk" since its orbit lies completely outside the atmosphere.

Photographs: 

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Time-of-Flight: 0y, 0d, 00:05:27

Summary: All the goal we have set out to complete were met.

Opportunities / Learnings:

The larger fuel tanks are way more expensive, and don't offer much better distances when working with price points under 30000. Also, stages and decoupling make life way better.

Strategies / Project Timeline:

We will now have much more plentiful funds and resources to work with, allowing us to greatly accelerate the development of BCD Ventures's space program.

Milestone Awards Presented: 

Launch to 10 km: 5000 (Half)

Achieving stable orbit: 20000 (Half)

First working satellite placed in stable orbit: 80000

Available Funds: 15430 + Rewards (105000) = 120430

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Bonus $20K to team BCD for the Kerbal Royal Wedding Painting!

 

 

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Name: BCD Ventures

Available Funds: 140,430

Vehicle Name: Aeris 3A

Vehicle Part List and Cost:

We used the Aeris 3A stock airplane for this flight however, as far as we know there's no way to see what parts were used in the stock craft. There appears to be only one Mk 1Fuselages in the entire craft and the discount was calculated accordingly.

Total Cost: 13,330 Funds (including fuel discount)

Design Goals: Fly to the northern ice cap and snap a screenshot of the UFO landing. 

Launch Goal: We are hoping to achieve the milestones: Picture of UFO on northern ice cap of Kerbin - $50,000

Pilot Plan: This is a manned flight to the northern ice cap. Near surface flight and conservative fuel use will be observed during the trip.

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Name: BCD Ventures

Launch Time: Friday June 8, 10:55 AM

Team Members Present: Jeremiah Cottrill, Kara Davis, Riley Broderick

Play-by-Play: Full throttle off the runway and a straight flight to the ice cap. Fuel ran out quickly so a landing approximately near the UFO site was made and then 

Photographs: screenshot8.thumb.png.a36468d7efa9747f167b5071590bb1a8.png

Time-of-Flight: 0y, 0d, 00:35:38

Summary: All the goal we have set out to complete were met.

Opportunities / Learnings:

Getting your bearings on Kerbin was key to fuel use.

Strategies / Project Timeline:

We will now have much more plentiful funds and resources to work with, allowing us to greatly accelerate the development of BCD Ventures's space program.

Milestone Awards Presented: 

Picture of UFO on northern ice cap of Kerbin - $50,000 (Half)

Available Funds: 140430 + Rewards (50,000) -  13,330 = 157100

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