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Sensation Pre-Flight Breifing

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BS Enterprises

Starting funds: $84,478

Vehicle name: Sweeping Sensation

Parts and Cost:

Mk 1 Command Pod, Mk 16 parachute, Stack Decoupler x 2, FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank x 1, FL-T100 Fuel Tank, FL-T400 x 3, LV-909 "Terrier" Liquid Fuel Engine, LV-T45 "Swivel" Fuel Engine, Radial Decoupler x 2, RT-10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster x 2, Nose caps x 2, AV-R8 Winglet x 4

Total cost: $10,522

Ending Funds: $73,956

Design Goals: 

Enough rocket power and fuel with a light weight body to get into stable orbit.

Launch Goals:

Reach manned orbit at least 70km above Kerbin.

Pilot Plan:

Use initial boosters to get into atmosphere and then use remaining fuel after decoupling to lose weight and get into orbit.

Illustrations:

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Launch Time: 10:32 am

Team Members: Roman St. Croix, Brandon Bansbach

Play by Play:

Launched with solid fuel to get into atmosphere and then decouple to lose weight. We flew at an angle sufficient for getting into orbit, the rocket was flown to 70km and then thrusters were turned off until the apoasis was reached, to attain max height. Thrusters were turned back on and orbit was achieved soon after.

Time of Flight:

25 mins
 

Summary: 

Stable manned orbit by Jebodiah Kerbin

Learnings: 

Need a lot of fuel to get into orbit, would need more if anything was wanted beyond that.

What's Next?

Land on the Mun.

Milestone Awards:

  • Manned launch to 50 km - $15,000
  • Achieving stable orbit - $20,000
  • Achieving stable manned orbit - $25,000

Total Awarded: $60,000

Total Funds: $133,956

 

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