Recent content by Rigel

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    June Contest Brief, Instructions, Rules, Help.

    ...or maybe heavier than yours. That'd hurt much more, would't it? :p
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    Jovian Tour Challenge

    Disagree. You still need chemical rockets to land and lift off in all four moons. It's not that easy for the average SFS player with the 2x300T limit.
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    My June Contest submission - Mission to Mercury!

    Ha ha ha, Not really! I learnt the "three bodies alignment" trick in the VEEGA video tutorial. But for the rest of the flight, t's mostly a lottery: first try, I ran out of fuel before arriving; then I made it easily the next try with the same rocket. Theory is good, but the result depends on...
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    My June Contest submission - Mission to Mercury!

    Rigel Airways, in an effort to make the Mercury trip affordable for everyone, has been optimizing our rockets to make them lighter, simpler, and cheaper. As a result, we have shrinked our spaceship down to 696T. Here's the report of our maiden flight: Here's our new rocket. Same architecture...
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    Inquiry about the Voyager Quest

    I tried that mission some time ago. I used a custom solar system, I can't remember who made it. But the point is that the outer planets' SOI were big, so it was very easy to get a slingshot from one planet to the next, if you chose the right trajectory. I think the actual Voyager Quest is harder...
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    Epic chicken's HoT entry

    That's a Leviathano_O. Impressive rocket.
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    My June Contest submission - Mission to Mercury!

    I've been working abroad for some time, so I'm sorry for being out of the forum for so long. Here's my submission for the Proficient flight. This is my spaceship. No BP edition, no clipping, no cheats. A powerful first stage with two boosters; a high eficiency second stage; and the spaceship...
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    Team Hawk Entry 1/3: Replica Challenge (Ariane 4)

    Hey! I didn't notice your replies! Here's the corrected BP. I had doubts about shortening the fairing, as there were different types of fairings available for the Ariane 4, and some of them matched my replica: Nonetheless, I've changed it, and corrected the left booster engine: Thanks for...
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    Team Hawk Instructions!

    Some tips: First, try to enter Earth with a trajectory as similar to Earth's path as possible. If the angle between your velocities is too high, your relative velocities will be huge. For example: Here the trajectories are quite similar. this leads to a reentry speed of less than 4000m/s Here...
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    Team Hawk Entry 2/3: Mission to Ganymede

    After a long trip, I burn whatever fuel is left in my tanks to brake as much as possible before entering Earth orbit, as I have a very fast relative speed: Happend that I was too conservative and entered in a too high trajectory, so I didn't aerobrake enough to land in my first pass through...
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    Team Hawk Entry 2/3: Mission to Ganymede

    This is my second entry for Team hawk: A mission to Ganymede!!! Here is my rocket. Two stages, with two boosters. On top of it, my spaceship, with a pair of solar pannels, an antenna, and a lander. More than enough to reach Jupiter: Now the launch up to Earth orbit: Ok, Now I burn my second...
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    Challenge 1: Alpha Centauri

    We want pics!!!
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    The REAL Grand Tour

    Thanks! Not only I visited Triton, but also Callixto! I time wrapped, I don't even know how to edit the planets position :). The time span between two Grand Tour alignments takes just a little longer than a full Neptune orbit. But In my case I had to wait until its fourth orbit till I found...
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    The REAL Grand Tour

    (Sorry I sent the mission report unfinished. Now I'll continue) The challenge is to make a probe that flybys the four giant planets without need of main engines: just relying in the gravity assists and the small corrections you need to do with the RCS. Just like the Voyagers did. So, This is...
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    The REAL Grand Tour

    Simce I was a child I've felt fascinated about the Voyager Program. A trip around the four outher planets and beyond, in a 45 years long mission that's still ongoing? Wow. That's the epitome of heroic space exploration. So I want to recreate it. But it won't be easy. First of all, the Voyagers...