Completing New Challenges

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1.5.9.10 JUST came out for me! It's time to do what i was waiting for so long, and complete the newly added challenges... On hard mode! I'll post updates from missions i conduct, and generally about this cool update, i'll stop talking and play! Woo hoo!
 

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First, couple obvious changes:

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These smooth cones are so cool! Shame that there isnt a 2 meter wide variant, it should honestly be added.

Also, something very important is that there are no ion engines in challenge mode! I dont know if thats a specific feature of hard mode, but that is honestly both funny and somewhat deserved, these things are pretty OP

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Oh right, the rocket and the first mission. Its simple, same as the objective: Land on the Moon and return, however the small probe on top of the lander (yes, i forgot landing legs :p) will smash into this new fella!

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(Thats a challenge btw, i honestly love the idea)

Anyways, its time to launch! I kinda forgot that i played on hard mode, so the rocket was pretty small compared to the size of the planet, but it did make it into orbit as you'll see.

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What i noticed is that the objective text now bounces a bit and is larger, small but neat change

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And i told ya! We're in orbit, much faster one than normally... That looks so weird lol
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Rest of the mission in a next post.
 

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First craft im going to complete a challenge with is actually going to be the impactor, time to transfer towards the asteroid!

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And we've arrived, getting into orbit was kinda hard...
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Doesn't it look beautiful? Just like Phobos that is... But the texture is cool at least!
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Enough of praises, its time to smack into it!

And smack i did
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"Landed"

I was worried when achievement didnt pop up as completed, but it is!
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Now it's time to come back to the lander, it's still in LEO.

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Not anymore, transfer complete. The amount of fuel is somewhat worrying, will i make it back? You'll see in another post...
 

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Sadly, the mission has failed. The amount of fuel was nowhere near enough to return... I shouldnt have forgotten that this is hard mode. Our astronaut is stranded, which means only one thing... A rescue mission!

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It's time for the rescue mission! As you can see, the rocket is much larger now, and it even has a rover which we will use to transport stranded astronauts to the lander.

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Let's launch it!
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And now transfer.
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Landing time.
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And touchdown!
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Time to drive our rover to the stranded capsule
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And back to the lander.
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Time to go back home!
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Rest of the mission in a next post.
 

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Heading back home...
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Hot zoomin time!
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Parachute deployed, and touchdown!
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All of achievements i got during the mission were showing one by one, which i think is cool. Also, flight logs have remained which is cool.

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How small is that captured asteroid?
 

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is it possible to pull a DART and change the asteroid’s orbit?
Most likely not, the asteroid has a preset orbit the same as for planets, so you can't change it.
You wouldn't do much anyway, the real DART mission changed the asteroid speed by something like 0.4 mm/s if I remember well. The change of trajectory wouldn't be significant.
 

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Most likely not, the asteroid has a preset orbit the same as for planets, so you can't change it.
You wouldn't do much anyway, the real DART mission changed the asteroid speed by something like 0.4 mm/s if I remember well. The change of trajectory wouldn't be significant.
It actually was pretty visible if i remember correctly, exceeded expectations. However, it hit a moonlet of the asteroid, so it was noticeable just because of the system being so small
 

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Think that the mission we proved that if we detected a modestly sized asteroid was in a trajectory headed our way in 20 years, we'd be able to deflect it enough to not be of risk to Earth.
 

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Think that the mission we proved that if we detected a modestly sized asteroid was in a trajectory headed our way in 20 years, we'd be able to deflect it enough to not be of risk to Earth.
Yeah its definetely a reference to the DART mission. Btw, i should maybe revive this thread sometime, i don't have the world i made these challenges on anymore, but i could just do them quickly and skip to the ones i havent made
 

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Cool! I'd be happy to post a bit too! A few days ago I started a world with hard and challenge mode on!
I'm also going to try and make I no clip for as long as possible also I think a Venus and back noclip would be almost impossible. I've only been able to do it once in normal with clip.
 
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