Epic chicken's HoT entry

The epic chicken

Grim Reaper
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Hi, I'm epic chicken and today, I'll be flying you on a HoT flyby tour of Venus, Mercury and the sun

This is my HoT spaceship, with a liftoff mass off 9,976 tonnes
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It consists of one massive launching stage, the blast us into orbit, and another 4 efficiency stages for the flybys
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And we lift off while producing some extreme lag
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And climb high into the atmosphere
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And we reach orbit safely
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And we do a transfer burn to venus with the launch stage's remaining fuel
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And use the efficiency stage boosters to finish the burn
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And off we go
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Oh and we should probably chuck the fairings
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Hello venus
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And we'll burn to venus again for another gravity assist
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and off we go
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Hello again Venus
and bye Venus
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Now we'll burn to Mercury
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And we're on a flyby of Mercury
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Hello Mecury
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And we leave Mercury
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And we'll coast for a bit, and start our flyby burn
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The side boosters have ran out of fuel, so we'll jettison them and fire up the core's engines

(To Be Continued)

The epic chicken

Grim Reaper
July Contest Winner
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Swingin' on a Star
Fly me to the Moon
Under Pressure
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After some more slowing down, the core runs out, so we'll open the second stage
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And we slow down enough to get under 500,000 km
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Hello sun
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and now I'll fly back to earth, well after we wait for a low cost transfer burn to show up
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A low cost transfer burn has showed up so let's go to Earth
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And we'll use the final stage as the second stage is empty now
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And we're nearly there
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Approaching earth
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And we're in the soi
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And we do some braking burns
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And another
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And another
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And we've done enough braking to safely re enter, so bye bye final stage
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And we're re entering
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Still slowing down
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About to hit 15 kilometres off the ground
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And we've done a successful re entery
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Parachutes have been deployed

(To Be Continued)

The epic chicken

Grim Reaper
July Contest Winner
July Contest Category Winner
Swingin' on a Star
Fly me to the Moon
Under Pressure

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Jettison and clear debris of the heat shields and parachute assemblies
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And the achievements menu

So yeah, thats my HoT entry and thank you for choosing HoT Spots Tourist Agency


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