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#51
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I'm having trouble dropping the orbit beyond this with gravity assist

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Some good advice, do VEEGA, but on the Earth assist, break your speed, don't add to it. That might work for you. Higher altitudes are more efficient for braking assists.
Ok, I'm gonna try that
 

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Some good advice, do VEEGA, but on the Earth assist, break your speed, don't add to it. That might work for you. Higher altitudes are more efficient for braking assists.
Screenshot_20220605-190452_Spaceflight Simulator.jpg

So I did that, but idk if it worked
 

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Some good advice, do VEEGA, but on the Earth assist, break your speed, don't add to it. That might work for you. Higher altitudes are more efficient for braking assists.
I thought that was for Jupiter.....
 
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You did it wrong. It's ok, I'll show you in a video later. VEEGA will take you anywhere in the universe.
 

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So I made a rocket that can do the challenge
Now gotta figure out how to lift it into orbit (weighs 1700 tonnes)
Screenshot_20220607-174335_Spaceflight Simulator.jpg

Sure it's not the prettiest rocket ever made but it should get the job done

Also Mooncrasher, are we allowed drain the fuel from the pod for a softer landing?
 
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So I made a rocket that can do the challenge
Now gotta figure out how to lift it into orbit (weighs 1700 tonnes)
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Sure it's not the prettiest rocket ever made but it should get the job done

Also Mooncrasher, are we allowed drain the fuel from the pod for a softer landing?
I don't think so
Also that's one hell of a massive rocket
 

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There's nothing stopping you from doing that, just remember to keep track of everything so we can tally up a total liftoff mass.
So you'll need more launch screenshots, but aside from that go ahead.
Edit: In this case I'd consider optimising your rockets so that the total mass doesn't get HUGE.
 

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Don't worry, next shift will bring them back
Wdym on this part? The return flight could be other ship or the same ship that delivered the things in venus and mercury?
 

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#74
Extending this contest to the end of June as entries still seem to be trickling in.:)