Alright, so we’ve noticing that some people get stuck in the Frontier challenges, specifically the third one: the replica. I want to leave very clear that this is NOT Marmilo ‘s fault. He is doing his job just right. Is the challenge’s itself.
So we’ve decided to move the replica challenge and it’s badge (Copycat) to Team Hawk for two main reasons: one is because the replica is much harder than the other Frontier missions, and two because replicating things is not a mandatory skill in this game. You can be very good in SFS without making a single replica. By moving it to Hawk, we pretend to make it “non-mandatory”.
So, that leaves us with a gap on Frontier. What do we do for the third Frontier challenge? We moderators have prepared some propositions for that: a few deltaV and efficiency challenges. DeltaV and efficiency are two concepts that every player should know.
You guys will vote in the poll above which scenario do you think it is the best for the third Frontier mission, the one that will replace the replica thing. The options are:
Voyager Quest challenge: One of the possible deltaV challenges. The probe blueprint will be supplied by us, it won’t be too heavy, and the objective is to launch it towards interstellar space all the way from LEO, no gravity assists. Just LEO to Proxima Centauri.
4000 m/s challenge: Well, the objective here is to give 4000 m/s of a push to a payload supplied by us. The payload starts in LEO obviously.
Icarus Dive challenge: similar to the interstellar probe but in reverse, the objective is to crash the probe on the Sun. Same conditions, payload supplied, no gravity assists allowed. All the way from LEO to the Sun.
Salyut-Venus challenge: the objective here is to send a supplied single launch space station to Low Venus Orbit, specifically to a 100 x 100 km orbit with accepted margins of 5 km. Start point on the launchpad. Venus aerobrake not allowed.
In 7 days we will see the results of the poll and we’ll finish the challenge design according to your choice. Choose wisely guys