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Casei Magnus
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OOPS, silly me posted this wrong.
 
With much fanfare and shouts of FINALLY, the OOPS program has undertaken its first manned mission outside the sphere of Kerbin's influence. Not content to condemn only one Kerbal to die, the OOPS program hextupled down and are sending six into the inky depths of the hostile unknown. Four mighty exploration vessels were flung into oblivion, three of them taking advantage of the Oberth effect.

All three of the experimental colonial vehicles reached their Minmus destination, and have begun their parking orbit maneuvers, preparing for the eventual dock to the Minmus space station. The surveyor was sent along to a polar orbit to begin more detailed scans of Minmus.

The first designs for the upcoming Jool window (45 days) have started rolling off the assembly lines. Six advanced science probes will be sent to Jool (preferably using one flight), but they are still in rather rough condition and have yet to receive any testing time.

45 Days is also the time we have until the Duna mission, which will be utilizing the Colonial Habitation system currently being tested at Minmus.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #oops  
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Bro, do you even boost?
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Awake ye scary great old ones, let everything dismay!
Remember great Cthulhu shall rise up from R'lyeh
to kill us all with tentacles if we should roam his way!
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A full-scale Munar test of the Sonnet Mun Buggy and its delivery system was performed by the OOPS program.

The delivery system performed flawlessly. All systems performed as expected, and the program will further refine the design to deliver larger and larger payloads. This version pumps fuel circularly to ensure fuel balance, and utilizes larger LFO tanks than previous iterations.

The buggy's wheels are miracles of friction - or rather the lack thereof. Driving her is akin to sliding across ice. We're going to have to add more mass if the design is to be of any use to the astronauts on the Mun.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #oops  
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I tried the steel plates, and while it made it more stable and a little slower, it didn't help with traction issues. I ended up modifying the maximum and minimum drag according to a post on KSP forums, and while there was some improvement, there was still a significant amount of drift.
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The OOPS program has been perfecting its skycrane delivery system, and has moved on to the next stage of delivery - the descent and deceleration stage. This stage faces the opposite direction that the skycrane does, to protect its payload upon atmospheric entry and put the majority of the mass on the entry side of the craft.

We have also put out a call for rover parts, and RollKage was only too happy to provide. They are about the most durable things in the galaxy next to asteroids - it's practically impossible to tear them apart (the attached pieces go long before the frame and wheels do).  We've rated them at 30m/s without flipping or crashing, and the rovers can perform some impressive jumps and drift turns. Rollkage can be run in the .25 universe with some .cfg tweaking.

We've also been adapting the skycrane technology to deliver the rovers, both testing their performance and giving our pilots valuable skycrane flight hours.

We have recalled the Time Shuttle and the Habitat Rover team. They were creating distortions in the fabric of time, slowing things down and creating a sludgy feeling for astronauts sitting on the pad, and we were no closer to figuring out what the problem was to begin with, so we just recovered them and let them take baths. They were all very grateful.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #rover #skycrane #oops  
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i used a skycrane
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The OOPS program has been refining colonization designs while the Moho window approaches. 19 days remaining.

To go with the Habitat Rover and Nile Delivery Vehicle, our engineers have designed a light Kethane lander that can support two Kerbals for 50 days and will be used to ferry crew from the surface to facilities in orbit.

The crew from Chandra Station has been returned to the surface. These stalwart Kerbals had been in space for almost a year, and included among them Jebediah, Bill, Bob and Lusby. Being an eggs-in-one-basket situation, we were very concerned when the clouds parted and the Kersplod mountains appeared before us, but Jeb managed to find a flattish area and put her down. Upon recovery, the entire crew was placed in a habitat rover and sent to the Nile for colonial hardware tests.

A new habitat rover, intended for a manned Mun experiment, has docked at NS-3 and awaits refueling. It is presently unmanned, but we are using the colonial habitation protocols for this experiment, which dictate that equipment must precede any meat resources. Once the habitat is on the ground, it will await the Nile water tanker, and once the tanker is in place, only then will a lander be sent manned to the site. While these protocols are not important for a mere Mun test, we want to test the hardware under the same conditions we will experience on other worlds.

Chandra Station has not had a support lander for some time, and as such they were sent the Alfrid 2, and it arrived at the station without incident. The Alfrid will be used to finish up the science missions at the Mun.

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It depends on what you're looking for, +Hagop Manoukian. Mods like B9 Aerospace and KW Rocketry add lots of new parts. Stuff like Environmental Visual Enhancements (EVE) add eye candy. Mods like Chatterer and Final Frontier add immersion. I also really like Kerbal Attachment System and Universal Storage, which add utility. Then there are 'necessary' mods like Kerbal Alarm Clock which helps manage time. I use them all - but it all really depends on what kind of KSP experience you want.
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The OOPS program reports that refueling operations for the current Moho fleet are nearing completion. Only the Kethane lander is still short some fuel, and the other vessels have moved into a higher orbit to  prepare for their transfer burns.

A habitat will not be sent to Moho just yet, but operations on designing support vessels for eventual colonization continued. A water tanker, called the Nile, has enough water to provide a single Kerbal 7200 days worth of the precious fluid. It also has Kethane facilities to make it more independent, and can also act as a power reserve station. We would like the ship to also deliver two rovers, but thus far a successful deployment design has been elusive and more work must be put into that area.

We have also been experimenting with new ideas in lander designs, but thus far they have failed to impress.

Chandra Station has entered into the last phases of reconfiguration, and the crew shuttle arrived at NS-3 in preparation for bringing home the last Chandra crew rotation.

Universal Instability is at 80%. Temporal aberrations up 20%.

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With much fanfare and shouts of FINALLY, the OOPS program has undertaken its first manned mission outside the sphere of Kerbin's influence. Not content to condemn only one Kerbal to die, the OOPS program hextupled down and are sending six into the inky depths of the hostile unknown. Four mighty exploration vessels were flung into oblivion, three of them taking advantage of the Oberth effect.

All three of the experimental colonial vehicles reached their Minmus destination, and have begun their parking orbit maneuvers, preparing for the eventual dock to the Minmus space station. The surveyor was sent along to a polar orbit to begin more detailed scans of Minmus.

The first designs for the upcoming Jool window (45 days) have started rolling off the assembly lines. Six advanced science probes will be sent to Jool (preferably using one flight), but they are still in rather rough condition and have yet to receive any testing time.

45 Days is also the time we have until the Duna mission, which will be utilizing the Colonial Habitation system currently being tested at Minmus.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #oops  
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The OOPS program has been on hiatus for a while due to congressional budget cuts, but we're back on track for Moho. We've been adjusting orbits and bringing the four ships of the Moho fleet into their designated staging orbits. The first will be leaving in 7 days, and then another ship will follow every two hours.

We experimented with a VTOL craft that scared the pants off everyone.

We've launched the final experimental colonial habitation vehicles, and they are all on their way to Minmus.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #oops  
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Heh, I don't blame you, +Michael Earl. Chutes are probably the only way this thing will ever fly again. Thankfully the engineers-packing-chutes problem isn't one for me, yet - the OOPS universe is stuck in the .23.5 version of reality.
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It's beginning to look a lot like fishmen.
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Play right into their hands.
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+joe blow After the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore, where they broke a window in a shopping mall and a 7 Eleven near Camden Yards.  I predict that convenience store chain will leave to be replaced by Korean owned business with bullet proof counters and even higher prices.
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The OOPS program watched a few documentaries on some place called Mars and decided to try their hand at skycrane delivery systems in anticipation of an upcoming Duna window.

These are the results of those experiments.

When the unit is mounted on a rocket, it will be mounted upside down. This is the final deployment stage, but there will be another deceleration stage previous to this one, mounted above the skycrane.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #skycrane #probe  
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This is a new Twitch-Plays-KSP type stream that's streaming right now. They've actually got a rocket on a Mun flyby.

Nifty stuff!

#kerbalspaceprogram #twitch #ksp  
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Some brave souls made it to a Duna flyby last night, but before they could try a landing they got !reset trolled.
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