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Casei Magnus
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A painting I've been working on for a friend. It is, strangely enough, an appropriate wedding present for him. The background is temporary - the dead tree behind him gave him rather silly-looking antennae.
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The OOPS program has been refining and testing the Dunakhod rover system and the Peanut class probe. Both designs have proven very successful (except for some MechJeb issues that upgrading seemed to sort out), and now we are moving on to designing the delivery vessel. The Peanut will be hitching a ride on the nose of the Dunakhod for the trip to Duna, and her ultimate destination is a low Ike orbit.

We can see a money-crunch future, as the OOPS program remains largely independent of corporate influence. Instead of depending upon contracts, we use a mod called Science Funding that gives cash for science. We currently have $3m in the bank, but 10 big rockets will bankrupt us. We're therefor starting to invest money, science and design time into some reusable and micro technologies. We're also going to try and maximize our resources that we already have in space.

Toward this end, we've sent a secondary drill vessel to Minmus called Scarecrow. Getting her to orbit was a big outlay of cash ($380k), but the free fuel she will harvest will ultimately pay for itself. Unlike the Tin Man which is manned by one pilot, the Scarecrow has a full crew contingent of newbie scientists who will be getting some valuable flight time on another world. They will all return with Tin Man to Starlab II and a large helping of science, where they'll be hanging out until we get a spaceplane built that can bring them home on the cheap. There is a third Minmus ore harvester planned after the Dunakhod mission, called (of course) Cowardly Lion. It is planned for these ships to be a robotic fleet, shipping fuel home to Kerbin, and two of them will be harvesting at any given time during the 18d round trip the third takes to unload its cargo.

#oops #kerbalspaceprogram #ksp  
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The OOPS program has primarily been scraping science from all the nooks and crannies of the Mun and Minmus, and has been doing so with previously-revealed designs. Recently, though, we've created a few new ships that are worthy of display as time and technology has proceeded.

The Augustus Class lander was sent to the Mun as an experiment, but the design has proven cumbersome. As less and less science can be found at the equator, we have been turning our attentions to the poles, which will require smaller, nimbler craft with more d/v punch (as a recent mission near-failure at the Munar poles proved to Mission Control).

We have two science stations (Starlab I and III classes) around Minmus now, one at the Mun (Starlab I class), and one (Starlab II class) at Kerbin itself.

With the upcoming window to Duna, we have been designing the Dunakhod rover, which represents the pinnacle of Kerbal research and development. Early tests have proven that the design is effective, and we are confident that we'll be receiving a lot of telemetry from Duna in the near future.

We have developed and landed the first extraplanetary gas station, the Tin Man, on Minmus. It will be bringing back 1003 ore as necessitated by contractual obligation, and after that it will begin stocking the Kerbin Starlab with much-needed fuel.

Our safety record is presently top-notch. No Kerbals have been lost even though we've had several million dollars' worth of engineering failures, and we've rescued a lot Kerbalnauts stranded in orbit from other, inferior, space programs. These brave (and formerly hungry) souls have been excellent additions to the program, as many of them possess a certain fearlessness.

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+Scott C Yes, Duna is the game equivalent of Mars.
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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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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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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 results of some skin-tone painting practice in Photoshop.

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The 1.0.2 OOPS program rises from the dead, and the Kerbals are once again sending their best poets into space.

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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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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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It's beginning to look a lot like fishmen.
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