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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 05:11:08 pm »


They aren't ever getting home.

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Pfff, I can do better!

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2011, 06:14:27 pm »
21 hours in a stable orbit, then a landing.

Yeah, this was my next challenge for myself, an orbit and then a return. I still haven't succeeded, because something always goes wrong at some point in the process, usually when turning into the orbit.

Good job :D

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2011, 06:23:59 pm »
21 hours in a stable orbit, then a landing.

Yeah, this was my next challenge for myself, an orbit and then a return. I still haven't succeeded, because something always goes wrong at some point in the process, usually when turning into the orbit.

Good job :D
Yeah, but if you note the pictures the orbit was insanely elliptical (90km to 600km if I recall). So my next major project will be to attain a circular orbit of 100km +/- 5km.

EDIT: Ok, that was easier than I thought (maintained an orbit between 101-103km for 20 hours.)... I guess next is to see how much mass I can do that with.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 12:31:03 am »
You could also try getting a satellite into orbit and safely landing back at the launchpad :)

I still can't get into orbit properly. Maybe I steer too harshly or something, I dunno.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2011, 12:20:19 pm »
You could also try getting a satellite into orbit and safely landing back at the launchpad :)

I still can't get into orbit properly. Maybe I steer too harshly or something, I dunno.

It would appear even the pros are still having trouble:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/08/24/russia.rocket/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Space experts said Wednesday's crash was the first failure of a Progress cargo unit in more than 30 years of operation.
However, it is the second failed space launch in Russia in less than 10 days.
On August 18, Russia lost a sophisticated Express-AM4 telecommunications satellite when the launch vehicle put it into the wrong orbit.


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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2011, 12:24:38 pm »
Reminds me of this article I found the other day, back from the start of the international space station:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/russian-scientists-announce-sixmonth-delay-in-carv,547/
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2011, 12:35:01 pm »
I made Jeb scared for exactly one second and also retrieved the crew.


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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2011, 08:36:21 am »
Apparently there is a bug in the game that is making the launch-pad 'sticky'. If you mount a decoupler on the bottom of your rocket it'll 'unstick' your ship to get off the ground. So at launch you fire the decoupler and then you fire the rockets.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2011, 02:54:54 am »
What's the folder's password?

'Cause this is ridiculous.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2011, 07:01:14 am »
There isn't a password. If you're getting one then something went wrong. Either that or they made a new update while I've been away from my computer that has it installed.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2011, 11:06:25 am »
I try extracting it to Program Files. It just says 'Fatal error occured' and 'Cannot open file as archive'.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2011, 11:09:00 am »
That probably means the file was corrupted/incompletely downloaded.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2011, 11:33:11 am »
I try extracting it to Program Files. It just says 'Fatal error occured' and 'Cannot open file as archive'.
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That's what was happening to me, I had to use a different download. I'll find the link for you and PM it to you.

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Re: Kerbal Space Program
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Re: Kerbal Space Program
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2011, 11:29:12 am »
No, it works now.