Genesis Program

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Even before the asteroid impact, fixed-wing flight was still a dream that few kerbals dared go for, many dying in their attempts. Airships have served Kerbin well in the centuries since but while rockets will get us to space soon, looking to the far future planes would make a good second option. The Genesis Program is our first foray into fixed-wing flight to build a foundation for an alternative route to space.

Program News Highlight – 10/12/17

Deuce Crash Analysis & Future Plans

What caused Captain Jebediah to plunge the Deuce into the waters off KSC again and how long it will take until the aircraft flies again.Full Story Show All News

Primary Program Goals

Takeoff and remain aloft under power
Land safely on the runway w/o assistance
Fly under power of a single engine
Fly under power of multiple engines
Show Secondary Goals
Complete a cross-country flight
Fly in formation
Launch a KerBalloon
Drop a scientific probe
Launch a rocket

Active Program Contracts

Low-Altitude Crew Report – 11/20/17
Perform an aerial survey in flight below 17,500m over Sector Q-G8V for Cacteye Optics Inc.
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Low-Altitude Crew Report
Contract Cancelled
Perform an aerial survey in flight below 17,400m over Site 19Q9L for Novapunch
Low-Altitude Science Survey & Crew Report – 11/6/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Collect atmospheric samples in flight below 17,500m over Area C82JB for Armstrong, Siddeley and Royce Engineering
Perform an aerial survey in flight below 16,400m over Sector Q-S5B4 for Nehemiah Engineering
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 11/1/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Gather air samples out over the Grasslands west of KSC, Sector SW64, to measure the change in pollen count in the area and in the atmosphere for the Field Research Team
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 10/25/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Perform an aerial survey over Zone 7-04 for WinterOwl Field Research to determine good approaches up to the summit of the mountain for a team of researchers to hike up
Low-Altitude Crew Report & Instrument Testing – 10/17/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Perform an aerial survey over Area BNX-4, to determine if reports of large sea creatures spotted by mariners are true & warrants a follow-up visit from a research airship
Upgraded sensors installed in the Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer need to be tested over a long flight period for the Research & Development team
Low-Altitude Science Survey & Crew Report – 10/10/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Gather air samples out over the Grasslands further west of KSC, Zone 8KKZ, to determine the amount of pollen in the area and in the atmosphere for the Field Research Team
Take a crew report in flight below 18,900 meters near Sector IBL0TR for Junk Systems Inc
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 10/3/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Gather air samples out over the Central Plains north of KSC, Area KP-879, to determine the amount of pollen in the area and in the atmosphere for the Field Research Team
Low-Altitude Science Survey & Crew Report – 9/29/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Gather air samples out over the Grasslands west of KSC, Area SL-777, to determine the amount of pollen in the area and in the atmosphere for the Field Research Team
Take a crew report in flight below 16,600 meters near Sector K4-43H for Kerbodyne
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 9/25/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Gather gravimetric data over various points on the landmass using the Negative Gravioli detector for the Field Research Team
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 9/11/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,000 meters near Zone J-7438 for Kerbal Aircraft Expansioneers Ltd
Low-Altitude Crew Reports – 9/7/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,800 meters near Sector 89-L for L-Tech Scientific Industries
Take a crew report in flight below 19,600 meters near Sector 22-Q for Bloeting Aerospace
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 8/29/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take atmospheric samples in flight below 17,800 meters near Site VPXK for Periapsis Rocket Supplies Co
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 8/24/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take atmospheric samples in flight below 19,600 meters near Zone X-69 for Tarsier Space Technology
Low-Altitude Science Surveys – 8/14/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take atmospheric samples in flight below 19,500 meters near Site P-G8Y for Vac-Co Advanced Suction Systems
Take the temperature in flight below 17,800 meters near Site VLPV for Umbra Space Industries
Low-Altitude Crew Report & Science Survey – 8/3/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take the temperature in flight below 16,600 meters near Site X4ZLX5 for Glowing Kraken Industries
Take a crew report in flight below 17,800 meters near Area G66T for Tarsier Space Technology
Low-Altitude Science Surveys – 7/28/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take atmospheric samples in flight below 17,200 meters near Site X-SKK for Integrated Integrals
Take atmospheric samples in flight below 19,000 meters near Sector LMDS for Junk Systems Inc
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 7/7/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,200 meters near Gilrey’s Fissure for Sean’s Cannery
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 6/27/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,200 meters near Danzon’s Breach for Rokea Inc
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 6/20/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 17,600 meters near Sector SL-5K for Silisko Industries
Science Survey – 6/14/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Repeat atmospheric sampling over the Highlands for the Field Research Team
KerBalloon Drop – 5/25/17
Contract Failed Mission Report
Measure the pressure in flight above 17,300 meters near Area C8FN9 for Albert Kerman Industries. Dropping a KerBalloon to perform this contract
KerBalloon Drop – 5/16/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Measure the temperature in flight above 19,200 meters near Lisnne’s Crater for Bloeting. Dropping a KerBalloon to perform this contract
KerBalloon Drop & Low-Altitude Science Survey – 5/8/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Measure the temperature in flight above 16,700 meters near Zone 6-VZLB for DMagic Orbital Sciences. Dropping a KerBalloon to perform this contract
Measure the pressure in flight below 12,200 meters near Sigrigh’s Isolation for FLOOYD Dynamics Research Labs
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 4/27/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Measure the temperature in flight below 14,200 meters near Bob’s Peril for Jeb’s Junkyard and Spaceship Parts
Low-Altitude Crew Report & Science Surveys – 4/24/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Measure the temperature in flight below 14,900 meters near Site XD-Q for Junk Systems Inc.
Take a crew report in flight below 13,200 meters near Site ZBP6DR for Aerojet Kerbodyne
Measure the temperature in flight below 16,100 meters near Elalds Envy for Bluedog Design Bureau
KerBalloon Drop & Low-Altitude Crew Report – 4/21/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 16,500 meters near Site TTNC for FLOOYD Dynamics Research Labs
Measure the temperature in flight above 19,200 meters near Kirrim’s Dawn for Rokea Inc. Dropped a KerBalloon to perform this contract
Low-Altitude Science Survey – 4/14/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take air samples from in flight below 17,200 meters near Frorey’s Vision for Reaction Systems Ltd.
Low-Altitude Crew Reports & Science Survey – 3/28/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Repeat radiation scans over the Grasslands for the Field Research Team
Take a crew report in flight below 18,100 meters near Jedford’s Curse for Home Grown Rocket Parts
Take a crew report in flight below 17,500 meters near Zone 3B-8 for KNES
Take a crew report in flight below 18,900 meters near Site ZOX-81 for Umbra Space Industries
Low-Altitude Crew Report & Science Surveys – 1/31/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 17,300 meters near Area HH1-K for WinterOwl Aircraft Emporium
Repeat radiation scans over the Highlands for the Field Research Team – awaiting analysis of instrument data after crash
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 1/23/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 17,800 meters near Sector RXMK for Goliath National Products (in association with Axial Aerospace)
Low-Altitude Crew Report w/ Science Surveys – 1/18/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 19,400 meters near Kerman’s Recklessness for CTC Exploration
Measure the temperature in flight below 17,800 meters near Site ZT-8 for Aerojet Kerbodyne. Originally meant for KerBalloon program
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 1/9/17
Contracts Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,900 meters near Jesdiah’s Cave for Bloeting Aerospace Corporation
Take a crew report in flight below 18,200 meters near Scientist’s Tract for Flooyd Dynamics Research Labs
Low-Altitude Crew Report – 1/4/17
Contract Completed Mission Report
Take a crew report in flight below 18,300 meters near Valentina’s Flux for Probodobodyne Inc

Program Album

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Heading Home

Peaks

Short Final

Downwind Leg

Vertical Loop

Dive! Dive!

Steep Turns

Cruisin'

Test Pilots

Walk Around Check

Double Approach

Loop the Loop!

Risky Approach

Rising Plane, Rising Sun

Awaiting Taxi Clearance

Civvie Stalls Telemetry

A Little Less Bounce

A Flight for the Recordbooks

Sleeping Outside

Just a Gentle Touch...

Weather Still Begs for Flying

A Real Landing

Short Final

Val vs. Jeb

Landing Analysis

Going Long

Taxi Out to Turf

Taxi In

Crosswind Traffic Pattern

Any Landing You Can Walk Away From...

Spot the Plane

Lovely Day for Flying

The Right Stuff

Civvie Prototype Mk2

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Post-Crash Inspection

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Crash Tolerant

Positive Rate of Climb

Engine Start for Civvie Flight Trials

Dawn on Ground Trials Part 2

Ready to Go

Deployment of Civvie Prototype

Control and Lights

Civvie Gets its Wings

Civvie Construction

C7 Aerospace Abandoned Base

Civvie Construction

Civvie Fuselage

Program Duration: Oct 2016 – ongoing
Program Expenditure: 186,139
Program Income: 210,567 (24,428)
Active Vessels: Civvie, Deuce
Number of Missions: 63
Program Success Rate: 87%
Program Ribbon:
Program Crew: Valentina, Jebediah
Agency Partners: C7 Aerospace Division

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The Civvie’s basic design serves as a proof of concept for the majority of fixed-wing aircraft that will follow. While airships provide a valuable service for mass transit cargo, the Civvie is meant to fill smaller roles, like science gathering, station patrols, weather monitoring, etc. It can only carry one kerbal but has a very long range of travel.

Vessel News Highlight – 9/29/17

Operations Summary – Week of 9/25/17

Civvie supports numerous science missions in its latest flights.Full Story Show All News

Active Missions

Science Flight 31 – 11/20/17
Perform an aerial survey in flight over Sector Q-G8V for Cacteye Optics Inc.
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Science Flight 30 – 11/6/17
Commander Valentina is tasked with a routine mission of gathering atmospheric samples around Area C82JB followed but conducting an aerial survey over Sector Q-S5B4
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Science Flight 29 – 11/1/17
Captain Jebediah carries out some follow-up measurements of pollen using the Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer for the Field Research Team over the area surrounding Sector SW64
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Progeny Mk5 Block I Flight 1 – 10/31/17
Commander Valentina successfully flies by the pad to capture the launch of a Progeny Mk5 Block I rocket
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Science Flight 28 – 10/25/17
Commander Velentina heads north to do a brief survey around a mountain that some scientists from WinterOwl Field Research are looking to summit at Zone 7-04
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Progeny Mk5 Block I Flight 1 – 10/20/17
Captain Jebediah lent support to the launch by attempting to film it from the CIvvie’s wing camera. Unfortunately his pass was poorly timed and missed the launch, which did not ascend as planned
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Science Flight 27 – 10/17/17
Commander Valentina looks around Area BNX-4 on behalf of L-Tech for some large marine animals that were spotted by mariners while also testing new Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer sensors
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Launch Footage Rehearsal Flight – 10/16/17
Captain Jebediah circles over KSC to see how he has to line up to bring the launchpad into the wing camera’s field of view in order to capture a rocket as it lifts off for future launches
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Science Flight 26 – 10/10/17
Commander Valentina gathers more air samples to help monitor pollen levels further west in the Grasslands over Zone 8KKZ then heads north to Sector IBL0TR over Mount Kermon for an aerial survey
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Science Flight 25 – 10/3/17
Captain Jebediah follows up on Commander Valentina’s previous atmospheric observations with a more complete survey over Area KP-879 for the Field Research Team’s pollen level studies
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Science Flight 24 – 9/29/17
Commander Valentina performs visual observations over Sector K4-43H for Kerbodyne & then gathers air samples over Area SL-777 for the Field Research Team interested in tree pollen distribution
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Science Flight 23 – 9/25/17
Commander Valentina takes a long flight around the local region to see how our Negative Gravioli instrument fares at detecting minute changes in Kerbin’s gravity due to varying crust thickness
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Science Flight 22 – 9/11/17
Captain Jebediah heads south in a Civvie to perform aerial observation of Zone J-7438 for Kerbal Aircraft Expansioneers Ltd, working with researchers hoping to study this extinct volcano
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Science Flight 21 – 9/7/17
Commander Valentina overflies Sector 89-L & Sector 22-Q to gather aerial observations for L-Tech Scientific Industries & Bloeting Aerospace, stretching the Civvie’s legs a bit in the process
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Science Flight 20 – 8/29/17
Captain Jebediah satisfies an atmospheric sampling contract around Site VPXK for Periapsis Rocket Supplies Co & then gathers additional science data over the mountains and deserts near KSC
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Science Flight 19 – 8/24/17
Commander Valentina takes a short flight in excellent weather to gather atmospheric sample data for Tarsier Space Technology while remaining within 4-5km of Zone X-69
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Science Flight 18 – 8/14/17
Captain Jebediah takes on two contracts, one for atmospheric samples over Site P-G8Y for Vac-Co Advanced Suction Systems & a temperature survey over Site VLPV for Umbra Space Industries
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Science Flight 17 – 8/3/17
Commander Valentina performs her own double contract mission, but closer to home with temperature and aerial surveys over Site X4ZLX5 and Area G66T for Glowing Kraken Ind & Tarsier Space Tech
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Science Flight 16 – 7/28/17
Captain Jebediah takes the Civvie equipped with the Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer out on a beautiful day to satisfy two contracts over Site X-SKK and Sector LMDS
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Science Flight 15 – 7/7/17
Captain Jebediah goes nap-of-the-ground flying over the Western Mountains to stay under low cloud cover and perform an aerial observation of Gilrey’s Fissure for Sean’s Cannery
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Science Flight 14 – 7/3/17
Commander Valentina completes an earlier mission that Captain Jebediah had to abandon due to mechanical issues, taking atmospheric samples from the West Shore Desert
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Science Flight 13 – 6/27/17
Captain Jebediah pilots a Civvie to perform an aerial survey at Danzon’s Breach then fly out to the West Shore Desert for atmospheric readings, but he is forced instead to land early after the survey
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Science Flight 12 – 6/20/17
Commander Valentina rotates into the cockpit to take a Civvie out over the Kerblantic for atmospheric samples after climbing to altitude doing a crew report over Sector SL-5K for Silisko Industries
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Science Flight 11 – 6/14/17
Captain Jebediah takes the Civvie around the KSC region for additional atmospheric readings, this time over the Highlands and Mountains in part for the Field Research Team division of R&D
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Science Flight 10 – 6/5/17
Captain Jebediah takes the Civvie around the KSC region to collect atmospheric sample data and run additional science experiments for our in-house research team lead by Cheranne Kerman
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KerBalloon Drop 4 – 5/25/17
Commander Valentina gets her first chance to drop a fully-equipped KerBalloon payload in a mission 114km north to Area C8FN9 to gather high-altitude pressure data for Albert Kerman Industries
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Civvie #3 Delivery- 5/24/17
Commander Valentina gets her turn to fly the route from Kravass to KSC, the same that Jeb flew but at a higher altitude of 4km to see how performance differs as a result
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KerBalloon Drop 3 – 5/16/17
Captain Jeb heads further north to deliver yet another KerBalloon payload over an area of scientific interest for it to gather temperature data as it ascends
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Civvie #2 Delivery- 5/15/17
Captain Jebediah returns home to KSC in the first brand-new Civvie to roll off the production lines at Kravass, retracing the route he flew out to allow for a comparative performance analysis
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Civvie Prototype Retirement Flight – 5/11/17
Captain Jebediah aims to set & break records as he flies the Civvie Prototype Mk2 cross-country from KSC to Kravass General Airport so it can be retired in the Air History Museum
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KerBalloon Drop 2 – 5/8/17
Captain Jeb once again pilots the Civvie far inland to drop a KerBalloon unit, which was then recovered successfully by Bill & Bob and their crew. On his way back to KSC Jeb took some pressure readings.
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Science Flight 9 – 4/27/17
Commander Valentina pilots the Civvie Prototype on an extended temperature-data gathering mission for Jeb’s Junkyard & Spaceship Parts over the area code-named Bob’s Peril
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Science Flight 8 – 4/24/17
Commander Val pilots the Civvie Prototype through three waypoints for temperature data and an observation report to satisfy three contracts
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KerBalloon Drop 1 – 4/21/17
Captain Jeb takes the Civvie on a trip 93km inland from KSC in order to drop & deploy a KerBalloon unit mounted on the aircraft belly in a first of its kind collaborative mission between programs, as a team including Bill & Bob recover and return the payload. Jeb also completed a contract returning to KSC
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KerBalloon Drop Test – 4/20/17
Commander Valentina flies the Civvie over KSC while deploying a KerBalloon unit from below the aircraft to ensure it can be safely carried and dropped.
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Atmospheric Instrument Test – 4/14/17
Captain Jebediah takes the Civvie out on a science flight to Frorey’s Vision in order to test the new Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer instrument & also how the aircraft performs with a bulky but light payload on its belly
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Runway 09 Approach Test – 4/6/17
Commander Val rotates into the pilot’s seat for a quick flight aboard the Civvie Prototype to test out the new markers placed out in the Grasslands to assist with the tricky Rwy09 approach
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Prototype Test Flight – 4/3/17
Captain Jeb rotates into the pilot’s seat as the prototype completes repairs since he crashed it back at the end of January. He will do a short flight to ensure repairs were satisfactory. He also snuck in some additional radiation scans for some field researchers.
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Science Flight 7 – 3/28/17
Commander Val takes her turn in the pilot’s seat of the new Civvie Production model on a long flight to satisfy multiple observation contracts and also test science data transmission
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Production Test Flight 2 – 3/23/17
Captain Jeb pilots the Civvie Production model on its second test flight with some control adjustments and also does some performance handling review
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Production Test Flight 1 – 3/21/17
Captain Jeb pilots the Civvie Production model on its maiden voyage to see how the aircraft handles & performs during basic flight operations
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Production Ground Trials – 3/17/17
Commander Val will take the new Civvie Production model out of the HAB for the first time to see how the suspension handles on the new lighter air frame and also check that the engine runs okay
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Science Flight 6 – 1/31/17
Captain Jeb will take his longest flight yet in the Civvie as he travels north to Area HH1-K to perform crew observations, also taking some additional radiation readings along the way for field researchers
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Science Flight 5 – 1/27/17
Commander Val takes the Civvie up with a new radiation sensor instrument to test how it functions while in flight
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Science Flight 4 – 1/23/17
Cpt Jeb heads out to take some visual observations for a contract over at Sector RXMK while testing out some new payload instruments from USI over the Western Mountains
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Science Flight 3 – 1/18/17
Civvie will perform low-altitude aerial observations, this time over Kerman’s Recklessness for CTC Exploration as well as take on a contract from the KerBalloon Program
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Science Flight 2 – 1/9/17
Fulfilling two contracts for low-altitude aerial observations while collecting science data over the highlands and water north of KSC
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Science Flight 1 – 1/4/17
A flight to gather & transmit science from various biomes in the region of KSC as well as fulfill the first contract assigned to the Genesis Program
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Flight Trial 7 – 12/22/16
Captain Jeb takes one more flight – for science! He’s headed out to the Mountains to attempt to transmit science data back to the KSC
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Flight Trial 6 – 12/22/16
Captain Jeb is back in the pilot seat to make his own attempt at landing without a chute – via an approach over the water no less!
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Flight Trial 5 – 12/21/16
Now that landing is mostly proven, Val will dedicate some flight time to climb to max altitude & perform stall maneuvers
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Flight Trial 4 – 12/21/16
The time has come, Cdr Val will attempt to land the Civvie on the runway without using its recovery chute
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Flight Trial 3 – 12/21/16
Although Cpt Jeb came close, Cdr Val is the one with the experience & we’re hoping she can put the Civvie back down on the runway with chute assistance
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Ground Trial 3 – 12/20/16
Cdr Val checks out the Civvie’s behavior taxiing in high crosswinds to get an idea of what it can handle
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Flight Trial 2 – 12/19/16
It’s Captain Jeb’s turn to take the Civvie up into the wild blue yonder, we’re hoping to return to the runway intact this time!
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Flight Trial 1 – 11/21/16
Cdr Val takes the first flight in the Civvie, a historic moment!
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Ground Trial 2 – 11/17/16
Basic taxiing has been proven, now it’s time for some run ups to takeoff speed on the turf runway
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Ground Trial 1 – 11/17/16
Cdr Val takes the civvie for a spin on the ground to check out its systems prior to flight
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Vessel Images

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Peaks

Short Final

Downwind Leg

Vertical Loop

Dive! Dive!

Steep Turns

Dawn Takeoff

Test Pilots

Walk Around Check

Double Approach

Loop the Loop!

Risky Approach

Rising Plane, Rising Sun

Awaiting Taxi Clearance

Civvie Stalls Telemetry

A Little Less Bounce

A Flight for the Recordbooks

Sleeping Outside

Just a Gentle Touch...

Weather Still Begs for Flying

A Real Landing

Short Final

Val vs. Jeb

Landing Analysis

Going Long

Taxi Out to Turf

Taxi In

Crosswind Traffic Pattern

Any Landing You Can Walk Away From...

Spot the Plane

Lovely Day for Flying

The Right Stuff

Civvie Prototype Mk2

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Post-Crash Inspection

Civvie Prototype Flight Path

Crash Tolerant

Positive Rate of Climb

Engine Start for Civvie Flight Trials

Dawn on Ground Trials Part 2

Ready to Go

Deployment of Civvie Prototype

Control and Lights

Civvie Gets its Wings

Civvie Construction

C7 Aerospace Abandoned Base

Civvie Construction

Civvie Fuselage

IO-55 "Civvie" Concept

Vessel Lifetime: Oct 2016 – ongoing
Vessel Expenditure: 99,697
Vessel Income: 210,387 (110,690)
Number Available: 3
Number of Missions: 57
Mission Success Rate: 89%
Vessel Ribbon:
Vessel Crew: Valentina, Jebediah

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The Deuce is a multi-engine, multi-crew & passenger-capable aircraft that extends Genesis Program capability for ops below 4.5km (like the Civvie the Deuce’s cabin is not pressurized). The Deuce can lift bulkier loads than the Civvie but not much heavier, as it also weighs much more itself. Despite this, it can carry enough fuel to challenge the Civvie’s range

Vessel News Highlight – 10/12/17

Deuce Crash Analysis & Future Plans

What caused Captain Jebediah to plunge the Deuce into the waters off KSC again and how long it will take until the aircraft flies again.Full Story Show All News

Active Missions

Ground Trials – NET Mid-January 2018
The Deuce prototype is being rebuilt completely from scratch very carefully over the next few months in the Horizontal Assembly Building to try and solve its roll issue
Airborne Rocket Launch – TBD
Will mount a Mk1-B rocket on the top of the fuselage and launch it from the Deuce at altitude to test the concept of an airborne rocket launch
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Flight Trial 5 – 9/21/17
Captain Jebediah is able to successfully take off in the Deuce after adjustments are made to the elevator controls. While pitch stability is vastly improved, design issues still appear to remain
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Flight Trial 4 – 9/21/17
Everyone was excited to see the Deuce take to the skies once again, but unfortunately an oversight during the rebuild did not allow Captain Jebediah to leave the ground on his takeoff attempt
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Ground Trial 3 – 9/18/17
After its redesign, the Deuce is ready to get back to flying assuming it can pass the same basic ground trials its been through before, but with both Captain Jebediah & Commander Valentina at the controls
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Flight Trial 3 – 8/17/17
Captain Jebediah once again takes the Deuce for a spin to see how adjustments that have been made to the controls affect the pitch handling, and also to further investigate its left-roll tendency
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Flight Trial 2 – 8/16/17
Captain Jebediah, most familiar with its handling after taking it up last time, flies the rebuilt & redesigned Deuce for its second trial run, fighting instability again but landing properly this time
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Ground Trial 2 – 8/14/17
Commander Valentina takes a rebuilt Deuce through its paces on the ground similar to how Jeb tested things back in June so engineers can assure that all is ready once again for flight tests to resume
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Flight Trial 1 – 6/15/17
Captain Jebediah flies the Deuce for the very first time, although it has been said & proven that getting up into the air is the easy part. Getting back down…
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Ground Trial 1 – 6/12/17
Captain Jebediah gets mitts-on with the new Deuce twin-engine aircraft to put it through various tests on the ground prior to possibly being cleared for an attempt at flight
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Vessel Images

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Deuce Revision

Pitch Perfect

Splashdown

Back to Flight

Just an Eclipse

And Don't Come Back!

Dual Duece

Deuce Final Redesign?

Deuce Redesign

Taxiing In

Deuce Interior

Roller Coaster Ride

Short Final

Exterior Check

Each Their Own

New Tail

Ready for Re-Assembly

Wobbly Flight

Emergency Splashdown

She Flies!

Sunrise Eclipse

Twin Power

Fired Up!

Kicking the Tires

Nearing Completion

Deuce Main Build Phase Complete

Deuce Twin Engine

Deuce Airframe Complete

Welcome Home

Civvie Ready for Deployment

Deuce Parts - Assemble!

Deuce Blueprint

Vessel Lifetime: Apr 2017 – ongoing
Vessel Expenditure: 64,494
Vessel Income: 180 (-64,314)
Number Available: 0
Number of Missions: 8
Mission Success Rate: 63%
Vessel Ribbon:
Vessel Crew: Valentina, Jebediah

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