Tag Archive: Monolith

Nov 03 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 10/30/17

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Oct 13 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 10/9/17

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Sep 08 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 9/4/17

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Aug 04 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 7/31/17

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Jul 21 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 7/17/17

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Jul 14 2017

Reaching Space and the “Monolith Incident”

During the ascent of the third Progeny Mk4 earlier this week, the Progenitor program at last succeeded after months of operation when the rocket broke through 70km ASL at L+1m44s and officially entered into space above Kerbin, heading for an apokee of nearly 135km. Cheers and applause had barely gotten underway when all of the sudden arcs of electricity began to shoot from all the consoles in Launch Control and the Tracking Station. Kerbs still outside reported a huge ball of plasma around the Monolith. The scene inside quickly dissolved into barely-organized chaos as several severely-burned operators were tended to by emergency medical personnel that arrived shortly after the arcing had ceased after several seconds of crazy sparking. Elsewhere around the KSC campus similar reports were made, although at the time of launch no other building had as much electronics in operation as Launch Control and the Tracking Station. After nearly two hours of tending to injuries (no deaths, thankfully) and putting out small fires here and there, an overall assessment was finally begun – which is when all hell broke loose again. Thankfully with most active electronics destroyed during the first event there wasn’t as much widespread damage done, lots of melting components but no serious arcing or fires, however new equipment brought online to help determine the overall situation of the KSC was knocked offline. Repair work was begun again from a rapidly dwindling supply of spare parts when roughly two hours later a third event struck, and all recovery efforts were put on hold for 6 hours in case the events continued to repeat.

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Jun 09 2017

Operations Summary – Week of 6/5/17

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Oct 14 2016

Operations Summary – Week of 10/10/16

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Oct 11 2016

Monolith Signal Detected During Progeny Launch Operations

KSP_x64.exe_DX9_20160605_050611The tracking station has been analyzing interference it has been detecting during the rocket launches we’ve had over the past few weeks. During the most recent launches they set up some extra analysis tools and programs to get a better read on the interference and determined it was coming from a local source. Once all radio emitters around the KSC campus were ruled out the only option left was the mysterious Monolith that resides to the north of KSC. Studies of the Monolith have been ongoing, and it’s one of the reasons the KSC was built on this location. It’s been suspected for some time that this structure was erected by some alien intelligence passing through our planetary system, perhaps soon enough after the asteroid disaster that they did not realize life existed deep underground, seeking refuge from the inhabitable surface conditions. The fact that the Monolith seems to be watching our activities therefore is not too surprising, but scientists are a bit shocked that we could detect it. Surely whatever advanced civilization constructed the immovable object would communicate using some more advanced method. Maybe it’s trying to communicate with us? Research remains ongoing.