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What's going on at the Kerbal Space Agency

Sep 27 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 9/23/19

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Sep 30 2016

Operations Summary – Week of 9/26/16

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Sep 19 2016

First KSC Rocket Launch Scheduled with Progenitor Program

Progeny Mk1-AToday saw the successful integration testing of the first fully-assembled Progeny Mk1-A rocket. After two days of assembly the team spent another full day carefully checking all systems and wiring and structural connections to ensure the rocket was ready to fly. Now that Lead Engineer Simon and his work crew have the procedures nailed down, they can assemble future Progeny Mk1-A rockets at a slightly faster pace. They expect a second rocket to be ready to launch on Thursday after the first one with a slight change to its configuration: the fins will not be angled to spin-stabilize the rocket on ascent.

The first rocket will launch after second sunrise at 15:30 UTC. Assuming there is no catastrophic failure, the second rocket will be launched after third sunrise at 21:30 UTC. Following both flights will come at least a week of data analysis and further simulation, during which time Simon and his crew will work to assemble and make ready two Progeny Mk1-B rockets for similar flights the following week.

Sep 16 2016

Operations Summary – Week of 9/12/16

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Sep 14 2016

Progenitor Program Tests New Rocket Technology

Progeny Mk1-AProgeny Mk1-BThe Kerbal Space Agency is proud to kick off its first day of official operations with the announcement of the Progenitor program, which will launch a series of small rockets to test various aspects of this new field of engineering and science. The first two craft to be launched will be the Progeny Mk1-A and B designs, which will each comprise a series of up to 5 flights. An onboard telemetry data unit will gather measurements of the rockets performance during flight and each successive launch will be adjusted accordingly to tweak performance. Currently there are plans for as many as 2 or 3 launches per day.

UPDATE: Final approval has come through and we are proud to show the final blueprints for the Progeny Mk1 craft!

Progeny Mk1-AB smThe parts have already been ordered from USI and delivered weeks ago pending final design, now the assembly process can begin tomorrow as the VAB gets its first construction job. Simon and his work crews are looking forward to the assembly and we will be sure to keep you all updated on its progress. At this time the first set of launches for the Mk1-A are expected to take place no earlier than next Monday.