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Feb 21 2018

KSC Operations Cease Indefinitely Due to Legal Injunction

Earlier today the KSC administrators were served a court order to cease operations immediately by lawyers tied to Monolithic interests. We won’t go deep into the legal mumbo jumbo but suffice to say they found a loophole in the various laws and ordinances that were pushed by us through Assembly when we first sought permission to build a surface facility. It would appear our own legal team was not fully competent in their job, although our legal council always maintained that we had rushed the process. Regardless, it is now illegal for any surface operations to be carried out within surface built structures. Of course we have immediately filed an appeal but this will only serve to get the wheels rolling on our eventual court case without rescinding the order to cease operations. We have no doubt that we will eventually prevail, especially since the move has also angered some powerful Assembly members who were getting behind plans for the first surface colony, but this new blocking tactic by Monolith worshipers is sending a clear message as well to us and the government.

While we are forced to cease operations at KSC this does not affect KSA HQ underground in Umbarg so we can continue to operate in a limited capacity. Extremis planning will remain ongoing, as well as keeping up on the Asteroid Tracking Network and any scientific news or astronomical events. Design work will continue on the new K-3X from C7 and the Genesis program while also getting set for the next Deuce build as we stockpile parts in our HQ warehouse. Thankfully the loophole only affects occupied and permanent structures so Arekibo and ATN Central will continue to undergo construction. Scientists studying the Monolith were planning to attempt another piercing of the outer surface with a more powerful cutting laser but this will have to be postponed. Of course the next Progenitor launch is now delayed as well.

Stay tuned to our twitter feed for updates on the legal battle, and know that we will be coming back strong once KSC operations are allowed to resume!

Feb 16 2018

Operations Summary – Week of 2/12/18

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Feb 14 2018

Deuce Science Flight 2

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina fly the longest and furthest mission yet, but unfortunately are not able to complete their observation of Area KV-001 due to hazardous radiation

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Feb 09 2018

Operations Summary – Week of 2/5/18

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Feb 08 2018

Deuce Science Flight 1

Commander Valentina and Captain Jebediah embark on the Deuce’s first official contract mission to survey Sector PH2W7C and Sector PH2W7C while testing newly-installed science instruments

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Feb 07 2018

Deuce Enters Service and Genesis Begins Work on K-X3 Project

The Deuce is set to begin regular service this week after completing a maintenance checkout and fitting of an external camera. Although it performed well throughout its flight trials and recent PR tour last month there are still two small issues that engineers would like to address with a minor design refresh – power and pitch control. The current engines in use for the Deuce are extremely well-used and proven airship engines to give the development team one less issue to worry about when considering the dangers of testing a new aircraft. However it was shown during high-G maneuvers that the fuel can be pulled back from the engines, causing them to stall. They are also powerful enough to fly the Deuce with just one engine active but still give a small margin for performance. A new propeller engine is being specially designed for use in aircraft and will be tested on the Deuce. The second problem, pitch control, will be addressed by trying to add some positive angle of incidence to the entire tail section to have a built-in increase in pitch without having to increase the deflection or sensitivity of the elevator controls. Whether this leads to a more stable craft will depend on simulations and actual testing but that is the plan. Otherwise, a fuel tank in the tail like the Civvie could allow pilots to better control the aircraft’s center of mass at the expense of some cargo capacity. These changes will be made for an entirely new Deuce that has been ordered and will be built over the next two months.

The next project for Genesis has also begun development, focusing on providing fast cargo delivery capabilities. The K-X3 will be a universal design that can be built to order at various sizes to suit the needs of the buyer and will be capable of flying in and out of all 4 airports currently on Kerbin. A deal is being worked out between C7 Aerospace and KSC to use this facility as an airport servicing Umbarg. We expect further news on the project towards the end of Q1 2018.

Feb 02 2018

Operations Summary – Week of 1/29/18

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Jan 31 2018

Deuce PR Tour OKG->KSC

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina bring the Deuce home from Ockr on its longest flight yet while along the way taking a look at an area that may one day support the first new surface colony

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Jan 29 2018

Deuce PR Tour SRG->OKG

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina head to their final stop on the tour of the northern caverns, making the first visit to Ockr General Airport and aiming to set a new speed record along the way

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Jan 27 2018

Deuce PR Tour KGA->SRG

Captain Jebediah and Commander Valentina make the trip from Kravass to Sheltered Rock to continue the Deuce’s tour and attempt to set a new altitude record along the way

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