Tag Archive: kOS

Jul 24 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 7 (Specialist Bill)

Although only one of them can ultimately be the first kerbal into space, both Specialists Bill & Bob are prepared to fly aboard the capsule atop the rocket that will carry one of them into the history books

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Jul 09 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block II Flight 3 (Radiation Field Study 10)

Reaching new heights, the Block II explored the radiation belts on the night side of the planet, where they extend deeper into space, while also gathering more data from a new instrument – the hemispherical ion trap.

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Jun 24 2019

Progeny Mk7-A Flight 1

The first flight of our latest rocket design suffered a double failure resulting in the total loss of the rocket – but as always valuable data was learned in the process to make future launches more successful and new tech was still tested

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May 28 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 6 (Capsule Test Flight 2)

Another unkerbed test flight (possibly the last one) of the Mk1 capsule to try and fly a better ascent with an easier re-entry while also properly retaining the LES tower for some testing before chute deploy

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May 16 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 5 (Ascent Abort Test)

No longer fit for space flight, the test capsule that had been used for previous pad abort tests was still fit enough to fly partway to space so we could conduct an ascent abort test to fully qualify the Launch Escape System

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May 14 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 11 (Radiation Field Study 9)

One of the instruments that was developed to fly on a future Extremis probe is small enough to be a payload for the Mk6 and studies charged particles – perfect for a shot into the inner radiation belt to test it out

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Apr 18 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 4 (Capsule Test Flight 1)

Changes to the elevator fin angle will allow for greater pitch-down control authority and the first test of the Mk1 space capsule on a sub-orbital flight will take place in a similar manner to the test payload from the previous mission

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Mar 12 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 10 (Mystery Goo Study Attempt 3)

The third attempt to fly mystery goo through space and the inner radiation belt and recover the samples upon return. Also the first launch that will attempt to prevent the Monolith from producing severe weather

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Feb 10 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block I Flight 9 (Material Sciences Study)

A similar mission to the last one, sending up sample material to be exposed to space inside and outside the inner radiation belt, the hope is that this one can be recovered after facing numerous troubles launching

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Jan 31 2019

Progeny Mk6 Block II Flight 2 (Radiation Field Study 8)

We prevented the Block II from reaching its full potential last time but now we are ready to let it fly all the way and see just how far we can explore the space above for new regions of increased radiation

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