Tag Archive: Splashdown

Sep 17 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 9 (Commander Valentina)

Commander Val rotates into the hot seat aboard the capsule and becomes the 2nd kerbal to venture up into space, where she flies higher and stays longer to increase our knowledge of any effects 0G has on kerbal physiology

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Aug 28 2019

Ascension Mk1 Flight 8 (Science Studies)

With a capsule modified solely for unkerbed flight, new science instruments were installed. The mission’s goals also included continuing to push the capsule to the limits on return to attempt to find any failures

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Aug 19 2019

KerBalloon Joint Science Survey

Both the high- and low-altitude crews set out together aboard the MSV Tongjess to release over several locations, with the low-alt crew at sea and high-alt dropped off on an island with UTVs

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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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May 01 2019

High-Altitude Science Survey 53

Departing via Maritime Service Vessel for Area EE-22G in the northern sea, the crew had to wait a few days for proper release conditions in order to avoid icing and conducted a successful recovery

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