Transmissions from Sarnus aren’t as strong as they could be, so KSEA decides to launch a deep space relay in orbit of Kerbin – the quickest method to get it into orbit is to load it into one of the waiting Heavy Cargo Shuttles! The Relay is loaded into Resolute’s cargo bay, and Val and Gilian blast off with it into orbit!
The Relay leaves Resolute’s cargo bay…
Then alters its orbit to a high polar orbit, to better communicate with distant spacecraft.
Val to Mission Control… KerbStar DeepSpace Relay 1 is ready!
Radio signals are still weak, sadly… it looks like the problem is Frontier 2’s transmitter! Larger more powerful transmitters will be required for deeper space missions. It’s hoped that the other deep space craft launched will still be able to communicate when they arrive at their destinations!
Meanwhile, Resolute heads back to Kerbin – but overshoots the runway somewhat!
I think a few well timed bursts of what’s left of the fuel should be enough to glide us back on track!
Thankfully Val is right, and the Resolute touches down !