Super Duna Lander Arrives At Duna!

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As the Super Duna Lander passes Ike it performs a short burn to assist in reaching Duna Orbit!

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Onboard systems fire, circularizing the orbit of the lander! Next, rockets fire to rendevous with Duna Spaceport!

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The lander arrives at Duna Spaceport!  The lander will simply remain nearby until the Explorer 3 crew arrives!

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Year 7, Day 263 (Explorer Heads Home!)

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Kimmy, Dunwin, and Mitster all board Explorer 2, and wish Duna Spaceport farewell!

“It’s a shame we can’t stay!”

-Kimmy

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Other Kerbals deserve a chance to explore Duna… we’ll be back!””

-Dunwin

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Well I want to get back… I can’t wait to get my chance at flying that shiny new Super Duna Lander!

-Mitster

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Explorer 2’s journey home will take 314 days!

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Year 7, Day 133 (Super Duna Lander Launch!)

screenshot41.pngThe Advanced Atmospheric Lander (the Super Duna Lander) blasts off from KSC!

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The lander is being launched ahead of the next Duna Mission, and will arrive at the Duna Spaceport ready to use (hopefully!). screenshot45.png

The lander safely arrives in Kerbin Orbit, and starts its transfer to Duna – in 225 the the mission should arrive at Duna Spaceport!  screenshot47.png

“That’s my kind of launch – clean and no problems. Well done team!”

-Gene Kerman

Year 7, Day 27 (Explorer 2 Crew returns from Duna Crater landing!)

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Mitster and Dunwin blast off – heading back to Duna Spaceport!

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“This many missions has left us all exhausted!  It’ll be good to get back to Kerbin!”

-Dunwin

Indeed, Explorer 2 has set the record for the most consecutive landings done by one crew!  It’s hoped that the next crew will be able to exceed that, however, using the new “Super Duna Lander”!

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“Hmmm… I’m having some trouble connecting the lander with with the docking port!”

-Mitster

“Try spinning!  That’s a good trick!”

-Dunwin

“That did it!  We’re docked!  Nice thinking Dunwin!”

-Mitster

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The lander docks successfully with Duna Spaceport, and the Explorer 2 team reviews all of the science data they’ve collected over 4 separate landings on the red world of Duna! Their only mission now is to prepare for the return home!

Year 7, Day 19 (Advanced Atmospheric Lander, The Super Duna Lander, Announced!

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KSEA releases the designs for the next generation Duna Lander, the Advanced Atmospheric Lander, more popularly known around KSEA as the Super Duna Lander!

The new lander is quite larger than its predecessor, with about 40 percent greater D/V. The addition of Aero Brakes should allow the vehicle to land more precisely. The existing research lander at the Duna spaceport will be reserved for emergencies!