Year 5, Day 59 (MunBaseOne Life Support Mission!)

screenshot1521.pngA resupply mission to MunBaseOne is launched on a Sarnus V rocket!  This is the first time a resupply mission has been attempted to the base.  With supplies running short on the first Mun settlement, if this mission isn’t a success the crew will have to evacuate to Unity Space Station in orbit!

screenshot1522.pngThe mission will do much more than just resupply the station. With any luck the installation of oxygen and water scrubbers and purifiers will let supplies on the station last much, much longer.  Another item on the wish-list for KSEA planners is a better vehicle for delivering colonies to the surface of Mun.  The present design works, but is wasteful and tends to create a lot of debris!

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The new module rockets down to the surface, then starts rolling along toward MunBaseOne!

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“I see it out the window! It’s almost here!”

-Sean

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It takes some maneuvering, but the module gets into position…

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Then docks with the base!  The new systems should keep the base running for some time.  Glenica, Sean, and Bill all report the air is much easier to breathe!

 

 

Year 5, Day 56 (Aurora 17 Arrives at Minmus!)

screenshot1503.pngAurora 16 arrives at Minmus, and Edan pilots the spacecraft to dock with Harmony Space Station!  Glenica has been waiting for a crew for sometime now!

screenshot1506.pngAurora 17 docks!  Edan and Shepley quickly transfer over to the lander, eager to get their turn down on Minmus!

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Mission Planners have decided the next area for exploration will be a region in the lowlands of Minmus designated HSS LS04-A, where orbital scanners have detected an unusual anomaly.

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The lander sets down – and already Edan spots the anomaly.

“That looks like one of those Monoliths!  Strange though, I’d swear it was green, not black like the others!”

-Edan

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Edan is right – the monolith appears to be the same dimensions as the others found, however it has a slight green hue to it.  How unusual!  Shepley performs all the scientific experiments he can, gets a surface sample, then the explorers return to the Research Lander! screenshot1519.png

Edan pilots the lander into orbit… screenshot1520.png

Then docks with Harmony Space Station!  The crew will stay for a short time before heading back to Kerbin.

Year 3, Day 425 (Aurora 16 Launches for MunBase One!)

screenshot459.pngAurora 16 is rolled out to the launch pad, carrying Edan, Sean and Glenica… and blasts off!screenshot467.png

After orbit is achieved, the docking and transposition maneuver completed, course is set for Mun where orbit is easily achieved!

“We’re all getting pretty good at this!”
-Edan

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The lander goes down… this is the first test of the automated landing systems!

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Success!  Sean and Glenica hop out and say hi to Bill on MunBase One!  Meanwhile in orbit, Edan prepares to head back to Kerbin!

“It really is weird heading back to Kerbin by myself!  ”
-Edan