Year 5, Day 422 (Unity Space Station Landing on Farside Crater, Munar Canyons!)

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Luly and Kerlorf prepare to head down in the (very) delayed USS-LS03 landing!  Both the Farside crater and the Munar Canyons will be investigated! screenshot1740.png

The Unity Research Lander undocks, and heads down to the surface!

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Luly watches as Kerlorf plants the flag at the Farside crater landing site!

“It’s time to head over to those canyons!”

-Luly

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Luly and Kerlorf land at the Munar Canyons and take readings – both are getting pretty exhausted, especially Luly!  A future Aurora mission is being planned to swap the crew out!

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The lander heads back to orbit, then sets course for Unity Space Station!

“Fuel on this one is very, very tight.  I think future landings we should keep it to just one landing… no jumps!  This isn’t Minmus afterall!”

-Luly

The next crew for the Unity Space Station is slated to be Robart and Gilian – both have experience landing on Minmus, but this will be their first time on Mun!

 

 

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Year 5, Day 135 (Resupply Mission Docks At Mun With Unity Space Station!)

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The KSS Resupply Vehicle has barely enough fuel to dock with Unity Space Station, but arrives nonetheless!  The automated vehicle starts transferring its stores of food and other supplies at once!  This should give Unity Space Station another 2 years of life!

Mission Control gives the “Go” for further mission operations, and the trip to the Munar Canyons should be ready in just days!

Year 5, Day 132 (Oxygen Low on Unity Space Station!)

screenshot1582.pngOxygen is starting to run low on Unity Space Station, the research station orbiting Mun!  The supply craft sent to the KSS has enough extra supplies in it to resupply the station, however scrubbers and other technology to extend life on the stations is clearly needed.

Mission Control wants to delay any landings on Mun until the Oxygen situation is resolved!

 

 

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 4, Day 360 (Aurora 16 Leaves from Mun, To Minmus!)

screenshot1354.pngKSEA decides that it’s probably best to get Dunwin and Kimmy back to Kerbin to start their training for the Explorer 2 Mission to Duna!   Edan takes Aurora 16 and pilots it from Unity Space Station in orbit of Mun, to Minmus! screenshot1352.png

“Bye guys!  Have a fun trip to Duna!!”

-Luly

Kerlorf, Seely, and Luly remain on the station to train!

This will be the first time a vehicle has traveled from one Space Station to the other!   The trip to Minmus will take 2 weeks!

 

 

Year 4, Day 342 (Next Unity Mun Landing Announced!)

LandingMapMun.pngThe next landing for the research team at Unity Space Station is announced!  The landing will be at the far side crater, at site USSLS03-A.  From there, the somewhat more dangerous investigation of the Farside Canyons will be conducted.

Luly and Kerlorf will be the crew for this landing!

“Before we go back to the surface I need some time to rest!  We need to get more scientists up here!”

-Luly

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“Well, in the meantime we can ditch the Munar transfer stage… we’ve finally used up all its fuel! ”

-Dunwin

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