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The KSA has recently made technological breakthroughs that are paving the way for a bright future in space.  With these new technologies, we will one day see Kerbals living in space and on distant planets.

The first step in realizing this vision is to map the stars and known worlds.  Our first small advance towards reaching this goal has been the start of a successful mapping operation of both our home world, Kerbin, and the orbiting Mun.  The KSA successfuly designed, launched and placed into orbit, satellites over Kerbin and the Mun.  At this moment, the satellites, known as the Geo Sat III, are mapping these two planetoids.  Images beamed back from the satellites have been declassified and have been released publicly for the first time below.  You are all witnesses.

Kerbin based tracking stations chart the orbits of both Geo Stats


A close view of the Geo Sat in Kerbin orbit


A close view of the Geo Sat in Munar orbit


A breath-taking view of the Geo Sat orbiting the darkside of the Mun


One more look at the Mun's barren and scarred surface


The Munar Geo Sat transmitting surface data gathered from the KSA Doplar Mark IV-3659 satellite array


The Kerbin Geo Sat showing our world in all its glory


Surface data obtained for Kerbin


The Geo Sat is a rugged and simple design; but it is effective.  Craig Kerman, lead scientist on the Geo Sat team said, "The Geo Sat operation has been a striking success.  But we know it is just the beginning.  We are learning from our mistakes, and are glad that only 246 Kermin astronauts had to lose their lives before we figured out that we could send these things up there unmanned.  Really, it could have been much worse."

Dr. Kerman noted that the KSA is already testing new, more advanced satellite designs, and is already planning manned missions to the surface of Kerbin and the Mun. Dr. Kerman noted, "while we are already living on the surface of Kerbin, the KSA still wishes to send manned missions to the surface of Kerbin." When asked why, Dr. Kerman responded..."Because we can."
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 07:31:04 AM »
Cool.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 07:51:50 AM »
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We are learning from our mistakes, and are glad that only 246 Kermin astronauts had to lose their lives before we figured out that we could send these things up their unmanned.  Really, it could have been much worse."
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LOL! Sounds like my frog "space men" program from my model rocket days in my youth.....

All this is in the full verson eh? Guess I'll have to pony up for it finally.

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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 08:52:08 AM »
I have yet to get my Kerbals into orbit. Mostly, I get them embedded in the ground.
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 08:54:04 AM »
This on Steam?

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 08:58:28 AM »
Nope, but it looks like they're thinking about it.  Its still in development, but you can buy it directly from them...(Squad).  Price is currently $18 for ver 0.17.  If I remember correctly, their pricing model is that the closer they get to an actual release, the higher the price will be. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 09:13:56 AM »
This on Steam?

It is still in Beta, but very playable IMHO.
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 10:21:52 AM »

All this is in the full verson eh? Guess I'll have to pony up for it finally.

orbital ops are in the full version, but I am using many mods, including:  ISA Mapmod, CORE Anvil, KW Rocketry, Mechjeb, and many many others.
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Re: Kerbal Space Agency - Advancing technology today, for a better tomorrow.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 10:26:51 AM »
Did they get the joystick issues sorted out?  I couldn't get my Sidewinder to work properly in the free 0.13 version.

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 11:18:43 AM »
Did they get the joystick issues sorted out?  I couldn't get my Sidewinder to work properly in the free 0.13 version.

Not sure. I use the keyboard and mouse exclusively for piloting.  However, i also use mechjeb, which does most of the flying for me.
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »

It is still in Beta, but very playable IMHO.

In my opinion, this is the understatement of the century.  What this game simulation has achieved already is staggering, and with modifications, the possibilities are limitless.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 11:29:02 AM »
great post and great game.  My 'puter with a 3D card crashed a couple of months back, and I miss playing KSP probably more than any other game I had (well...maybe not as much as Red Orchestra).

I was playing the "pre-Mun" version and loved building good and bad rockets.  Why can't more games be like this?
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 11:32:36 AM »
Looks pretty cool.  I'm still on the fence for awhile, mostly because of what I perceive to be a large time investment in learning how to succeed with it, but I'll buckle and get it some day.

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 05:36:33 PM »
Buckle and get it now because the price will keep going up. Buy now and you're locked in to future upgrades.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 06:06:54 PM »
Buckle and get it now because the price will keep going up. Buy now and you're locked in to future upgrades.

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