ELF110-Space  Wk9 Part A

About 1 hr

We are going to Duna!  In this lesson we will be building and launching a Ion drive probe to scan Duna for ore and send back some science

From the KSP Main Menu click:

  1. Resume Saved
  2. Quicksave your game blah blah blah
  3. Enter VAB
  1. We are building an ion-drive probe, so it will be powered by xenon and a ton of electricity
  2. IT WILL HAVE VERY LONG BURNS
  3. Read the stats for the ion drive
  4. Your probe needs to be able to get to Duna and do a surface scan and small experiments(bring 4 Goo containers).  To control it you will need to deploy your antenna before you exit range.
  5. Your first stage should get you in orbit
  6. For solar power, 1 gigantor can power 3 engines
  7. You will need more than one engine.  The Not-Rockomax-micronode is ideal.
  8. Here is a ion probe with 25 engines
  9. Build
  10. Test
  11. If you have extra time, start your flight
  12. Go away