[LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:31 pm

Not Missiles:
One-Pony Capsule: 2, 2, 4, 3, 2 (+13%)
EVA Suits: 4, 2, 5, 2, 2 (+16%)

Kishmaraaf:
EVA Suits: 1, 5, 3, 5, 5 (+19%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Stage Rocket: 2, 1 (+3%)


December 22, 1958

Not Missiles Mission: Orbital Satellite
One-Stage Rocket: 84%
Orbital Satellite: 95% - 10%

Another year, another slightly-dented satellite.

Things go well at first. Unfortunately, that drop had jiggled one of the power connectors loose. The probe fails to turn on, and is dead in orbit forever. Chrysalis gets the dubious honor of the first mission failure.

Launch: 1 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 81 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 94 FAIL

Not Missiles loses 3 budget as a result. (And yes the probe still gets +1% like I said it would.)

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 pm

July 1, 1958

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Okay, some drone is getting strapped to the side of the next launch. It happened again! How do you drop a rocket? Now it's 10 MB to avoid a -5% penalty on the One-Stage's next flight.
Next year's budget increases by 3.

Previous Funds: 40 MB
Budget: 97 MB
Current Funds: 137 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 85%/98% (-5%?)
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
One-Pony Capsule: 42%/80%/93%
EVA Suits: 69%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None

Next Milestone: Mared Suborbital


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf finds out how one drops a rocket. This one'll cost 12 MB to fix, or your next launch (that is, the joint mission) is losing 20% rocket safety (or 10% post-averaging).
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 100 MB
Current Funds: 100 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 86%/98% (-20%?)
Two-Stage Rocket: 25%/90%/98%
One-Man Capsule: 81%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x One-Man Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 1 (30% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 3 (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None

Next Milestone: Manned Orbital


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It's amazing how the spying event keeps getting drawn by players who can't use it.
Rainbow does some sneaking around before her joint mission and swipes a post-it note containing data on Kishmaraaf's one-man capsule. It's only one percent worth, but hey it'll help, right?
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Previous Funds: 2 MB
Budget: 91 MB
Current Funds: 93 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 86%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 28%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
One-Pony Capsule: 81%/93% (Next failure is countered)

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Joint Mared EVA with Kishmaraaf (Pega's One-Stage Rocket, Kish's One-Pony Capsule, Anonymous Astronaut 1/Anonymous Astronaut 3)

Next Milestone: Mared Suborbital

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:09 am

##Offer sale of EVA suit research to pegasopolis for 7 MB
##Pay to fix shitty rocket
##Research two-stage rocket (x5)
##Develop Interplanetary Satellite
##Research Interplanetary Satellite (x5)

Net cost (accounting for 7 MB gain): 64 MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:27 am

:awkward:
##Develop Interplanetary Satellite
##Research Interplanetary Satellite x5
##Research 2-stage rocket x5

##pay Kishmaraaf Space Program for EVA research
##use the 1-pony capsule failure counter for joint mission



:um:
24MB for Interplanetary Satellite development
15MB for Interplanetary Satellite research
20MB for 2-stage rocket research
7MB to Kishmaraaf
66MB total
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:28 am

:evil: There was a bookkeeping error. The accountant has been... dealt with along with the clumsy drone (3mb recovered from a mistake with the price of EVA suits).

##Leave the One-Stage Rocket for now
##Research EVA Suits x5 (5)
##Research One Pony Capsule x5 (5)
##Purchase 1-Stage Rocket (3)
##Declare Suborbital Flight with Kevin, One-Stage Rocket, and One-Pony Capsule

Total: 13

Should be 127 MB remaining.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:00 am

Not Missiles:
One-Pony Capsule: 3, 5, 2, 3, 3 (+16%)
EVA Suits: 2, 6, 4, 3, 3 (+18%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Stage Rocket: 2, 3, 5, 1, 4 (+15%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 1, 5, 3, 2, 4 (+15%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Stage Rocket: 4, 6, 1, 1, 1 (+13%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 5, 6, 2, 4, 1 (+18%)


June 18, 1959

Kishmaraaf/Pegasopolis Joint Orbital with EVA
Pegasopolis 1 milestone skipped
One-Stage Rocket: 86%/86-3% (84%)
One-Man Capsule: 81%/81-3% (79%)
EVA: 98%/98% (98%)
Anonymous Astronaut 1: 30%

It's strange, seeing humans in the Pegasopolis control room. But they're there out of a sense of unity, and together they will reach the stars or die trying. Speaking of dying, Kishmaraaf's finest waits atop the ponies' rocket.

No rocket so far has failed. And that record holds today as the citizen is sent into the heavens.

Above the sky, the capsule's tiny engine places a man in orbit. Below the sky, humans and ponies hope he won't spend eternity there.

The warning light flashes. A moment of panic. Upon analysis, he finds a clog in the atmospheric filtering system. Communications go back and forth between the citizen and the ground crew. Soon the decision is made: the clog is minor and will not interfere with the mission. They remain go for EVA.

Is he nervous, stepping out of the airlock, after what had just happened? Who can say? But he has a duty, to Kishmaraaf, to all creatures of the world. He exits the capsule, a tiny tether his only lifeline. There is only about half an hour of light before the capsule orbits into the dark side of the planet, but no other being has ever experienced those thirty minutes. Regretfully, he returns to safety without incident.

The time comes to fire the engine again, the tiny little piece of equipment that is his only hope for survival. Thankfully, it performs admirably and he is soon on a course into the atmosphere.

This isn't his first time dropping from space, and it seems it won't be his last. It's not so bad the second time.

Parachutes deploy and the citizen gently drops into the ocean with recovery ships standing by to pick him up.

Launch: 83 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 11 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 89 FAIL
Saving throw: 75 FAIL
Minor clog in filter, proceed with mission.
EVA: 32 PASS
Earth De-Orbit Burn: 43 PASS
Re-Entry: 74 PASS
Recovery: 68 PASS

Kishmaraaf and Pegasopolis have put both the first man in orbit and performed the first EVA! They split the 12 MB from Pegasopolis claiming second in space, 16 from first in orbit, and 11 from first space walk, for a total of 19 MB to Kishmaraaf and 20 to Pegasopolis.

e: And I totally forgot about the anti-failure event. Whoops. Well you still have it then.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:15 am

July 1, 1959

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

The scientist drones finally do something right for a change! A breakthrough gives an extra 19% to the one-pony capsule!
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Current Funds: 127 MB
Next Year's Budget: 107 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 85%/98% (temp -5%)
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
One-Pony Capsule: 77%/80%/93%
EVA Suits: 87%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Droned Suborbital - Dec 1959 (One-Stage, One-Pony Capsule, Kevin)

Next Milestone: Mared Suborbital


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf's scientists are inspired as well! All R&D rolls will gain +1 this turn.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Current Funds: 36 MB
Next Year's Budget: 121 MB

Programs: (+1 to R&D)
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 40%/90%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 55%/85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 82%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Interplanetary Satellite
0x One-Man Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
A Patriotic Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 3 (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby


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Okay, to be fair, at least the big storm waited until after the launch. But it's going to set you back 15 MB if you want to use that pad again.
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 27 MB
Next Year's Budget: 111 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 41%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 63%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Damaged (15 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:28 am

:evil: How hard can it be? Just stick two 1-stage rockets on top of each other!

##Develop 2-Stage Rocket (60)
##Develop Lunar Probe (30)
##Research 2-Stage Rocket x5 (20)
##Research Lunar Probe x3 (12)
##Purchase 82% 1-Pony Capsule safety designs from Kishmaraaf for 2 mb (2)
##Research EVA Suits x2 (2)
##Go for Launch

Total: 126

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:33 am

:effort:
We should fix the pad but it can probably wait until next year.

:smirk:
I guess it's time for research then...
##research 2-stage rocket x5 (20MB)
##Research Interplanetary Satellite x2 (6MB)


:fluttersmith:
Well this uses up nearly all our bits.
Total cost is 26MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:49 am

PLEASE STAND BY FOR BROADCAST FROM GLORIOUS LEADER CONCERNING YET MORE VICTORY IN PROGRAM FOR SPACE

Fellow revolutionary citizens, rejoice! The endless and wondrous ingenuity of Kishmaraaf has brought victory once again! This June, a patrotic citizen reached lofty heights of Earth orbit through unrivaled wisdom of Glorious Leader and fearsome determination of Kishmaraaf people.

What's more, Kishmaraaf's charity is unrivaled as well. Lesser nation of Pegasopolis was allowed to join orbital mission, and in some small part they share in triumph and glory. Surely they cannot help but be awed by and grateful towards our mighty nation! All will know that Kishmaraaf is best!

Now, Onward to the moon and stars! Hail to Kishmaraaf!

##Sell one-man capsule research to bremen for 2MB
##Research Two-Stage Rocket (x5)
##Research Interplanetary Satellite (x5)
##Declare Lunar Satellite Flyby Mission with Two-Stage Rocket and Interplanetary Satellite

net cost (accounting for 2 MB gain): 33 MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:41 am

Not Missiles:
Two-Stage Rocket: 2, 3, 3, 3, 3 (+14%)
Lunar Probe: 2, 2, 1 (+5%)
EVA Suits: 4, 4 (+8%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Stage Rocket: 5+1, 5+1, 2+1, 1+1, 1+1 (+19%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 6+1, 4+1, 4+1, 4+1, 4+1 (+27%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Stage Rocket: 2, 4, 6, 2, 2 (+16%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 1, 1 (+2%)


December 13, 1959

Not Missiles Droned Suborbital
One-Stage Rocket: 85-5%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%
Kevin: 0%

They might have been first to put an object in space, but when it comes to living creatures, Chrysalis is playing catch-up. She hopes to change that today. Strap in, Kevin, the rocket's fine!

Three, two, one... and the rocket is not fine. The engine self-tests fail and the computer triggers the emergency abort before ignition. Upon investigation, cracks are found in the combustion chamber. The whole mission has to be scrubbed.

At least it didn't explode.

Launch: 94 FAIL
Last second abort, major engine issue. Mission failure, recover hardware.

Next year's budget falls by 10. All hardware has been returned to the inventory.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:55 am

January 1, 1960

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

That rocket is cursed. Not even science can save it. (You'd gain 6d6 research on the one-stage rocket, but it is already at the R&D limit.)
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Previous Funds: 1 MB
Budget: 97 MB
Current Funds: 98 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 86%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 39%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Lunar Probe: 50%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93%
EVA Suits: 95%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None

Next Milestone: Mared Suborbital


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf is the greatest at putting people in space! Patriotic citizens line up to join in its glory! Your astronauts will cost 1 MB for the rest of the game.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Previous Funds: 3 MB
Budget: 121 MB
Current Funds: 124 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 59%/90%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 65%/85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 82%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Interplanetary Satellite
0x One-Man Capsule

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Patriotic Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 3 (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Flyby - June 1960 (Two-Stage Rocket, Interplanetary Satellite)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

When an innocent-looking human asked to take a tour to see Pegasopolis's "glory", Rainbow was more than happy to show off her "top secret" satellite plans. Kishmaraaf's interplanetary satellite safety has been lowered to match yours.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Previous Funds: 1 MB
Budget: 111 MB
Current Funds: 112 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 57%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 65%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Damaged (15 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:40 am

:evil: This is getting ridiculous.

##Buy 2nd Launch Facility (30)
##Buy 1-Stage Rocket (3)
##Buy 1-Pony Capsule (2)
##Research EVA Suits x1 (1)
##Hire Astronauts - Elytron, Imago, Seta (6)
##Declare Mared Suborbital (Kevin, Imago as backup)
##Declare Mared Orbital with Spacewalk (Elytron, Seta as backup)

Total: 42

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:23 pm

:v:
I guess we should probably fix the pad and schedule a mission.

##repair Pad A (15MB)
##research 2-stage rocket x5 (20MB)
##Research Interplanetary Satellite x5 (15MB)

##Declare Lunar Flyby mission


:ponder:
Total cost is... 50MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:37 pm

##Offer to buy orbital satellite research from Zylo for 9 MB

##Research two-stage rocket (x5)
##Research interplanetary satellite (x5)
##Develop docking module
##Purchase second launch facility
##Purchase two-stage rocket
##Purchase one-man capsule
##Declare manned orbital mission with docking, using two stage rocket, one-man capsule, docking module, and astronaut 3, with astronaut 4 as a backup

total cost: 106
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:42 pm

:awkward:
##accept sale of 96% orbital sat research to Kishmaraaf for 9MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:22 pm

Not Missiles:
EVA Suits: 2 (+2%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Stage Rocket: 6, 5, 6, 3, 2 (+22%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 5, 6, 1, 6, 3 (+21%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Stage Rocket: 1, 3, 4, 2, 2 (+12%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 1, 1, 6, 5, 6 (+19%)


June 21, 1960

Kishmaraaf Lunar Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 81%
Interplanetary Satellite: 85%

Kishmaraaf has led the field before and they will do it again! The wondrous innovation of the two-rocket is their crowning glory, at least until the next one. For the first time, humanity will see the far side of the moon.

The new rocket is more impressive than the old, launching itself into the skies without a hitch.

Above the earth, Kishmaraaf's first unmanned spacecraft fires its engine, moving into earth orbit awaiting its trip to the moon. Another engine burn sends it towards its destiny. Do not weep for the satellite heading into space, forever distant from Kishmaraaf.

Far, far away, the final engine burn settles the satellite into orbit around another world. Grainy images return to earth. Not useful to plan a landing with, but of great scientific interest nonetheless.

Launch: 60 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 51 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 35 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 53 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 26 PASS

Kishmaraaf has performed the first lunar flyby! Next year's budget increases by 6.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 pm

July 1, 1960

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

The good news is that it wasn't a drone that broke the rocket this time. You can guess the bad news. You must either pay another nation (of your choice) 10 MB or the One-Stage Rocket will lose 20% safety on its next flight.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Current Funds: 56 MB
Next Year's Budget: 94 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 86%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 39%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Lunar Probe: 50%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93%
EVA Suits: 97%/98%

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
2x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (0% save)
Elytron (0% save)
Imago (0% save)
Seta (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Suborbital - Dec 1960 (One-Stage Rocket, One-Pony Capsule, Kevin/Imago)
Pad B: Mared Orbital EVA - Dec 1960 (One-Stage Rocket, One-Pony Capsule, Elytron/Seta)

Next Milestone: Mared Suborbital


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Bah! Some rabble-rousers speaking nonsense about lunar sanctity have caught the ears of a corrupt official! They have bribed him into reducing your next year's budget by 20 MB.

Current Funds: 18 MB
Next Year's Budget: 112 MB


Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 82%/90%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 86%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 82%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 45%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x One-Man Capsule
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Patriotic Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 3 (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Manned Orbital with Docking - Dec 1960 (Two-Stage Rocket, One-Man Capsule, Docking Module, Ast 3/Ast 4)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Juicy apples, the earth ponies have done it again! Half-price hardware is back!
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 71 MB
Next Year's Budget: 105 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 69%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 84%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Flyby - Dec 1960 (Two-Stage Rocket, Interplanetary Satellite)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:09 pm

:sweet:
We have more discount parts available this month.
:brash:
Maybe another pad would make sense since everypony else is adding another as well as picking up some cheap parts.

##Purchase pad B (30MB)
##Purchase Interplanetary Satellite x2 (4MB total @50% off)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x2 (12MB total @50% off)
##Research research 2-stage rocket x2 (8MB)

##Declare Mars Interplanetary Fly-By on Pad B


:smirk:
We could research our Interplanetary Satellite 1 more time but it may not be worth the additional bits.
I suggest we offer to buy 2-stage rocket tech from Kishmaraaf.
:bwuh:
We did have a successful joint mission with them so I guess there could be some benefit to increasing the reliability of our 2-stage for the next planned missions. If they could throw in the additional tech on the interplanetary sat (It should be 2%) we would be willing to ##Offer 15MB for 82% 2-stage rocket and the additional 2% on the interplanetary sat which would bring our sat to 86%.


:unimpressed:
Total costs are 69MB leaving us with a few bits for next year.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:07 pm

Great nation of Kishmaraaf is always willing to help less fortunate for right price! Money is needed to build more rockets! Also to root out and destroy filthy pro-moon traitors.

##Sell two-stage rocket and interplanetary satellite research to pegasopolis for 15MB
##Research two-stage rocket (x3)
##Develop liquid fuel boosters
##Research liquid fuel boosters (x4)

net cost (accounting for 15 MB gain): 17MB
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Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:12 pm

:evil: Well, it appears I'm supposed to fork over some bits to a competitor.

:evil: Doesn't mean I can't ask for something back!

Would Pegasopolis be interested in my 50% safety Lunar Probe and 10 MB for their 82% two-stage rocket designs?

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:21 pm

:um:
Rainbow Dash? I think the changelings want to make a deal...

:bwuh:
I dunno... what was that comment about the horseshoe being on the other hoof?
With that being said a lunar probe does have value to us but we are watching you and will carefully inspect your design..

##accept trade of 82% 2-stage rocket for 50% lunar probe + 10MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:30 pm

:evil: I don't put any stock in this "friendship" nonsense, but is it really friendship if we bought something?

##Give 10 mb to Pegasopolis along with 50% Lunar Probe data for 82% two-stage rocket data. (10)
##Develop Two-pony capsule (24)
##Research Lunar Probe x5 (20)
##Research Two-pony capsule x1 (2)
##Go for Launch

Total: 56

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:41 pm

Not Missiles:
Lunar Probe: 5, 6, 3, 4, 6 (+24%)
Two-Pony Capsule: 3 (+3%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Stage Rocket: 3, 4, 1 (+8%)
Boosters: 5, 2, 4, 4 (+15%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Stage Rocket: 5, 6 (+11%)


December 1, 1960

Not Missiles Suborbital
One-Stage Rocket: 86%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%
Kevin: 0%


One more time!

This time, ol' faithful makes fire. The good way, though. And up Kevin goes.

And down Kevin comes. And into the sea. Drones can swim, right?

Launch: 24 PASS
Reentry: 66 PASS
Recovery: 36 PASS

Chrysalis finally puts someone in space! They get 6 budget for it.


December 2, 1960

Not Missiles Orbital EVA
One-Stage Rocket: 87%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%
EVA: 97%
Kevin: 0%

Elytron goes for the one-up.

AGAIN at the last second. What is with these rockets? But this time it was just the computer being temperamental. Try turning it off and on again. A few hours later Elytron follows Kevin into the sky. Hopefully she'll follow him back out of it.

The capsule performs admirably, putting Elytron into a nice round orbit. She even gets to go outside for a bit. A few hours later, it keeps up the good work and sends her back towards her home world.

Everything goes swimmingly, so to speak.

Launch: 88 FAIL
Last second abort, minor issue, reroll launch.
Launch: 76 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 11 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 59 PASS
EVA: 25 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 46 PASS
Reentry: 67 PASS
Recovery: 51 PASS

That works out to a total of 12 more budget (6 for third in orbit, 4 for third EVA, 2 for another being in space).


December 8, 1960

Pegasopolis Lunar Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 90%
Interplanetary Satellite: 86%

Up, up and away. Bon voyage, little probe!

Everything goes well. Until it doesn't. When it comes time to fire its engine to enter lunar orbit, it fails to shut off when it should. Burning until the fuel runs out, the probe is left in a useless erratic orbit.

Launch: 43 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 16 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 26 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 88 FAIL

Mission failed. Budget decreases by 3.


December 19, 1960

Kishmaraaf Orbital Docking
Two-Stage Rocket: 90%
One-Man Capsule: 82%
Orbital Satellite: 96%
Docking: 45%
A Stalwart Citizen: 20%


Kishmaraaf is still the way paver when it comes to space. Today they will send up the first (human) woman and she will demonstrate her docking expertise! Everything goes as announced, all the way into orbit.

But the changelings are not the only ones plagued with computer errors this month. The capsule's computers fail to enable the docking clamps and there is nothing ground control can do without endangering the capsule.

There is a brief scare when the engine to de-orbit the capsule cuts out early, but quick thinking and a quicker wrench from the Stalwart Citizen restarts the engine, saving the mission as well as her life.

It is a disappointment to Kishmaraaf, but not a disaster.

Launch: 11 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 58 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 77 PASS
Docking Module Power On: 65 PASS
Docking: 71 FAIL
Save: 85 FAIL
Computer error, docking failed.
Earth deorbit burn: 93 FAIL
Save: 20 PASS
Reentry: 24 PASS
Recovery: 82 PASS

Docking failed, budget decreases by 2.

The docking module remains in orbit, and will be usable until the end of December 1961. Intercepting it will require an extra Earth Orbital Rendezvous check using your capsule's safety.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:12 pm

Jan 1, 1961

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Remember how you got those +1% at the very start of your program? Your luck has finally gotten better. Research everything!
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 112 MB
Current Funds: 112 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 82%/90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Lunar Probe: 74%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 23%/85%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
0x One-Pony Capsule
1x Two-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (10% save)
Elytron (10% save)
Imago (0% save)
Seta (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

You get a little research boost too. Go ahead and add +22% to any program.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Previous Funds: 1 MB
Budget: 110 MB
Current Funds: 111 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91%/98%
Boosters: 45%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
One-Man Capsule: 83%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
0x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x One-Man Capsule
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Patriotic Citizen (40% save)
A Stalwart Citizen (30% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (until Dec 1961)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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The press swarm (literally, in a few pegasi's case) the launch complex, taking pictures of everything, including those swank chrome buildings, fancy blinking lights, the works. The government is quick to attach themselves to that good coverage and gives you a 30 MB budget boost next year.

Previous Funds: 12 MB
Budget: 102 MB
Current Funds: 114 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 50%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
3x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
2x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Martian Flyby - Jun 1961 (Two-Stage Rocket, Interplanetary Satellite)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:35 pm

##Apply 22% research bonus to liquid fuel boosters
##Offer trade of interplanetary satellite research for lunar probe research with bremen

##Develop two-man capsule
##Research two-man capsule (x5)
##Research lunar probe (x4)
##Research liquid fuel boosters (x5)
##Purchase lunar probe
##Purchase two-stage rocket
##Purchase one-stage rocket
##Purchase one-man capsule
##Declare Lunar Probe mission using two-stage rocket, lunar probe
##Declare Manned Orbital mission with docking, using one-stage rocket, liquid fuel boosters, one-man capsule, A Stalwart Citizen

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:55 pm

:offendash:
How did that sat fail? Send up another and get some research done!!
##Declare Lunar Flyby mission on Pad A

:smirk:
##Research Lunar Probe x5 (20MB)

:um:
Nothing else?
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Post by Bremen (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:57 pm

:evil: We're not the ones with the mission failures this time? Finally.

##Trade Lunar Probe designs for Kishmaraaf Interplanetary Satellite
##Develop Liquid Fuel Strap-On Boosters (12)
##Research Two-Stage Rocket x2 (8)
##Research Lunar Probe x2 (6)
##Research Two-Pony Capsule x5 (10)
##Research Liquid Fuel Strap-On Boosters x5 (10)
##Research Interplanetary Satellite x1 (3)
##Buy 1 Two-Stage Rocket (12)
##Buy 1 Interplanetary Satellite (4)
##Declare Lunar Flyby on Pad A
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad B

Total: 65 MB

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:37 am

Not Missiles:
Two-Stage Rocket: 5+1, 5+1 (+12%)
Boosters: 5+1, 1+1, 3+1, 4+1, 3+1 (+21%)
Interplanetary Satellite: 3+1 (+4%)
Lunar Probe: 2+1, 4+1 (+8%)
Two-Pony Capsule: 2+1, 5+1, 2+1, 2+1, 5+1 (+21%)

Kishmaraaf:
Boosters: 4, 3, 6, 5, 6 (+24%)
Lunar Probe: 1, 2, 5, 5 (+13%)
Two-Man Capsule: 6, 6, 1, 4, 6 (+23%)

Pegasopolis:
Lunar Probe: 4, 4, 4, 2, 6 (+20%)

June 12, 1961

Pegasopolis Martian Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 91%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%

A much quieter six months than the last, but no less important, for today Rainbow hopes to see the first object to depart the earth's gravitational pull entirely.

Like so many satellites before it, it climbs into the sky and into orbit. Unlike any before, it achieves escape velocity, sailing past the moon and into the inky void between worlds. Will it still work when it arrives? We must all wait and see.

Launch: 42 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 10 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 16 PASS

The probe is en route to Mars. ETA is six months.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:49 am

June 1, 1961

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Okay, so your scientists might have been hopped up on sugar water when they were doing their research last turn. Thing is, they've hit the inevitable sugar crash and have gone into torpor. R&D rolls are reduced by 1 this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Current Funds: 45 MB
Next Year's Budget: 103 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 90%/98%
Boosters: 51%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 82%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 44%/85%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
0x One-Pony Capsule
1x Two-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (10% save)
Elytron (10% save)
Imago (0% save)
Seta (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Sat Flyby - Nov 1961 (Two-Stage, IP Sat)
Pad B: Lunar Probe - Nov 1961 (Two-Stage, Lunar Probe)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf is immune to sabotage! All other news to the contrary is propaganda and lies! In entirely unrelated news there is a 10 MB invoice sitting on your desk. If you don't pay it, your one-man capsule will lose 10% safety on its next flight.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Current Funds: 27 MB
Next Year's Budget: 95 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91%/98%
Boosters: 85%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 83%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 43%/85%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x One-Man Capsule
1x Two-Man Capsule
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Patriotic Citizen (40% save)
A Stalwart Citizen (30% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Nov 1961 (Two-Stage, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Manned Docking - Dec 1961 (One-Stage + Boosters, One-Man, Stalwart)
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (until Dec 1961)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Your unicorns have been hitting the books lately. You get +1 to R&D rolls this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 92 MB
Next Year's Budget: 125 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 70%/85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Sat Flyby - Oct 1961 (Two-Stage, IP Sat)
Pad B: None
Deep Space: Mars Flyby - Dec 1961 (IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Flyby

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:56 am

##Pay 10MB for shitty capsule
##Develop Kicker
##Research Kicker (x1)
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x2)

total cost: 27
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:34 pm

:evil: It's going to be a busy launch season.

##Research Lunar Probe x1 (4)
##Buy One-Stage Rocket (3)
##Buy One-Pony Capsule (2)
##Go for Launch

Total: 9 MB

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:07 pm

:brash:
##Declare Venus Interplanetary Fly-By on Pad B

:smirk:
##Develop Liquid Fuel Strap-On Boosters (12MB)
##Research Liquid Fuel Strap-On Boosters x5(10MB)
##Research Lunar Probe x3 (12MB)


:allears:
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:06 pm

Not Missiles:
Lunar Probe: 3-1 (+2%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Man Capsule: 4, 2 (+6%)
Kicker: (+1%)

Pegasopolis:
Boosters: 3+1, 1+1, 4+1, 4+1, 3+1 (+20%)
Lunar Probe: 4+1, 6+1, 4+1 (17%)


October 6, 1961

Pegasopolis Lunar Satellite Flyby
Rushing: -2%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91-2%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90-2%

Rainbow hates being in second place. But being third would be even worse. So her engineers cut a few corners, what's the worst that can happen?

Absolutely nothing, that's what. Being fast wins again.

Launch: 22 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 20 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 80 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 54 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 69 PASS

Mission successful. For performing the second lunar flyby, next year's budget increases by 4.


November 2, 1961

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Rushing: -1%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91-1%
Lunar Probe: 85-1%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65-1%

Kishmaraaf is still the leader and now they will land something on the moon for the first time! Only a matter of time until Kishmaraaf people walk on moon, too.

Or perhaps it was only a matter of time until a rocket caught fire on the pad. What is left of the probe lands on the concrete in pieces.

Launch: 100 FAIL
Major fire, all equipment lost.

Next year's budget decreases by 6.


November 12, 1961

Not Missiles Lunar Satellite Flyby
Rushing: -1%
Two-Stage Rocket: 90-1%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90-1%

If the ponies can do it, so too can the changelings. They even took their time getting it ready.

Piece of cake. Love-cake. That was sent into space. And to the moon. My point is everything worked.

Launch: 27 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 2 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 1 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 17 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 14 PASS

For lunar flyby number three, Not Missiles gets a 3 MB boost to its budget.


November 14, 1961

Not Missiles Lunar Probe Landing
Rushing: -1%
Two-Stage Rocket: 91-1%
Lunar Probe: 84-1%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65-1%

If this one doesn't catch fire on the pad, they'll already be ahead of Kishmaraaf.

The rocket does not catch fire on the pad and the probe is off and away towards the moon. It successfully reaches lunar orbit.

But the engine burn to de-orbit cuts out early, leaving the probe in an erratic orbit, doomed to eventually impact the surface.

Launch: 69 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 18 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 74 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 58 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 87 FAIL
Premature engine failure, left in erratic orbit.

Not Missiles loses 6 budget.


December 7, 1961

Kishmaraaf Orbital Docking
One-Stage Rocket: 87%
Boosters: 85%
One-Man Capsule: 83%
Docking: 50%
A Stalwart Citizen: 30%

Kishmaraaf has big plans for boosters. Don't even need them this launch but testing is testing, and citizen is stalwart.

And capsule is unreliable! The capsule's engine fails to ignite, leaving the stalwart citizen plunging back to earth. At least heat shield and parachutes are up to high Kishmaraaf standards.

Launch: 63 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 84 FAIL
Engine burn failure, go to reentry.
Reentry: 14 PASS
Recovery: 14 PASS

For failing to even reach orbit, Kishmaraaf suffers a 10 budget loss.


December 13, 1961

Pegasopolis Mars Flyby
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%

Millions of miles away, if a robot could think, maybe it'd be worried about its luck.

But its hypothetical fears turn out to be unfounded. Back on Earth, Pegasopolis receives the most detailed images ever of the red planet.

Mars Orbital Burn: 35 PASS
Mars Orbital Activities: 58 PASS

For getting the first Martian flyby, Pegasopolis gets 8 more budget. Unfortunately there are no canals to swim in, so your interplanetary pool party will have to wait.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:18 pm

January 1, 1962

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Your scientists are back on the sugar again. Drones, am I right? +1 to R&D rolls.
Next year's budget decreases by 2.

Previous Funds: 36 MB
Budget: 100 MB
Current Funds: 136 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 51%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 44%/85%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
0x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
1x Two-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (10% save)
Elytron (10% save)
Imago (0% save)
Seta (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Terrible news! The patriotic citizen has been killed in a training accident! All the world gathers together to mourn the loss of the first man in space.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 89 MB
Current Funds: 89 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 86%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 49%/85%/98%
Kicker: 26%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
0x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Boosters
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
0x One-Man Capsule
1x Two-Man Capsule
1x Kicker
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Stalwart Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Okay, you'd think Pegasopolis would learn from the last time cider blew up their rocket fuel tanks. Once again, only one launch may occur this turn and once again, you're lucky only one is planned.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Previous Funds: 58 MB
Budget: 137 MB
Current Funds: 195 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 93%/98%
Boosters: 50%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
1x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (18 MB for first, 2 MB afterwards):
None

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Venus Flyby - Jun 1962 (Two-Stage, IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:52 pm

:evil: if at first you don't succeed... why bother trying one at a time?

##Develop One-Pony Module (42)
##Research One-Pony Module x5 (20)
##Research Two-Pony Capsule x5 (10)
##Research Boosters x5 (15)
##Buy Two-Stage Rocketx2 (24)
##Buy Lunar Probex2 (12)
##Declare Lunar Probe Launch... x2 (Two-Stage Rocket, Lunar Probe)

Total: 123

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:07 pm

:brash:
##Purchase Lunar Probe x1 (6MB)
##Purchase Pad C (30MB)
##Hire Astropony "Lightning Dust" (18MB)
##Develop Docking Module (18MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x1 (12MB)
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad A
##Declare Mared Orbital Docking on Pad C (2-stage rocket + 1-pony capsule + docking module + Astropony Lighting Dust)


:good:
##research boosters x5 (10MB)

:flutterdear:
That's lots of bits to spend this month...
It appears our total cost is 94MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:32 am

##Research Kicker (x5)
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x5)
##Purchase One-Stage Rocket
##Purchase One-Man capsule
##Purchase Docking Module
##Purchase Liquid Fuel Boosters
##Declare Manned Orbital with Docking using one-stage rocket, one man capsule, docking module, boosters, astronaut 4

cost: 25 MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:09 am

Not Missiles:
Boosters: 1+1, 6+1, 6+1, 4+1, 4+1 (+26%)
Two-Pony Capsule: 2+1, 6+1, 6+1, 4+1, 5+1 (+28%)
One-Pony Module: 1+1, 1+1, 6+1, 2+1, 1+1 (+16%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Man Capsule: 3, 3, 6, 3, 3 (+18%)
Kicker: 1, 1, 6, 1, 5 (+14%)

Pegasopolis:
Boosters: 4, 2, 4, 2, 3 (+15%)

June 30, 1962

Pegasopolis Venus Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 93%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%

The Mars mission went off swimmingly, and Rainbow hopes Venus will be just as cooperative.

Unfortunately while the planet might be cooperative, the rocket was in a very bad mood today. Sadly, there's no budgetary boost for "first launch pad explosion".

Launch: 97 FAIL
Explosion on launch pad

Your budget decreases by 3. Pad B has been damaged and will cost 20 MB to repair.

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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:26 am

July 1, 1962

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

While researching your one-pony module, your drones dropped a wrench in the electronics. But while digging it out, they discovered a critical wiring flaw that could have gone very badly in space, so good thing it was caught now! The next failure of that module will be countered.
Next year's budget decreases by 2.

Current Funds: 13 MB
Next Year's Budget: 96 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 77%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 72%/85%/98%
One-Pony Module: 26%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
2x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
1x Two-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (10% save)
Elytron (10% save)
Imago (0% save)
Seta (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1962 (Two-Stage, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1962 (Two-Stage, Lunar Probe)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Things are quiet this month. Perhaps that's for the best. (You'd be able to add 6d6 research to your best capsule or module, but your best capsule is capped and you have no module.)
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Current Funds: 63 MB
Next Year's Budget: 97 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 86%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 67%/85%/98%
Kicker: 40%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
0x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Man Capsule
1x Two-Man Capsule
1x Kicker
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Stalwart Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Manned Orbital Docking - Nov 1962 (One-Stage, Boosters, One-Man, Docker, Ast 4)
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

In the wake of yesterday's launch pad explosion, the Foal-Free Press started a donation drive and has raised 8 MB to help with repairs.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Current Funds: 99 MB
Next Year's Budget: 125 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 65%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 82%/93% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 45%/98%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule

Astronauts (2 MB afterwards):
Lightning Dust (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Oct 1962 (Two-Stage, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Damaged (20 MB to repair)
Pad C: Mared Orbital with Docking - Dec 1962 (Two-Stage, One-Pony, Docking, LD)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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