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

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

Post by Bremen (?) » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 am

:evil: The researchers assigned to the landing module will be fired. Out of a cannon.

##Research Two-Pony Capsule x3 (6)
##Research Boosters x2 (4)

Total: 10

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 pm

:rainbert:
##Repair Pad B (20MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x1 (12MB)
##Purchase Interplanetary Satellite x1 (4MB)
##Declare Venus Interplanetary Fly-By on Pad B
##research boosters x5 (10MB)


:ponder:
Our total cost is 46MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:43 pm

##Purchase two-stage rocket
##Purchase boosters
##Purchase interplanetary satellite
##Research kicker (x5)
##Research two-man capsule (x5)
##Hire two more astronauts
##Declare Venus Interplanetary flyby with two-stage rocket, boosters, interplanetary satellite

total cost: 36
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:40 pm

Not Missiles:
Boosters: 4, 2 (+6%)
Two-Pony Capsule: 3, 1, 1 (+5%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Man Capsule: 2, 4, 4, 4, 3 (+17%)
Kicker: 2, 5, 6, 3, 5 (+21%)

Pegasopolis:
Boosters: 3, 2, 5, 1, 6 (+17%)


October 9, 1962

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
Rushing: -2%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94-2%
Lunar Probe: 85-2%

The good news is that the probe made it to Earth orbit. The bad news is that it suffered a power failure once it got there.

Better luck next time.

Launch: 79 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 46 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 91 FAIL
Massive power drain, payload dead in space.

Pegasopolis loses 6 budget.


November 1, 1962

Kishmaraaf Orbital Docking
Rushing: -1%
One-Stage Rocket: 87-1%
Boosters: 86-1%
One-Man Capsule: 84-1%
Orbital Satellite: 97-1%
Docking: 50-1%
Anonymous Astronaut 4: 0%

A month later, the anonymous astronaut doesn't even make it to Earth orbit. The capsule's engine's gimbaling jams, sending the craft spinning out of control and back towards the surface. Tumbling into the superheated air sideways, the poor capsule never stood a chance.

Launch: 82 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 87 FAIL
Engine burn failure, craft out of control, go to reentry. Lose 1d10 safety. (1)
Re-entry: 85 FAIL
Heat shield failure, vehicle and crew lost.

Anonymous Astronaut 4 has died. In the wake of the accident, the One-Man Capsule's safety has been reset to 40%. Kishmaraaf loses 10 budget.


December 10, 1962

Not Missiles Lunar Probe
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%
Lunar Probe: 85%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%

Technically, things go better. Unfortunately, not as good as they could have. Due to a failure in the lunar probe's landing radar, it fails to work out when it should land and lands the hard way. But at least it got a few pictures out of the deal.

Launch: 81 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 66 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 36 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 41 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 79 PASS
Photo Reconnaissance: 66 FAIL
Retro radar failure, probe crashes.

Budget goes down by 6.


December 20, 1962

Not Missiles Lunar Probe The Sequel
Two-Stage Rocket: 93%
Lunar Probe: 86%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%

Things go more or less the same. This time, the probe's IMU doesn't align properly and it "lands" upside down. The camera does not double as a landing leg.

Launch: 1 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 34 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 30 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 66 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 11 PASS
Photo Reconnaissance: 91 FAIL
Probe fails to align to landing sites and crashes.

Yup.


December 31, 1962

Pegasopolis Orbital Docking
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%
One-Pony Capsule: 82% (Next failure countered)
Orbital Satellite: 96%
Docking: 45%
Lightning Dust: 0%

Somepony is sweating bullets for this one as she gets loaded into the capsule. There's a very close call in orbit when the retrorockets cause some power arcing in the wiring, but by some miracle no fire starts. Using her pegasus brains, she skillfully navigates the capsule to the docking module and successfully attaches. After a brief hoof-pump, she returns to Earth.

Launch: 82 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 59 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 99 FAIL
Retrorocket failure, power arc causes flash fire. Crew lost.
CAPSULE FAILURE COUNTERED
Docking Module Power On: 15 PASS
Docking: 34 PASS
Earth De-Orbit Burn: 70 PASS
Reentry: 31 PASS
Recovery: 31 PASS

Pegasopolis somehow makes it to the first mared docking achievement. Works out to a total of 15 budget.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:53 pm

January 1, 1963

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

So you know that drone that was "in disguise" the whole time? Turns out they weren't actually a changeling. And they kinda took a lot of research with them. Get -1 to R&D rolls this turn, and choose an opponent to get +1 to R&D rolls this turn.
Next year's budget increases by 3.

Previous Funds: 3 MB
Budget: 84 MB
Current Funds: 87 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 83%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
One-Pony Module: 26%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/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

Accident was clearly fault of untrained pilots. Kishmaraaf must work to better astronauts as fast as they can! Your next planned mission must have multiple astronauts, at least one of which must be a 0% save. If you accept, gain 30 MB budget next year. If you decline, lose 17 budget. Accept and fail, and you will lose half your budget.

Previous Funds: 26 MB
Budget: 87 MB
Current Funds: 113 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 40%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 84%/85%/98%
Kicker: 61%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
1x Two-Stage Rocket
1x Boosters
1x 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 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)


Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Venus Flyby - May 1963 (Two-Stage, Boosters, IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Lightning Dust got drunk, as she does after narrowly escaping death like that. And she stumbles through the labs and makes something of a mess. Get -1 to R&D rolls this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Previous Funds: 53 MB
Budget: 134 MB
Current Funds: 187 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 82%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 86%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Venus Flyby - Jun 1963 (Two-Stage, IP Sat)
Pad C: None
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (Until December 1963)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by Bremen (?) » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 pm

:evil: I'm accepting offers for +1 to R&D rolls this turn.

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:15 pm

:v:
I think we will pass on making an offer due to other plans for the bits.


##develop 3-Pony Minishuttle (60MB)
##develop 2-pony module (30MB)
##Purchase Lunar Probe x1 (6MB)
##Hire astropony "Muffins" (2MB)
##Purchase 1-pony capsule x1 (2MB)
##Purchase boosters x1 (3MB)

##Declare Mared Orbital Docking on Pad A to dock with module in orbit (1-stage rocket + 1-pony capsule + boosters for research + astropony "Muffins")
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad C (2-stage rocket + Lunar Probe + boosters for research)


:smirk:
We should probably do some research anyway.
##research boosters x2 (4MB)
##research 2-pony module x5 (10MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x2 (14MB)


:fluttersmith:
That's lots of bits to spend, looks like our cost is 131MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:06 pm

##Accept event
##Develop One-Man Module
##Research Kicker (x5)
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x1)
##Research One-Man Module (x5)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket
##Purchase Boosters

total cost: 84

##Declare Manned Lunar Pass mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Two-Man Capsule, Boosters, Kicker, Stalwart Citizen, Anonymous Astronaut 6 (Anonymous Astronaut 5 as backup)
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:27 pm

:evil: Whatever, guess we're doing this again.

##Give research bonus to Kishmaraaf
##Buy 2 Lunar Probes [12]
##Buy 2 Two-Stage Rockets [24]
##Buy 1 Booster [3]
##Plan Lunar Probe Landing(Lunar Probe, Two-Stage Rocket, Booster)
##Plan Lunar Probe Landing(Lunar Probe, Two-Stage Rocket, Booster)

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:59 am

Not Missiles: -1
No research

Kishmaraaf: +1
Two-Man Capsule: 1 (+2%)
One-Man Module: 4, 3, 3, 6, 1 (+22%)
Kicker: 1, 5, 1, 3, 5 (+20%)

Pegasopolis: -1
Boosters: 6, 5 (+9%)
Three-Pony Shuttle: 3, 1 (+2%)
Two-Pony Module: 2, 4, 6, 6, 1 (+14%)

May 6, 1963

Kishmaraaf Venus Flyby
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 92-1%
Boosters: 87-1%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90-1%

Kishmaraaf needs no moon probe. Venus much cooler place to visit. Also much hotter.

Launch: 76 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 31 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 33 PASS

And away it goes. See you in November.


June 27, 1963

Pegasopolis Venus Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%

Rainbow hates playing catch-up, but in this case she'll have to settle. Unless Kishmaraaf's satellite blows up when it gets there.

Launch: 53 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 21 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 20 PASS

Two satellites are on their way.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:15 am

June 1, 1963

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

We regret to inform you that Imago has perished in a tragic accident involving a lunar probe and a novelty oversized can of lima beans.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Current Funds: 48 MB
Next Year's Budget: 92 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 83%/85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
One-Pony Module: 26%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
2x 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)
Seta (0% save)

Imago (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - December 1983 (Two-Stage, Booster, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - December 1983 (Two-Stage, Booster, Lunar Probe)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Someone spilled their coffee all over the research tapes! We cleaned them up as best we could, but some data's been lost. Both your Two-Man Capsule and your One-Man Module lose 10% safety.
Next year's budget decreases by 3.

Current Funds: 29 MB
Next Year's Budget: 114 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 90%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 40%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 75%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 22%/90%/98%
Kicker: 81%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
A Stalwart Citizen (40% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Manned Lunar Pass - December 1983 (Two-Stage, Boosters, 2-Man Capsule+Kicker, Stalwart Citizen, Anon 6, Anon 5 backup)
Pad B: None
Deep Space: Venus Flyby - November 1963 (IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Muffins decided she wanted to start her own space program. Rainbow manages to talk her out of it, but somehow she had already bought and used up the factory's entire supply. You may not buy rockets this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Current Funds: 54 MB
Next Year's Budget: 114 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 85%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 86%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 7%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 24%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
"Muffins" (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Orbital Docking - December 1963 (One-Stage, Boosters, One-Cap, Muffins, Existing Module)
Pad B: None
Pad C: Lunar Probe Landing - October 1963 (Two-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (Until December 1963)
Deep Space: Venus Flyby - Dec 1963 (IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by Bremen (?) » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:30 pm

:evil: I'm surrounded by imbeciles.

##Develop Three-Pony Capsule (36)
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x2 (10)
##Research Boosters x1 (2)
##Go for Launch(es)

Total: 48 MB

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:31 pm

:colbert:
Leave it to Muffins to cause problems and mess with our plans, hopefully this won't happen again.

:amazed:
At least she didn't mess with any research though. We will also need a 3rd Astropony so we might as well hire another with the extra bits.
##research 2-pony module x5 (10MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x5 (35MB)
##Hire additional Astropony "Cloud Chaser" (2MB)


:ponder:
We have a few extra bits for next year.
Our total cost is 47MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:59 am

##Research Kicker (x5)
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x4)
##Research One-Man Module (x4)

total cost: 29
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:08 pm

Not Missiles:
Boosters: 3 (+3%)
Three-Pony Capsule: 2, 2 (+4%)

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Man Capsule: 6, 2, 4, 5 (+17%)
One-Man Module: 5, 6, 2, 5 (+18%)
Kicker: 6, 4, 6, 1, 5 (+22%)

Pegasopolis:
Three-Pony Shuttle: 2, 1, 5, 6, 2 (+16%)
Two-Pony Module: 4, 1, 2, 5, 4 (+16%)

October 2, 1963

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
2 months rushed
Two-Stage rocket: 96-2%
Boosters: 85-2%
Lunar Probe: 86-2%

We are off to an excellent start as the rocket promptly blows up on the pad.

Launch: 100 FAIL
Pad explosion, 20 MB to repair.

6 budget down the drain.

November 28, 1963

Kishmaraaf Venus Flyby
1 month rushed
Interplanetary Satellite: 90-1%

Glorious Kishmaraaf satellite arrives at Venus! Venus very cloudy, very hot, and it rains acid. Not good place for Glorious Leader's vacation home. Maybe send one of the horses instead.

Venus Orbital Burn: 14 PASS
Venus Orbital Activities: 84 PASS

Kishmaraaf becomes the first nation to reach Venus. 8 budget for you.

December 4, 1963

Not Missiles Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 85%
Lunar Probe: 87%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%

The rocket did not blow the pad up. It did however burst into flame.

Launch: 97 FAIL
Major fire, rocket and payload destroyed

Minus 6 budget but you don't have to pay to fix it like Rainbow does at least.

December 9, 1963

Not Missiles Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 86%
Lunar Probe: 87%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%

The rocket worked. The boosters did not. Halfway into the sky, one of them cuts out, sending the whole contraption spinning into the sea.

Launch: 87 FAIL
Premature engine burnout

Welp.

December 24, 1963

Pegasopolis Venus Flyby
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%

While the probe manages to make orbit, a software error causes its antenna to be misaligned and its valuable data is sent to Jupiter instead.

Venus Orbital Burn: 74 PASS
Venus Orbital Activities: 95 FAIL

-3 budget. The RNG just does not like this game.

December 25, 1963

Pegasopolis Orbital Docking
One-Stage Rocket: 87%
Boosters: 86%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%
Docking: 60%
Muffins: 0%

Some minor sparking causes the launch to be delayed while the crew investigates. They try again and then there's some major sparking and a minor fire. They were able to put it out, but Muffins is not going to space today.

Launch: 90 FAIL
Last-second abort. Reroll launch.
Launch: 87 FAIL
Minor fire, launch aborted. Lose 1d10 safety (8) Crew and hardware recovered.

10 budget lost, but you got your hardware back. Merry Christmas, your present is Muffins gets to live.

December 29, 1963

Kishmaraaf Manned Lunar Pass
1 milestone skipped
2-Stage Rocket: 92-3%
Boosters: 88-3%
2-Man Capsule: 85-3%
Kicker: 95-3%
Stalwart Citizen/Anonymous 6: 40%/0% (20% average)

All goes well. Two citizens go into space, and go around the moon! Kishmaraaf laughs at RNG! Laughs! Backside of moon is very grey and lumpy. One day will be Kishmaraaf's.

Capsule returns to Earth. But tragedy strikes. Parachutes fail to deploy. Two souls sacrificed to the glory of Kishmaraaf.

Launch: 56 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 5 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 35 PASS
In-Route Activities: 61 PASS
Earth De-Orbital Burn: 81 PASS
Re-Entry: 50 PASS
Recovery: 92 FAIL
Total parachute failure, crew killed on impact.

Rest in peace, Stalwart Citizen and Anonymous Astronaut 6. You have lost 10 budget and the 2-Man Capsule's safety.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:10 pm

January 1, 1964

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

A hurricane has struck Pad B, damaging it. It will cost 15 MB to repair. Totally not caused by pegasi jealous of getting their own pad broken.
Next year's budget increases by 10.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 80 MB
Current Funds: 80 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 44%/90%/98%
One-Pony Module: 26%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/100%

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

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

Imago (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: Damaged (15 MB to Repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf not deterred by loss! In fact, Kishmaraaf stronger than ever! Kishmaraaf will show RNG, Kishmaraaf will put man on moon ahead of schedule! You must put someone on the moon within 3 years. If you accept, gain 30 MB budget. If you refuse, lose 22 MB budget. If you accept and do not win the game before the end of 1967, you will lose half your budget.

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

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 89%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 40%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 10%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 40%/90%/98%
Kicker: 96%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)
A Stalwart Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Lightning Dust comes down with the feather flu. Some veggie soup and bed rest is all she needs. (If you had a launch scheduled this turn, the primary crew would have been unavailable.)
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Previous Funds: 7 MB
Budget: 95 MB
Current Funds: 102 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 78%/86%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 86%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 23%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 40%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/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 Three-Pony Shuttle
1x Two-Pony Module
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
Muffins (0% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Pad C: Damaged (20 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by Bremen (?) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:21 pm

:evil: I am beginning to tire of this.

##Repair Pad (15)
##Buy 2 2-Stage Rockets (24)
##Buy 2 Boosters (6)
##Buy 2 Lunar Probes (12)
##Declare Lunar Probe with 2-Stage Rocket, Booster, Lunar Probe
##Declare Lunar Probe with 2-Stage Rocket, Booster, Lunar Probe

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:27 pm

:grumpydash:
Another Venus mission will have to wait along with pad repairs...
##Purchase Lunar Probe x2 (12MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x2 (24MB)
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad A (2-stage + probe)
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad B (2-stage + boosters + probe)



:amazed:
We need to get the safety back up on our boosters.
##research boosters x3 (6MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x5 (35MB)


:flutterdear:
I hope we have enough bits for the rest of the year.
Cost is 77MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:01 am

##Accept Event
##Hire Three Astronauts
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x5)
##Research One-Man Module (x5)
##Purchase Lunar Probe
##Develop Orbital Satellite
##Purchase One-Stage Rocket
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket
##Purchase Boosters (x2)
##Declare Lunar Probe Landing with Lunar Probe, Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters
##Declare Orbital Satellite Launch with Orbital Satellite, One-Stage Rocket, Boosters

Total Cost: 66MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:54 pm

Not Missiles:
No research

Kishmaraaf:
Two-Man Capsule: 5, 1, 2, 1, 1 (+10%)
One-Man Module: 5, 2, 4, 6, 6 (+23%)

Pegasopolis:
Boosters: 4, 4, 4 (+12%)
Three-Pony Shuttle: 4, 3, 5, 4, 1 (+17%)

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:22 pm

July 1, 1964

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Okay, this drone actually did the whole changeling thing and slipped some inventive designs to your competitor. You may lower another player's research on any project to match your own.
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Current Funds: 23 MB
Next Year's Budget: 97 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 44%/90%/98%
One-Pony Module: 26%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/100%

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

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

Imago (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1964 (2-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1964 (2-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

Bold objective requires bold scientists! +1 to R&D rolls this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Current Funds: 46 MB
Next Year's Budget: 137 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 89%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 40%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 20%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 63%/90%/98%
Kicker: 96%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
3x Boosters
1x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
0x One-Man Capsule
1x Two-Man Capsule
1x One-Man Module
1x Kicker
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 7 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 9 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)
A Stalwart Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (KIA)

Planned Missions: (Land on moon by Dec 1967)
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1964 (2-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Orbital Satellite - Dec 1964 (1-Stage, Boosters, Orb Sat)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

The satellite plans have been sitting around so long that the moths have gotten to them. Either pay 10 MB to fill in the gaps or your orbital satellite will get a 10% safety penalty on its next mission.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Current Funds: 22 MB
Next Year's Budget: 107 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 86%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 86%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 40%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 40%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/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 Three-Pony Shuttle
1x Two-Pony Module
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
Muffins (0% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Oct 1964 (2-Stage, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - Nov 1964 (2-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad C: Damaged (20 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Chrysalis's mission control board is acting up.
##Sabotage Kishmaraaf's one-man module
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x3 (15)
##Research One-Pony Module x2 (8)
##Go for Launch

Total: 23

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 pm

:effort:
Not much to do this month other than some research. The pad repairs and fixing those outdated plans can wait.

:smirk:
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x3 (21MB)

:flutterdear:
We have 1 MB left to add to next year's budget. Our cost this month is 21MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:46 pm

##Research Two-Man Capsule (x5)
##Research One-Man Module (x5)

Total cost: 30
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:10 pm

Not Missiles:
Three-Pony Capsule: 6, 4, 4 (+14%)
One-Pony Module: 2, 4 (+6%)

Kishmaraaf: +1
Two-Man Capsule: 1, 2, 1, 2, 5 (+16%)
One-Man Module: 6, 1, 6, 1, 4 (+23%)

Pegasopolis:
Three-Pony Shuttle: 2, 3, 5 (+10%)

October 17, 1964

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
Rushing: 2 months
Two-Stage Rocket: 96-2%
Lunar Probe: 86-2%
Photo Recon: 65-2%

The curse of the lunar probes continues as a computer glitch sends the probe towards Jupiter. Shame there's no line in the bonus sheet for it.

Launch: 22 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 80 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 82 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 91 FAIL
Computer glitch, payload misaligned, sent into deep space.

-6 budget

November 3, 1964

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
Rushing: 1 month
Two-Stage Rocket: 97-1%
Boosters: 86-1%
Lunar Probe: 87-1%
Photo Recon: 65-1%

Good news is it landed. Bad news is that it landed on a very steep hillside and its antenna couldn't align itself with the earth. Sigh.

Launch: 49 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 47 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 20 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 55 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 76 PASS
Photo Recon: 5 PASS
Lunar Landing: 93 FAIL
Lands at steep angle, cannot contact ground control.

On the plus side, that maxes out your probe.

December 10, 1964

Not Missiles Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 87%
Lunar Probe: 87%
Photo Recon: 75%

Okay, this month's failure is a... wait a second, this can't be right. It succeeded? Holy crap one of the probes made it! News flash: the moon is full of rocks!

Launch: 82 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 46 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 23 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 22 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 34 PASS
Photo Recon: 4 PASS
Lunar Landing: 79 PASS

20 budget and a heck of a party back home!

December 13, 1964

Not Missiles Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 88%
Lunar Probe: 88%
Photo Recon: 90%

Unfortunately, the anxiety caused by having to live up to its predecessor was too much for the poor thing and it lost power in orbit.

Launch: 79 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 24 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 94 FAIL
Power failure, payload lost.
December 17, 1964

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%
Boosters: 89%
Lunar Probe: 85%
Photo Recon: 65%

Them boosters just didn't have it in them today. Caught fire on the pad, whole thing burned up.

Launch: 92 FAIL
Major fire, equipment destroyed

December 26, 1964

Kishmaraaf Orbital Satellite
One-Stage Rocket: 87%
Boosters: 90%
Orbital Satellite: 97%

At least the satellite went up fine. Kishmaraaf denies accusations of it broadcasting propaganda.

Launch: 46
Earth Orbital Burn: 60
Earth Orbital Activities: 12

Third satellite is third satellite. The budget boost at least cancels out the loss from last mission.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:18 pm

January 1, 1965

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Some of your astronauts have caught the Carapace Cough. They'll be okay after a good rest. (If you had a mared mission planned, your primary crew wouldn't have been able to make it.)
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 111 MB
Current Funds: 111 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 89%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 58%/90%/98%
One-Pony Module: 32%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

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

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

Imago (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Pass


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Not only are your probes cursed, your capsules seem to be, too. Your one-man capsule loses 15% safety.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Previous Funds: 16 MB
Budget: 137 MB
Current Funds: 153 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 25%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 36%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 49%/90%/98%
Kicker: 96%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 7 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 9 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)
A Stalwart Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (KIA)

Planned Missions: (Land on moon by Dec 1967)
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Derpy found a way to make the two-stage rocket's second stage ignite. Thanks Derpy, but we already have that part down. (Your Two-Stage rocket would have gained 6d6 safety, but it's already topped out on R&D.)
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Previous Funds: 1 MB
Budget: 95 MB
Current Funds: 96 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98% (-10% on next flight)
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 50%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 40%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
Muffins (0% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Pad C: Damaged (20 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:49 pm

:rainbert:
Leave it to Derpy... I mean Muffins to give us useless information. Maybe she can actually do something useful this time.

##Purchase Lunar Probe x1 (6MB)
##Purchase boosters x2 (6MB)
##Purchase docking module x1 (2MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x1 (12MB)

##Declare Mared Orbital Docking on Pad A (1-stage rocket + 1-pony capsule + boosters + docking module + astropony "Muffins")
##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad B (2-stage + boosters + probe)


:amazed:
We don't have many bits left for research...
##research 2-pony module x5 (10MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x5 (35MB)


:um:
We don't have bits to do much else, we need to have some successful missions soon.
Cost is 71MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:07 pm

Chrysalis wrote:##Recruit Astronauts - Tarsus, Alata, Costa (6)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket x2 (24)
##Purchase Booster (3)
##Purchase Interplanetary Probe (4)
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x5 (25)
##Research One-Pony Module x1 (4)
##Declare Mars Flyby (Two-Stage Rocket, Booster, Interplanetary Probe)
##Declare Mared Suborbital (Two-Stage Rocket, Three-Pony Capsule, Kevin/Elyrtron/Seta with Tarsus/Alata/Costa as backup)

Total: 66 MB

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:47 am

##Research One-Man Capsule (x5)
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x5)
##Research One-Man Module (x5)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket (x2)
##Purchase Boosters (x2)
##Purchase Lunar Probe (x2)
##Purchase Third Launch Facility
##Declare Lunar Probe Landing mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Lunar Probe
##Declare Lunar Probe Landing mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Lunar Probe

Total cost: 107
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:27 am

Not Missiles:
Three-Pony Capsule: 1, 5, 6, 2, 6 (+20%)
One-Pony Module: 5 (+5%)

Kishmaraaf:
One-Man Capsule: 3, 3, 6, 6, 3 (+21%)
Two-Man Capsule: 5, 6, 5, 6, 2 (+24%)
One-Man Module: 2, 4, 3, 6, 4 (+19%)

Pegasopolis:
Three-Pony Shuttle: 3, 2, 4, 1, 5 (+15%)
Two-Pony Module: 5, 3, 6, 3, 6 (+23%)

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:38 am

July 1, 1965

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

While preparing for the suborbital mission this year, Elytron was killed in a training accident. Please choose one of your backup crew to rotate in.
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 45 MB
Next Year's Budget: 94 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 89%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 78%/90%/98%
One-Pony Module: 37%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (10% save)
Seta (0% save)
Tarsus (0% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mars Flyby - Dec 1965 (Two-Stage, Booster, IP Sat)
Pad B: Mared Suborbital - Dec 1965 (Two-Stage, Three-Pony Cap, Kevin/Elytron/Seta, Tarsus/Alata/Costa)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Pass


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

Chrysalis isn't the only one with equipment issues this month. Your two-man capsule has had no end of issues. You must either pay 12 MB to iron the latest batch out, or it will lose 10% on its next flight.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Current Funds: 46 MB
Next Year's Budget: 133 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 85%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 46%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 60%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 68%/90%/98%
Kicker: 96%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 65%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
3x Two-Stage Rocket
3x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
2x Lunar Probe
0x One-Man Capsule
1x Two-Man Capsule
1x One-Man Module
1x Kicker
0x Docking Module

Astronauts (1 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 7 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 9 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)
A Stalwart Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (KIA)

Planned Missions: (Land on moon by Dec 1967)
Pad A: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1965 (Two-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1965 (Two-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad C: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Rainbow gets the brilliant idea to inflict Muffins's brilliant ideas on someone else. She will lower someone else's program to match yours.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Current Funds: 24 MB
Next Year's Budget: 97 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 87%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%/98%
Boosters: 87%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98% (-10% on next flight)
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 65%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 63%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 60%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
Muffins (0% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Docking - Dec 1965 (One-Stage, Boosters, One-Mare Cap, Docker, Muffins)
Pad B: Lunar Probe Landing - Nov 1965 (Two-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad C: Damaged (20 MB to repair)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:47 am

##Pay for capsule problems
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x5)
##Research One-Man Module (x5)
##Research Boosters (x2)
##Declare Manned Lunar Pass mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Two-Man Capsule, Boosters, Astronauts 5+7 (8+9 as backups)

Total cost: 46
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:58 am

Chrysalis wrote::evil: Stop dying, you cowards!
##Hire another astronaut, Gena (2)
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x5 (25)
##Research One-Pony Module x4 (16)
##Go for Launch

Total: 43

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:10 am

:snicker:
##Send Muffins to "Help" Kishmaraaf with their booster research (lowering to 87%)

:smirk:
Well, she is helping I guess...
##research 2-pony module x1 (2MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x3 (21MB)


:unimpressed:
We really need more bits.
Cost is 23MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:18 am

Not Missiles:
Three-Pony Capsule: 2, 5, 5, 5, 1 (+18%)
One-Pony Module: 4, 2, 5, 6 (+17%)

Kishmaraaf:
Boosters: 2, 3 (+5%)
Two-Man Capsule: 2, 6, 6, 4, 5 (+23%)
One-Man Module: 6, 4, 5, 6, 4 (+25%)

Pegasopolis:
Three-Pony Shuttle: 6, 4, 5 (+15%)
Two-Pony Module: 2 (+2%)

November 1, 1965

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 97-1%
Boosters: 87-1%
Lunar Probe: 88-1%
Photo Recon: 70-1%

Rainbow hates losing! But she'll have to accept coming in second this time. Mission complete.

Launch: 60 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 43 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 4 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 78 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 56 PASS
Photo Reconnaissance: 38 PASS
Lunar Landing: 78 PASS

12 budget for you.


December 3, 1965

Not Missiles Mars Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 89%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%

Satellite goes up, up, and away. We'll check back on it next turn.

Launch: 47 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 48 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 35 PASS

December 9, 1965

Not Missiles Mared Suborbital
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Three-Pony Capsule: 90%
Kevin: 10%
Tarsus: 0%
Seta: 0%
Average save: 3%

The first test flight of the three-pony capsule is a complete success. High hooves all around.

Launch: 18 PASS
Re-entry: 49 PASS
Recovery: 68 PASS

That's a total of 22 budget. The first time bonus on the 2-pony craft can no longer be claimed either (though second and third place are still available).


December 10, 1965

Pegasopolis Mared Docking
One-Stage Rocket: 87%
Boosters: 88%
One-Pony Capsule: 83%
Orbital Satellite: 97%
Docking: 60%
Muffins: 0%

Muffins delicately docks her capsule with the docking module. No problems.

Launch: 34 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 31 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 18 PASS
Docking Module Power On: 33 PASS
Docking: 21 PASS
Earth De-Orbital Burn: 44 PASS
Re-entry: 77 PASS
Recovery: 57 PASS

Works out to 5 budget.

December 21, 1965

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%
Boosters: 90%
Lunar Probe: 85%
Photo Recon: 65%

Radar issues plague the probe program. How hard can it be to find "down"?

Launch: 80 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 22 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 42 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 30 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 21 PASS
Photo Reconnaissance: 96 FAIL
Retro radar failure, probe crashes.

December 22, 1965

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%
Boosters: 91%
Lunar Probe: 86%
Photo Recon: 70%

And this one doesn't even make it to the moon.

Launch: 69 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 58 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 92 FAIL
Ignition failure, probe stuck in earth orbit

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 am

January 1, 1966

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Watching that capsule go up and down has inspired the drones in the factory to work harder than ever! All hardware is half price this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Previous Funds: 2 MB
Budget: 116 MB
Current Funds: 118 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%/98%
Boosters: 89%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 91%/98%
One-Pony Module: 54%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (20% save)
Seta (10% save)
Tarsus (10% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)
Gena (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Deep Space: Mars Flyby - Jun 1966 (IP Sat)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Pass


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

Anonymous Astronaut 7 goes into tundra to find self. A month later, rescuers find Anonymous Astronaut 7's body. Mission accomplished? Please choose Astronaut 8 or 9 to replace them for this turn's launch.
Next year's budget decreases by 3.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 121 MB
Current Funds: 121 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 92%/98%
Boosters: 92%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 46%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 83%/85%/98%
One-Man Module: 90%/98%
Kicker: 96%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Anonymous Astronaut 5 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 9 (0% save)

Anonymous Astronaut 2 (retired)
A Patriotic Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 4 (KIA)
A Stalwart Citizen (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 6 (KIA)
Anonymous Astronaut 7 (KIA)

Planned Missions: (Land on moon by Dec 1967)
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Pad C: Manned Lunar Pass - Jun 1966 (Two-Stage, Boosters, Two-Man Cap, 5/7, 8/9)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


Rainbow Dash - Zylo
Pegasopolis Spaceflight

So turns out that leaving visitors alone in the design room is a bad idea. Who'd have thought? Get -1 to your R&D rolls this turn, and choose an opponent to get +1 to their rolls.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Previous Funds: 1 MB
Budget: 114 MB
Current Funds: 115 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%/98%
Boosters: 88%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98% (-10% on next flight)
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 80%/95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 65%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 75%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 85%/100%

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

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (10% save)
Muffins (10% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Pad C: Damaged (20 MB to repair)
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (until Dec 1966)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Pass

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:34 pm

Chrysalis wrote::evil: Half price? Don't mind if I do.

##Buy Two-Stage Rocket x5 (30)
##Buy Three-Pony Capsule x3 (18)
##Buy Boosters x4 (6)
##Buy Lunar Probe (3)
##Research One-Pony Module x5 (20)
##Declare Lunar Probe (Two-Stage Rocket, Booster, Lunar Probe)
##Declare Mared Lunar Pass (Two-Stage Rocket, Three-Pony Capsule, Kevin/Seta/Tarsus with Alata/Costa/Gena as backup)

Total: 77

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:37 pm

##Assign Astronaut 8 as replacement for Lunar Pass mission
##Hire 3 Astronauts
##Research Two-Man Capsule (x1)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket (x2)
##Purchase Two-Man Capsule
##Purchase Docking Module
##Purchase Lunar Probe
##Declare Manned Orbital mission with docking using Two-Stage Rocket, Two-Man Capsule, Docking Module, Astronaut 9, Astronaut 10[new hire]
##Declare Lunar Probe Landing mission using Two-Stage Rocket, Lunar Probe

Total cost: 43
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Zylo (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:55 pm

:brash:
##Hire astropony "Spitfire" (2MB)
##Purchase 1-stage rocket x1 (3MB)
##Purchase boosters x1 (3MB)
##Purchase 1-pony capsule x1 (2MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x1 (12MB)

##Declare Mared Lunar Pass on pad A (2-stage rocket + minishuttle + Lightning Dust + Muffins + Spitfire)
##Declare Mared Orbital Docking on Pad B using docking module in orbit (1-stage rocket + 1-pony capsule + boosters + astropony Cloudchaser)

##Give +1 bonus to Kishmaraaf Space Program


:good:
##research 2-pony module x5 (10MB)
##research 3-Pony Minishuttle x5 (35MB)


:ponder:
Our costs are 67MB
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:04 pm

Not Missiles:
One-Pony Module: 6, 4, 4, 2, 3 (+19%)

Kishmaraaf: +1
Two-Man Capsule: 5 (+6%)

Pegasopolis: -1
Two-Pony Module: 3, 5, 1, 5, 6 (+15%)
Three-Pony Minishuttle: 6, 3, 6, 1, 6 (+17%)

June 19, 1966

Not Missiles Mars Flyby
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%

Mars is still as cruel as ever, as a guidance error sends the probe into the planet's atmosphere.

Mars Orbital Burn: 78 PASS
Mars Orbital Activities: 96 FAIL

June 24, 1966

Kishmaraaf Manned Lunar Pass
1 milestone skipped
Two-Stage Rocket: 92-3%
Boosters: 92-3%
Two-Man Capsule: 85-3%
Kicker: 96-3%
Anonymous Astronaut 5: 0%
Anonymous Astronaut 8: 0%

Things go well at first. On the way to the moon, the communications cut out. After a few bits of switch-flipping, the crew switches to the backup and all is well. Then disaster strikes. In earth orbit, the engine burns out early. This time, the backup does not help. They are alive, but stuck.

Launch: 65 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 52 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 40 PASS
In-Route Activities: 88 FAIL
Communication failure, minor problem, backup OK. Proceed with mission.
Lunar Mission Burn: 16 PASS
In-Route Activities: 47 PASS
Earth De-Orbital Burn: 94 FAIL
Premature burnout, attempts to restart fail, crew stranded.

The crew has been stranded in Earth orbit.

Thankfully, each of you has enough hardware to attempt a rescue, and each of you may make a single attempt. Since this is in earth orbit, all you need to try is a rocket and a capsule. Thankfully, you all have some to spare.

If you use a two-mare capsule, it will use the unmanned rules until the Kishmaraaf astronauts get aboard. If you use a three-mare, you can put a single astronaut on it (and whoever you use won't be available to fly next turn). If you use the one-mare you are a total jerk and have to choose who to save and who to leave for someone else to rescue.

Chrysalis, Rainbow, you would have to scrub a mission to free up a pad. I will not impose a budget penalty for doing so. Leader, you have a free one so you can go ahead.

Rainbow's docking module isn't in the right orbit to help, and only Glorious Leader has one in the warehouse. Without docking, the crew would have to emergency EVA at half safety.

The launch will be at half safety due to the super-rush, and there will be a 5% penalty on all safety tests.

The mission would be:
Liftoff - Rocket/Boosters - No Save - Half safety
Earth Orbital Burn - Capsule - No Save
Earth Orbital Activities - Capsule
If using a docking module: Docking Module Power On - Orbital Satellite
Earth Orbital Rendevous - Capsule
Docking - Capsule - Rolled for both
If docking fails or no module: EVA - Half safety
Earth De-Orbital Burn - Capsule
Re-Entry - Capsule - No Save
Recovery - Capsule - No Save

Please decide among yourselves who is going to try this thing and in what order.

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