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

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:07 pm

##Scrub Manned Orbital mission
##Declare Orbital Rescue mission (going second) with Two-Stage Rocket, Two-Man Capsule, Docking Module
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:09 pm

Chrysalis wrote:##Scrub the Lunar Probe
##Send up Rescue mission with 1-Stage Rocket, boosters, and Two-Pony Capsule (empty)
June 25, 1966

Not Missiles Rescue Mission
Quick Assembly
One-Stage Rocket: 88-5%/2 = 41%
Boosters: 90-5%/2 = 42%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77-5%
Kishmaraaf's EVA: 98%/2 = 49%

Throwing together a mission to save your competitor is a noble goal, but all it has earned Chrysalis is a pile of flaming debris on the pad.

Launch: 57 FAIL
Major engine failure, rocket explosion.

+8 budget for trying though.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:27 pm

June 26, 1966

Kishmaraaf Rescue Mission
Quick Assembly
Two-Stage Rocket: 92-5%/2 = 43%
Boosters: 93-5%/2 = 44%
Two-Man Capsule: 86-5%
Orbital Satellite: 97-5%
Docking: 60-5%
EVA: 98-5%/2 = 46%

Miraculously, this rocket makes off the pad. The issues begin in orbit, when the docking module fails to power up. There's nothing ground control can do; they have to do the EVA. With careful guidance by the computers, the rescue capsule finds the stricken astronauts. The crew try to exit their capsule to EVA over, but Anonymous Astronaut 8 gets stuck. After a few tense moments of shuffling in the airlock, they are free. Minutes go by as the pair makes their way to the hopefully-working capsule. They enter without incident, and prepare to de-orbit.

This time, the deorbit burn is good and everything goes to plan.

Welcome home.

Launch: 24 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 24 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 55 PASS
Docking Module Power On: 94 FAIL
Power drain, module failed. Go without it I guess.
Earth Orbital Rendevous: 38 PASS
Emergency EVA: 59 FAIL
Crew temporarily jammed in doorway. EVA good.
Earth De-Orbit Burn: 76 PASS
Reentry: 42 PASS
Recovery: 77 PASS

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:51 pm

July 1, 1966

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Of course the politicians decide to poke their noses in the failed rescue. It'll get sorted out, but you won't be able to plan any missions this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Current Funds: 41 MB
Next Year's Budget: 109 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%/98%
Boosters: 90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 77%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 91%/98%
One-Pony Module: 73%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
6x Two-Stage Rocket
4x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
0x Two-Pony Capsule
1x One-Pony Module
4x 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: Mared Lunar Pass - Dec 1966 (2-Stage, 3-Cap, Kevin/Seta/Tarsus, Alata/Costa/Gena)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Pass


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

Kishmaraaf is hyped to the heavens after their successful rescue! +1 to your R&D rolls!
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 78 MB
Next Year's Budget: 113 MB

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

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Tom Hanks (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Kevin Bacon (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 10 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 11 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 12 (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: Lunar Probe Landing - Dec 1966 (2-Stage, Lunar Probe)
Pad C: None

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Your ponies are hard at work in the factories, making beautiful spaceships. All hardware is half price this turn.
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 48 MB
Next Year's Budget: 112 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: 95%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 80%/90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 75%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 85%/100%

Hardware:
1x One-Stage Rocket
1x 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 (10% save)
Cloud Chaser (0% save)
Spitfire (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Lunar Pass - Dec 1966 (2-stage, shuttle, LD/Muffins/Spitfire)
Pad B: Mared Orbital Docking - Dec 1966 (1-stage, boosters, 1-cap, existing module, Cloudchaser)
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 8:52 pm

Two things:

First, the event deck has run out and been reshuffled, so you've seen the full gamut now.

Second, if you want, you can have a rescue mission planned. Just put on enough hardware to do the thing (reach earth or maybe moon orbit, probably a docking module). If a rescue is needed in the six month window that a normal mission would launch in, it will be able to without any safety penalties, except for the half EVA and the normal rushing penalty (and cost) if it rescues a rushed mission. If it turns out not to be needed, it will be "scrubbed" with no penalty other than taking up your pad for the year.

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 pm

##Research One-Man Capsule (x5)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket (x2)
##Purchase Boosters (x2)
##Purchase Lunar Probe
##Purchase Two-Man Capsule
##Purchase Kicker
##Declare Lunar Probe Landing mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Lunar Probe
##Declare Manned Lunar Pass mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Kicker, Two-Man Capsule, Tom Hanks, Anonymous Astronaut 11

total cost: 50
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:15 pm

Chrysalis wrote:##Research One-Pony Module x3 (12)
##Develop Kicker (12)
##Research Kicker x5 (5)
##Research Two-Pony Capsule x2 (4)

Total: 33

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:44 pm

:anticipation:
Half price hardware again!

:bwuh:
Did you cut corners to get that price down?

:smirk:
Half price hardware leaves more bits for research later, we could stock up on a few extra items now.

##Research 2-pony module x3 (6MB)


:awkward:
I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a few extra parts and hope we never need to use 1 of them.

##Purchase 2nd minishuttle @50% (15MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x2 @50% (12MB)
##Purchase boosters x4 @50% (6MB)
##Purchase 1-stage rocket x2 @50% (3MB)
##Purchase 1-pony capsule x1 @50% (1MB)
##Purchase docking module x1 @50% (1MB)
##Purchase 2-pony module x1 @50% (4MB)


:fluttershrug:
I guess that is a good deal for lots of hardware. Cost is 48MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 pm

Not Missiles:
Two-Pony Capsule: 6, 5 (+11%)
One-Pony Module: 4, 3, 4 (+11%)
Kicker: 4, 6, 5, 2, 1 (+18%)

Kishmaraaf: +1
One-Man Capsule: 3, 5, 2, 3, 2 (+20%)

Pegasopolis:
Two-Pony Module: 3, 6, 4 (+13%)

December 2, 1966

Not Missiles Mared Lunar Pass
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%
Three-Pony Capsule: 91%
Kevin: 20%
Seta: 10%
Tarsus: 10%
Average Save: 13%

Silly changelings thought the curse wouldn't follow them past the Lunar Probe. Okay fine, even though the deorbit burn screwed up and the engine will have to be looked at, the mission did technically succeed.

Launch: 5 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 69 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 61 PASS
In-Route Activities: 52 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 33 PASS
In-Route Activities: 2 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 92 FAIL
Save: 63 FAIL
Premature burnout, engine performs below minimum thrust. Lose 1d10 safety (6).
Re-entry: 86 PASS
It's not clear on my chart whether the safety loss is during or after the mission, so I'm erring on the side of mercy here. Woulda been a total loss.
Recovery: 68 PASS
Recovery - Capsule - No Save

+19 budget and your capsule's safety has been reduced to 85%. Plus the usual 1%

December 26, 1966

Pegasopolis Mared Lunar Pass
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 95%
Lightning Dust: 10%
Muffins: 10%
Spitfire: 0%
Average Save: 16%

The world's first minishuttle heads into the heavens, three brave pegasi aboard. On the way to the moon, the comms go out. Muffins does... okay nobody's quite sure what she did or how it helped, but the radio came back. Let's not think about it too hard. The engine sputtered a little during the deorbit burn, but everything went okay.

Launch: 82 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 88 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 24 PASS
In-Route Activities: 96 FAIL
Save: 79 FAIL
Communication failure, repaired by crew. Continue mission.
Lunar Mission Burn: 92 PASS
In-Route Activities: 11 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 96 FAIL
Save: 98 FAIL
Burn successful. Continue mission.
Reentry: 58 PASS
Recovery: 17 PASS

Let's see, mare in space plus orbit, plus second third-pony craft, plus first shuttle, plus second lunar pass... that's +51 budget.


December 28, 1966

Pegasopolis Mared Orbital Docking
One-Stage Rocket: 88%
Boosters: 88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%
Docking: 75%
Cloud Chaser: 0%

Things go well on the way up, and she even docks no problem. However, during reentry, a manufacturing defect in the heat shield damages the craft. Lousy pre-shuttle build quality.

Thankfully, the capsule holds out long enough to safely splash down.

Launch: 80 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 6 PASS
Earth Orbital Rendezvous: 9 PASS
Docking: 52 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 70 PASS
Reentry: 87 FAIL
Defective heat shield, safety -20% for recovery
Recovery: 57 PASS

5 more budget.


December 30, 1966

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 93%
Lunar Probe: 87%
Photo Recon: 70%

Probe lands on earth instead. In pieces. And on fire.

Launch: 98 FAIL
Fire on pad, payload lost.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:59 pm

January 1, 1967

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

The drones have been playing around with the very expensive hardware again and broke a two-stage rocket. You must either pay 24 MB or it will suffer -20% safety on its next launch.
Next year's budget decreases by 5.

Previous Funds: 8 MB
Budget: 128 MB
Current Funds: 136 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 86%/91%/98%
One-Pony Module: 84%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
Kicker: 43%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
5x Two-Stage Rocket
4x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
0x Two-Pony Capsule
1x One-Pony Module
3x Three-Pony Capsule
1x Kicker

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (30% save)
Seta (20% save)
Tarsus (20% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)
Gena (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Orbit


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Your two-stage rocket, on the other hand, is the epitome of not-being-touched (it would gain 6d6 safety if it could).
This is also your last chance to plan a manned lunar landing for your objective.
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Previous Funds: 28 MB
Budget: 107 MB
Current Funds: 135 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 93%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 87%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 66%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 87%/98%
One-Man Module: 90%/98%
Kicker: 97%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
2x Boosters
0x 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):
Tom Hanks (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Kevin Bacon (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 10 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 11 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 12 (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: Lunar Probe Landing - Jun 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: None
Pad C: Manned Lunar Pass - Jun 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, Kicker, 2-Man, Hanks/11)

Next Milestone: Lunar Probe Landing


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Pegasopolis Spaceflight

The pone factory don't stop! Half price hardware this turn, too!
Next year's budget decreases by 10.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 168 MB
Current Funds: 168 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%/98%
Boosters: 89%/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: 96%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 90%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 85%/100%

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
2x Two-Stage Rocket
4x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
2x Three-Pony Shuttle (1 needs refurb)
2x Two-Pony Module
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (20% save)
Muffins (20% save)
Cloud Chaser (10% save)
Spitfire (10% save)

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

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Orbit

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:00 am

##Research one-man capsule (x5)
##Purchase two-stage rocket (x2)
##Purchase two-man capsule (x2)
##Purchase kicker (x2)
##Purchase boosters (x2)
##Declare Manned Lunar Orbital mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Two-Man Capsule, Kicker, Boosters, Kevin Bacon, Astronaut 12

total cost: 53
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:13 am

Chrysalis wrote::evil: I don't care how much you complain about "Too dangerous!" or "Unproven technology!", I'm not losing to some ponies.

##Pay 24 MB to fix the rocket (24)
##Pay 18 MB to Kishmaraaf for 50% safety docking (18)
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x1 (5)
##Research One-Pony Module x1 (4)
##Research Kicker x5 (5)
##Build Third Launchpad (30)
##Build Docking Adapter x2 (4)
##Hire Astronauts Backup, Understudy, Drone, Somebody, Guinea Pig, and Flammable (12)
##Declare Mared Docking (Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Docking Adapter, and Three-Pony Capsule with Alata/Costa/Gena and Backup as Backup)
##Declare Mared Docking (Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Docking Adapter, and Three-Pony Capsule with Kevin/Seta/Tarsus and Understudy as Backup)
##Declared Mared Docking/Mared Lunar Orbit (Two-Stage Rocket, Three-Pony Capsule with Drone/Somebody/Guinea Pig and Flammable as Backup)

Total: 90

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:09 am

:v:
Well, it seems to be a good time to fix the pad and come up with a backup plan for the rockets/boosters.

##Repair pad C (20MB)
##Refurb the shuttle (2MB)
##Purchase Interplanetary Satellite x2 @50% (4MB)
##Purchase boosters x4 @50% (6MB)
##Purchase 2-stage rocket x6 @50% (36MB)

##Declare Venus Interplanetary Fly-By on Pad A (2-stage + boosters + IP sat)
##Declare Venus Interplanetary Fly-By on Pad B (2-stage + boosters + IP sat)
##Declare Mared Lunar orbital docking mission on pad C (2-stage + boosters + shuttle + 2-pony module + Lightning Dust + Spitfire + Cloud Chaser (Muffins as backup))


:ohboy:
Yay a new science project!!
##Develop 3-stage rocket (84MB)

:nnngh:
152MB cost.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:57 am

Not Missiles:
Three-Pony Capsule: 3 (+3%)
One-Pony Module: 1 (+1%)
Kicker: 4, 5, 3, 3, 4 (+19%)

Kishmaraaf:
One-Man Capsule: 5, 6, 3, 1, 2 (+17%)

Pegasopolis:
No research

June 5, 1967

Kishmaraaf Lunar Probe Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 93%
Lunar Probe: 87%
Photo Recon: 70%

Always with the issues and problems. The probe is stuck in lunar orbit. Who wants to launch a rescue mission?

Launch: 23 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 27 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 4 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 91 FAIL
Ignition failure, probe stranded.

June 29, 1967

Kishmaraaf Manned Lunar Pass
1 milestone skipped
Two-Stage Rocket: 94-3%
Boosters: 94-3%
Kicker: 97-3%
Two-Man Capsule: 87-3%
Tom Hanks: 10%
Astronaut 11: 0%
Average Save: 5%

Kishmaraaf wastes time with endless probes! Kishmaraaf sends humans to moon instead! This time, all goes very well. Tom Hanks great hero. Other astronaut should get name for this, too.

Launch: 28 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 82 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 71 PASS
In-Route Activities: 35 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 25 PASS
In-Route Activities: 28 PASS
Earth De-Orbital Burn: 79 PASS
Re-Entry: 78 PASS
Recovery: 8 PASS

And the, well, third two-man craft bonus at least. 9 budget isn't bad.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:17 am

July 1, 1967

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Lousy scientists having things like "a conscience" and "morals". What do you want from us, huh? Fine, leave! And take your science with you! Aw crap they did. -1 to R&D rolls and pick a competitor to get +1 to theirs.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Current Funds: 34 MB
Next Year's Budget: 128 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%/98%
Boosters: 90%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 96%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 89%/91%/98%
One-Pony Module: 85%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
Kicker: 62%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

Hardware:
0x One-Stage Rocket
5x Two-Stage Rocket
4x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
0x Two-Pony Capsule
1x One-Pony Module
3x Three-Pony Capsule
2x Docking Adapter
1x Kicker

Astronauts (2 MB):
Kevin (30% save)
Seta (20% save)
Tarsus (20% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)
Gena (0% save)
Backup (0% save)
Understudy (0% save)
Drone (0% save)
Somebody (0% save)
Guinea Pig (0% save)
Flammable (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Docking - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, 3-Cap, Docker, Alata/Costa/Gena, Backup)
Pad B: Mared Docking - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, 3-Cap, Docker, Kevin/Seta/Tarsus, Understudy)
Pad C: Mared Lunar Orbit + Docking - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, 3-Cap, Existing Docker? Drone/Somebody/Guinea Pig, Flammable)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Orbit


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

Tom Hanks plays role in big movie. Lots of explosions. Used most of the rocket fuel. Good thing there's enough left for the launch. (You could only launch one mission this turn.)
Next year's budget increases by 10.

Current Funds: 100 MB
Next Year's Budget: 104 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%/98%
Boosters: 95%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 83%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 88%/98%
One-Man Module: 90%/98%
Kicker: 98%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 70%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Tom Hanks (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Kevin Bacon (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 10 (0% save)
Bill Paxton (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 12 (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: Manned Lunar Orbit - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, Kicker, 2-Man, Bacon/12)
Pad C: None

Next Milestone: Manned Lunar Orbit


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Not naming names, but somepony hasn't been keeping fit. In fact, that particular mare isn't qualified to fly and will spend the entire turn hitting the gym. In unrelated news, Muffins is replacing Cloud Chaser on the mission.
Next year's budget decreases by 1.


Current Funds: 16 MB
Next Year's Budget: 157 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%/98%
Three-Stage Rocket: 60%/95%/98%
Boosters: 89%/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: 96%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 90%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 90%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 85%/100%

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
8x Two-Stage Rocket
8x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
2x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
2x Three-Pony Shuttle
2x Two-Pony Module
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (20% save)
Muffins (20% save)
Cloud Chaser (10% save)
Spitfire (10% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Venus Flyby - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, IP Sat)
Pad B: Venus Flyby - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, IP Sat)
Pad C: Mared Lunar Orbit + Module - Dec 1967 (2-Stage, Boosters, Shuttle, 2-Mod, LD/SF/Muffins)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Orbit

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:14 pm

Chrysalis wrote:##Give Kishmaraaf the R&D bonus
##Research Three-Pony Capsule x2 (10)
##Go for Launch

Total:10

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 pm

:awkward:
I guess Cloud Chaser has been drinking a bit too much cider after her last mission. I guess hiring a few additional crew members might be a good plan just in case she's not ready for the next mission.

##Hire astroponies "Soarin" and "Thunderlane" (4MB)

:smirk:
just enough bits left for some research.
##research 3-stage rocket x2 (12MB)

:fluttershrug:
No more bits for the year but at least we have a large budget.
Cost is 16MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:46 pm

##Research one-man capsule (x1)
##Purchase one-stage rocket (x2)
##Purchase docking module (x2)
##Purchase one-man capsule (x2)
##Purchase boosters
##Declare manned orbital with docking with one-stage rocket, one-man capsule, boosters, docking module, bill paxton (tom hanks backup)
##Declare manned orbital with docking with one-stage rocket, one-man capsule, boosters, docking module, astronaut 10 (astronaut 8 backup)

total cost: 18
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:48 am

Not Missiles: -1
Three-Pony Capsule: 3, 3 (+4%)

Kishmaraaf: +1
One-Man Capsule: 1 (+2%)

Pegasopolis:
Three-Stage Rocket: 5, 3 (+8%)


December 1, 1967

Kishmaraaf Manned Lunar Orbital
Two-Stage Rocket: 94%
Boosters: 95%
Two-Man Capsule: 88%
Kicker: 98%
Kevin Bacon: 10%
Astronaut 12: 0%
Average Save: 5%

Kishmaraaf sends men around moon. Kishmaraaf sends men to earth. Lunar probe sacrifices have pacified RNG for now. Astronaut 12 hopes for name, too.

Launch: 12 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 83 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 78 PASS
In-Route Activities: 4 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 26 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 66 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 18 PASS
In-Route Activities: 34 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 78 PASS
Reentry: 51 PASS
Recovery: 57 PASS

That's first manned lunar orbit. Woo. 34 budget. Before it gets cut in half.


December 3, 1967

Not Missiles Orbital Docking
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%
Boosters: 90%
Three-Pony Capsule: 91%
Orbital Satellite: 96%
Docking: 50%
Alata: 0%
Costa: 0%
Gena: 0%

The mission ends before it even begins when a lightning strike sets off the rocket's fuel tanks, blowing everything up. Thankfully the crew hadn't boarded yet.

Launch: 100 FAIL
Lighting strike, vehicle destroyed, pad damaged, crew okay.

December 8, 1967

Not Missiles Orbital Docking
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%
Boosters: 91%
Three-Pony Capsule: 91%
Orbital Satellite: 96%
Docking: 50%
Kevin: 30%
Seta: 20%
Tarsus: 20%
Average Save: 23%

After the last explosion, things go a lot better. High above the earth, Kevin docks to the module, then leaves it behind for the next flight.

After splashdown, the capsule's hatch jams. Recovery changelings have to carefully cut through the side to get the crew out. But they do get them out safely. Mission success? Close enough, it counts.

Launch: 53 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 54 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 32 PASS
Orbital Module Power On: 69 PASS
Docking: 18 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 40 PASS
Reentry: 75 PASS
Recovery: 92 FAIL
Jammed hatch, capsule cut open, crew okay.

Took this long for someone to claim second docking. 11 budget.


December 10, 1967

Not Missiles Orbital Docking and Lunar Orbit
Two-Stage Rocket: 96%
Three-Pony Capsule: 92%
Docking: 65%
Drone: 0%
Somebody: 0%
Guinea Pig: 0%

For all the work that it took to get that module up there, the docking fails. The capsule's docking mechanism just does not hook up. Fortunately, everything else goes without a hitch.

Launch: 96 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 40 PASS
Earth Orbital Rendezvous: 70 PASS
Docking: 97 FAIL
Error in docking mechanism
Earth Mission Burn: 1 PASS
In-Route Activities: 10 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 36 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 34 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 52 PASS
In-Route Activities: 17 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 13 PASS
Reentry: 50 PASS
Recovery: 31 PASS

Cripes I was hoping that this wouldn't happen. I'll mark the mission as a failure for -2 budget. But I'll still give you the milestone since that part did succeed.


December 11, 1967

Pegasopolis Venus Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%
Boosters: 89%
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%

The satellite goes up, then comes down on the wrong planet.

Launch: 78 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 94 FAIL
Erratic burn, reenters atmosphere.

December 14, 1967

Pegasopolis Venus Flyby
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%
Boosters: 90%
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%

...And the second one dies the exact same way. Who filled the engine bells with cupcakes?

Launch: 57 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 88 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 95 FAIL
Erratic burn, reenters atmosphere.

December 31, 1967

Pegasopolis Orbital Lunar Module Practice and Lunar Orbit
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%
Boosters: 91%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 96%
Two-Pony Module: 90%
Docking: 90%
Lightning Dust: 20%
Spitfire: 10%
Muffins: 20%
Average Save: 16%

Pegasopolis's little combo mission works out swimmingly. Up in orbit, the module successfully detaches, passes its little checks, and re-docks to let Lightning Dust and Spitfire back in the capsule for the trip around the moon.

Launch: 34 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 63 PASS
Lunar Module Activities: 12 PASS
Docking: 4 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 33 PASS
In-Route Activities: 57 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 87 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 35 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 80 PASS
In-Route Activities: 90 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 77 PASS
Reentry: 66 PASS
Recovery: 56 PASS

Technically this counts as the second lunar orbit. +19 I think.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:02 am

January 1, 1968

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Congratulations, by hiring so many astronauts, you have qualified for a bulk discount! New astronauts will cost 1 MB for the rest of the game.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Previous Funds: 24 MB
Budget: 127 MB
Current Funds: 151 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%/98%
Boosters: 92%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 93%/98%
One-Pony Module: 85%/90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
Kicker: 62%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 70%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 95%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Kevin (40% save)
Seta (30% save)
Tarsus (30% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)
Gena (0% save)
Backup (0% save)
Understudy (0% save)
Drone (10% save)
Somebody (10% save)
Guinea Pig (10% save)
Flammable (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Damaged (15 MB to repair)
Pad B: None
Pad C: None
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (until Dec 1968)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Landing


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Kishmaraaf Space Program

More than your budget's been reduced, it seems. Due to a major manufacturing error, your mission on Pad A will have its launch safety cut in half. Wanna scrub it to get the stuff back, switch it to unmanned for the 1%, maybe launch it second? Or just fire it up first anyways.
Next year's budget increases by 7.

Previous Funds: 82 MB
Budget: 69 MB
Current Funds: 151 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%/98%
Boosters: 95%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 89%/98%
One-Man Module: 90%/98%
Kicker: 98%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 50%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Tom Hanks (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Kevin Bacon (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 10 (0% save)
Bill Paxton (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 12 (10% 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: Manned Docking - Jun 1968 (1-stage half safety, Boosters, 1-cap, Docker, Paxton, Hanks)
Pad B: None
Pad C: Manned Docking - Jun 1968 (1-stage, Boosters, 1-cap, Docker, 10, 8)

Next Milestone: Manned Lunar Landing


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Pegasopolis Spaceflight

Space is cold, and the pegasi caught the cold, too. They'll be all right, though. (If you had a launch planned this turn, your primary crew would not have been able to go.)
Next year's budget decreases by 25.

Previous Funds: 0 MB
Budget: 170 MB
Current Funds: 170 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%/98%
Three-Stage Rocket: 68%/95%/98%
Boosters: 92%/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: 97%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 91%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
5x Two-Stage Rocket
5x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
0x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
2x Three-Pony Shuttle (1 needs refurb)
1x Two-Pony Module
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (30% save)
Muffins (30% save)
Cloud Chaser (10% save)
Spitfire (20% save)
Soarin (0% save)
Thunderlane (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: None
Pad B: None
Pad C: None

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Landing

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:52 am

Chrysalis wrote::evil: Time to hedge my bets

##Repair Launchpad (15)
##Buy Two-Stage Rocket (12)
##Buy Three-Pony Capsule x2 (24)
##Buy Two-Pony Capsule (6)
##Buy One-Pony Module (8)
##Buy Docking Module (2)
##Hire Drone1, Drone2 (2)
##Research One-Pony Module x2 (8)
##Research Kicker x5 (5)
##Declare Mared Docking/Mared Lunar Orbit (Two-Stage Rocket, Three-Pony Capsule, Drone/Somebody/Guinea Pig with Flammable as backup)
##Declare Mared Lunar Landing (Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Three-Pony Capsule, One-Pony Module, Kevin in the lander, Seta and Tarsus in the Capsule, Backup/Gena/Drone1 as Backup)
##Declare Mared Lunar Landing (Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Two-Pony Capsule, Kicker, Docking Adapter, One-Pony Module, Alata in the Lander, Costa in the Capsule, Understudy/Drone2 as Backup)

Total: 82 MB

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:52 pm

:brash:
I guess it's time to plan our own moon landing mission. I doubt the changelings are ready to pull it off but with 2 planned attempts it doesn't make sense for us to wait.

##Refurb the shuttle (2MB)
##Purchase 2-pony module x1 (8MB)
##Purchase Lunar probe x1 (6MB)
##Develop 3-pony capsule (36MB)
##Hire astroponies "Night Glider", "Vapor Trail", "Sky stinger", "Blaze", "Misty Fly" and "Scootaloo"(12MB)

##Declare Lunar Probe on Pad A (2-stage rocket + boosters + Lunar Probe)
##Declare Mared Lunar orbital docking mission on pad B (2-stage rocket + boosters + shuttle + 2-pony module + Spitfire + Soarin + Thunderlane (backups are Blaze, Misty Fly, Scootaloo)

##Declare Lunar landing + moon walk mission on pad C (3-stage rocket + shuttle + 2-pony module + Lighting Dust + Muffins + Cloud Chaser (LD & Muffins in the module for landing) backups are Night Glider, Vapor Trail, Sky Stinger)


:smirk:
We should have the research done on our new rocket in time for the mission.
##research 3-stage rocket x5 (30MB)
##research 3-pony capsule x3 (15MB)


:ponder:
Our total cost is 109MB which leaves us some bits for research and emergency repairs if needed.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:57 pm

Kishmaraaf is GO FOR MOON
##Hire 2 astronauts
##Purchase Docking Module
##Scrub mission on Pad A
##Declare Manned Orbital mission with docking with One-Stage Rocket, Boosters, One-Man Capsule, Docking Module, Astronaut 13 (Astronaut 14 as backup)
##Declare Manned Lunar Landing mission with Two-Stage Rocket, Boosters, Two-Man Capsule, Kicker, Docking Module, One-Man Module, Tom Hanks in the module, Kevin Bacon in the capsule (Bill Paxton and Sandra Bullock [astronaut 12] as backups)

total cost: 4
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:47 pm

Not Missiles:
One-Pony Module: 4, 1 (+5%)
Kicker: 5, 2, 6, 6, 3 (+22%)

Kishmaraaf:
No research

Pegasopolis:
Three-Stage Rocket: 2, 5, 5, 3, 5 (+20%)
Three-Pony Capsule: 2, 2, 3 (+7%)

June 13, 1968

Kishmaraaf Orbital Docking
One-Stage Rocket: 88%
Boosters: 95%
One-Man Capsule: 84%
Orbital Satellite: 98%
Docking: 50%
Astronaut 10: 0%

All goes well for a while.

But Kishmaraaf parachutes still not best in world. The docking has been practiced, but at the cost of another life. We can only hope it will make a difference.

Launch: 19 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 84 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 5 PASS
Docking Module Power On: 59 PASS
Docking: 46 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 57 PASS
Reentry: 38 PASS
Recovery: 90 FAIL
Parachute failure, crew killed on impact.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:47 pm

July 1, 1968

Queen Chrysalis - Bremen
Definitely Not Missiles

Your science drones have made a great discovery! The capsules and modules should be airtight! Thanks, guys. (You could boost the safety of your three-pony capsule or one-pony module by 6d6, but both are capped.)
Next year's budget decreases by 7.

Current Funds: 69 MB
Next Year's Budget: 125 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%/98%
Boosters: 92%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 97%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 92%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Two-Pony Capsule: 85%/98%
Three-Pony Capsule: 93%/98%
One-Pony Module: 90%/98% (Next failure is countered)
Kicker: 84%/95%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 70%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 95%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Kevin (40% save)
Seta (30% save)
Tarsus (30% save)
Alata (0% save)
Costa (0% save)
Gena (0% save)
Backup (0% save)
Understudy (0% save)
Drone (10% save)
Somebody (10% save)
Guinea Pig (10% save)
Flammable (0% save)
Drone1 (0% save)
Drone2 (0% save)

Imago (KIA)
Elytron (KIA)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Mared Docking + Lunar Orbit - Dec 1968 (2-Stage, 3-Cap, Existing Docker, Drone/Somebody/Guinea Pig, Flammable)
Pad B: Mared Lunar Landing - Dec 1968 (2-Stage, Boosters, 3-Cap, 1-Mod, Kevin/Seta/Tarsus, Backup/Gena/Drone1)
Pad C: Mared Lunar Landing - Dec 1968 (2-Stage, Boosters, 2-Cap, Kicker, Docker, 1-Mod, Alata/Costa, Understudy/Drone2)
Earth Orbit: Docking Module (until Dec 1968)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Landing


Glorious Leader - sharkmafia
Kishmaraaf Space Program

Must we all be enemies? Must innocent lives be lost in the pursuit of victory? Perhaps friendship is true answer. Your next planned mission must be joint.
Next year's budget increases by 1.

Current Funds: 145 MB
Next Year's Budget: 57 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 89%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 95%/98%
Boosters: 95%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98%
Interplanetary Satellite: 91%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Man Capsule: 40%/84%/93%
Two-Man Capsule: 89%/98%
One-Man Module: 90%/98%
Kicker: 98%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking: 65%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 75%/100%

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

Astronauts (1 MB):
Tom Hanks (20% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 8 (0% save)
Kevin Bacon (20% save)
Bill Paxton (10% save)
Sandra Bullock (10% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 13 (0% save)
Anonymous Astronaut 14 (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)
Anonymous Astronaut 10 (KIA)

Planned Missions: (Land on moon by Dec 1967)
Pad A: Manned Docking - Nov 1968 (1-stage, Boosters, 1-cap, Docker, 13, 14)
Pad B: Manned Lunar Landing - Nov 1968 (2-stage, Boosters, 2-cap, Kicker, Docker, 1-mod, Hanks/Bacon, Paxton/Bullock)
Pad C: None
Deep space: Docking Module (Until Jun 1969)

Next Milestone: Manned Lunar Landing


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Pegasopolis Spaceflight

That orbital satellite is just falling apart. Pay 10 MB or that -10% becomes a -20%.
Next year's budget increases by 5.

Current Funds: 58 MB
Next Year's Budget: 150 MB

Programs:
One-Stage Rocket: 88%/98%
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%/98%
Three-Stage Rocket: 88%/95%/98%
Boosters: 92%/98%
Orbital Satellite: 98%/98% (-10% on next flight)
Interplanetary Satellite: 93%/93%
Lunar Probe: 88%/88%
One-Pony Capsule: 84%/93%
Three-Pony Capsule: 32%/85%/98%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 97%/98%
Two-Pony Module: 91%/98%
EVA Suits: 98%/98%
Docking 98%/98%
Photo Reconnaissance: 90%/100%

Hardware:
2x One-Stage Rocket
5x Two-Stage Rocket
5x Boosters
0x Orbital Satellite
0x Interplanetary Satellite
1x Lunar Probe
1x One-Pony Capsule
1x Three-Pony Capsule
2x Three-Pony Shuttle
2x Two-Pony Module
1x Docking Module

Astronauts (2 MB):
Lightning Dust (30% save)
Muffins (30% save)
Cloud Chaser (10% save)
Spitfire (20% save)
Soarin (0% save)
Thunderlane (0% save)
Night Glider (0% save)
Vapor Trail (0% save)
Sky Stinger (0% save)
Blaze (0% save)
Misty Sky (0% save)
Scootaloo (0% save)

Planned Missions:
Pad A: Lunar Probe - Nov 1968 (2-stage, Boosters, Lunar Probe)
Pad B: Mared Docking + Lunar Orbital - Nov 1968 (2-stage, Boosters, Shuttle, 2-mod, Spitire/Soarin/Thunderlane, Blaze/MS/Scoots)
Pad C: Mared Lunar Landing - Nov 1968 (3-stage, shuttle, 2-mod, LD/Muffins/CC, NG/VT/SS)

Next Milestone: Mared Lunar Landing

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

Post by Zylo (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm

:effort:
Other than some research there isn't much else to do but wait to see if our missions work out.

:good:
Research on the 3-stage rocket should be done soon.
##research 3-stage rocket x5 (30MB)
##research 3-pony capsule x5 (25MB)


:whatsup:
If these missions are all successful and we land on the moon first there are some bits left for cider.
Cost is 55MB.
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Bremen (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:24 pm

:evil: Stop being such cowards and get in the rocket! Do you want to live forever?

##Research Kicker x5 (5)
##Go for Launch


:evil: I guess it wouldn't hurt to try to save them if something goes wrong.

##Buy One-Stage Rocket (3)
##Buy Two-Stage Rocket (12)
##Buy Two-Pony Capsulex2 (12)
##Buy Three-Pony Capsule (12)
##Buy Docking Modulex2 (4)
##Buy Kicker (3)
##Send Backup to impersonate Bill Paxton fly a join mission with Kishmaraaf, also providing two-pony Capsule and Docking Module

Total: 51 MB

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

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:28 pm

BE NOT DISCOURAGED, ASTRONAUT 13! ORBITAL DOCKING GOES AHEAD AS PLANNED! FOR KISHMARAAF!

##Research One-Man Capsule (x5)
##Purchase Two-Stage Rocket (x2)
##Purchase Boosters
##Purchase Two-Man Capsule
##Purchase Kicker
##Declare Joint Manned Orbital mission with Bremen, supplying Two-Stage Rocket, Pad, and Bill Paxton (and docking module in orbit)

total cost: 41
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Re: [LIFTOFF] Earth sucks, let's go to space

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:22 pm

Not Missiles:
Kicker: 2, 6, 4, 4, 3 (+19%)

Kishmaraaf:
One-Man Capsule: 1, 3, 3, 4, 3 (+14%)

Pegasopolis:
5Three-Stage Rocket: 5, 1, 3, 2, 3 (+14%)
5Three-Pony Capsule: 4, 1, 2, 5, 6 (+18%)

November 2, 1968

Kishmaraaf Orbital Docking
1 month rushed
One-Stage Rocket: 89-1%
Boosters: 95-1%
One-Man Capsule: 54-1%
Orbital Satellite: 98-1%
Astronaut 13: 0%

Shoddy capsule makes for bad mission. Engine failure prevents docking, then heat shield failure destroys capsule.

Launch: 23 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 5 PASS
Earth Orbital Activities: 97 FAIL
Engine problem, computer glitch. Mission scrubbed.
Reentry: 58 FAIL
Heat shield fails, crew killed.

November 4, 1968

Kishmaraaf Lunar Landing
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 95-1%
Boosters: 95-1%
Orbital Satellite: 98-1%
Two-Man Capsule: 89-1%
One-Man Module: 90-1%
Kicker: 98-1%
EVA: 98-1%
Docking: 65-1%
Photo Recon: 75-1%
Tom Hanks: 20%
Kevin Bacon: 20%

Crew launches well. On the way, they manage to silence the Glorious Leader's Moon Speech, which had been on loop the entire mission. They are scared but optimistic so far.

Tom Hanks successfully lands on the surface, and climbs down the ladder.

"Like Icarus, we break the bonds of gravity, and fly free amongst the stars. Hopefully unlike Icarus, we don't die in a fireball on the way back."

A beautiful speech, which the world doesn't get to hear, due to Glorious Leader dubbing "GLORY TO KISHMARAAF, MASTER OF MOON" over it.

Back in orbit, a flaw in the docking mechanism prevents the module from re-coupling with the capsule. Tom Hanks heroically suits up and makes the trip across. Thankfully, he manages to re-enter the capsule.

Some days later, glorious Kishmaraaf capsule returns to Earth! Glory to astronauts! Glory to kicker! GLORY TO KISHMARAAF!

Launch: 92 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 92 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 7 PASS
Docking Module Power On: 71 PASS
Docking: 20 PASS
In-Route Activities: 20 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 26 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 10 PASS
Photo Recon: 54 PASS
Lunar Landing: 19 PASS
Lunar Surface Activities: 6 PASS
Moon Walk: 78 PASS
Lunar Launch: 18 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 76 PASS
Docking: 95 FAIL
Save: 70 FAIL
Error in docking mechanism, all attempts failed
Emergency EVA (half): 4 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 92 PASS
In-Route Activities: 8 PASS
Earth De-Orbital Burn: 20 PASS
Reentry: 5 PASS
Recovery: 9 PASS

Kishmaraaf has won the game! But let's play this out, see how the others do.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 pm

November 5, 1968

Pegasopolis Lunar Probe Landing
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 98-1%
Boosters: 92-1%
Lunar Probe: 88-1%

Was one lunar probe landing too much to ask? Stupid computers.

Launch: 73 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 21 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 20 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 11 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 81 PASS
Photo Recon: 100 FAIL
Computer failure, communications lost

November 14, 1968

Pegasopolis Module Practice and Lunar Orbital
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 98-1%
Boosters: 93-1%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 97-1%
Two-Pony Module: 91-1%
Docking: 98-1%
Spitfire: 20%
Soarin: 0%
Thunderland: 0%
Average Save: 6%

Things go well until it is time to break lunar orbit. The poor shuttle's engines just don't have it in them and they are stuck.

Launch: 78 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 72 PASS
Lunar Module Activities: 59 PASS
Docking: 26 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 35 PASS
In-Route Activities: 85 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 37 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 86 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 98 FAIL
Save: 36 FAIL
Ignition failure, repairs cannot be made. Shuttle stranded.

Three brave ponies are stranded in orbit around the moon.

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 pm

November 13, 1968

Pegasopolis Rescue Landing
1 month rushed
Two-Stage Rocket: 98-1%
Boosters: 94-1%
Three-Pony Shuttle: 98-1%
Two-Pony Module: 92-1%
EVA: 98-1%
Docking: 98-1%
Photo Recon: 95-1%
Spitfire: 20%
Soarin: 0%
Thunderland: 0%
Average Save: 6%

In a daring mission, the planned lunar landing is repurposed into a rescue mission. The empty shuttle intercepts the stricken one. It takes considerable effort, and even more risk, but they manage to make the EVA across. The spare shuttle brought a module, so why not land on the moon? It's not what they planned to do, but it's right there.

On the surface, Spitfire and Soarin expressed quite a bit of concern over their luck.

But things went well for the first ponies on the moon, and the shuttle landed back on Earth safely.

Launch: 82 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 93 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 31 PASS
Docking: 50 PASS
In-Route Activities: 10 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 11 PASS
Lunar Orbital Rendezvous: 34 PASS
Emergency EVA (half): 49 FAIL
Save: 84 FAIL
Slight venting in seals, EVA canceled.
GM Fiat: Reroll, if it gets canceled, the ponies die.
Emergency EVA (half): 20 PASS
Lunar Deorbital Burn: 30 PASS
Photo Recon: 85 PASS
Lunar Landing: 52 PASS
Lunar Surface Activities: 3 PASS
Moon Walk: 72 PASS
Lunar Launch: 31 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 87 PASS
Docking: 9 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 33 PASS
In-Route Activities: 17 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 88 PASS
Reentry: 19 PASS
Recovery: 58 PASS

Second place? Maybe?

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

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:05 am

December 6, 1968

Not Missiles Docking and Lunar Orbital
Two-Stage Rocket: 97%
Three-Pony Capsule: 93%
Docking: 70%
Drone: 10%
Somebody: 10%
Guinea Pig: 10%

Things go swimmingly until the capsule lands, at which points it sinks and things go swimmingly. Thankfully, the crew manages to escape.

Launch: 96 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 31 PASS
Earth Orbital Rendezvous: 30 PASS
Docking: 68 PASS
Earth Mission Burn: 56 PASS
In-Route Activities: 47 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 78 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 90 PASS
Lunar Mission Burn: 17 PASS
In-Route Activities: 35 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 1 PASS
Reentry: 75 PASS
Recovery: 94 FAIL
Capsule flotation failure, capsule sinks. 80% chance of survival per occupant
Drone: 62 PASS
Somebody: 17 PASS
Guinea Pig: 20 PASS

Nobody died, still counts as a success!


December 7, 1968

Not Missiles Lunar Landing
Two-Stage Rocket: 98%
Boosters: 92%
Three-Pony Capsule: 93%
One-Pony Module: 90% (next failure is countered)
EVA: 98%
Docking: 85%
Photo Recon: 100%
Kevin: 40%
Seta: 30%
Tarsus: 30%
Average Save: 33%

The first issue arises when there's a problem with the plumbing in Earth orbit. Thankfully the drones manage to fix it.

Kevin lands on the surface of the moon, where he pronounces, "One small step for a changeling, one giant leap towards an orbital bombardment platform." Truer words were never spoken.

The engines act up again in lunar orbit, but they manage to get them working (unlike a certain shuttle that they waved to when it went by), and they make it home.

Launch: 63 PASS
Earth Orbital Burn: 100 FAIL
Minor problem with thrust chamber isolation valves. Repairs made. Continue mission
Earth Mission Burn: 19 PASS
In-Route Activities: 66 PASS
Docking: 30 PASS
Lunar Orbital Burn: 10 PASS
Lunar De-Orbital Burn: 59 PASS
Photo Recon: 98 PASS
Lunar Landing: 50 PASS
Lunar Surface Activities: 23 PASS
Moon Walk: 21 PASS
Lunar Launch: 13 PASS
Lunar Orbital Activities: 93 PASS
Docking: 90 PASS
The earlier docking increased the safety.
Lunar Mission Burn: 98 FAIL
Save: 46 FAIL
Ignition failure, minor glitch. Thrust good. Continue mission
In-Route Activities: 71 PASS
Earth Deorbital Burn: 62 PASS
Reentry: 75 PASS
Recovery: 64 PASS

Third place, or maybe second depending on how you look at the Pegasopolis mission.

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

Post by Bremen (?) » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:07 am

Congratulations Shark.

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