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Kerbal Efficiency

As you may know from reading my previous post I’ve recently got back into Kerbal Space Program due to the release of a career mode. In this mode you have to preform science experiments to unlock new parts for your craft. There are two ways of returning the results to your space centre, you can either transmit them from you ship which incurs losses, or you can land and manually recover the ship and all available science data on it. There has been a lot of talk between me and my friends about which way is best. I initially though that landing at home and doing a manual recovery would obviously gives the most data, but it can be inconvenient if you’re doing sample analysis on a far away planet. There is also the added complication that repeat experiments give diminishing science returns.

Luckily through reading around on the forums and doing a bit of maths I have come to the surprising discovery that if you do enough science it doesn’t matter how you get it home.

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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Blog

 

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Kerbal Space Program

We choose to do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

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Kerbal Space Program is a brilliant spaceship builder created by the guys at Squad. It was initially released to the public in 2011 and it was brought to my attention not long after that by a couple of friends. Although the game isn’t even out of alpha yet it has been steadily receiving updates and has been what I would consider a pretty compete game for quite a while. Up until this most recent 0.22 update it has only existed as a sandbox game; you have a huge array of possible parts and you just put them together however you want and see if your creation will fly/make orbit/land on the Mun depending on how ambitious you are. As well as rockets you can also build satellites, construct space stations in orbit and try your hand at space-planes.

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Games, Review

 

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