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Posted: 27 October, 2017

KSP Challenge: Fly me to the Moon

Is the space so easily accessible as it seems when you watch a rocket launch? Every year we try to answer that question by putting the cadets on a simulated challenge called “Fly me to the Moon”.

Kerbal Space Program is a multi-genre game where they can create a functional ship and of course fly it to the Moon (and back?).

Тo our great surprise all the teams managed to land on the moon’s surface! This, in turn, was a great success as they used the knowledge gained during the lecture on orbital mechanics at the very beginning of the program.

Most of the teams followed the most efficient interplanetary trajectory – Hohmann transfer orbit to their destination – the Moon. The winning team, however, decided that efficiency is overrated – they didn’t even bother to establish a closed orbit around the Earth and counted on their tens of engines to get directly to the Moon! Only two teams managed to come back to Earth – the secret to their success – lots of boosters!

The fastest ones – team Smart City and Space 1 – Dandelion project!

Stay tune for more updates!


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