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Year 1, Day 175

Aurora 5b, the unmanned lander, launches. Orbit of Kerbin is easily achieved – then a course is set for Mun!

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Year 1, Day 161

Construction begins on the first two-rocket mission: Aurora 5. The first rocket, Aurora 5a, will take a crew to Mun, and back. The second rocket, Aurora 5b, will deliver a lander to the crew in orbit. 39 more words

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Year 1, Day 161

MINT 2 arrives at Minmus and establishes communications with Kerbin – seems to be a success! Cheers fill the KSC control room! Now it’s time to launch a mission with Kerbals to Minmus! 7 more words

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Year 1, Day 156

MINT 2 launches! Everyone waits patiently to see if this probe fails like the last one!

MINT 2 reaches a stable orbit… and burns toward Minmus…

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Year 1, Day 147

MINT 1 arrives at Minmus! The probe sends back temperature readings (it’s cold) then circularizes its orbit.

The craft suffers from electrical problems however! Its incapable of transmitting both antennae simultaneously. 11 more words

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Year 1, Day 138 (MINT 1 Launches)

MINT 1 (Minmus Interplanetary Network Transmitter), the new and improved communication satellite for Minmus launches!

The new, improved design will (probably) allow for reliable communication between Kerbin and future Minmus misisons.

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Year 1, Day 136

After the failure of the first Minmus communications satellite, an improved model is prepared and launched, also on top of an Aurora Rocket! Construction starts immediately on MINT 1, the Minmus Interplanetary Network Transmitter.

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