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1972 ASA Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 0 96%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 91%
3. Lunar Probe 2 85%
B. Two Stage Rocket 1 94%
D. Mega Stage Rocket 5 98%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
c. Three Person Capsule 4 90%
h. Four Person Capsule/Module 5 92%
Photo Reconnaissance n/a 75%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Professor Matthew "Matt" Matic 0
Croc Hogan 1
Dingo Dan 1
Bob Hoskins 1
Larry Hoskins 1
Mel Dawson 1
Tezza Baker 1
Kieran Creek 1
Smith Zomburg 1

One time only, a launch can be delayed to gain a 10% safety factor (for that launch) to the rocket used in the launch.

3 Launch Facilities at Woomera

First module failure will be ignored.

0 Launches planned for 1973


Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 13:54 pm

1972 GOSsiP Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
2. Interplanetary Satellite 1 69%
3. Lunar Probe 1 84%
4. Docking Module 1 80%
B. Two Stage Rocket 3 98%
D. Liquid Fuel Strap-Ons 3 97%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
c. Three Person Capsule 4 98%
g. Two Person Lunar Lander 2 91%
Photo-Reconnaissance n/a 100%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Maja Hansen 4
Curtis Adamson 4
Kristian Swenhaugen 4
Torkild Bendixen 2
Thomas Ditlevsen 1
Malthe Jørgensen 1
Casper Ovesen 1
Jacob Abrahamsen 1
Malthe Bisgaard 1
Niels Svendsen 3
Ferdinand Winther 3
Ulrik Rohde 2

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

The next rocket failure from GOSsiP will be negated.

3 Launch Facilities at Julianehåb.

0 Launches planned for 1973


Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 13:55 pm

1972 SARSA Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 0 96%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 92%1
3. Lunar Probe 1 90%2
4. Docking Module 1 45%
A. One Stage Rocket 0 85%
C. Three Stage Rocket 2 46%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
d. Two Person Lunar Module 3 90%
f. Three Person Capsule 2 93%
Photo-Reconnaissance n/a 80%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Wei Engel 2
Fiona Ngubane 1
Ryan Cilliers 1
Gugulethu Turner 0
Celeste Maseko 0
Jacques Swartz 0
Paul Mbatha 0

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

3 Launch Facilities at undisclosed locations.

0 Launches planned for 1973


Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 13:55 pm


Footnotes

  1. May be researched to 95%, absolute maximum of 98%
  2. May be researched to 90%, absolute maximum of 93%

1972 SHADO Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 1 71%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 91%
3. Lunar Probe 0 85%
4. Docking Module 1 45%
A. One Stage Rocket 1 54%
B. Two Stage Rocket 0 95%
C. Three Stage Rocket 1 35%
F. Kicker 1 74%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
b. Two Person Capsule 0 86%
e. One Person Module 1 37%
f. Three Person Minishuttle 1 67%
Photo Reconnaissance n/a 80%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Walter Clark 1
Judith Harris 1

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

Astronauts may be recruited for only $1,000,000 each for the rest of the game

2 Launch Facilities at Honolulu and Lenur Island.

1 Launch planned for 1973


Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 13:55 pm

1972 Smaug Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 1 98%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 89%
3. Lunar Probe 1 86%
4. Docking Module 0 50%
B. Two Stage Rocket 2 98%
C. Three Stage Rocket 2 46%
F. Kicker 1 95%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
b. Two person capsule 3 20%
c. Three person capsule 2 91%
d. Two person Lander 1 83%
Photo-reconnaissance n/a 95%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Johnny King 1
Nehemiah Juarez 1
Patricia McNeely 0
Rosa Williams 0
Spencer Snyder 0
Terrence Graves 0

3 Launch Facilities at an undisclosed locations.

3 Launches planned for 1973


Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 13:55 pm

1972

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Maja Hansen is first person on the moon!

Maja Hansen preparing to collect samples from the lunar surface

GOSsiP's Maja Hansen became the first person to walk on another astronomical body when, on the 30th of December 1972, she left the lunar lander to plant GosSIP's emblem on the lunar surface and then collect samples from the lunar surface.

The successful lunar landing was the third mission from GOSsiP during 1972. The first was another lunar probe lander. This had some tense moments just before touchdown when it looked like the landing site was more dangerous than the initial photo reconnaissance suggested. However the retro rockets from the probe itself cleared some of the moon dust and pebbles from the landing site.

The second GosSIP mission was a manned lunar orbital and docking. This was GOSsiP first ever attempt at a docking and, unsurprisingly, the three person capsule was unable to dock with the lunar module being on the flight for the docking practice. After this failed docking attempt the mission completed its journey to the vicinity of the moon and three lunar orbits were achieved. The return journey, re-entry and recovery of the cpasule proceeded smoothly.

It was then onto the main event. GOSsiP's most experienced astronaut team of Maja Hansen, Curtis Adamson and Kristian Swenhaugen climbed aboard the three person capsule and blasted off. Once in earth orbit the crew manoeuvred to dock with their lunar lander abd successfully completed that stage of the mission. Maja commented to ground control that she didn't understand why they thought that docking was difficult as she had found the precise required orbit with ease. Once docked with their module the crew then headed to the moon. Maja Hansen and Curtis Adamson transferred to the lunar lander, undocked and descended to the lunar surface. Easily finding the desired landing site the retro engines were fired and the craft landed at 1630 UTC on the 30th of December. After checking all was well Maja descended the final few steps onto the lunar surface and said the now immortal words: That may be just one step for me, but it is one gigantic leap for the whole of humanity..

After staying just long enough to complete a check of the exterior of their lunar lander and to collect several kilograms of rocks from the surface of the moon, Maja and Curtis returned to their lander and blasted off back into lunar orbit. Having gained experience with docking on the way to the moon, Maja was able to dock the lunar lander with the three person capsule containing Kristian Swenhaugen (who, while Maja and Curtis were on the lunar surface became the most isolated person in the universe). Once transferred back into the capsule, the lunar lander was jettisoned and the return journey commenced. The return went smoothly and the crew recovered just in time for the new year's celebrations!

Woomera to become theme park

The australian government has announced its intention to convert ASA facilities at Woomera into a theme park. The main roller coaster will traverse the main launch sites giving excellent views of the remaining supply of mega stage rockets and their components. Expected to gain significant audience numbers, the main centrifuge will be opened up to all comers. Rumours that Harold's Bar has made a significant offer for the rights to the theme park have yet to be confirmed.

Smaug Inc to take SHADO astronaut on next launch

Smaug Inc is planning three launches next year as part of its program to improve its docking expertise. The organisation has denied suggestions that it is planning to abandon the SHADO astronaut in earth are being strenuously denied by both Smaug Inc and SHADO and it is said that the mission is purely a result of the diplomatic efforts between Smaug Inc and SHADO.

SARSA blaming sabotage affecting launches

After SARSA was forced to cancel its launches this year and deciding to avoid launches in 1973 as well, it is being rumoured that sabotage could be behind the failures in the SARSA space program. Others, though, are pointing to the continual government interference in the space plans for the problems in the program.

SHADO to build on steady progress

SHADO has continued to make continued research into its rocketry program and has one mission planned for 1973,

Launch Calendar

The provisional calendar for launches planned in 1973 (assuming none of the missions are rushed or scrubbed) is as follows:

5th Dec
SHADO
10th Dec
Smaug Inc
12th Dec
Smaug Inc
14th Dec
Smaug Inc

Last updated: December 12, 2017 at 14:19 pm


1971 Smaug Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 1 98%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 89%
3. Lunar Probe 1 86%
4. Docking Module 0 50%
B. Two Stage Rocket 2 98%
C. Three Stage Rocket 2 40%
F. Kicker 1 95%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
b. Two person capsule 3 20%
c. Three person capsule 2 91%
d. Two person Lander 1 51%
Photo-reconnaissance n/a 95%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Johnny King 1
Nehemiah Juarez 1
Patricia McNeely 0
Rosa Williams 0
Spencer Snyder 0
Terrence Graves 0

3 Launch Facilities at an undisclosed locations.

0 Launches planned for 1972


Last updated: November 28, 2017 at 19:40 pm

1971 SHADO Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 1 71%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 91%
3. Lunar Probe 0 85%
4. Docking Module 1 45%
A. One Stage Rocket 1 54%
B. Two Stage Rocket 0 95%
C. Three Stage Rocket 0 35%
F. Kicker 0 74%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
b. Two Person Capsule 0 86%
e. One Person Module 1 37%
f. Three Person Minishuttle 1 48%
Photo Reconnaissance n/a 80%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Walter Clark 1
Judith Harris 1

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

Astronauts may be recruited for only $1,000,000 each for the rest of the game

2 Launch Facilities at Honolulu and Lenur Island.

1 Launch planned for 1972


Last updated: November 28, 2017 at 19:40 pm

1971 SARSA Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
1. Orbital Satellite 0 96%
2. Interplanetary Satellite 0 92%1
3. Lunar Probe 1 90%2
4. Docking Module 1 45%
A. One Stage Rocket 0 85%
C. Three Stage Rocket 2 15%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
d. Two Person Lunar Module 3 90%
f. Three Person Capsule 2 93%
Photo-Reconnaissance n/a 80%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Wei Engel 2
Fiona Ngubane 1
Ryan Cilliers 1
Gugulethu Turner 0
Celeste Maseko 0
Jacques Swartz 0
Paul Mbatha 0

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

3 Launch Facilities at undisclosed locations.

2 Launches planned for 1972


Last updated: November 28, 2017 at 19:41 pm


Footnotes

  1. May be researched to 95%, absolute maximum of 98%
  2. May be researched to 90%, absolute maximum of 93%

1971 GOSsiP Summary

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Program Units Safety Factor
2. Interplanetary Satellite 1 69%
3. Lunar Probe 1 84%
B. Two Stage Rocket 3 98%
D. Liquid Fuel Strap-Ons 3 94%
EVA Suits n/a 98%
c. Three Person Capsule 4 96%
g. Two Person Lunar Lander 2 90%
Photo-Reconnaissance n/a 80%

Astronauts

Name Completed Flights
Maja Hansen 3
Curtis Adamson 3
Kristian Swenhaugen 3
Torkild Bendixen 1
Thomas Ditlevsen 1
Malthe Jørgensen 1
Casper Ovesen 1
Jacob Abrahamsen 1
Malthe Bisgaard 1
Niels Svendsen 2
Ferdinand Winther 2
Ulrik Rohde 2

One time only, may plan a manned mission to take animal passengers instead of human, thus avoiding most of the risk of a catastrophic accident. Success counts as a subsequent mission for budget purposes.

The next rocket failure from GOSsiP will be negated.

3 Launch Facilities at Julianehåb.

4 Launches planned for 1972


Last updated: November 28, 2017 at 19:41 pm