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The [[thread:34284|KSP community]] offers the following logical campaign mission progression manifest to players looking to follow a near historical and future age list of mission goals and milestones that can be done in the current sandbox. These campaign ideas are listed here to help you plan your own space program.  
 
The [[thread:34284|KSP community]] offers the following logical campaign mission progression manifest to players looking to follow a near historical and future age list of mission goals and milestones that can be done in the current sandbox. These campaign ideas are listed here to help you plan your own space program.  
  
Feel free to add your own ideas to the list, or add additional missions to existing campaigns. Please follow our standard [[Campaigns Template]]. We would also love for people to go through the existing campaigns and re-format them to this template. If you're unsure about adding a campaign, post them in this page's discussion page first. To make a new campaign, reference it in the previous campaign's Final Words with "[[" and "]]" brackets, save changes, open the red link you created, make your page using the template, update the navigation tabs in the campaign pages before and after the new one, then finally update the list on page. If you'd like to change an existing campaign, post in that campaign's discussion page. Please be courteous to other contributors and ask permission whenever possible.
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=== Contributing ===
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Feel free to add your own ideas to the list, or add additional missions to existing campaigns. Please follow our standard [[Campaigns Template]]. We would also love for people to go through the existing campaigns and re-format them to this template. If you're unsure about adding a campaign, post them in this page's discussion page first.  
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To make a new campaign, reference it in the previous campaign's Final Words with "[[" and closing brackets, save changes, open the red link you created, make your page using the template, update the navigation tabs in the campaign pages before and after the new one, then finally update the list on page. If you'd like to change an existing campaign, post in that campaign's discussion page. Please be courteous to other contributors and ask permission whenever possible.
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Use the Campaigns discussion page to suggest new campaigns or changes to current campaigns.
  
 
=== Intro ===
 
=== Intro ===
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=== Rules ===
 
=== Rules ===
<ol style="list-style-type: upper-roman">
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{{ordered list|list_style_type=upper-roman
<li> Spaceflight is expensive, and technology progressive. Challenge yourself to build the simplest and cheapest launch systems and spacecraft to accomplish the mission. </li>
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| Spaceflight is expensive, and technology progressive. Challenge yourself to build the simplest and cheapest launch systems and spacecraft to accomplish the mission.
<li> [[SAS]] modules don't exist until the middle of the [[Campaign: Kerbinai Program|Kerbinai Program]], so don't use them until then (yes hotshot, you will need to fly using your onboard [[command module]] SAS only). Advanced SAS modules don't exist until the Kerbollo Program during the [[Campaign: Mun Race|Mun Race]].</li>
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| [[SAS]] modules don't exist until the middle of the [[Campaign: Kerbinai Program|Kerbinai Program]], so don't use them until then (yes hotshot, you will need to fly using your onboard [[command module]] SAS only). Advanced SAS modules don't exist until the Kerbollo Program during the [[Campaign: Mun Race|Mun Race]].
<li> If an advanced part exists, don't use it if an alternative exists and you can still accomplish your mission. </li>
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| If an advanced part exists, don't use it if an alternative exists and you can still accomplish your mission.
<li> You are welcome to end any flight except where Kerbals are involved (unless it was called a test flight prior to launch), at which point you will get to launch rescue missions later. </li>
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| You are welcome to end any flight except where Kerbals are involved (unless it was called a test flight prior to launch), at which point you will get to launch rescue missions later.
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| You are welcome to use mods, especially mods that make things harder; most campaign pages will list which part mods are recommended to give you an experience closer to reality.
 
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''To [[MechJeb]] or not to [[MechJeb]], that is the question. A middle route is to challenge yourself to learning to fly simpler ships manually, learn launch profiles and orbital mechanics manually, and then using [[MechJeb]] later to perform the tedious launch routines of other missions, seeking to have it do what you've already mastered.''
 
  
 
===Difficulty Scale===
 
===Difficulty Scale===
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* Use action groups to manage more complex launch systems and spacecraft.
 
* Use action groups to manage more complex launch systems and spacecraft.
 
* Don't forget the [[parachute]].
 
* Don't forget the [[parachute]].
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* If you find your rocket is wobbling around alot, strut your stuff and slap on some struts. Alternatively, find a mod that reduces or even eliminates this wobbling, because it could lead to the whole rocket coming apart and blowing up.
  
 
=== Campaigns ===
 
=== Campaigns ===
* A campaign series of increasing difficulty and with a natural progression. Each campaign is submitted and edited by users, and some are unfinished or not yet tested, so feel free to contribute.
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A campaign series of increasing difficulty and with a natural progression, based on real-life historical or planned future missions. Each campaign is submitted and edited by users, and some are unfinished or not yet tested, so feel free to contribute.
*# [[Campaign: Age of Rocketry|Age of Rocketry]] - Solid fuel rockets, Liquid fuel rockets and ballistic missiles
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*# [[Campaign: Space Race|Space Race]] - First satellite, first man in space, first manned orbit
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==== Historical ====
*# [[Campaign: Age of Satellites|Age of Satellites]] - Orbital mechanics 101: ComSat, KerbSat, GeoSat, SpySat
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# [[Campaign: Age of Rocketry|Age of Rocketry]] - Solid fuel rockets, Liquid fuel rockets and ballistic missiles.
*# [[Campaign: Beyond Kerbin|Beyond Kerbin]] - First fly-by and impact probes to [[Mun]], [[Minmus]], [[Duna]] and [[Eve]]
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# [[Campaign: Space Race|Space Race]] - First satellite, first man in space, first manned orbit.
*# [[Campaign: Kerbinai Program|The Kerbinai Program]] - First spacewalk, rendezvous and docking.
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# [[Campaign: Age of Satellites|Age of Satellites]] - Orbital mechanics 101: ComSat, KerbSat, GeoSat, SpySat.
*# [[Campaign: Probes and Rovers|Probes and Rovers]] - Pre-Kerbollo Munar probes.
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# [[Campaign: Beyond Kerbin|Beyond Kerbin]] - First fly-by and impact probes to [[Mun]], [[Minmus]], [[Duna]] and [[Eve]].
*# [[Campaign: Mun Race|The Mun Race]] - First manned Mun orbit and return, first landing and return
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# [[Campaign: Kerbinai Program|Kerbinai Program]] - First spacewalk, rendezvous and docking.
*# [[Campaign: Kerbollo 13|Kerbollo 13]] - Rescue missions!!
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# [[Campaign: Probes and Rovers|Probes and Rovers]] - Pre-Kerbollo Munar probes.
*# [[Campaign: Final Business| Final Business]] - Final Mun and Minimus landings for a while
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# [[Campaign: Mun Race|Mun Race]] - First manned Mun orbit and return, first landing and return.
*# [[Campaign: Kerbol System Exploration|Kerbol System Exploration]] - Probes to [[Duna]], and [[Eve]], and a Grand Tour program to visit [[Dres]], [[Jool]], and [[Eeloo]]
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# [[Campaign: Kerbollo 13|Kerbollo 13]] - Rescue missions!
*# [[Campaign: Kerbals in Space|Kerbals in Space]] - Build Kylab and KIR, prepare them for deorbit when KSS is later built
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# [[Campaign: Final Business|Final Business]] - Final Mun and Minimus landings for a while.
*# [[Campaign: Shuttle Program|The Shuttle Program]] - Build the first reusable space ship to land on a runway
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# [[Campaign: Kerbol System Exploration|Kerbol System Exploration]] - Probes to [[Duna]] and [[Eve]], and a Grand Tour program to visit [[Dres]], [[Jool]], and [[Eeloo]].
*# [[Campaign: Kerbal Space Station|Kerbal Space Station]] - Build the KSS to house 10 Kerbals [WIP]
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# [[Campaign: Kerbals in Space|Kerbals in Space]] - Build Kylab and KIR, prepare them for deorbit when KSS is later built.
*# [[Campaign: Joolileo|Joolileo]] - Send a large probe to explore [[Jool]] and its moons, with a smaller probe for descent
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# [[Campaign: Shuttle Program|Shuttle Program]] - Build the first reusable space ship to land on a runway.
*# [[Campaign: Space Telescopes|Space Telescopes]] - Kubble Space Telescope, Mun remote observatory, and L4 Planet Finder
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# [[Campaign: Satellite Network|Satellite Network]] - Set up a communications network in the Kerbin System.
*# [[Campaign: Budget Cuts|Budget Cuts]] - Temporarily terminate all Extra-Kerbin missions, set up an improved Deep Space Network, and go to war against evil money-grubbers
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# [[Campaign: Kerbal Space Station|Kerbal Space Station]] - Build the KSS to house 10 Kerbals. '''[WIP]'''
*# [[Campaign: Private Spaceflight|Private Spaceflight]] - Build KerbX planes, KerbX's reusable Falcon 9, and Green Origin's New Sheperd.  
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# [[Campaign: Dunar Exploration Rovers|Dunar Exploration Rovers]] - Send rovers to Duna to exlpore the red planet. '''[WIP]'''
*# [[Campaign: Sample Return Missions|Sample Return Missions]] - Land and return robotic landers from a local passing asteroid, [[Eve]], [[Vall]], and [[Eeloo]] [WIP]
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# [[Campaign: Joolileo|Joolileo]] - Send a large probe to explore [[Jool]] and its moons, with a smaller probe for descent.
*# [[Campaign: Duna or Bust|Duna or Bust]] - Duna satellites, first manned Duna landing
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# [[Campaign: Space Telescopes|Space Telescopes]] - Kubble Space Telescope, Mun remote observatory, and L4 Planet Finder.
*# [[Campaign: Danger in the Neighborhood|Danger in the Neighborhood]] - Deflect a rogue asteroid that is threatening Kerbin [WIP]
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# [[Campaign: Kerbal Resupply Services|Kerbal Resupply Services]] - TBD.
*# [[Campaign: Age of Expansion|Age of Expansion]] - Satellite relay network, Mun station, Mun base
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# [[Campaign: Budget Cuts|Budget Cuts]] - Temporarily terminate all Extra-Kerbin missions, set up an improved Deep Space Network, and go to war against evil money-grubbers.
*# [[Campaign: Exploration of Jool|Exploration of Jool]] - Rovers and Satellites around the Jool System
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# [[Campaign: Private Spaceflight|Private Spaceflight (short)]] / [[Campaign: Civilian Spaceflight|Civilian Spaceflight (long)]] - Build KerbX planes, KerbX's reusable Falcon 9, and Green Origin's New Shepard.
*# [[Campaign: The Spacers|The Spacers]] - Manned planetary explorations, Eeloo telescope [WIP]
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*# [[Campaign: The Daring Few|The Daring Few]] - The first extrasolar ship to return home
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==== Future or Fictional ====
*# [[Campaign: The Center of the Solar System|The Center of the Solar System]] - The first probes to explore the sun
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These do not need to be completed in this exact order.
*# [[Campaign: The Joolians|The Joolians]] - First manned missions to Jool.
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# [[Campaign: Sample Return Missions|Sample Return Missions]] - Land and return robotic landers from a local passing asteroid, [[Eve]], [[Vall]], and [[Eeloo]]. '''[WIP]'''
*# [[Campaign: The Hermes Program|The Hermes Program]] - Permanent Refuelable Ships
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# [[Campaign: Duna or Bust|Duna or Bust]] - Duna satellites, first manned Duna landing.
*# [[Campaign: Kerbol 2: The Kerbols|Kerbol 2: The Kerbols]] - First manned missions to explore Kerbol.
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# [[Campaign: Danger in the Neighborhood|Danger in the Neighborhood]] - Deflect a rogue asteroid that is threatening Kerbin. '''[WIP]'''
Feel free to celebrate your accomplishment with player-developed [http://ribbons.cgagnier.ca/ ribbon awards] when you reach certain milestones.
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# [[Campaign: Age of Expansion|Age of Expansion]] - Satellite relay network, Mun station, Mun base.
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# [[Campaign: Exploration of Jool|Exploration of Jool]] - Rovers and satellites around the Jool System.
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# [[Campaign: The Spacers|The Spacers]] - Manned planetary explorations, Eeloo telescope. '''[WIP]'''
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# [[Campaign: The Daring Few|The Daring Few]] - The first extrasolar ship to return home.
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# [[Campaign: The Center of the Solar System|The Center of the Solar System]] - The first probes to explore the sun.
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# [[Campaign: The Joolians|The Joolians]] - First manned missions to Jool.
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# [[Campaign: The Hermes Program|The Hermes Program]] - Permanent Refuelable Ships.
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# [[Campaign: Kerbol 2: The Kerbols|Kerbol 2: The Kerbols]] - First manned missions to explore Kerbol.
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Feel free to celebrate your accomplishment with player-developed [http://www.kerbaltek.com/ribbons ribbon awards] when you reach certain milestones.
  
 
===Additional Campaigns===
 
===Additional Campaigns===
* [[Campaign: The Colony|The Colony]] - Build space colonies of 100 Kerbals
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Here are campaigns and challenges that are beyond the scope of a new player, require mods, are not based on historical missions or ideas for future missions, or are based on some alternate storyline.
* [[Campaign: Where No Kerbal Has Gone Before|Where No Kerbal Has Gone Before]] - Build a space ark of 150 Kerbals leaving for the stars
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* [[Campaign: The Colony|The Colony]] - Build space colonies of 100 Kerbals.
* [http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/forum/25-challenges-mission-ideas/] - The best of player challenges submitted on the KSP forums
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* [[Campaign: Where No Kerbal Has Gone Before|Where No Kerbal Has Gone Before]] - Build a space ark of 150 Kerbals leaving for the stars.
* [[Campaign: Mod-Based Additions|Mod-Based Additions]] - Additional campaigns to this series requiring mods to be installed
 
* [[thread:79658|Exploring The System]] a comprehensive, 35-vehicle and 52-mission, design campaign by Pecan
 
 
* [[Campaign: Project JOOL|Project JOOL]] - Create a series of probes to go to Jool.
 
* [[Campaign: Project JOOL|Project JOOL]] - Create a series of probes to go to Jool.
  
[[Category:Campaigns|*]]
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* [https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/forum/25-challenges-mission-ideas/ Forum Challenges] - The best of player challenges submitted on the KSP forums.
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* [https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/72093-*/ Exploring The System] a comprehensive, 35-vehicle and 52-mission, design campaign by Pecan.
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[[Category:Campaigns|Campaigns]]
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[[Category:Historical Spaceflights]]
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[[Category:Tutorials]]

Latest revision as of 11:49, 14 April 2019

Official campaigns

Career mode has been overhauled with contracts, reputation, and funding as of update 0.24 (First Contract), see the Career mode page for more information. There are however community-developed campaigns below if you want to be challenged with the current sandbox.

Community-developed campaigns

The KSP community offers the following logical campaign mission progression manifest to players looking to follow a near historical and future age list of mission goals and milestones that can be done in the current sandbox. These campaign ideas are listed here to help you plan your own space program.

Contributing

Feel free to add your own ideas to the list, or add additional missions to existing campaigns. Please follow our standard Campaigns Template. We would also love for people to go through the existing campaigns and re-format them to this template. If you're unsure about adding a campaign, post them in this page's discussion page first.

To make a new campaign, reference it in the previous campaign's Final Words with "[[" and closing brackets, save changes, open the red link you created, make your page using the template, update the navigation tabs in the campaign pages before and after the new one, then finally update the list on page. If you'd like to change an existing campaign, post in that campaign's discussion page. Please be courteous to other contributors and ask permission whenever possible.

Use the Campaigns discussion page to suggest new campaigns or changes to current campaigns.

Intro

From solid rocket launches, to commercial spaceflight, to nuclear exploration beyond the Kerbol system, this campaign is for you! This campaign is a large series of missions designed to present a logical sequence of space development, at a pace matching historical spaceflight, modern missions, and future planned spaceflight. These campaigns are designed to be played in the order presented, up until the Kerbollo 13 campaign. After completing the Kerbollo 13 campaign, you are welcome to run neighboring campaigns simultaneously, and of course, add your own missions and goals that fit the theme of the campaigns you are running. Note that each successive campaign assumes you've acquired the necessary skills to complete the previous missions. This community developed series assumes you are in the Sandbox game mode.

NOTE: These campaigns have some continuity issues, along with large difficulty fluctuations. Changes to improve these would be greatly appreciated.

Rules

  1. Spaceflight is expensive, and technology progressive. Challenge yourself to build the simplest and cheapest launch systems and spacecraft to accomplish the mission.
  2. SAS modules don't exist until the middle of the Kerbinai Program, so don't use them until then (yes hotshot, you will need to fly using your onboard command module SAS only). Advanced SAS modules don't exist until the Kerbollo Program during the Mun Race.
  3. If an advanced part exists, don't use it if an alternative exists and you can still accomplish your mission.
  4. You are welcome to end any flight except where Kerbals are involved (unless it was called a test flight prior to launch), at which point you will get to launch rescue missions later.
  5. You are welcome to use mods, especially mods that make things harder; most campaign pages will list which part mods are recommended to give you an experience closer to reality.

Difficulty Scale

The difficulties for the campaigns are represented on a one to ten scale as follows:

  • 1/10 (Beginner)- Can be done as soon as you buy the game.
  • 2/10 (Novice)- Can be done once you are comfortable with the controls.
  • 3/10 (Amateur)- Can be done with some basic knowledge of game mechanics.
  • 4/10 (Trained)- Can be done with a complete understanding of game mechanics.
  • 5/10 (Adept)- Requires some specialized skills (ex. landing on other bodies).
  • 6/10 (Proficient)- Requires hard-to-learn specialized skills (ex. docking).
  • 7/10 (Advanced)- Requires experience with specialized skills.
  • 8/10 (Expert)- Difficult for most experienced players.
  • 9/10 (Elite)- Challenging for experienced players.
  • 10/10 (Scott Manley)- Self explanatory. Seriously, the man is a KSP god.

Tips

  • Test your staging by launching test flights (run through everything prior to reaching orbit).
  • Use action groups to manage more complex launch systems and spacecraft.
  • Don't forget the parachute.
  • If you find your rocket is wobbling around alot, strut your stuff and slap on some struts. Alternatively, find a mod that reduces or even eliminates this wobbling, because it could lead to the whole rocket coming apart and blowing up.

Campaigns

A campaign series of increasing difficulty and with a natural progression, based on real-life historical or planned future missions. Each campaign is submitted and edited by users, and some are unfinished or not yet tested, so feel free to contribute.

Historical

  1. Age of Rocketry - Solid fuel rockets, Liquid fuel rockets and ballistic missiles.
  2. Space Race - First satellite, first man in space, first manned orbit.
  3. Age of Satellites - Orbital mechanics 101: ComSat, KerbSat, GeoSat, SpySat.
  4. Beyond Kerbin - First fly-by and impact probes to Mun, Minmus, Duna and Eve.
  5. Kerbinai Program - First spacewalk, rendezvous and docking.
  6. Probes and Rovers - Pre-Kerbollo Munar probes.
  7. Mun Race - First manned Mun orbit and return, first landing and return.
  8. Kerbollo 13 - Rescue missions!
  9. Final Business - Final Mun and Minimus landings for a while.
  10. Kerbol System Exploration - Probes to Duna and Eve, and a Grand Tour program to visit Dres, Jool, and Eeloo.
  11. Kerbals in Space - Build Kylab and KIR, prepare them for deorbit when KSS is later built.
  12. Shuttle Program - Build the first reusable space ship to land on a runway.
  13. Satellite Network - Set up a communications network in the Kerbin System.
  14. Kerbal Space Station - Build the KSS to house 10 Kerbals. [WIP]
  15. Dunar Exploration Rovers - Send rovers to Duna to exlpore the red planet. [WIP]
  16. Joolileo - Send a large probe to explore Jool and its moons, with a smaller probe for descent.
  17. Space Telescopes - Kubble Space Telescope, Mun remote observatory, and L4 Planet Finder.
  18. Kerbal Resupply Services - TBD.
  19. Budget Cuts - Temporarily terminate all Extra-Kerbin missions, set up an improved Deep Space Network, and go to war against evil money-grubbers.
  20. Private Spaceflight (short) / Civilian Spaceflight (long) - Build KerbX planes, KerbX's reusable Falcon 9, and Green Origin's New Shepard.

Future or Fictional

These do not need to be completed in this exact order.

  1. Sample Return Missions - Land and return robotic landers from a local passing asteroid, Eve, Vall, and Eeloo. [WIP]
  2. Duna or Bust - Duna satellites, first manned Duna landing.
  3. Danger in the Neighborhood - Deflect a rogue asteroid that is threatening Kerbin. [WIP]
  4. Age of Expansion - Satellite relay network, Mun station, Mun base.
  5. Exploration of Jool - Rovers and satellites around the Jool System.
  6. The Spacers - Manned planetary explorations, Eeloo telescope. [WIP]
  7. The Daring Few - The first extrasolar ship to return home.
  8. The Center of the Solar System - The first probes to explore the sun.
  9. The Joolians - First manned missions to Jool.
  10. The Hermes Program - Permanent Refuelable Ships.
  11. Kerbol 2: The Kerbols - First manned missions to explore Kerbol.

Feel free to celebrate your accomplishment with player-developed ribbon awards when you reach certain milestones.

Additional Campaigns

Here are campaigns and challenges that are beyond the scope of a new player, require mods, are not based on historical missions or ideas for future missions, or are based on some alternate storyline.