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I'm assuming that the devs used an earth-like parameter for Kerbin, and obviously this math is working for you; but do you use a different acceleration parameter when calculating the delta-V of your Munar return stage? --[[User:Hovissimo|Hovissimo]] ([[User talk:Hovissimo|talk]]) 19:45, 25 December 2012 (UTC)<P><P> | I'm assuming that the devs used an earth-like parameter for Kerbin, and obviously this math is working for you; but do you use a different acceleration parameter when calculating the delta-V of your Munar return stage? --[[User:Hovissimo|Hovissimo]] ([[User talk:Hovissimo|talk]]) 19:45, 25 December 2012 (UTC)<P><P> | ||

No, the 'g' is a standard unit of measurement. Changing it would be like changing the length of a metre because the Mun "has less of them". [[User:Kahlzun|Kahlzun]] ([[User talk:Kahlzun|talk]]) 07:37, 2 January 2013 (UTC) | No, the 'g' is a standard unit of measurement. Changing it would be like changing the length of a metre because the Mun "has less of them". [[User:Kahlzun|Kahlzun]] ([[User talk:Kahlzun|talk]]) 07:37, 2 January 2013 (UTC) | ||

+ | ::Isn't that kind of arbitrary, though? Wouldn't <math>\Delta v = I_{sp}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{m_{1}}{m_{2}} \right )</math> make more sense? |

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### Question: 9.81 m/s^2 in delta V calculations?

Isn't that figure the acceleration due to gravity on Earth at sea level?

I'm assuming that the devs used an earth-like parameter for Kerbin, and obviously this math is working for you; but do you use a different acceleration parameter when calculating the delta-V of your Munar return stage? --Hovissimo (talk) 19:45, 25 December 2012 (UTC)<P> No, the 'g' is a standard unit of measurement. Changing it would be like changing the length of a metre because the Mun "has less of them". Kahlzun (talk) 07:37, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

- Isn't that kind of arbitrary, though? Wouldn't make more sense?