Talk:Tutorial:How to get to Minmus
>'Landing on Minmus is almost identical to landing on the Mun'
This is incorrect. Landing on Minmus is much easier to land on and also extremely easy to get to. I think this tutorial deserves a re-write about the true ease of getting to Minmus, as it is actually the proper moon newcomers should get to first before Mün. R0cketor (talk) 19:52, 15 February 2013 (CST)
- Landing on Minmus is in some ways easier than the Mun, some ways harder. The Mun is tidally locked to Kerbin, and Minmus isn't. Additionally, Minmus has a much faster rate of rotation, and a smaller gravity well. However, Minmus has nice huge dry lakes, or two of which are big enough to be considered dry seas. This makes it much smoother than the Mun, especially in KSP 0.21.0 and later. It also has very low gravity, so you are less likely to break lander legs.
- The biggest difficulties with Minmus are it's small Sphere of Influence which makes it harder to initially intercept, as well as harder to take off again to go home, without being flung into interplanetary space instead. --Ruedii (talk) 00:29, 31 July 2013 (CDT)
Clarifying Advanced Method of Returning to Kerbin
At 'Returning to Kerbin' under Advanced method it says:
- When the craft is moving retrograde relative to the moon's orbit around Kerbin, face prograde and burn again to escape velocity.
I changed that to
- When the craft is moving retrograde relative to the Mun's orbit around Kerbin, face prograde and burn again to escape velocity.
But then I stopped and thought, wait, is that really what he means? Technically, Minmus is a moon. Was this supposed to say something more like the Back To Kerbin section on the Mun Landing tutorial?
If anything, I think it should be clarified, rather than reverted. For now, I'm changing it to
- When the craft is moving retrograde relative to it's orbit around Kerbin, face prograde and burn again to escape velocity.
- Hi, I think it's Minmus or more generally any moon which you are orbiting, exactly what you are linking to here. You use basically the velocity against Minmus' orbit to lower your orbital velocity relative to Kerbin. Also I think it should've been "its". And don't forget to sign. — xZise [talk] 05:48, 20 June 2014 (CDT)