Orlas, Mitster, and Chrisnic finish their research on Gilly, and head back up to dock with Explorer!
They were able to visit every biome on Gilly, and gathered a phenomenal amount of data on the seismic properties, atmospheric properties, and temperature of this small moon. After all the excitement, the heads back to Kerbin. The burn trip home will take roughly 200 days, and require just under 1700 d/v of fuel… sadly Mitster’s conclusion was correct, the Explorer will not have enough fuel to be saved. The LARC will eject from Explorer and head home, while Explorer goes into a solar orbit!
Meanwhile on Kerbin, three more Kerbin Surveyor vehicles are built.