After a 334 day journey, Explorer 2 arrives at Duna!
Mitster’s calculations were perfect, and the spacecraft arrives within 100k of the Duna Spaceport.
“Nicely done Mitster!”
Explorer 2 move in to rendezvous with the station….
Counter-intuitively, Explorer must first move away from the station, taking its orbit out to nearly 120k, before moving closer again!
Explorer 2’s Transfer stage uses up the last of its fuel, bringing the spacecraft 50meters away from the station!
“Almost there… almost there…”
Mission success! Explorer 2 docks with Duna Spaceport, and the crew flips on all the lights!
“Now we just need to get that lander over to the crew docking port, and we can make history!”