Year 21, Day 295 (Aurora Base Mover Launches, Aurora Base Construction Begins!)

A Sarnus Va rocket launches from the space center carrying a modified rover that had been converted to move Base modules!

“Good thing we had a Sarnus V rocket ready! It made this launch fast! That was the next scheduled Aurora Mission though, but it was worth it to get Aurora Base up and running!”

-Gene

Orbit is achieved! The second stage settles into orbit, deploying it’s solar panels!

After a rapid transit, the rover arrives at Mun…

…and heads down for a landing!

The Base Mover sets down amongst the deployed modules for Aurora Base, as Bill and Dunwin watch from the lander!

There it is! I’ll head out and oversee the deployment of the Base Mover!”

-Dunwin

“That’s one ugly rover! Let’s get it deployed and see if it works!”

-Dunwin

The RCS Lifting crane struggles under the heavy weight – the Base Adapter Modules are pretty heavy!

The RCS lifter ejects, and goes flying away! Seismic instruments around Mun will monitor the impact and transmit the data back to Kerbin!

“Time to get moving!”

-Dunwin

Dunwin drives the Base Mover to the first module – the Green House!

“Got it! Interface looks good… Heading your way Bill!”

-Dunwin

The connection is made and the Greenhouse is connected!

Meanwhile, Bill scouts the are around Aurora Base and determines the base needs to be shifted about 50m north east to have a good flat surface!

Next, Bill and Dunwin both board the Base Mover and pick up the Science Module!

“Great! Another module installed!”

-Bill

With the base coming together so quickly, crew up on Mun Spaceport prepare to head down and start their surface mission!

“The start if this project was a bit bumpy, but this latest phase is going great!”

-Bill

Yeah! We’ll be done before you know it!”

-Dunwin

The Habitat module is installed! Dunwin and Bill head inside after parking the Base Mover and the Rover near the base!

Mission Control orders the Lander to lift off and set down at the new Base site.

Now we wait for the rest of the crew!”

-Bill

“I wonder how long until the Greenhouse is able to grow treats?!”

-Dunwin

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