Completed Missions

Explorer 7
Crewed Duna Mission

Mission Profile: Explorer 7 arrived at Duna and completed multiple landings from Duna Spaceport! Explorer spacecraft returned to Kerbin bringing loads of data from the red planet!


Crew: Malcolm, Dunwin, Shepely

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Duna: Success!
  • Orbit of Duna: Pending
  • Dock with Duna Spaceport: Success!
  • Install Advanced Duna Lander: Success!
  • Land on Duna: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!


DSV-2 Discovery CM2
Crew Mission to Jool/Laythe

Mission Profile: Discovery arrived at Laythe, bringing Laythe Spaceport Operational. Crew made history as the first Kerbals to land and explore Jool’s moon of Laythe, using the new X-10 Laythe Spaceplane ‘Endurance’! Endurance made multiple landings, crew eventually returned safely to Kerbin Spacedock!


Crew: Jeb, Bill, Bob

  • Transit to Jool/Laythe: Success!
  • Orbit of Laythe: Success!
  • Dock with Laythe Spaceport: Success!
  • Retrieve X-10 Spaceplane: Success!
  • Land Laythe Spaceplane ‘Endurance’ on Laythe: Success!
  • Return safely to Kerbin: Success!
  • Dock with Kerbin Spaceport: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Discovery arrived safely at Laythe Spaceport and the crew flew ‘Endurance’ to the surface! The mission was a complete success!


DSV-4 Endeavor CM1
Crew Mission to Moho

Mission Profile: First Crewed Mission to land on Moho. First mission of Deep Space Vehicle Endeavor!


Crew: Mirphe, Gillian, Samner

  • Launch DSV: Success!
  • Transit to Moho: Success!
  • Orbit of Moho: Success!
  • Deploy Lander: Success!
  • Deploy Rover, dock with lander in orbit. Success!
  • Land on Moho: Success!
  • Deploy Rover on Moho’s surface: Success!
  • Crew Return to Endeavor: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Endeavor completed it’s first mission with flying colors! The spacecraft arrived at Moho, the crew performed a landing, returned to the spacecraft, and then returned to Kerbin!


Aurora 24
Crew Mission to Mun

Mission Profile: Land at northeast basin, return safely to Kerbin.


Crew: Mirphe, Seely, Luly

  • Launch : Success!
  • Transit to Mun: Success!
  • Orbit of Mun: Success!
  • Land on Mun: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a success! The crew landed on Mun and got back safely!


Pathfinder 7
Eve Probe

Mission Profile: Mission to land 3 separate ‘mini’ rovers on the surface of Eve!

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Eve: Success!
  • Orbit of Eve: Success!
  • Deploy Probe 1: Partial Success (probe landed with damage)
  • Deploy Probe 2: Partial Success (probe landed off course)
  • Deploy Probe 3: Probe Destroyed.

MISSION SUMMARY: Partial Success. “Mini-Rovers” proved too fragile and unstable. Some data gained, but larger rovers would have had better luck.


Explorer 6
Jool Crew Mission

Mission Profile: The first crewed mission to Jool!
Crew: Mitster, Glenica, Sean

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Jool: Success!
  • Orbit of Jool: Success!
  • Return Burn to Kerbin: Partial Success (probe landed with damage)
  • Safe Landing on Kerbin: Partial Success (probe landed off course)

MISSION SUMMARY: Success! Explorer 6 pushed the “Pathfinder” based design to their limits, and at times showed their age. The dangerous nuclear fuel continued to complicate the return mission, requiring the spacecraft to orbit, instead of be destroyed in orbit. Overall mission demostrated reliability of cryogenic systems for crew suspended animation, and communications infrastructure for future missions.


Pathfinder 6
Plock Probe

Mission Profile: Orbit Plock & deploy multiple rovers to surface.

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Plock: Success!
  • Orbit of Plock: Unsuccessful – Close Fly-by achieved.
  • Deploy Probe 1: Unsuccessful!
  • Deploy Probe 2: Unsuccessful!

MISSION SUMMARY: Partial Success. Probe lacked sufficient DeltaV to orbit Plock. Partial Success as flyby garnered interesting data about the distant little planet!


Pathfinder 3
Jool/Vall Probe

Mission Profile: Second Pathfinder Probe, Sent to Jool/Vall

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Jool: Success!
  • Orbit of Vall: Unsuccessful – insufficient DeltaV!

MISSION SUMMARY: Unsuccessful. Probe lacked sufficient DeltaV to carry out mission.


Pathfinder 2
Neidon Probe

Mission Profile: Second mission to Neidon.

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Neidon: Success!
  • Orbit of Neidon: Unsuccessful – insufficient Communications Failure.

MISSION SUMMARY: Unsuccessful. Probe lacked sufficient communications systems to maintain contact with KSEA.


Explorer 5
Crew Mission to Duna

Mission Profile: Third crewed mission to Duna – also a test of the Pathfinder based design for Explorer missions!

  • Launch: Success!
  • Crew Cryo-Stasis: Success!
  • Transit to Duna: Success!
  • Crew Thaw from Cryo-Statsis: Success!
  • Orbit of Duna: Success !
  • Dock with Duna Spaceport: Success!
  • Land Crew on Duna: Success!
  • Bonus: Entire Explorer 5 Spacecraft Returned to Kerbin orbit intact!

MISSION SUMMARY: Complete success. All systems performed perfectly, and Explorer 5 made history as the first spacecraft to reach another planet and return intact to Kerbin Orbit!


DSV-2 Discovery
Crew Mission 1 – Mun

Mission Profile: Test flight of DSV-2. Quick trip around Mun and back!

Crew: Edan, Bill, Orlas

  • Transit to Mun: Success!
  • Orbit of Mun: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!
  • Dock with Kerbin Spaceport: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a complete success. All systems performed perfectly.


Pathfinder 1
Jool/Laythe Probe

Test of deep space probe platform to reach the other planets.

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Jool: Success!
  • Orbit of Laythe: Success!
  • Deploy Scanner Probe: Success
  • Deploy Water Probe: Success!
  • Deploy Ground Probe: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a general success. Insufficient power hampered some elements of the mission, but overall the Pathfinder Probe design had it’s first success, and layed the groundwork for future missions to Laythe!


Pathfinder 4
Eve Probe

Mission Profile: Test flight of DSV-2. Quick trip around Mun and back!

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Eve : Success!
  • Orbit of Eve: Unsuccessful
  • Deploy Mini Rover: Unsuccessful
  • Deploy Ground Probe 1: Unsuccessful
  • Deploy Ground Probe 2: Unsuccessful

MISSION SUMMARY: A year after probe was launched, it was determined that the burn occurred at the wrong time, leaving the probe dead in space. The mission failure was taken as an important reminder to double check maneuvers for expensive deep space probes BEFORE they leave!


Explorer 3
Crew Mission to Duna

Mission Profile: Deliver crew to Duna Spaceport, perform multiple landings using new ‘Super Duna Lander’.

Crew: Edan, Glenica, Sean

  • Launch: Success
  • Transit to Duna: Success:
  • Orbit of Duna: Success
  • Dock with Duna Spaceport: Success
  • Take control of Super Duna Lander: Success
  • Land on Duna using Super Duna Lander: Success
  • Return safely to Kerbin: Success

MISSION SUMMARY: A year after probe was launched, it was determined that the burn occurred at the wrong time, leaving the probe dead in space. The mission failure was taken as an important reminder to double check maneuvers for expensive deep space probes BEFORE they leave!


Pathfinder 5
Moho Probe

Mission Profile: Deliver probes to Moho and transmit findings back to Kerbin!

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Moho: Success!
  • Orbit of Moho: Unsuccessful

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was unsuccessful. Launch and transfer went according to plan, but approach made orbit impossible!


Explorer 4
Crew Mission to Moho

Mission Profile: Land crew on Dres, return safely to Kerbin.

Crew: Val, Orlas, Robart

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Dres: Success!
  • Orbit of Dres: Success!
  • Dres Landing: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was unsuccessful. Launch and transfer went according to plan, but approach made orbit impossible!


Explorer 2
Crew Mission to Duna

Mission Profile: First Crew mission to Duna. First docking with Duna Spaceport!

Crew: Mitster, Dunwin, Kimmy

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Duna: Success!
  • Orbit of Duna: Success!
  • Dock with Duna Spaceport: Success!
  • Conduct Multiple Landings: Success!
  • Safely return to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a resounding success! Crew and scientific findings, including surface samples of Duna itself, made it back to Kerbin safe and sound!


CryoLab Mission
Crew Mission – Kerbin Orbit

Mission Profile: Kerbin Orbit test of the new cryonic system being developed for deep space missions.

Crew: Bob, Shepely, Luly

  • Launch: Success!
  • Send Crew: Success!
  • 100 day hibernation test: Success!
  • Return safely to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a success – crew hibernated a full 100 days and were determined “mostly normal” after being thawed out!


Kerbol 2 Mission
Probe to Kerbin’s Star, Kerbol

Mission Profile: Approach Kerbin’s star ‘Kerbol’ as close as possible.

  • Launch: Success!
  • Transit to Star: Success!
  • Orbit of Dres: Success!
  • Dres Landing: Success!
  • Return to Kerbin: Success!

MISSION SUMMARY: Mission was a partial success – vehicle destroyed at 80km altitude over star’s surface!