A few days after landing, communications with Scout 2 is re-established! The small lander transmits its findings – barely a trace of an atmosphere and very low gravity, as predicted. With 990 d/v of fuel remaining, it may be possible for Scout 2 to land elsewhere in the future. A very successful mission!
Year 2, Day 71 (Scout 2 Arrival at Minmus)
Scout 2 arrives at Minmus! Thankfully all the probe’s systems appear to be working normally.
Scout 2 slowly decends…. it’s important the craft land exactly where KSEA scientists have planned, as the communications systems on board requires a direct line of sight with Kerbin. As Minmus rotates, it will take Scout 2 out of range! Scout 2 sets down… JUST IN TIME! Communications go dark as Minmus’s rotation carries Scout 2 out of range!
Year 2, Day 65 (Scout 2 Launches for Minmus)
Scout 2 blasts off! The launch is identical to Scout 1, except for a new more aerodynamic fairing on top of the Discovery Rocket.
Once in orbit, Scout 2 matches planes with Minmus, and fires its engines to intercept the small green moon!