The Jool Surveyor continues its tour of the Jool system, flying by Tylo! Hopefully a future pass will provide a little better insight into this moon… this time the probe is just too far away to gather much interesting data! A small maneuver planned in a few days will allow another pass, 50 days from now!
The Jool Surveyor’s engines fire, altering the probes course and putting it on a path to encounter Tylo in 23 days!
The Frontier 5 craft in orbit of Jool is instructed to maneuver so it encounters Laythe!
If all goes to plan, the probe will soon do a flyby of Laythe… the maneuver should also allow for the closest ever flyby of Jool. Sadly, the scientific equipment on Frontier 5 is quite primitive compared to the gravitational scanners and other equipment on more recent probes, however an analysis of the atmosphere, temperature, and pressure should all be possible.
Frontier 5 moves closer…
Finally Frontier 5 arrives at its closest point to Jool!
The first photographs of Laythe are transmitted back to Kerbin! The planet looks remarkably similair to Kerbin!
“Oh my – that looks just like Kerbin! Astonishing! In the distance you can see Tylo. Just amazing… I can’t wait to visit!”
Frontier 5 moves in close and closer….
Until finally, the probe drops below 50km… but just barely! The science transmitted on Laythe’s atmosphere is of incredible scientific importance, and has made Laythe one of the most intriguing desitnations for Kerbals in the future!
Finally, Frontier 5 moves on, leaving Jool and it’s amazing moon Laythe for future probes to investigate!
Frontier 5 soars past Tylo, its sensors only able to record some basic temperature and pressure readings in the space near the moon – researching Tylo is a job for a future explorer!