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Thread: Challenge to land on the world of death

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    Challenge to land on the world of death

    On a recent trip I found this White Dwarf system- SPOIHAAE XE-X D2-9 where a landable metal rich world is in close orbit.It has an elliptical orbit of roughly one hour.At it's far point is 2.5ls from WD but at perihelion (near point) comes to a deadly 0.06ls in!

    also,looking at the orbit, the far point is in the jet of the White Dwarf itself and as the world approaches the star it speeds up rapidly to annihilation!

    I have tried a few times and nearly succeeded on landing on the world's surface (within 50 metres before the FSD warning sounded and all hell broke loose) but is so hostile landing,collecting materials and leaving intact may be very difficult and the window of opportunity may be narrow.

    So the challenge is just that.

    One point for each iron or nickel collected;two points for each chromium or manganese collected;four points for each tin or molybdenum collected;six points for any arsenic and nine points if you find some technetium!

    The system is around 600 lyrs from Colonia.


    Good luck with this.

    http://imgur.com/nR7sIpI

    http://imgur.com/vDx59P4

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    Wow I wanna fly there now...

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    I assume it is not tidally-locked or slowly-rotating, allowing you to come in on the "dark side" protected in its shadow?

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    Ooh, that looks truly unique. Congrats on the find! I'd also very much recommend posting it in the Galactic Mapping Project thread, a planet like this should definitely be on there.

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    Phew .. sadly (or perhaps luckily ) I am a bit far away ATM ...
    I will watch with interest - videos anyone?

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    Plot twist: the planet's orbit crosses into the jets of the white dwarf.

    But in all seriousness that's an awesome find. I've been hoping to come across that exact phenomenon to try what you're trying, if only to confirm it for myself. All the best in your efforts.

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    Looks awesome, considering a big diversion to attempt a landing...

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    Originally Posted by MattG View Post (Source)
    Looks awesome, considering a big diversion to attempt a landing...
    You and me both, buddy.

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    Note to expedition organisers: This needs to be a meet up point

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Won't make me reinstall the game, but definitely cool!

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    Originally Posted by EtherealCereal View Post (Source)
    Plot twist: the planet's orbit crosses into the jets of the white dwarf.

    But in all seriousness that's an awesome find. I've been hoping to come across that exact phenomenon to try what you're trying, if only to confirm it for myself. All the best in your efforts.

    After umpteen attempts I'm all out of effort.I'm handing the baton for first landing to any other Commander with balls of steel (and perhaps wearing an Asbestos suit!)

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    What's the difficulty in landing there? What were you flying? Any video of your attempt(s)?

    If the orbit is ~one hour, I would assume you could pick a time when it's far enough away from the star and not in the jet at the moment, and land on, or approach from the dark side.
    Is the far point (2.5ls) still close enough that you overheat on approach?
    Normally, on hot landings in close proximity to the star, your ship will start cooling down as soon as you enter glide mode.

    It'll be a few weeks before I can get out that way, but I've book marked it for an attempt "some day"
    Does Jaques sell heat sink launchers or do I need to bring extras all the way?
    What about a module reinforcement package? Thinking I should bring one as a damage sink for module heat damage.

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    Well, better not dismiss you ship on this one. AI is bad with heat sinks...

    Also, I wonder what happens to a SRV while in a Jet stream.

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    Definitely need to try this out tonight.

    Now where did I leave my HOTAS?

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    Originally Posted by Friedenreich Xante View Post (Source)
    Also, I wonder what happens to a SRV while in a Jet stream.
    If you jump off of a ledge with it, perhaps you'll get shot by the stream all the way to Raxxla?

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