Every mission will have, at a minimum, two phases: Planning, and Report. More complex missions may involve additional phases — or even be written up in multiple reports — but they’ll all generally follow this same pattern. Additionally, all missions will be assigned a mission designation in the following format: KK-Pp-####.
- KK: This is the program designator; for Kromey Kaerospace this will always be “KK”.
- Pp: This is the planetary SOI designator, and denotes the planetary system the mission is aiming for by using the first two letters in the planet’s name; for example, for a mission within the Kerbin local system, this designator will be “Ke”. For missions headed for multiple planetary systems (e.g. a fly-by of Eve and Moho), multiple planetary SOI designators will appear (e.g. KK-EvMo-0001); the exception is that Kerbin’s designator will only appear in missions that do not leave the Kerbin local system, even if a Kerbin return or fly-by is part of the mission.
- ####: This is the mission number, and is an incrementing number for missions by that program. For example, if Kerbal Kaerospace has performed 17 missions on the Kerbin local system (the last of which would of course be KK-Ke-0017), the first one to Duna would then be KK-Du-0018. Mission numbers are assigned during the planning phase of a mission and may not necessarily represent the order missions were actually launched.
- Note that for major, multi-mission operations, a unique program designator may be assigned; for example, if Kromey Kaerospace were to undertake a colonization of Laythe, the program designator may be “LC” (for “Laythe Colony”); in such a case note that the mission number would start again at 0001.
The Planning phase will first lay out the objective(s) of the mission, and then describe the mission profile, including what will be accomplished when.
The Report phase will document how the mission went. Problems, successes, and general mission progression will all appear here.
Most mission reports will be accompanied by images captured during the course of the mission, however not all will feature craft designs; while the most interesting designs will be made available, Kromey Kaerospace public relations officers will always be happy to supply designs upon request for any mission, if available.
Kromey Kaerospace takes great pride in the accomplishments of our brave kerbonauts, and wants them to be proud as well. Therefore mission ribbons will be awarded to kerbonauts for each successful mission; each mission will similarly feature a mission flag, although these will generally only appear on the mission reports themselves.
In addition to mission reports, Kromey Kaerospace’s public relations officers may from time-to-time make other types of material available on this site. As always, requests or suggestions from the public about what material they would like to see will be honored to the extent possible.