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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] JesusChrist2 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I messed that up a little because the ... trailing off should be 3d and wrapping back around Kerbol. But my question is when I change my velocity to match the orbital inclination of my target does my orbital inclination stop changing the second I turn off my engines? Is all I am doing, while accelerating, is adding velocity? I'm still having my mind blown by seeing how you get from point a to point b in space is different than point a to point b on earth (i mean kerbal).

*also, i know i should be doing this on the descending node and my current position is not the right way to do it.

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[–] KyJoCaThe2nd 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I really, really, really don't want this to sound condescending, but I have a really bad habit...

It's basic orbital mechanics. The orbit is the path your ship is falling around the star/planet. When your thrusters are on, you're changing your velocity, and therefore your orbit. If you turn off the thrusters, you stop changing your velocity, and therefore your orbit.

It's the same reason when you stop your engines your Periapsis and Apoapsis stop changing.

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[–] Fuckmesilly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think he might be asking about inertia.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think that's where 'known' inclination and 'predicted' inclination meet. That's the best guess from someone who can barely get to the Mun.