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Landers (big) Sometimes don't achieve the EXPLORER feature in mission
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Landers (big) Sometimes don't achieve the EXPLORER feature in mission making impossible to progress/complete the mission.
Happents to me in Victoria Crater and also in Gale Crater.


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I just load and try again. Sometimes works.

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Bohemia edited Additional Information. (Show Details)Aug 3 2013, 4:50 PM
Bohemia set Category to category:bugs.
Bohemia set Reproducibility to Sometimes.
Bohemia set Severity to None.
Bohemia set Resolution to Open.
Bohemia set Legacy ID to 4031562778.May 9 2016, 9:49 AM

This happens to me when the lander misses the target landing area. Is that what you are experiencing or is this happening even when you land on target?

Dram added a comment.Aug 6 2013, 3:16 PM

Hi, if the vehicle landing experiences a major error, it will try to land directly down, to at least save itself. In such a situation it will not land where it intended to, thus missing the explore waypoint.

There is a problem here that the part failures are too common, we will change that, making it a little more lenient.

So please try this again and see if (when it lands and does not complete the explore target) whether it had a problem with the thrusters in the vehicle's LOG tab.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 9 2016, 9:49 AM

This happens when the Lander doesn't land on the established location, landing a couple of meters away due to malfunction of the thrusters.

Kreggy added a subscriber: Kreggy.May 9 2016, 9:49 AM

I'd like to add, that I feel the explore point should be achieved even when landing near and not exactly on target.

It's okay that the lander misses the exact landing point, but if the mission can still be accomplished it should start, shouldn't it?
So if the lander still hits the area where it should scoop, take photos, etc, there should be a way to do that?!

(I missed some "explore" point in Victoria crate three times in a row with a large lander, almost made my space program bankrupt...)

FredyC added a subscriber: FredyC.May 9 2016, 9:49 AM
FredyC added a comment.Aug 7 2013, 8:09 PM

Well thing is, that if lander missed the target, there is a chance you wont be even able do most of the scanning tasks and possibly to take some photos.

Sure by achieving explore task you could send out another lander to finish remaining mission tasks, but at this point I am loading the game and trying to land again. Lets see what future updates will bring in.

After last updates the issue seems resolved. We can close the ticket.