How exciting! I've never tried a Minmus mission before.
The previous phase of the mission was so successful, mission control decided to send Lendin on to Minmus before returning home. One probe would land on the surface, and another would remain in orbit around the small and distant moon.
First order of business: dropping a probe in Münar orbit so we even out the center-of-mass.
That was easy. Next, we plot a transfer to intercept Minmus. Escaping Mün influence is easy compared to Kerbin - the Mün is a comparative featherweight!
Executing the transfer burn.
That was surprisingly cheap. Leaving orbit around a moon requires a much smaller fuel (or, more precisely, delta-V) investment than leaving Kerbin.
Getting closer now. It's about time to see how Lendin is going to enter orbit around this odd-looking blue marble.
That will do it - if these maneuvers are executed properly, the craft will be in a neat circular orbit around Minmus.
We will have to aim the probe at one of these flat areas. A mare of sorts, I suppose.
Mental note: check that engines are bolted on before launch.
It took only a small amount of thrust to drop the orbit down. Two engines is more than sufficient - Minmus has very low gravity. Controlling the unbalanced probe was not too difficult here.
The descent is going smoothly here. The tiny RCS nozzles, which are most often employed for adjusting the orientation and for docking maneuvers, are powerful enough to slow the descent. This saves primary fuel, which is nice, but the main benefit is that they are extremely responsive.
The final probe is released from the craft, in Minmus orbit.
The second-to-last burn of the mission. Lendin is going to need to slow the ship down before re-entry to avoid breaking up in the atmosphere.
The Mün could have formed a fatal interruption, but the current trajectory brought the vessel safely past the devious satellite. This encounter was unplanned, and rather frightening!
Threading the needle here...
Home, sweet home. The main engines and fuel will remain safely in orbit, while the smaller ship detaches to bring the control module into the atmosphere.
A reasonably safe velocity for a water landing. Lendin is a true hero, having brought the extended MPT mission to a successful close!