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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:50 pm

Very entertaining.
Some work to try there :)

Is Spartan also available as a target like ISS and Hubble in Nav page ( I saw you mentionned RR for it (?) )
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Thorsten » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:59 am

Sort of - the test was whether the code handles RR and Star Tracker ID for things which were simulated as payloads before (I wrote a new management class just for them) - and that seems to work.

What I'm a bit unsure about is where in the avionics one would select the target - currently the Eileen dialog is used to cycle through all possible references, so that'll bring you from ISS in the distance to the Spartan close-by.

What is fairly easy to do and will follow soon is the ability to define any releasable payload also as rendezvous target in the mission file (probably there needs to be some data on radar return, I doubt the Spartan is as easy to pick up as ISS...)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:25 pm

I see, interesting.
Many tests to come then :)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:30 pm

Last play in the space with Launch Fligth path tweaking ( dev thread for details) and Abort Once Around to pin point them before making a consistent tutorial.


Rainy day for Launch

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Calculations of AOA deorbit burn
A small upward radial burn associated to the more standard retrograde burn to move the perigee right above the target.
LEO tools is always very close for Rentry Range ( less than a few pourcent difference for a solution calculated 70 mn ish before entry interface)

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Unusual attitude for a deorbit burn, very AOA typical with the upward velocity component

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Mission Specialist entry view, looks like a good place for an instructor and an overall view of the situation

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Sun rising up again

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California in sight

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And mountains before TAEM to White Sands Lakebed


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