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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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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:39 am

Journey to Hubble

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Chasing to the point :)

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And slowly closing in


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Full story soon
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Johan G » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:53 pm

GinGin wrote in Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:39 am:Full story soon

Looking forward to it. :D
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:34 pm

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Staging
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Some nice panorama from Space and Cockpit
Find the Shuttle :)

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Other nice pano shot, enjoying a second screen for a couple more days.

Back to the Cape


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Base turn and sunrise

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Downwind

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 am

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From deep night to a beautiful sunrise in less than twenty five minutes!



Edit - and a lovely sunset :)

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:24 am

Nice LEGO :)
I love the one from mission specialist with lights.
I barely use those dome lights , great rendering
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:15 am

Hot road

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Thorsten » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:15 pm

With a debris strike during ascent, you actually should be flying RTLS 8)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:44 pm

It was a space bolts xD
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Johan G » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:04 pm

The space shuttle windows are for some strange reason interesting enough that I years ago complied an annotated bibliography after skimming through mostly reports on the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).

tl;dr: Triple redundant windshield with vented gap between three panes, the outer one mainly being heat and impact resistant and thus slightly thicker.

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Miska, Herbert A., Sr. Staff Engineer, Coming Incorporated, Advanced
    Materials Business, "Finishing and proof testing of windows for
    manned space craft", SPIE Vol. 1993, pp. 23-31.

Summary on the history of US spacecraft windows development,
manufacture, testing and experience.  There is a diagram of
the typical Space Shuttle Orbiter forward windshield found
in fig. 5 on p. 30.


Estes, Lynda, Orbiter Window NASA Subsystem Engineer, NASA/JSC,
    "Orbiter Window Hypervelocity Impact Strength Evaluation", NTRS id
    20110004297

Slides from a presentation about analysis of the Space Shuttle Orbiter
windows and hypervelocity impacts aiming at giving mission control
better tools for evaluating the risks based on the size of window
damages.  Contains many color photographs of actual impact damages.


Edelstein, Karen S., ES2/Structures and Dynamics Branch, NASA/Lyndon B.
    Johnson Space Center (JSC), "Orbital impacts and the Space Shuttle
    windshield", NASA-TM-110594

Analysis of the hypervelocity impact history of the Space Shuttle
Orbiter's windows up to and including STS-65.  Contains some data on
the space shuttle windows, impact frequencies and size of impact
damages and typical damage appearance.


Hayashida, K. and Suppanz, M. J., both Space Division, North American
    Rockwell, "Space Shuttle Orbiter Windshield System Design and Test
    Final Report", SD 72-SH-0 123, NTRS id 19730007152, 1972

Description of the Space Shuttle Orbiter windows concept, design,
prototype and testing.  Includes diagrams of the window pane
arrangement, entry pressure and temperature profiles, configurations and
choices of pane materials and thicknesses.


Hayashida, K., King, G.L., Tesinsky, J. and Wittenburg, D. R., all
    Space Division, North American Rockwell, "Rationale for Windshield
    Glass System specification Requirements For Shuttle Orbiter",
    SD 72-SH-0122, NASA-CR-112209, 1972

Contains diagrams on the field of view, temperature and pressure
profiles, diagrams of window pane arrangement etc.
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