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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon May 04, 2020 8:13 am

Johan G wrote in Sun May 03, 2020 6:24 pm:
GinGin wrote in Sun May 03, 2020 5:57 pm:That Overbright old CRT effect looks so real

I honestly first thought it was from a video from a NASA simulator or something like that. 8)



Exactly what I thought also :mrgreen:
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby amalahama » Mon May 04, 2020 8:24 am

Hey GinGin, your MEDS look great! Are you adjusting DPS pages to fit better when using SSU fonts? I hope you submit the changes when you're done, it looks really nice.
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon May 04, 2020 9:45 am

I didnt touch to DPS.
Just using SSU font and playing with brightness and cabin lightings
There is an option in space shuttle option for "advanced" CRT lighting
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon May 04, 2020 5:59 pm

MECO and good insertion towards ISS.

OMS 2 in 30 mn, almost nul Rinc

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby eatdirt » Thu May 07, 2020 7:01 pm

Hi guys, not sure that this qualifies as "Flight", but we watch this with my 2 young kids:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destiny_in_Space

That dates back from 1994, the shots are just amazing. If you did not watch it yet, that is a must. And the narration is by Spock.

This made me realized, or rather remember once more, that whatever the criticisms have been to the Space Shuttle program, the STS was and still is in advance compared to anything else. We were getting back on Earth many payloads instead of dumping shits in LEO, this is the only spacecraft ever able to catch other objects. People were fixing the HST in space. The Spacecraft goes back on earth without using any fuel, and land at a few hundred feet of its garage!?! All this with the computing power of less than a mobile phone :) Yeeaa, Elon Fusk can put his flying suppository where it should be 8)

I've found it far better than this one (di Caprio talking, that does not compete with Nimoy), but it is still quite enjoyable for the Shuttle pictures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_(film)

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Thu May 07, 2020 9:56 pm

Excellent.
Yes, that the thing amazing with the Shuttle: Try to find today something more complex than that whole project :)


A bit of fun testing a south launch from Vandenberg, and diverting to Easter Island.
TAL guidance worked nicely

Ready for launch

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Warm evening

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Shuttle breaking the air

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SRB sep

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TAL and MECO

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Nice Entry

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Overhead and downwind

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Batwing

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Final, not really stable

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Really a fun trip
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun May 10, 2020 10:32 am

From Vandenberg to Zaragoza.
Experiencing 3 engines TAL due to late pressu failure

Ground in sight

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Breaking our night vision :)

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon May 11, 2020 1:15 pm

Back to White Sands lakebed

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Overhead Hollowman AFB

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We cant miss the runway

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That magic bird landing in the desert, coming from nowhere, fascinating for ever

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Fri May 15, 2020 9:58 pm

Time to go back to Earth


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Serenity in the cockpit while deorbit burn is being worked on

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Dust cleaner please

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Nominal PEG 4 value for Deorbit burn

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Deorbit burn at sunrise

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One of the effects I like the most
That natural light coming through the window and enlightening those screens is so real

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I played a lot with entry lately also
And when going for a good path at entry, we are close enough to the Entry charts Drag wise to have an interest to implement all the drag lines and trajectory in MM 304
A bit of work, but that might be worth to try that later on

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sat May 23, 2020 1:39 pm

Training Day

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:50 am

Training day Bis :)

Alto Cirrus spotting

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Misty mountains sighting before LakeBed landing

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:34 pm

Some other shots from sun rising on hazy desert


Morning glory


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Last turn

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Breaking the layer

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Johan G » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:10 pm

Beautiful screenshots as always, GinGin. 8)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby eatdirt » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:17 pm

Woo, this is insanely nice...!!!!
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby wlbragg » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:28 pm

Absolutely brilliant rendering setup! Stunning!
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