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Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:44 am

A topic to centralize all the useful informations concerning Space in General and Space shuttle.
Don't hesitate to post something you find valuable to share, I will update the first post according to that.




I)General Space knowledge and tutorials

Basic of Space Flight Book
https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/spaceflt.pdf

Thorsten LEO Tools
https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=35213

Orbiter Space Sim Beginners tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOxpvqrqLAo

FAA Space Basics ( Must read)
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/cami/library/online_libraries/aerospace_medicine/tutorial/section3/spacecraft_design/

Rendez Vous Theory
https://www.baen.com/rendezvous
https://www.baen.com/rendezvous-part2


Educative links
Why the wings of the Shuttle Stay on it during Maximal Aerodynamical pressure phase
https://www.aiaa.org/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/about-aiaa/history-and-heritage/why_the_wings_stay_on-ehrlich.pdf?sfvrsn=801c62b5_0

Space Shuttle Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics Overview
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/584730main_Wings-ch4d-pgs226-241.pdf




II) Space Shuttle Systems


1)FG related


FG Space Shuttle Wikipedia
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Space_Shuttle

FG Space Shuttle Manual
http://www.science-and-fiction.org/downloads/flight_manual_basic.pdf.gz




2)Space Shuttle systems in depth

Nasa Space Shuttle systems Exhaustive Manual: SCOM
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/390651main_shuttle_crew_operations_manual.pdf

Nasa Data processing system dictionnary, or "What does that page of my shuttle computer"
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/359895main_DPS_G_K_7.pdf

Crew Software Interface ( Nice introduction to Shuttle Computer and handling)
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383444main_crew_software_interface_21002.pdf




Workbooks ( Detailled part on some Shuttle systems and procedures, SCOM complement)
APU (How Hydraulic is provided to Shuttle systems
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383439main_apu_hyd_wsb_21002.pdf

Air Data Systems (What are the equivalent of Pitot Tubes in the Shuttle)
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383438main_air_data_system_workbook_21002.pdf

Environmental Control and Life Support System ( How is cooled the Shuttle )
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383445main_eclss_21002.pdf

Navigation Aids ( or how the Shuttle find precisely the runway during entry)
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383450main_navigation_aids_workbook%2021002.pdf

Intact Ascent Aborts ( Procedures after ONE engine failure)
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383447main_intact_ascent_aborts_workbook_21002.pdf

Contigency Aborts Procedures after more than ONE engine failure/degradation
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/383441main_contingency_aborts_21007_31007.pdf




And much more that are not publicly available but findable here after a subscription ( A true Space Gold Mine)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/







III)Space Shuttle Checklists


Flight Data Files Bible Site
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/flightdatafiles/index.html

Annotated and condensed one
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Flying_the_Shuttle_-_Space_Shuttle_Checklists





A bit more organized:

More informations about Flight Data Files in SCOM part 3


1)Normal situation Checklists


Ascent
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/567068main_ASC_135_F_1.pdf

Post Insertion
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/567074main_PI_135_F.pdf

On Orbit
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/567072main_ORB_OPS_135_F_1.pdf

Rendez Vous
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/567076main_RNDZ_135_F.pdf

Deorbit Preparation
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/492871main_D-O_G_Q_5.pdf

Entry
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/381558main_ENT_G_H_8.pdf
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/567069main_ENT_135_F.pdf




2)Non Normal situation Checklists


In the Normal situation Checks above, there are off nominal sections to deal with non critical procedures
For time critical procedures that must be performed within 5 minutes, there are the so called Pocket checklists ( Ascent, Orbit and Entry)
They are almost the same.

Ascent
The Ascent PCL contains procedures that safe systems for continued flight. It also contains orbiter systems powerdown procedures.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/366508main_APCL_G_O_1.pdf

Orbit
At the initiation of the post insertion phase, the Orbit PCL is utilized. This PCL contains critical orbiter systems malfunction responses and powerdown procedures. The orbit PCL often refers to the orbiter Malfunction Procedures (MAL) Book for detailed troubleshooting.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/359853main_OPCL_G_M_10.pdf
Contigency Deorbit in case of Severe malfunctions in Orbit ( Loss of cooling systems, or massive elec failure,..) that would lead to a fast deorbit.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/359894main_C-DO_G_L_8_P%26I.pdf

Entry
The Entry PCL contains critical contingency systems malfunction responses that allow safe continuation of the pre-deorbit through early entry phases along with orbiter systems powerdown procedures.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/366509main_EPCL_G_M_11.pdf




IV)Space Shuttle Books


To Orbit and Back Again
Like a SCOM, less cryptic, full of anecdotes.
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781461409823


Into to the Black
Book about STS 1, it reads like a Thriller
https://www.thespacereview.com/article/2982/1


Shuttle Down
Book about an hypothetical scenario. What if the Shuttle was launched from vandenberg and would have diverted to Easter Island :)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/549127.Shuttle_Down
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Great - thanks :)
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby eatdirt » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:58 am

Wow, a year of reading for sure!

Thanks for the post, it is a must!

Cheers,
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 pm

It is sometimes good against insomnia :)
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:10 pm

First post updated for FAA Space Basics link

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/cami/library/online_libraries/aerospace_medicine/tutorial/section3/spacecraft_design/
Must read, very well written.



And Books section

To Orbit and Back Again
Like a SCOM, less cryptic, full of anecdotes.
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781461409823


Into to the Black
Book about STS 1, it reads like a Thriller
https://www.thespacereview.com/article/2982/1


Shuttle Down
Book about an hypothetical scenario. What if the Shuttle was launched from vandenberg and would have diverted to Easter Island :)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/549127.Shuttle_Down
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby Gomendio » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi to all

Just bought the sivolellas paperback. Due to arrive this Monday. Also noticed there was ebook versión, was wondering wether the digital one was going to be better,but i set off to the paper one. I,ve been Sloggin throught the Scom and now by pure chance bumped into your post gingin and see this book.

A bit expensive. Hope it will cover my demands.
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby Gomendio » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:49 pm

Couldn,t be happier after reading story mushgrave,s praises of the book. Thought it was going to be a smidgen into the basic side, but it appears to be hardcore.

35 euros well invested i guess
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:45 pm

I bought the ebook .
I would have prefered the paper one
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby Johan G » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:37 pm

This topic might be much easier to maintain as an article on the FlightGear wiki. Hint, hint, wink, wink. :wink: :)
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:37 pm

Why not
I will put that on the wiki, with all that time available :)

I saw you made some nice modifications
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:34 pm

amalahama wrote in Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:39 am:Hello Thorsten, GinGin,


Having access to them offline, even being able to smoothly print everything with the same format would be a nice touch.




@Amalahama: I just converted the web page into pdf with print into pdf Acrobat reader option.
It gives me that.

Is it ok ?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xczlytSzi_EZhcNcsQEDgepk8hOjOLfc
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby amalahama » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:11 am

Thanks GinGin! It will do the job
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Re: Space Shuttle and General Space - Docs and Links

Postby GinGin » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:10 pm

amalahama wrote in Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:11 am:Thanks GinGin! It will do the job



Good, I will proceed the others then, and put that whole topic on Wikipedia anyway, like suggested Johan.
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