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FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000nm)

Postby eatdirt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:32 am

Hi pilots,
install yourself just above the Shuttle, speed x25, during a long highly elliptical orbit. Last around 6 minutes, enjoy :)

Periapsis by night:
4k_1orbit_x25.mkv

Periapsis by day (speed impression much nicer)
4k_1orbit_30fps_hpday.mkv

Many things to improve, but you get the idea! Some transient artifacts or freezes are visible sometimes, I am using the 16K textures that are maybe a bit too large for fast loading. The timelapse is just made by taking a screen snaphot every seconds.
Cheers,
Chris.
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 pm

that's pretty wild, man!
do you remember what your perigee was in that pass?
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby wlbragg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Wow, that is really cool. How does that type of orbit effect reentry?
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby Thorsten » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm

do you remember what your perigee was in that pass


-> thread title? :mrgreen:
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

wotz'at? :lol:

i see it now... thanks!
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby eatdirt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm

Yes, periapsis around 80nm. In fact you can see the RCS thrusters firing suggesting some residual atmospheric dragging. I lost about 10 miles of apoapsis in about 3 days with this :)

@Wayne, yep, reentry is a mess. I've survived reentry from up to 3000nm doing multiple atmospheric brakings (See the Van Allen mission for my first attempt), but I did not try yet from that very one, speed at periapsis is Mach 31. With a normal reentry procedure, the Shuttle disintegrates very fast.

I'll try to do a timelapse of an orbit with atmospheric braking, the plasma trail should be gorgeous, let's see :mrgreen:

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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby wlbragg » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:03 am

I'll try to do a timelapse of an orbit with atmospheric braking,

That will be really interesting to see!
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby Thorsten » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:13 am

FWIW, there should now be a handover from 'entry' to 'orbital' state being done, which means you should be able to get working com once you're out of the atmosphere again in case of a bounce.
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby eatdirt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 pm

you should be able to get working com once you're out of the atmosphere again


YES! thanks a lot for this!
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Re: FG Space Shuttle: One Orbit Timelapse (from 80nm to 4000

Postby GinGin » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Very nice :)
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