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Add-on Software, Utilities and Tutorials 3D Modeling Software Mesh Tools 3ds2msh - by Vinka MeshMaker 2.1 - by Radu Max2Msh - by Mindblast. A tool for importing Orbiters .msh file format into Gmax or 3DSMax. Mesh Viewer v10.2 - by she'da'liar and Kev33 3D Object Converter - Tool to convert between mesh formats.
Space Shuttle Guide Orbiter Tips Getting the most from Orbiter OrbTrack.com converts the current track of ISS and HST for Orbiter scenarios. A very nice service provided by Reverend
Getting Started A russian translation of this manual is also available. Translation provided by Yuri Kulchitsky (Kulch).
OrbiterSim > Orbiter Links - Orbiter - Download - Orbiter Forums - Avsim.com , ( all the Addons ) - Orbital Mods - Dan's Orbiter Page , - JPL-Basics of Space Flight - Meadville Space Center - Trevor Johns's Tutorial - Duncan Sharpe's Tutorial - Atlantis to ISS Tutorial - Atlantis Reentry and Landing - ISS Trajectory Data and Scenarios - AIBS Orbiter Fan Site - Pieter Tieghem Orbiter Page - Vinka Page (spacecraft.dll ) - Radu's Page (mesh converter) - Tycho7 - Voyager's Addon Site - F7 Orbiter Site - Orbiter Flash Intro http://orbiternews.no-ip.com/ The Daily Planet
IMFD - Space Navigation Computer Version 5.5 Updated 26.08.2010 This is MFD addon for Orbiter space flight simulator version 2006 and 2010. Key Features of the IMFD: Map program can be used to display entire solar system and predict the actual course of the vessel with numerical trajectory calculator.
Welcome to the TransX manual pages. Here is everything that you need to know about TransX, and how to use it so that you can also fly to Mars, or anywhere else for that matter Pronunciation Originally the MFD was known as TransferX, which has become shortened to TransX under popular usage. Emphasise the X, not the s, or people will look at you strangely. The manual is not just a list of functions, but also describes how to go to Mars using the tool.
OrbiterSim | FAQ | Acronyms | Add-ons | Screen Shots | Orbiter Tutorials | >> Developer From 3D Model to Space Flight This tutorial is for anyone who would like to build their own 3D Model for Orbiter.
Here I want to put all Orbiter-related web pages. If you have or know some web site not listed here, please, report it in the official Orbiter forum or to my e-mail: email@example.com OFFICIAL ORBITER SITE by Martin Schweiger www.orbitersim.com Home of Orbiter Free Space Simulator
The Space-Glider (February 2000, experience not real for me: Simulated in X-Plane only) Read this chapter before attempting Space Shuttle landings in X-Plane if you want to live! What do you think the first rule of flying a glider is? Think about it. The first rule of flying a glider is: "Never come up short".
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The MESSENGER spacecraft is closing fast on its close encounter with Mercury tomorrow (the Planetary Society has a detailed preview here, flyby simulation video here ). This will be the first close approach to Mercury since Mariner 10 in 1974-75, and it will be very close - only about 200 kilometers from the surface! This is the first of three flyby encounters in 2008-2009, designed both for imaging/science and for trajectory modifications that will help MESSENGER to match Mercury's orbit and allow Mercury orbit insertion in March 2011. The 2008 passes should finally give us imagery of Mercury's entire surface (Mariner 10 was only able to photograph about half of the planet on its three flyby encounters).
I haven't had much time for Orbiter these days, but I noticed a recent tutorial flight recording uploaded by Russ "Reverend" Purinton on Orbit Hangar that looked interesting, and I tried it out tonight. It uses the standard space shuttle Atlantis (not the Shuttle Fleet add-ons ) and covers launch to orbit (necessarily manual with the Atlantis since it lacks a launch autopilot), various orbit adjustments, and rendezvous and dock with the ISS. With included time acceleration segments, it takes about 45 minutes to play back (almost four hours real time), and it includes extensive instructional on-screen text to explain everything that was done. This tutorial is very well done and makes good use of the new Atlantis virtual cockpit that allows 7 or more MFD's to be displayed at once, so all the MFD's needed for orbit adjustments, plane alignment, orbit synchronization, and docking are all available by panning and zooming the virtual cockpit view.
Moon in Orbiter So you're in low Earth orbit , in a gassed up Delta-glider . From here you want get to the Moon above. Here's how. [ edit ] Align orbital planes
From the sound of things, I'd say you aren't doing the De-Orbit burn correctly, and are coming in too steep. First, consider when to perform the burn - and remember that too soon is much better than too late. The altitude of your current orbit affects this, the higher you are, the sooner you need to burn. From a low parking orbit of ~200k, burning 14.5M from the target is fine.
OrbiterSim | FAQ | Acronyms | Add-ons | Screen Shots | Orbiter Tutorials Direct Flight Method of Interplanetary Travel I've set out to do futuristic flights more realistically. I realize flying my soup up ships from Earth to Mars within a few hours would in reality squash my flesh like a bug on the windshield. But manned flights to Mars or outer planets in microgravity is not sensible. I know we have Men and Women on the ISS for months at a time.