As reported earlier, the next Orbiter release will include support for planet surface terrain. If you have missed it, here is the video I uploaded a while ago introducing a first glimpse of a preliminary terrain implementation:
I am excited about this new feature, but the results... 43 Comments
Well, do you? If so, I hope this can show you how to calculate and therefore simulate an orbit yourself! By this I mean you will be able to calculate a satellite's altitude and velocity at a chosen time, among other things, like OrbitMFD shows. Let's assume we're orbiting Earth, and that there are no other forces acting on the satellite other than...
The text below is my translation of an article published in Novosti Kosmonatiki magazine, issue #8/2011, pages 8-11. This is a big interview of Vladimir Solovyov, taken by NK's reported Alexander Ilyin. Alexander courteously agreed on me translating and posting this interview on terms of preserving his copyright.
He can be contacted by:... 12 Comments
It may seem incredible that in the world of manned spaceflight, of polished steel and facemasked technicians, of high-tech mission control and protocols for everything, there is a body of folklore, superstition and tradition that is followed by each and every crewmember as if performing a sacred rite. Invocation of spirits of the dead, holy water,... 2 Comments
This is a 7 part, full feature ORBITER 2010-P1 tutorial! We start from the ground at Wideawake International in the XR2 Ravenstar. I will show you how to prepare for launch, take-off, and fly the XR2 to the Moon with a landing on pad 1 at Brighton Beach. We have a crew habitat module loaded in the cargo bay, along with some extra main fuel. We... 13 Comments
Recently TechHaze interviewed Martin (june 2010).
I just translated into Italian for my squadron website and Forum Orbiter Italia members.
It's not strictly an "article", but I wanted lo to let you know as well.
You can find it here http://www.tuttovola.org/index.php?topic=4281.0
Original link (I'm sure you know it)...
Russian translation of Orbiter-2010 manual is ready.
You can download it here - http://www.kulch.spb.ru/Eng/documentations.shtml
Now - for last version (Orbiter-2010-P1, build 100830).
Русский перевод документации к Орбитеру-2010 завершен.
Скачать можно здесь - http://www.kulch.spb.ru/Rus/documentations.shtml
Документация приведена в... 5 Comments
I'm sure most of you have heard of IRCs, or Internet Relay Chats, but probably don't know much about them, or how to connect to them. IRCs can be a very useful resource, whether you use them for asking quick questions or getting advice, or if you use them just to banter with those who have similar interests as you. Regardless of your... 1 Comments
I find myself repeating the same pieces of advice a lot these days on problem report threads, so I thought it'd make good sense to have an article for reference on the best way to submit a post asking for help with an Orbiter issue. This is, in essence, a sequence of guidelines about what your post should contain, and also what you should do... 1 Comments
Great News! You can now view my TransX video tutorials on You Tube! Visit my website below for a complete look at all of the tutorials from beginner to advanced and to download scenarios for those tutorials:
ISS Intercept - watch video
Earth to Moon - watch video
Moon to... 6 Comments