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
Since Orbiter's atmosphere model has been discussed quite a bit recently, I finally decided to revisit and rewrite the Earth atmosphere model. I have selected a moderately complex model (L. G. Jacchia, Thermospheric Temperature, Density, and Composition: New Models, Smithson. Astrophys. Obs. Spec. Rept. No. 375, 1977) which covers the range from... 52 Comments
Purpose: Calculate precisely (ie, without resorting to stepwise estimation) the ACC and VACC components of the SurfaceMFD.
Getting Acceleration Vectors
Posted by: Topper
Gives code for a stepwise estimation of horizontal and vertical accelerations, with... 26 Comments