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T+ 107 Days Engineering Log

Posted 01-02-2014 at 11:05 PM by Dantassii
Updated 01-03-2014 at 01:39 PM by Dantassii (Typos)
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First orbital alignment burn with 4 forward and 2 reverse EHEs occurred with no engineering issues to report. Phasing burn tomorrow will use only 2 of each EHE in each direction as will all burns until we arrive on station at the L2 point in the Jupiter-Europa system.

The report from Earth is that the ETV has been loaded with all the spare parts that we will need to repair our non-functional EHEs. This will allow us to use all 17 EHEs for the TEI and EOI burns later in our mission....
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T+ 100 Days Engineering Log

Posted 12-26-2013 at 01:24 PM by Dantassii
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After a 15 minute 25 second burn of the 12 operational aft facing EHEs, we are now in orbit of the planet Jupiter, exactly 100 days after departing Lunar Station. This is the fastest manned transit from the Earth-Moon system to Jupiter on record.

Based on the parameters of our initial Jupiter orbit, we have determined that 3 orbital alignment and 2 phasing burns will be required for us to meet up with the moon Europa. Due to the high thrust to weight ratio of the EHEs, we will only...
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Wow so happy right now

Posted 12-25-2013 at 02:37 AM by communist

okay,so,i run a tumblr blog,and i post pictures of a controversial nature on there,so it doesnt suprise me when someone requests me to take thier pictures down
im not one to remove content when you are overly rude toward me,most of the time,that will get you more exposure in my blog
but i have stated that if you are polite about it,i will remove the content in question
so you can understand why im so happy when someone is polite in a content removal request
that just...
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T + 90 Days Engineering Log

Posted 12-17-2013 at 01:34 AM by Dantassii
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Preliminary shaping burn #2 was executed w/out any problems. We have been able to get 2 of the EHEs back online but did not use them for the burn because it would have required another recalculation of the burn parameters. The remaining EHEs will have to wait until additional parts can be shipped by unmanned ETV after we make Europa orbit. As it is unmanned, the ETV can make it from Earth to Jupiter in as little as 14 days and as we will be spending a minimum of 125 days in Europa orbit, that is...
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Auto-Min TransX' function behind the scenes

Posted 12-08-2013 at 04:33 PM by Enjo
Updated 12-09-2013 at 01:36 PM by Enjo

In my recent , we now have the Auto-Min functionality, available as variables' adjustment setting.

If anybody is interested how the optimal velocities are found - it's thanks to an self invented (reinvented?) algorithm, based on the , or more precisely the , applied for Optimisation task (finding minimum), instead of finding roots, as for the case of raw bisection method.
My implementations of these methods are available below:...
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