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HyperDart Mission 6 part 2

Posted 07-30-2010 at 10:16 AM by CigDriver

RMS deployed ready to help with the assembly of the micro-sat and booster stack.

Tech specialist Kelly Lucas on EVA

Getting ready to unpack the S3 Micro Booster from its container

the booster is unpacked and everything checks out so far.

The RMS is used to keep the booster from drifting while preparations are made to deploy the micro satellite

The micro-sat container is released and ready to be unpacked

Unpacked and ready to be docked to the booster. This can be a bit tricky, but I've found putting focus on the either booster or micro-sat and then using vessel remote control to control the UMMU works great. that allows you to use the docking MFD to line things up. One other thing, you can not actually dock the two pieces when one is held by URMS. Orbiter shows them as docked but they are not actually docked for some reason.

Getting there

The stack is assembled. I couldn't grab the assembled stack with the URMS, not sure if it is a limitation with the URMS or something else.

the dart is slowly maneuvered away from the stack and we then wait for the perfect time to fire it into the orbit we want. One word of caution, don't bring your ummu back into the ship with focus still on it from vessel remote control....orbiter no like and will promptly return you to your desktop!

to be continued...
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  1. Old Comment
    What addon is this?
    Posted 07-30-2010 at 11:53 AM by Voyager Voyager is offline
  2. Old Comment
    IronRain's Avatar
    The HyperDart

    Very nice, can't wait till part 3
    Posted 07-30-2010 at 01:04 PM by IronRain IronRain is offline
  3. Old Comment
    astrosammy's Avatar

    I know that orbiter limitation, vessel that get docked to an attached vessel just drift away.
    Posted 07-30-2010 at 11:31 PM by astrosammy astrosammy is offline
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    mc_'s Avatar
    What a nice "little rocket"!
    Looks like we'll find a good use for it.

    Waiting for part 3 to see it in action ;-)
    Posted 07-31-2010 at 04:13 PM by mc_ mc_ is offline
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    Alexw95's Avatar
    Cool looking craft keep up the good work
    Posted 08-01-2010 at 01:07 AM by Alexw95 Alexw95 is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Another "trick" to help assemble the stack would be to switch to the micro-sat, then open an external MFD. Set it to DockMFD, then hit the "thumbtack" on the external MFD window (this "sticks" it to the currently active vessel). Now you can switch back to the UMMU and the external MFD will stay focused on the micro-sat.

    This trick also comes in handy when flying more than one vessel, you can keep an eye on one vessel while flying another.
    Posted 08-07-2010 at 03:40 AM by Tommy Tommy is offline

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