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XR5 Expedition - ESA Grand Tour

Posted 04-28-2010 at 08:34 PM by Fabri91
Updated 04-29-2010 at 08:41 PM by Fabri91

Greetings fellow probe-hailers,
I've already been to Mars a couple of times, but today I wanted to try something new...in two years of flying Orbiter I've never been to one of it's moons. So I placed a Prelude base on Phobos and loaded up an XR5 with "slightly" modified ISP with enough UCGO cargos for at least three decent bases. Took off from Wideawake international and after a 6 month flight I arrived at Mars orbit, in order to proceed to Phobos.

As I landed this...
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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels the new way

Posted 09-09-2010 at 04:28 AM by martins

Orbiter 2010 introduces a new way to define 2-D panels. Documentation for this is still thin on the ground (but under development), and currently only the stock DG provides an example for it.

I thought that maybe a small tutorial series may be the way to nudge developers towards adopting the new style. So here goes ...

Why should I switch to the new interface?
The new panel style has a number of advantages over the legacy (2006) method:
  • It is better supported
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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels (Part 2)

Posted 09-10-2010 at 03:48 AM by martins

If you have followed Part 1 of this tutorial, you should have a working panel background. Time to add something useful ...

Lesson 5: Adding an MFD
Multifunctional displays (MFD) are the primary user interface for most Orbiter spacecraft, and consequently they feature in most instrument panels. So letís start our panel instrumentation by adding an MFD.

MFDs consist of two main components: a square display, and a set of control buttons around it. The display will...
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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels (Part 3)

Posted 09-10-2010 at 05:41 PM by martins

This continues the tutorial from Part 2.

Lesson 6: Adding a switch (button, dial, etc.)
Apart from MFDs, the panel can contain many more active elements. A common class of elements has two or more discrete states (a switch that can be flipped up or down, a dial that can be turned to a set of discrete positions, a control light that can be on or off, etc.) Representative for all those objects, letís add a 2-way switch now.

Active objects that have a number of...
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First mission of Cavradyne's space station

Posted 11-22-2010 at 06:53 PM by Izack

South Atlantic Post
August 4th, 2024

New aerospace company launches first component of space station

Cavradyne Aerospace has announced the successful launch of the first unmanned component of their ORAC (Orbital Research and Assembly Complex) space station into an equatorial Low Earth Orbit this morning from their base here on Ascension Island.


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