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USC: GTS-3

Posted 08-31-2011 at 03:02 AM by diogom

Five and a half hours ago, GTS-3 ended with the safe landing of the Delta Glider Columbia.
It was the first flight of the Delta Glider carrying a payload, the MTKS-SAT, a communications sattelite. It orbited the Earth 119 times, covering a distance of 3529575 miles. Included an EVA to activate the sattelite.

The following are the reports on the Ascent, MTKS-SAT/EVA deployment and De-Orbit/Re-entry portions of the mission.

Ascent
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The Columbia Delta-Glider
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This is a test for the space launches threads index

Posted 01-13-2012 at 04:22 PM by SiberianTiger

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OBSP - Progress report 1

Posted 03-05-2012 at 08:43 PM by RisingFury
Updated 09-25-2012 at 01:09 AM by RisingFury

Hey guys!

It's been a while since our last update, so I'll bring you up to speed on what's been going on behind the scenes.

We resumed work on OBSP in the last few weeks because the exams ended and we have a few exciting features we're working on.

ETF learned how to hook functions so we can introduce new features to OBSP that Orbiter normally wouldn't let us create. With that, ETF is working on bringing a custom HUD into OBSP. That'll allow vessels to...
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Phantom takes flight (Chapter 1)

Posted 04-23-2012 at 09:39 AM by PhantomCruiser
Updated 07-04-2012 at 04:04 AM by PhantomCruiser

John Kirby, multi-billionaire and owner of Phantom Manufacturing strode out of the cavernous hangar into the sweltering equatorial heat of the Malay Peninsula. He spied his long-time friend, Cleveland Davis standing on the edge of the apron staring at the enormous aircraft on the tarmac. His lanky form standing easy, arms crossed with the upper half of his flight suit hanging down at his waist, with the sleeves pulled around and tied in front, thus making his tie-died Bob Marley to be the most colorful...
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Shuttle Replacement Project

Posted 05-14-2012 at 11:08 PM by Loru (Loru's Developement Projects)
Updated 05-15-2012 at 06:52 PM by Loru

As it's too early to create dev thread I post it here.

As I made significant pprogress in 3d modelling recently, I created a spaceplane mesh that will (hopefully) transform into nice add on.

Orbital Vehicle data:

Lenght: ~30 meters
Wingspan: 20 meters
Cargo capacity: 15 tons
delta V of OV: ~1400 m/s
Main engine thrust: 400kN total

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1.) Sabre engines fueled by Kerosene (with LOX as oxidizer)....
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