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    Project Soyuz 7K-T Custom

    During reentry, you also use the pitch and yaw thrusters to stabilize the spacecraft near the desired AOA (with a relatively large deadband). Not sure if Soyuz was able to do that during ballistic reentry, I assume not. Apollo and Gemini did that, but both also degraded to a pure rotating...
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    What music are you listening to?

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    Project Shuttle-A Mk.IX

    Yes, that makes sense.
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    Project Shuttle-A Mk.IX

    Well, that is why I used the term "bridge wing" there. We have quite some large "cheeks" there, why not use them as "root" of such a feature Adding some crew station to make landing and cargo handling easier in something like that would allow more overview than "looking through a straw" with...
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    Project Shuttle-A Mk.IX

    As you think suits your preferences - its your add-on, not mine. I just wanted to note, that there is a demand. ;) Personally, I would prefer a bridgewing like feature over having to watch a third MFD during landing.
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    Project Shuttle-A Mk.IX

    If I could make some suggestion on where the model should really differ from the original, I would fix some visibility issues of the originals cockpit during vertical landing. If you want to see the landing site, you have to switch to external view right now.
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    I think Galaxy Quest was a different movie, you are likely talking about Iron Sky.
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    Project Soyuz 7K-T Custom

    May I rant a little? Why in Blakes name are Russian technical reports so unstructured?! This one almost reads like what we call a "media kit" for journalists in the west. The article describes a bit of things and the key subsystems of all spacecraft involved in the Salyut program, but quickly...
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    Project Soyuz 7K-T Custom

    Well, no, the plan was to use a gliding reentry, so its similar to Gemini, Apollo or the Space Shuttle. But likely much less sophisticated as for Gemini: By rolling the spacecraft, you indirectly control the descent rate and by controlling the descent rate, you can control the deceleration...
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    Project Soyuz 7K-T Custom

    Nothing more specific than you should have. Yes, very likely hardwired analog logic, possibly based on an integrating accelerometers. There is also no way for the crew to change the landing site or to review the coordinates that the guidance uses (beyond a fixed lead angle in the globe...
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    Announcement Upcoming changes and improvements to Orbiter Forum

    Yeah, as sad as it is. It sounds a lot like picking up the ashes, but the reality is: We are far fewer people now, than we used to be once. We don't have the manpower to keep alive, what a ten times larger community once created.
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    Announcement Upcoming changes and improvements to Orbiter Forum

    Yeah, exactly: Who still cares. Or if there are enough people who care. I don't expect things to be without losses - maybe even large losses. But we could get active maintainers for those add-ons that remain, which could improve quality a lot. Also, the francophone add-on repository still...
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    Announcement Upcoming changes and improvements to Orbiter Forum

    I would draw the line at 10 years, but that is my personal view. And no. I would just make a public announcement, give people enough time to react (3 months should be more than enough) and I would make sure everybody is motivated to spread the word. Tell people to tell all others, try to locate...
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    Announcement Upcoming changes and improvements to Orbiter Forum

    Let me quote a famous professor of archeology: "That belongs in a museum!" Let them do that, let them have the hassle of providing add-ons to people that doesn't work anymore or that require the users to install replacements for obsolete operating systems and runtime libraries. Everything...
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    Announcement Upcoming changes and improvements to Orbiter Forum

    Maybe it would be better to simply give all people 30 days to download and backup all the old add-ons they like and then delete everything, that hasn't seen any maintenance over the past 8+ years....
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