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    News Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up

    Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up On Jan. 27, 1986, Allan McDonald stood on the cusp of history. McDonald directed the booster rocket project at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol. He was responsible for the two massive rockets, filled with...
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    Dark Storm on Neptune Reverses Direction, Possibly Shedding a Fragment

    Dark Storm on Neptune Reverses Direction, Possibly Shedding a Fragment https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/dark-storm-on-neptune-reverses-direction-possibly-shedding-a-fragment
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    Launch News Vega VV17 - SEOSAT-Ingenio and Taranis (Launch failure)

    Arianespace – Flight Vega VV17 – SEOSAT-Ingenio / TARANIS: Mission failure 8 minutes after liftoff of Vega mission VV17, following the first ignition of the engine of the Avum upper stage, a deviation of trajectory was identified, entailing the loss of the mission. Launch video (T0 @ 39 minutes)
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    New Release Calculator CF

    In response to this thread, I threw together some 0s and 1s to create "Calculator CF" (CF = Custom Function, which is the type of addon). OH link: https://www.orbithangar.com/showAddon.php?id=247f29f2-252b-44ed-bba1-118108f0a3b1 It is very simple and (currently) only has the 4 basic operations...
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    Resolved "Show your current activity" option not working

    Looks like the "Show your current activity" option does nothing: checked or not, the "Viewing xyz" string always shows in the user homepage. Can't tell if that is hidden from other users though...
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    Launch News Delta IV Heavy with NROL-44

    Another big spy satellite going up.... but not just yet... As usual, the PAOs look like fools when something happens that isn't in their script. :LOL: 🤦‍♂️
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    Resolved Resfreshable new post page

    Could the new posts page be "refreshable"? When I click the shortcut in the "tool bar", the initial URL goes from "www.orbiter-forum.com/whats-new/posts/" to "www.orbiter-forum.com/whats-new/posts/930/". The "problem" with this is that if I then hit F5 it will refresh that "930" page (or...
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    News RIP Jerry Stiller

    https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/status/1259759084309446657 :(
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    Project Space Shuttle Vessel

    It's Tuesday, so a good time to start a thread :lol: So, almost 2 months into this: - I've settled on the name Space Shuttle Vessel, or SSV - took the opportunity to "clean the house" and made some structural changes in several places - added tons of checking and corrections to standards in the...
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    News The Worm is back!

    Looks official (and posted on a credible day :lol:) https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/1245744389692981259
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    API Question DetachChild

    /** * \brief Break an existing attachment to a child. * \param attachment attachment handle * \param vel separation velocity [m/s] * \return \e true when detachment is successful, \e false if no child was * attached, or if child refuses to detach. * \sa CreateAttachment...
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    Rant So TortoiseSVN is now uploading projects...?

    I was going to switch SVN branches and wanted to temporarily save some changes, and the recently added Shelve feature seemed a good idea. Start the process and instead of a quick "saving window" while it copies the few KBs of changes from one end of the HDD to the other, it shows an "uploading...
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    News A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large

    A big salary, luxury cars, and a new dacha—Russia’s space leader lives large A leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, recently turned his attention toward the country's space program. In an entertaining 13-minute video not unlike those produced by "Last Week Tonight...
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    NASSP and a real AGC

    Final preparations for public display and demonstrations for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Congratulations!!! :thumbup:
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    Advanced Question Aero of payloads

    Do the aerodynamics of payloads (as attached vessels) have any effect on the parent vessel? I played with some parameters, and there appears to be no actual effect, except on the force vectors displayed.
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    API Question Info about SetMaxWheelbrakeForce()

    To allow more control over the brakes in SSU, I've "eaten" the standard brake keys, and now control the brake level with SetWheelbrakeLevel(). I'm setting the brake force with SetMaxWheelbrakeForce(), but even assuming the function sets the brake for for each of the 2 rear wheels (so I input...
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    Orbiter terrain elevation issues

    I'm starting this thread in the hopes that "flaws" found in the elevation terrain can be fixed in the official terrain data. If these issues should be posted as bug reports, then mods please delete this thread. Issue #1: there is an elevation step in the equator, very noticeable at the 0º/0º...
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    News Sputnik turns 61, and The Probe turns 59

    :hailprobe::hailprobe::hailprobe::hailprobe: Footage of the launch of Sputnik at 6m55s
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    API Question Vessel velocity in ECEF?

    How can I get the vessel's velocity in the ECEF reference frame?
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    News RIP Brad Smith

    He was the head of the Imaging Team for the Voyager probes. https://twitter.com/Thievesbook/status/1014535290231447552 :hailprobe:
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