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...
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)
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...
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...
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...
* \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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...