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    CAPSTONE mission

    I've just been having a look at NASA's "CAPSTONE" mission: Pathfinder for Artemis Going to Lunar NRHO Launched on Rocketlab's "Electron", multiple Apogee raising burns from LEO Ballistic trajectory to Lunar NRHO via Earth-Sun L1 area. Quite a navigation challenge for Orbiter! We already have...
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    New Release Crew Dragon Inspiration4

    Crew Dragon Inspiration4 A modified Crew Dragon with perspex viewing Cupola instead of docking ring. 3 scenarios in "Inspiration4" folder for launch, on-orbit and reentry.
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    Bug Base Sync MFD 3.3 manual lat/long entry problem

    Hi, am using Base Sync MFD 3.3 (without MMext2.1 installed) from OH here: Trying to enter target lat. and long. manually but it won't accept any longitude between W90 to W180 (I also tried minus sign prefix). If I...
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    New Release Starship SN15 The SpaceX "Starship SN15" prototype, designed for suborbital "10km Hop" test. Attitude control by differential deflection of wings and canards, RCS or Main Engines thrust vectoring. Autopilots for "Skydive and...
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    New Release Boca Chica base and surface tiles Hi-res (level 16-19) surface tiles for Boca Chica base area with proposed SpaceX base layout. Base area .flt elevation flattening file for D3D9 Graphics Client. BocaChica and BocaChica_LZ2 surface base .cfg files...
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    Project SpaceX SuperHeavy

    Hi, just a couple of screen shots to let folks know that progress is being made (slowly!). There's a few serious functional bugs to be sorted out, but hopefully I might have something usable in a few days. Even so, there will still be lots to do improving 1st stage boostback and landing accuracy...
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    New Release Starship SN8 Another version of the SpaceX Starship - updated aerofoil and hull shapes. New RCS system (rotation only). "Skydive" autopilot still unreliable in windy conditions. Work-in-progress :)
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    Discussion Starship SN8 RCS ?

    Hi, I'm just playing around with another iteration of my SpaceX Starship add-on and I notice we now have some video of RCS testing. Looks like two right at the bottom on the wing-mounts, thrust direction -Y axis (Orbiter frame convention) for pitch-up..... ....and two on the nose, thrust...
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    New Release Saocom 1B

    SAOCOM 1B The Saocom1B satellite, and the two rideshare small sats Gnomes1 and Sequoia(generic meshes). Launch scenario for 30th Aug 2020. Rare Polar orbit launch from Cape Canaveral. Manual steering adjustment...
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    New Release Crew Dragon DM2

    The SpaceX "Crew Dragon" capsule and scenarios for the 2020 "DM2" crewed mission to the ISS. Inc.VC control panel with 7 MFDs, optional crew member models, cabin lighting, extendable docking assembly, abort...
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    Comet NEOWISE

    Hi, I've just been out having a look at the new Comet NEOWISE. It's really nice to see a naked-eye comet again :-) Definitely worth a look. Binoculars show it beautifully. Don't miss it!
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    SDK Question How to get VC MFD resolution?

    Hello, I'm trying to get the MFD button labelling display in my Virtual Cockpit to be correct for any of the MFD resolution options of 256 / 512 / 1024. I have this bit of code I stole from Atlantis.cpp that determines where the button labels are written on the MFD display when you press [SEL]...
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    New Release Rotating Wingnut - The Dzhanibekov Effect

    Hi, I saw this video about the Dzhanibekov Effect (Intermediate Axis Theorem) I wondered if Orbiter would reproduce this rather entertaining behaviour of a wingnut rotating in space, and of course it does - very well :-) Here's a simple .cfg, mesh and scenario of a wingnut with Prime Moments...
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    Update Giotto for Orbiter2016

    Giotto for Orbiter2016 An updated version of the old Orbiter2010-P1 add-on can be downloaded from my GoogleDrive here: Includes launch and post-launch scenarios. Launch scenario requires: KOUROU CSG Space Center v4.0 Just a...
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    Project Starship Mk.1

    "Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you." [Gustav Holst] In terms of Orbiter add-ons, Mr.Musk is proving to be positive nuisance to me :lol: Work in progress..... Question is - how to implement those aerofoil control surfaces using...
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    New Release Starlink

    Starlink Rough model of SpaceX Starlink satellite (two versions, left/right handed for stacking). Prograde/Retrograde/OrbitNormal/OrbitAntiNormal/Nadir+Sun Pointing functions. Auto deploy sequence after 2000s (Nadir Pointing, deploy Solar Array). One-hit deployment of 60 sats from Falcon9...
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    New Release OSIRIS-REx

    OSIRIS-REx Osiris-REx spacecraft, AtlasV launcher and pad, asteroid Bennu. Interesting trajectory - you need to include the DSM1 manoeuvre when planning the Earth escape burn, and Earth flybys are always a challenge. Spacecraft has a collison-detection model to make sampling operations a...
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    New Release Arabsat-6A

    Arabsat-6A on OrbitHangar: Arabsat-6A Arabsat-6A .ini file for use with Vinka's Spacecraft3. Launch scenario for FalconHeavy on 09 April 2019. Requires FalconHeavy, Commercial Satellites Pt1, Spacecraft3.dll
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    New Release PSN-6 and Beresheet

    Payloads for the forthcoming Falcon9 launch, now on OH: PSN-6 and Beresheet Communications satellite PSN-6 headed for Geostationary orbit, while Beresheet lunar lander makes several phasing-loop orbits before it encounters the Moon.
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    New Release HST(EX) for Orbiter2016

    HST(EX) for Orbiter2016 Hubble Space Telescope + Extras, for Orbiter2016. HST feat. zoom FOV down to 0.2deg, "GoTo" by target name or RA / Dec, sun-tracking arrays, etc. Also features removable science modules (4 axial modules, 3 radial modules, 3 RSU) and solar arrays. Add-on includes...