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  1. Kyle

    General Question Lunar Gateway orbit

    Anyone ever have any success simulating the Near-rectilinear halo orbit that Gateway will be utilizing? I honestly don't understand how to work that one out in Orbiter.
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    Request Artemis landers

    Anyone working on these for Orbiter? The Dynetics lander looks really interesting.
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    News Alexei Leonov has passed away

    Age of 85. We now live in a world where both the first spacewalker and first moonwalker have passed.
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    Search Apollo EVA suit mesh?

    Anyone know where to find a good mesh for Apollo EVA suits? Trying to make something with Fred's VB for my own personal use.
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    Updates SpaceX DM-1 capsule lost during static fire test
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    Launch News SpaceX Launch Update Thread

    I've been seeing a lot of threads for SpaceX launches, several for the same launch, so I just thought I'd create a thread to consolidate all of SpaceX's launches. Current launch schedule (1/12/19) Falcon 9 - PSN VI/SpaceIL/GTO-1 - February 22, 2019 at 00:45 UTC - SLC40 - B1048.3 Falcon...
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    Updates SpaceX BFR Development Thread

    SpaceX has received approval to build BFR at Port of LA. It'll be transported to Cape Canaveral via Barge through the Panama Canal. Pauline Acalin on Twitter: "A lot of public support in the room for the development of SpaceX’s BFR facility at today’s permit meeting at Port of LA. #spacex #bfr...
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    General Question Changing the default key bindings in Orbiter

    So like an idiot I bought a keyboard without a numpad, and my joystick is broken. Before I purchase another keyboard though, is there anyway to change the default bindings to be controlled by another set of keys? Right now I'm using Remote Vessel to control my spacecrafts :lol:
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    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 - Iridium NEXT-2 - June 25, 2017

    A little more than 48-hours after SpaceX launched BulgariaSat-1 from KSC, another Falcon 9 will launch, this time from Vandenberg AFB, with the Iridium NEXT-2 satellites! Launch will be at 20:24:59 UTC today and it will be an instantaneous window. The first stage will land on the drone ship...
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    Launch News SpaceX's second reuse mission with BulgariaSat-1 - June 17, 2017

    Another reuse mission coming up for SpaceX! This booster previously launched the Iridium NEXT-1 mission 5 months ago, B1029. This will also be Bulgaria's first geostationary satellite. Looking for a static fire NET tomorrow (6/15/17) B1029 on the deck of "Just Read the Instructions" earlier...
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    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 - CRS- 11 - June 1, 2017

    SpaceX continues its rapid launch cadence with the CRS-11 mission! Aiming for a static fire on Saturday, with a launch on the 1st of June at 5:55pm EDT (21:55pm UTC). Planned landing at LZ-1, the third LZ-1 landing of the year. This mission will reuse the pressure vessel previously flown on the...
  12. Kyle

    US Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

    We're a little under 4 months away from the first total solar eclipse visible over the continuous United States since February 1979. Anyone going to take a trip for this? If so, what gear are you bringing with you? Hoping to set up somewhere in Georgia with my DSLR + 300mm lens, as well as a...
  13. Kyle

    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 with NROL-76 - April 16, 2017

    SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the NROL-76 satellite on the first NRO mission for SpaceX. Exact launch time will not be released until we are closer to T-0, but it'll be sometime within 7:00am-9:30am (11:00 UTC - 13:30 UTC) from LC-39A. The first stage will RTLS to SpaceX's Landing...
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    Launch News SpaceX's Historic First Reuse of a Falcon 9 First Stage with SES-10 - March 27, 2017

    Alright, this is the big one (at least until Falcon Heavy flies)! SpaceX will refly the F9-1021 booster, previously flown on the SpaceX CRS-8 mission, with the SES-10 satellite. F9-1021 will also likely again be attempting a landing on Of Course I Still Love You, and it'll be a challenging high...
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    Request Tutorial request: YouTube tutorial on how to make an addon

    I'm not going to lie, I struggle with making Orbiter addons, even though I've been an active member in the community for over a decade. I've read ar81's tutorials but, and maybe because I'm a person who understands a process better seeing something done versus reading about it, I still don't...
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    Launch News SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft around the Moon in 2018
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    Request LC-39A with SpaceX's mods for F9?

    Anyone working on that one that might need some reference pictures?
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    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 with CRS-10 - February 19, 2017 at 14:38 1UTC

    NASA has pulled rank in the SpaceX manifest after the EchoStar-23 delays, making CRS-10 the first SpaceX mission from Launch Complex 39A! From SpaceX, Interesting to see how much metal is already being removed from the RSS in the first image as SpaceX slowly begins to tear it down. Looks...
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    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.2 with EchoStar-23 - NET March 12, 2017

    SpaceX's first launch from LC39A, as well as the first launch from LC39A since STS-135, has been set for January 15, 2017 with the EchoStar 23 satellite! ---------- Post added at 09:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:07 PM ---------- Static fire date scheduled for Jan 10th. Launch...
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    Launch News SpaceX Falcon 9 Return to Flight - Iridium NEXT Mission 1 (January 14, 2017)

    Looks like SpaceX is actually going to try to RTF next month. Booster has been spotted on its way to McGregor, presumably for its test firing. Likely that it will be from LC39A as VAFB is still closed due to the damage from the fire and SLC40 is... yea.