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  1. Galactic Penguin SST

    Problem Unable to start any scenario in Orbiter 2016 after migrating to new computer on Windows 11

    Hi, I have been out of the Orbiter loop for several years due to my old laptop not keeping up with latest developments and that I developed some other interests elsewhere (last I touched the Orbiter folders was like late 2018, an eternity ;)) (+), but now I just finally built my own computer I'm...
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    Installation Orbiter 2016 with D3D9 CTD in all scenarios

    (Hey guys, I'm back to O-F after 2 years of hiatus in using Orbiter! OK, more on that later, but if you still follow me on NSF and on Twitter you'll know that I'm as crazy as ever on following all aspects spaceflight..... :hailprobe:) After 1.5 years since Orbiter 2016 was released.....I...
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    Launch News Atlas V launch with GPS IIF-12, February 5, 2016

    While facing highly uncertain future in the roads ahead, the "old school" launch service provider of the US continues to chug out launches after launches as the United Launch Alliance (ULA) seeks to broaden its customer base for the next few years as it re-enters the commercial market and will...
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    Launch News Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Eutelsat 9B/EDRS-A, January 29/30, 2016

    This is the 1st commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 92nd ILS Proton mission since the first commercial flight of the Proton in April 1996. This is the 11th Eutelsat satellite launched with Proton and the 21st Airbus-built satellite launched on Proton. Launch location...
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    Launch News Ariane 5 Flight VA228 with Intelsat 29e, January 27, 2016

    For 2016, the European launch service provider is facing lots of wind shifts in the market as they continues to adapt to a world where serious competition is approaching quickly. And....well it seems that some effects have already crept in today. Like a shortage of riding satellites of the...
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    Launch News Indian PSLV launch with IRNSS-1E, January 20, 2016

    After the excitement of this year's first live coverage launch (*), we turn back to other spaceports of the world for a much more "conventional" one. ;) This one comes from India as ISRO comes on a sprint to complete their own "little GPS" - the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System...
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    Launch News Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Express-AMU1, December 24/25, 2015

    While something that has been touted as "as phenomenal as the flight of Charles Lindbergh" (ahem) has just happened at the Cape, things are.....as usual during Western Christmas at the other mega-spaceport of the world (with their Christmas still 2 weeks away). Making its 2nd flight in less...
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    Launch News Arianespace Soyuz-STB flight VS13 with Galileo FOC-7/8, December 17, 2015

    Continuing a streak of mass deployments for the late-on-arrival Galileo satellite navigation system for ESA and the European Union, action continues today with another 2 satellites - the 11/12th for Galileo and the 7/8th of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) batch - heading up to 23500 km...
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    Launch News Indian PSLV launch with TeLEOS-1 and 5 other satellites, December 16, 2015

    Continuing a streak of commercial successes, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is about to fly yet another fully booked commercial flight for their mainstay rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This time all 6 satellites come from one of the world's most best known...
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    Launch News Zenit-3F launch with Elektro-L #2, December 11, 2015

    Right as one pencil shaped white rocket powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen is gearing up for yet another milestone launch, another is heading into what might be its swansong today. The Zenit rocket, the most advanced one developed during the Sovier era and one of the most iconic rockets of...
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    Launch News Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat launch with Kosmos 2510 (EKS/Tundra), November 17, 2015

    (Editor's note: Due to me just joined the full time working class since the last days of October, there has been serious delays on articles on 9 satellite launches since mid October. Well, I finally found time to write on them and so here they are, starting with 2 Russian launches in the last 4...
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    Launch News Ariane 5 Flight VA227 with Arabsat 6B and GSAT-15, November 10, 2015

    The Eastern Hemisphere has been the powerhouse of Earth's development for the last few decades, and space utilization is no exception to this theorem. Today's Ariane 5 launch marks exactly that, with both passengers coming from Asia. Arabsat 6B is the newest comsat for the big Middle East...
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    Launch News (FAILURE) Space launch down in Aloha! Super Strypi first launch, November 3/4, 2015

    You probably have never heard about the rocket ever before, or even the launch site, but a co pletely new US rocket will fly to space in the next few hours from Hawaii! You probably have never heard of the Super Strypi rocket. That is normal, because the developers really keep this project...
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    Launch News Atlas V launch with GPS IIF-11, October 31, 2015

    The Atlas V triplet of October 2015 continues today with its 3rd flight in 29 days - a new record for the teenage rocket and almost coming close to the flight rate of the Delta II in its heydays! Like 4 of its previous flights, this one will carry another replacement satellite for our beloved...
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    Launch News Long March 2D launch with Jilin-1, October 7, 2015

    The Chinese have really went crazy over the last few weeks with one launch after another and 2 completely new rockets flying their maiden flights! And no, they certainly hasn't stopped yet - in fact they made their 6th satellite launch in just 25 days - pretty close to mind-blowing I shall say...
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    Launch News Atlas V launch with NROL-55, October 8, 2015

    Just 6 days after ULA's 100th launch, today we will see their 101st - and the 2nd Atlas V launch too! This time it will fire off from SoCal, with some secret thingy for the US National Reconnaissance Office. The logo for NROL-55 spots ULA's most recently favored Roman deity - good old Vulcan...
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    Launch News Atlas V launch with MexSat-2, October 2, 2015

    A milestone launch is now coming up for America's premium spaceflight logistics carrier (*), and a rather interesting one for ULA too! Since its inception between Lockheed Martin and Boeing back in December 2006, United Launch Alliance has been rather busy with carrying satellites, probes and...
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    Launch News Rokot/Briz-KM launch with triple Rodnik (Kosmos 2507/08/09), September 23/24, 2015

    (Editor's note: It's been pretty busy in the world of spaceflight (especially on the Chinese side) so I only have time to finish this one up right now. :P) Russia's northern spaceport at Plesetsk has been one of the most secretive spaceports for a very long time during the Cold War. Even a...
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    Updates Aryabhata's Telescope: ISRO Astrosat observatory updates

    After trying out new rockets, a spacecraft to Mars (which just celebrated one Earth year of operations in Mars orbit) and various new targets, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now about to stretch their operations into a new territory - the operation of orbital astronomy...
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    Launch News China's mobile satellite launcher! Long March 11 test flight, September 25, 2015

    Just 5 days after very first launch of one of China's next generation rockets, the Vega class Long March 6, the Chinese are going to make another maiden flight of another of their rockets! :blink: The Long March 11 rocket is the least known of China's next generation rockets. This is not...
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