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Old 09-21-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
Default Earth's Orbit

I'm in LEO in the Arrow Freighter looking at Orbit MFD. I referenced the Sun and I think what I see it showing is my orbit around the Sun. And my problem is this. The MFD is showing my PeA distance to be 67.86 G ???? The ApA looks right. At 148.3 G . The Ecc is .3639?? I don't understand! I thought Orbit MFD would show the Earth's orbit to be closer to being circular at around 149G (93 million miles)? Now I just did a check of this from a vessel on the surface of Earth, and Orbit MFD is showing correct information regarding Earth's ApA and PeA . So I suppose everything is ok. I was worried that my Earth was in a scewed up orbit somehow! I thought maybe because my Orbiter copy is too old! But its ok.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:20 PM   #2
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What you were watching was your spacecraft's orbit relative to the Sun, not Earth's orbit. To see the Earth's orbit relative to the Sun you need to press REF: Sun, TGT: Earth.

It makes sense that as your spacecraft orbits the Earth, at somepoints it's moving "backwards" relative to the sun, showing you that "funny" orbit you noticed in Orbit MFD.
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