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Old 02-13-2018, 02:45 PM   #32
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Running the scenarios I have no sound (except MCC staging callouts)...
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:33 PM   #33
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 Running the scenarios I have no sound (except MCC staging callouts)...
I found that all sounds worked very well but had crashes just as the boosters came into land every time. Think it's OrbiterSound just not being compatible.

Sound disabled and it works perfectly so I just listen to some good music as the launch runs.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:27 AM   #34
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Thanks to this mod I was able to simulate the launch and fly it into an intercept with the actual orbit of the vehicle that I calculated from my own telescopic observations of the second stage in deep space.

Can't thank you enough for this awesome mod, BrianJ.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:36 PM   #35
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Epic vid. I'm always impressed by folks who can do their own orbit determination!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:06 AM   #36
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Thanks Brian,

I have been slow with feedback.
I run Orbiter on a Mac with WineHQ. I expect the HiRes textures don't render well.
I will verify with my PC.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:31 PM   #37
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Hello Brian
have you planned an update of your ADDON for the recovery of the caps of the FH as for the Falcon9 ?
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:02 PM   #38
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Yes, it will not be difficult to transfer the recoverable fairings to FalconHeavy.
But I am not sure if it will be implemented by SpaceX in reality - if you try the Falcon9 "Expendable" configuration, the fairings already have high reentry temp/pressure. The FalconHeavy will be more extreme - so I wonder if it is possible.
I await more info from SpaceX (and I have other Orbiter projects to play with ;-).
So, maybe some time in future.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:01 PM   #39
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Hello "brianj"
I saw the recovery of the fairings on the profile of SpaceX published before the launch of the FH.



But it's true on the drawing there are no parachutes with fairings ...

Thanks again

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Old 03-26-2018, 05:32 PM   #40
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Ah! Thanks. I must have seen that graphic already, but had forgotten it included fairing recovery. I will add it to the FalconHeavy when I have some time.

Maybe I need to look again at the fairing aerodynamics.

With the Falcon9 fairings, when using "Expendable" mode for the booster, the fairings already hit high dynamic pressure and generate "reentry plasma/flames". It doesn't seem survivable unless the fairings have some heat-shielding - but that is just my guess.

Perhaps the fairings need more drag at velocity > Mach2 ?

I will have a look at it.

Cheers,
Brian

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 But it's true on the drawing there are no parachutes with fairings ...
But there is a vessel with "Fairing Recovery" tag, so I think it must be part of the plan.

BTW I am surprised SpaceX have opted for the parafoil->net method.
I would have thought that a "mid-air helicopter intercept" (like Genesis mission) would be safer.

They must have great confidence in the parafoil guidance - you don't want 900kg smashing into your ship at 40mph!

Well, I guess they must have considered all this ;-)

Cheers,
Brian
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