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Old 12-06-2011, 12:02 AM   #16
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 Hehe, you really should have capitalized the "FAQ" in the title. With the automatic underlining it looks like...well, you know.
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 I assume then that those of us in the 'back room' will have sufficient time to try and work out trajectories before each mission that requires it?
If you don't it's your fault as you'll be picking the launch windows.
Seriously though you should have enough time, if you don't then push the launches back. The 'Trajectory back office' will have a big hand in shaping when each mission launches (in orbiter time).

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 Will the manned Mars missions be called Ares?
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 The original was called Prometheus, we might have even had a mission patch but I'm not sure.
Prometheus is the name of an existing addon. this mission will not be called prometheus.

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 How about the Odyssey?
No.

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 I would say the moon. It would be much more easy to get to mars if you were on the moon. Wouldn't have to plan for a launch window so much?
Wait and see. Mission plans are up for discussion on Thursday.

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 To prevent this going down the new Orbiter Magasine way, we need to know our resources and methods before we start slapping patches and names to things. we need content; finding out what goes where before we start to think about the minor, shiny and trivial details.

So let's get the important stuff out of the way first: timelines, mission details etc. Then we can arrange what goes where and fit the little blocks in between.

Thank you and true. This FAQ is more for the methodology than the naming. To be honest, like mission patches, I don't much care what you want to call it. To me it'll be OFMM-[Number].
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:03 AM   #17
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Will the missions take place in 2010s, 2020s, or 2030s?

Because (from the old OFMM page on OrbiterWiki):
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Currently UMMU destabilizes at any simulated year past ~2040.
Also, what is the estimated timespan from the first mission to the last mission?

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #18
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 Will the missions take place in 2010s, 2020s, or
The first mission will start on January 4th 2012 in Orbiter time. It will be flown around that time as well - Possibly a week before hand.

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 Also, what is the estimated timespan from the first mission to the last mission?
5 years in Orbiter time or 9 months in real time.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:18 AM   #19
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 If you don't it's your fault as you'll be picking the launch windows.
Seriously though you should have enough time, if you don't then push the launches back. The 'Trajectory back office' will have a big hand in shaping when each mission launches (in orbiter time).
Okay. What I think I meant to check on was the amount of available Real Life time between missions. Obviously it'll take at least a few days to get a trajectory solution determined. I'm sure you've got it under control, though. Looking forward to this!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #20
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As a heads-up, I already have project logo designs, I'll go dig those up and try updating them. For now it's just OFMM.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:23 AM   #21
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Sounds like great fun! What other non-flying options are we looking at, if any? Trajectory optimization is good, but is there anything else in the works?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #22
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 Okay. What I think I meant to check on was the amount of available Real Life time between missions. Obviously it'll take at least a few days to get a trajectory solution determined. I'm sure you've got it under control, though. Looking forward to this!
I hope I've got it under control but something will break

The way I plan on it working is that you'll see that we have a Mars mission as mission 6 (for sake of argument). I plan on missions going every 2 months on so in Orbiter time so you'll know that mission 6 is a year away. You can then start planning the best launch window OR you can say that it's not efficent enough in terms of dV to go then so we'll skip mission 6, do 7, 8 and 9 then 6.

Yes we may be flying some out of order. Just like the STS programme did.

I hope that makes some sense!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #23
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 I hope I've got it under control but something will break

The way I plan on it working is that you'll see that we have a Mars mission as mission 6 (for sake of argument). I plan on missions going every 2 months on so in Orbiter time so you'll know that mission 6 is a year away. You can then start planning the best launch window OR you can say that it's not efficent enough in terms of dV to go then so we'll skip mission 6, do 7, 8 and 9 then 6.

Yes we may be flying some out of order. Just like the STS programme did.

I hope that makes some sense!
It does, though I'm not sure how well it'll work in Orbiter-time. Earth-Mars transfer windows open two years or so, making an interesting challenge if you wish to maintain that flight rate. I'll have to wait and see what the mission requirements are, though I'm sure I can come up with missions that launch whenever The Management wants them to. This is going to be exciting!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:38 AM   #24
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 Sounds like great fun! What other non-flying options are we looking at, if any? Trajectory optimization is good, but is there anything else in the works?
The only other things I can think of is the 'Master plan' which I've already half written for my ISA Mars plan. That'll be there for people to amend and any 'formal' docs such as checklists/flightplans, etc.

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:25 AM   #25
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  UMMU destabilizes at ~2040.
Really, my personal (yet very buggy) VSA is operationg in 2043, I haven't noticed any real problems. (although that might be what's screwing my scenarios up.)
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:53 AM   #26
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what makes UMMU destabilize at 2040? I am currently at 2023 in my personal VSA, while not there yet, I am approaching it.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:10 AM   #27
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 How about the Odyssey?
how about New Dawn, or Trinity

is there a cap on the number of participants?

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 how about New Dawn, or Trinity

unless i missed something, what is the estimated project longevity?
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 5 years in Orbiter time or 9 months in real time.
I learned that we should plan the mission first before deciding on names.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #29
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 how about New Dawn, or Trinity

is there a cap on the number of participants?
Trinity is the name of the first nuclear detonation. Not something you'd want a peaceful exploration mission to be associated with.

New Dawn sounds like the plan for an invasion.

How about 'OFMM'?

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 I learned that we should plan the mission first before deciding on names.
Indeed. Mission plan first. Besides which do we need a name or logo or anything else?

Surely, the most important things are the mission plan and scenarios?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #30
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Are the missions going to be flown "the BARIS way"? By that I mean flying missions in LEO to gain experience (docking, EVA, etc) , then heading to the Moon and eventually, Mars.
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