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by markp 04-27-2011, 09:57 PM

Hi,

Nearly finished writing a dll for my Mars landers. Hope to develop boosters to get them to Mars sometime and an Earth Return Vehicle to return the crew.

Couple of images attached of the habitats. Legs and wheels are animated now. Rovers also have animated wheels. Also attached an image of flying over Olympus Mons. Text on HUD is information from navigation tool. It is similar to AerobrakeMFD but takes into account parachute deployment altitude.

Try and upload a video sometime. Probably release the addon in a week or so for those who like to practice landings.

Cheers,
Mark

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Look nice.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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Great! Just planned a Mars flight but didn't find a good vehicle to get down to the surface and back...
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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Well there is a Mars Ascent Vehice to reach orbit around Mars and it has a docking port to dock with an ERV. The capsule has appropriate aerodynamics so it can do a skip reentry at Earth and keep the g-levels low.

It may be possible to complete a trip to Mars with other add-ons but I haven't tried that.

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Instead of starting my own thread, think I should add stuff to this one, although the designs are a bit newer (DRA 5.0 currently). Attaching the Surface Fission Reactor in 3DS format...
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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Nice mesh, much better than the one I have! Probably try this out deploying it with the rover sometime soon.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #8
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Looks great!

If we assume a split mission (cargo separated from passengers), the lander and surface module would be pre-deployed at the Mars surface or in Mars orbit. So we only a manned transport from Earth to Mars.

We could use the Bekuo
http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=321


or the russian Mars transport vehicle
http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=4562
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #9
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80mileshigh Mars Transfer Vehicle and DRM 1 lander docking tests

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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Thanks francisdrake for the links!! Don't think I'd seen the Bekuo one before.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #11
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I'm not a big fan of the Beuko ship, but the Vasmir drive is very cool, I made a mesh for my version of the Mars-1 ship. See attached renders, but I don't want to build it. I would however like to see an add on that can dock with my Gateway station. I use the standard CBM ports found on ISS for my station.

In truth I'd like to see the whole fleet made, that could be assembled on Gateway station since that's what I designed it for.
See the thread http://orbiter-forum.com/showthread.php?t=21930
I could get the specs together for the construction area on the aft end of the station if someone would be interested in creating the MARS-X Fleet.

I took apart the Beuko vasimir drive segment, and redrew it in 3DS just to see if I could do it, and it came out well. I didn't use any textures, but rather colored the objects to my liking, and close to the reference images I got from Google Images search. Most PM images...

Let me know if this sounds interesting or if i'm stuck doing this after the station is finished. Thanks Keep up the great work.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #12
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This is my Plastic and resign model of Gateway station with Mars-1, The physical project has stalled for now, trying to get the 3D mesh put together without using anyones add-ons. I just don't want to publish anyone elses work. It should be my own, for my masters thesis.

The completed model will be over 4 feet long and about 2.5 feet wide, by 12 or so " tall.
Thanks again. Let me know.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:56 PM   #13
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Fascinating stuff Capt hensley! Thanks for posting! Looks like an interesting project.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:01 PM   #14
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Awesome stuff, hope to find it on OH one day!
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:28 PM   #15
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Descent from orbit of the Mars Ascent Vehicle and the Mars Surface Lander!

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