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Old 01-25-2019, 10:18 AM   #61
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A small update

The docking targets are functional, so I'm working on Gemini itself.
So far separations are working and the two RCS systems are there.

Fuel sources and performances are being worked on.
Probably I'll need to output some fuel numbers to the HUD, since we have two RCS systems.

Right now I'm working on the retrofire sequence. Nice to see the engines ignite one by one.

So I'm making steady progress
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:47 AM   #62
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 Fuel sources and performances are being worked on.
Probably I'll need to output some fuel numbers to the HUD, since we have two RCS systems.
Actually three.

RCS A, RCS B and OAMS.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:57 PM   #63
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I have it using RCS A+B at the same time.
This is because I'm going first for standard simplified Orbiter handling (just like the stock Atlantis).

Latter I might implement a more accurate maneuvering system (rate command, direct, pulse, ....). It will improve with fuel consumption.

Meanwhile, just got the retros to fire on time as they should
Time to move to the parachutes...
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 I have it using RCS A+B at the same time.
This is because I'm going first for standard simplified Orbiter handling (just like the stock Atlantis).

Latter I might implement a more accurate maneuvering system (rate command, direct, pulse, ....). It will improve with fuel consumption.

Meanwhile, just got the retros to fire on time as they should
Time to move to the parachutes...
I decided to use OAMS for a simple plain Orbiter mode... RCS A and B get interesting for reentry only.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:49 PM   #65
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Yes, it's like that.
Just OAMS when you still have the equipment module attached, just RCS after you eject it.
The spacecraft handles OK with real COG* and thruster position.

* - Up/down and left/right translations are handled by single jets on the Gemini. So COG is really important here.
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