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Old 04-06-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
Default 2nd burn using target-plane intercept (earth to mars)

I'm having some problem with the IMFD 5.1 target plane intercept burn. I've been able to do the off-plane, and it's later correction burn just as in the IMFD 4.2.1 scenario, from earth to mars, and I'm trying to repeat the journey using the target plane intercept. I have no problem with the orbit-eject burn (which brings me to a 'by-the-way' question: where did the 'prograde' option go? I can only see the off axis and realtime). Now after the orbit eject, which I do with an off axis burn, this is where I get lost. what do I do to initiate the second burn?

thanks for your help anyone
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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When you come to plane intercept, you should be able to go back to your Course Program. One of the options on the right column (beneath Real-Time) will be "Prep Plane Change"

Highlite that and click + to select it, IMFD will setup the plane change burn for you and then you can use it's AP to handle it.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:13 AM   #3

Thank you so much for the quick reply. I'll try that when I get off work.

---------- Post added at 01:13 AM ---------- Previous post was Yesterday at 03:48 PM ----------

Sorry to bother again, but that second burn, should I do it in real time or off-axis?

Secondly, how do I determine what to enter for long. and lat. in the offset window?

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