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Old 07-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default OFSS III - Mission Screen Shots.

Please post your screen shots below.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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OK, flight #1 went smooth as silk!

Tower Retraction:



LAUNCH!!



1st Stage seperation:



2nd Stage Seperation:



MECO & Final Seperation:




After one orbit, and a circularization using the RCS, we have a 209.1k by 208k orbit! Panels and Antennae deployed:

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the screens and I'm sorry about that CTD initially. I told myself I was going to get everything right on the first release this time and I ended up screwing something up anyway.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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July in mid-Atlantic.
The night thunderstorm left a shroud of fog over Ascension Island.
At dawn the ESS Vanguard was rolled into launch position.
Pre-launch checks were under way.



By the afternoon the weather cleared, and only some fluff of clouds left.
Everything is GO.
2 minutes to launch window.



The duck-like spacecraft's engines roar to life.
Speed-up. Take-off.
The bird is in flight.



Climbing higher above the ocean, blurring the shadows below.



Chemical rockets were never efficient, so once the speed and height permits, some air is added to the mix.



And quickly chasing eastern dusk, the Vanguard reaches second home. For space is where spacecraft should belong, not some hangar back below.



Orbit is quickly moving in circles, going nowhere. Yet in orbit there are places to go to. So unlike any idea of a place, but constantly moving. It's not a place in regular space, it's a four-dimensional place.
In a dozen dawns the infant station is reached.
The other destination would again have to wait in the far background.



And with the rising sun assembly begins.



Neesys to core, docking port to the side.



Some windows above, solar panels towards light.



And here we go, another successful flight.



Landing and scenario tomorrow.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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That was awesome Artlav!

PS: It could just be the FOV, but your altitude in those shots looks high. Hopefully we're still around 200-ish km.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artlav View Post
 July in mid-Atlantic.
The night thunderstorm left a shroud of fog over Ascension Island.
At dawn the ESS Vanguard was rolled into launch position.
Pre-launch checks were under way.
{image}


By the afternoon the weather cleared, and only some fluff of clouds left.
Everything is GO.
2 minutes to launch window.
{image}


The duck-like spacecraft's engines roar to life.
Speed-up. Take-off.
The bird is in flight.
{image}


Climbing higher above the ocean, blurring the shadows below.
{image}


Chemical rockets were never efficient, so once the speed and height permits, some air is added to the mix.
{image}


And quickly chasing eastern dusk, the Vanguard reaches second home. For space is where spacecraft should belong, not some hangar back below.
{image}


Orbit is quickly moving in circles, going nowhere. Yet in orbit there are places to go to. So unlike any idea of a place, but constantly moving. It's not a place in regular space, it's a four-dimensional place.
In a dozen dawns the infant station is reached.
The other destination would again have to wait in the far background.
{image}


And with the rising sun assembly begins.
{image}


Neesys to core, docking port to the side.
{image}


Some windows above, solar panels towards light.
{image}


And here we go, another successful flight.
{image}


Landing and scenario tomorrow.
Howd you generate those clouds?Nebo?
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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 PS: It could just be the FOV, but your altitude in those shots looks high. Hopefully we're still around 200-ish km.
Yes, i usually play at 60* - big wide monitor here. And scenario default was 40*.
The station is in 214x225 km orbit.

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 Howd you generate those clouds? Nebo?
The very thing. Fog by it too.
Took a day to revamp and get to almost work in O2010P1...
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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Could I get a copy of it ?
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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 Could I get a copy of it ?
Sure.
http://orbides.1gb.ru/orbf/nebo-110806-veryalpha.zip

But remember, keyword is "almost".

To add clouds, press ADC in the MFD, to add fog put the tool vessel into a scenario as in provided example.

Combining the two is futile.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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A week on a new station...
Clear the floating dust and metal chips, test everything, secure and prepare for the first permanent crew.

The station is set into a naturally stable attitude, windows are closed, hatches are sealed.



And we are cast off.



To leave just like we arrived.



5 orbits later the engines would wake up.



And mad chemist's mix below would do it's job.



The weather is fine in mid-Atlantic, no wind, no clouds.



Touchdown, brakes, steering wheels.



And we're home.
Six months should be enough to put the craft apart and back together.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:44 AM   #11
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As always, on the sound of Trava U Doma, the cosmonauts left the centre and boarded the bus to the launchpad. After boarding the Soyuz, preparations begin...


Soyuz rocket sits on the pad with its payload half an hour before launch.




Service towers retracted, and 1 minute from launch




Lift-off! Expedition-1 is on its way to OFSS3!




Soyuz rockets through the August sky




Reaching for the stars




SAS tower separation




Booster separation




(Sub)Orbital sunrise




Third stage separated and skirt jettisoned




Separated from the rocket




SoyuzTMA-(insert number here) in orbit



Docking pics tomorrow!

---------- Post added 08-11-11 at 02:44 AM ---------- Previous post was 08-10-11 at 02:45 AM ----------

The Soyuz approaches OFSS3




Station-keeping for final checks and alignment to the docking port on Zarya




On final to docking




As seen by the crew




Start opening the vodka, we're almost there




Docked




View of the Station




Ok, that's all, thanks for the opportunity to fly this mission!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #12
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OFSS III Flight 4


Launch at night


First stage expended


Second stage exhausted


Orbit


Approaching the station


Swapsies at sunset


Docking...


Sunrise on a quite russian-looking station


Mission success!
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:57 AM   #13
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Enterprise departs KSC in a pre-dawn launch to the OFSS-III.


Port side wing camera shows Enterprise crossing the terminator as she begins her mission to chase down the OFSS-III.


After the 'chase', Enterprise closes in on the OFSS-III


"Ding-ding, ding-ding ... Enterprise, arriving." The starboard wing camera captures Enterprise and the OFSS-III mated high above the snow covered peaks of the Kerguelen islands.


After a long (and sometimes tedious) adjustment of the station's orbit, the construction phase of the mission begins.


"Construction Manager" Vernon Mallone oversees the placement of the Eranda module to the core. After the CBM bolts are torqued, the crew will access the module and power up the stations new RMS.


Using the wrist camera of the core RMS, the crew spots for the Quest module as it is set into position. Once torquing is complete, the module will be ready for inspection and use.


The Soyuz docking adapter is set into place


Outside spotter heads back inside after the docking adapter hookups are complete


Enterprise bids the station "ciao for now"


Enterprise sits back where she started shortly after touchdown at KSC


The OFSS III after the mission 5 construction.

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #14
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The Canadian XR5 is ready to launch at Jarvis [Spasebace] for the OFSSIII-Flight 6.





The XR5 is on the way into Spase



View from one of the wing cameras



And the XR5 is in Orbit! Now opening the Payload Bay doors...





...And saying good night. At the next (orbital) day the XR5 will begin synching orbits.



Rendezvous/Docking later today.

..........

After a while, the XR5 comes near to the station.



The final approach!





Docking confirmed!!



Now going to change the orbital plane and do the rest of the needed things...
I can't do that now, I don't have much time today, but tomorrow it'll be ready.

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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Sorry, I am a little bit late. Internet problems...

The orbital plane was changed.
Beginning construction with the Sensitive Materials Lab..



Both parts are ready! Now comes P3P4/P5.
(completed)



Undocking confirmed!



And the XR5 flys away...



The XR5 before reentry...



A view of Ascension Island with Wideawake Int.



The XR5 completes the mission with a slow, wonderful landing!!



btw, can you use the new Orbiter beta for OFSS now?
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