OK, I think my 2 watt light just came on. On page E 2-2, step 7 "Verify Horizon Check Attitude". I've been mistaking that for the actual check. All I should have done there was confirm the attitude, the horizon check is later (EI -17 as you point out). A case of RTFC (Read The effing Checklist). So in this case once I'm at 000,152,000 approaching EI, that's my check. Thanks for clarifying that for me.I'm only seeing entry interface minus 17 minutes in the checklists for the check.
I'm going to go over this re-entry a few more times, stuff happens so fast I couldn't really watch a lot of what was going on. But I'm really enjoying working with NASSP, I'll probably start another mission shortly (now that I've mastered the flight procedures and RTCC ). I never cease to be impressed with the quality of the simulation. Thanks again.next time you fly a mission you can probably avoid using the MPT entirely, as I've already done some changes there.