Project CST-100 Starliner

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New engine exhausts for the Atlas V

Version 03 can be downloaded on the front page. It is a 'beautification update' with new textures for engine exhausts, chutes and airbags. Long time ago I did the exhausts for the Delta IV and tried to replicate this for a kerosene exhaust.

Made a very basic double engine Centaur out of BrianJ's orignal mesh.
Played a little with the possibilities of Multistage2015. This addon is amazing!

Please report if the engine exhaust particles would cause an unacceptable frame rate drop.
 

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The only minor thing I'd suggest: The Atlas V launches from SLC-40, not LC-39A. Beyond that, it looks great! Thanks for everything.
 

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Hi,
I had a go at making an AtlasV launch from LC-41 scenario.
You will need LRO or MRO add-on installed (for pad LC-41) and CST-100 v.03.
Includes a new AtlasV "AVN23-CST.ini" with modified "cog" parameter, and scenario "CST launch LC41 AtlasV.scn" in CST-100 folder.
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Sadly there are no flight data files for the spacecraft yet. :(
 

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Sadly there are no flight data files for the spacecraft yet.

This is very true! Actually I never found so little data on a near-future spacecraft.
Boeing is keeping it confidential. Even Astronautix and Gunters Space page say "~13000 kg". Everything else is estimated guessing. :)
 

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This is very true! Actually I never found so little data on a near-future spacecraft.
Boeing is keeping it confidential. Even Astronautix and Gunters Space page say "~13000 kg". Everything else is estimated guessing. :)


Yeah. The best source of information are the project management reports by NASA... and we all know: Project managers work best, the less technical details they know...
 

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In the image the crew hatch appears on the other side. Not sure about that?

Great looking tower!
The hatch can easily go to the the other side either by rotating the launcher in the scenario, or by rotating the attachment point between Atlas and payload. Will have a look which is the better solution.
 

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I would just settle for how to correct(rotate) cst/atlasv booster on the new pad. As always
THANKS to all for your efforts.:cheers:
 

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I would just settle for how to correct(rotate) cst/atlasv booster on the new pad. As always
THANKS to all for your efforts.:cheers:

So can you just use the scn editor and move the vessel? In MS2015 you move the MS_launchpad vessel

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The Starliner over the Bahamas.

Version update 04 on the front page.
Changed the launch scenario to LC-41. The launchpad mesh is provided by BrianJ, from his LRO-mission. Thank you, Brian! I added a very simple crew access tower. Changed the orientation of the capsule so the hatch faces the crew access tower.

Re-worked the capsule meshes as the location of the entry hatch was different from published pictures.
 

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Looks good. VC needs work.
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I can help if you want me too.

I made one for an Orion type vessel:
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