OHM Deep Space Communications Satellite (DSCS) v0.3

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I'm launching from Wideawake. Both sites are near the equator so it should make no difference.
 

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Not sure. I also launched from Kourou. Just tried it again, with the same results (see attached). Cuts off the engines with an ApA of around 463k and a PeA of around -516k.

Going to double-check my ini file against astrosammy's to see if there is a difference there that would cause this.
 

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@astrosammy - noticed your ini has cog=18. This may be one of the differences that is changing my performance. I simply made a copy of the arF3.ini and changed the payload. All the stock Ariane 5 ini files use cog=6.

Second stage thrust was also set to 28000, whereas yours has 29000. Changed this to match also. Will give it another shot and see how it goes. Thanks for providing this file. Not a lot of multistage time beneath my belt, so learning as I go.

**EDIT**
Changed cog back to 6. Using 18 caused the stack to float 12 meters above the launchpad. Switched to your ini and saw the same.
 
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Doesn´t work for me in a Delta IV latest version. When i jettison DSCS from the last stage rocket, Orbiter crashes. I have tried to configure the payload in the Payload Menu, before launching, not in the scenario file
 

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Doesn´t work for me in a Delta IV latest version. When i jettison DSCS from the last stage rocket, Orbiter crashes. I have tried to configure the payload in the Payload Menu, before launching, not in the scenario file
You're using this Delta IV addon, correct?
[ame="http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5155"]Delta IV Launch Vehicles 2.0[/ame]
It works fine for me, doing as you described. Can you post your Orbiter.log?
 

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back to the origional argument

alright evrybody lets get back to the origional argument about the ddl files.:eek:fftopic:
i agree with everybody that the probe should become a dll spacecraft since limmited to one kind of stinks. i just tried to launch them on a velcro delta ii 7000 HEAVEY. while your at modifying the comm sat can you add others to it
 

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alright evrybody lets get back to the origional argument about the ddl files.:eek:fftopic:
i agree with everybody that the probe should become a dll spacecraft since limmited to one kind of stinks. i just tried to launch them on a velcro delta ii 7000 HEAVEY. while your at modifying the comm sat can you add others to it

Were we arguing? I'm sorry. :(

I only make Orbiter addons in my free time, so please don't expect me to be working on it all the time. I will make a module for DSCS, when I can. There was never an argument there... :rolleyes:

If you want to make more than one SC3 vessel, you can copy the DSCS.ini file and rename it, for example DSCS2.ini, DSCS3.ini, etc.

I'm also thinking of making variants on the satellite bus in order to make it more versatile. Maybe some time.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. :)
 

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I'm trying to strap it onto a FOI Neptune rocket, but I keep crashing at fairing sep. Hnnngh.
 

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Multistage, I'm debugging now to see if I maybe made an error somewhere. But I can't tell.
 

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Crash at fairing sep happened to me (lots) when I first started my multistage project. Although there might be more than 1 culprit.

Make sure the .ini file looks like (similar) this...

Code:
[PAYLOAD_1]
off=(0,0,17)
MeshName="DSCS"
Module="Spacecraft/spacecraft3"
Name="DSCS"
Diameter=6
Height=15
Mass=2300
Render=1

Keep in mind your offset will vary depending on what rocket you are using (this is for Energia-m), and the Render=1, I was using to troubleshoot. You can get rid of that line altogether if you want.
 

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Thanks Phantom, it works beautifully, I'm just toying with it to get it to position correctly.

How do you get the values for Diameter, Height, and mass?


EDIT: It's perfect, I can now send it to the Moon to start my mock-Mars scenarios.
 
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I think it's in the config file for the DSCS. If not it's from the stock Carina. If not that then I made it up?
 

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Answering the question, made some months ago, The Delta IV version i´m using is the 3.0, the latest one. And I can´t yet separate DSCS from upper stage without crash orbiter!! What can I do?
 

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Make sure you type in the correct filename in the Delta IV configuration, and you have Spacecraft3 installed correctly (it's not included). If that doesn't work, please post your orbiter.log.
 

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**** Orbiter.log
Build Aug 30 2010 [v.100830]
Timer precision: 3.48482e-007 sec
Found 0 joystick(s)
Devices enumerated: 6
Devices accepted: 5
==> RGB Emulation
==> Direct3D HAL
==> Direct3D T&L HAL
==> Direct3D HAL (ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series )
==> Direct3D T&L HAL (ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series )
Module AtlantisConfig.dll .... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module AtmConfig.dll ......... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module DGConfigurator.dll .... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module OrbiterSound.dll ...... [Build ******, API 060425]
---------------------------------------------------------------
>>> WARNING: Obsolete API function used: oapiRegisterMFDMode
At least one active module is accessing an obsolete interface function.
Addons which rely on obsolete functions may not be compatible with
future versions of Orbiter.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Module Rcontrol.dll .......... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module ScnEditor.dll ......... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module ExtMFD.dll ............ [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module transx.dll ............ [Build 100824, API 100823]
Module LuaMFD.dll ............ [Build 100830, API 100830]

**** Creating simulation session
DirectDraw interface OK
Direct3D interface OK
Graphics: Viewport: Fullscreen 1366 x 768 x 32
Graphics: Hardware T&L capability: Yes
Graphics: Z-buffer depth: 32 bit
Graphics: Active lights supported: 8
Loading 15382 records from star database
Module Sun.dll ............... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(E) Sun: Precision 1e-006, Terms 554/6634
Module Mercury.dll ........... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Mercury: Precision 1e-005, Terms 167/7123
Module Venus.dll ............. [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module VenusAtm2006.dll ...... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Venus: Precision 1e-005, Terms 79/1710
Module Earth.dll ............. [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module EarthAtmJ71G.dll ...... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Earth: Precision 1e-008, Terms 2564/2564
Module Moon.dll .............. [Build 100830, API 100830]
ELP82: Precision 1e-005, Terms 116/829
Module Mars.dll .............. [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module MarsAtm2006.dll ....... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Mars: Precision 1e-005, Terms 405/6400
Module Phobos.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Deimos.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Galsat.dll ............ [Build 100217, API 100215]
Module Jupiter.dll ........... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Jupiter: Precision 1e-006, Terms 1624/3625
Module Io.dll ................ [Build 100217, API 100215]
Module Europa.dll ............ [Build 100217, API 100215]
Module Ganymede.dll .......... [Build 100217, API 100215]
Module Callisto.dll .......... [Build 100217, API 100215]
Module Satsat.dll ............ [Build 100215, API 100212]
Module Saturn.dll ............ [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Saturn: Precision 1e-006, Terms 2904/6365
Module Mimas.dll ............. [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Mimas: Terms 113
Module Enceladus.dll ......... [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Enceladus: Terms 33
Module Tethys.dll ............ [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Tethys: Terms 101
Module Dione.dll ............. [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Dione: Terms 59
Module Rhea.dll .............. [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Rhea: Terms 68
Module Titan.dll ............. [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Titan: Terms 100
Module Iapetus.dll ........... [Build 100215, API 100212]
SATSAT Iapetus: Terms 605
Module Uranus.dll ............ [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Uranus: Precision 1e-006, Terms 1827/5269
Module Miranda.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Ariel.dll ............. [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Umbriel.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Titania.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Oberon.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
Module Neptune.dll ........... [Build 100830, API 100830]
VSOP87(B) Neptune: Precision 1e-006, Terms 391/2024
Finished initialising world
Module ShuttleA.dll .......... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module Delta4M54.dll ......... [Build 120113, API 100830]
Module Lpad.dll .............. [Build 111220, API 100830]
Module DeltaGlider.dll ....... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Module LuaInline.dll ......... [Build 100830, API 100830]
Finished initialising status
Finished initialising camera
Finished initialising panels
Finished setting up render state
---------------------------------------------------------------
>>> WARNING: Obsolete API function used: oapiGetStationCount
At least one active module is accessing an obsolete interface function.
Addons which rely on obsolete functions may not be compatible with
future versions of Orbiter.
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
>>> WARNING: Obsolete API function used: VESSEL::SetBankMomentScale
At least one active module is accessing an obsolete interface function.
Addons which rely on obsolete functions may not be compatible with
future versions of Orbiter.
---------------------------------------------------------------
**** WARNING: Mesh file name not provided
ERROR: DDraw object is still referenced: 1348
---------------------------------------------------------------
>>> ERROR: Destroy framework objects failed
>>> [OrbiterGraphics::Exit3DEnvironment | .\OGraphics.cpp | 1034]
---------------------------------------------------------------
**** Closing simulation session



Now Orbiter don´t crashes, but the mesh is missing

---------- Post added at 02:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:05 PM ----------

The way I put the payload on the ship is using the Payload Configurator already in the Delta IV

---------- Post added at 02:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:10 PM ----------

By the way, i can´t extract the zip files posted by astrosammy
 

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These setting should work if everything is installed correctly.
If not , try on a clean installation of orbiter.
 

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Good news everyone!
farnsworth_happy.gif


The next release will include a normal map for use with OVP clients:
1eHnM.jpg

Impatient people who know what they're doing can download DSCS_norm.dds from the attachment below.

An undetermined future release will have a proper DLL...much needed, yes.
I am also considering creating a slightly larger version with more fuel to fix its anemic Delta-V. However, I won't do this unless there is demand for it, and I'm not sure of how much more fuel the larger version should have.

Does anyone have any numbers to throw out there? :)
 

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