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Hi,
not sure really. It's too sunny outside to do much Orbiting. This being the UK, it will be cold and grey soon enough, work rate will increase. I have a couple of other projects I'd like to get into as well, so maybe a couple of months before I start. Probably.
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A rough scenario that allows you to launch a FH from SpaceX's South Texas site.
The boosters have some trouble landing because the land is not completely flat ;)
But it's a nice change of scenery and an perhaps a starting point for the BFR

Code:
BEGIN_DESC

END_DESC

BEGIN_ENVIRONMENT
  System Sol
  Date MJD 58300.6745790755
  Context SpaceX
  Help CurrentState_img
END_ENVIRONMENT

BEGIN_FOCUS
  Ship FH1
END_FOCUS

BEGIN_CAMERA
  TARGET FH1
  MODE Cockpit
  FOV 60.00
END_CAMERA

BEGIN_HUD
  TYPE Surface
END_HUD

BEGIN_MFD Left
  TYPE Surface
  SPDMODE 1
END_MFD

BEGIN_MFD Right
  TYPE Map
  REF Earth
  POS 0.00 0.00
END_MFD

BEGIN_SHIPS
STLS:FalconHeavy/slc40h
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -97.1540000 25.9960000
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT -3.674
  AROT -174.010 -84.079 -121.948
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  THLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  PST 0.0207 0.0359 0
  TOWER 2 0.1000 0.8000
END
16K_Sat:FalconHeavy/16k_sat
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771995 28.5619578
  HEADING 23.64
  ALT 0.956
  AROT 57.818 -18.833 8.885
  ATTACHED 0:0,FH1
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  XPDR 500
END
FH1:FalconHeavy\f9h
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771995 28.5619578
  HEADING 10.00
  ALT 38.117
  AROT 144.880 -8.807 -4.538
  ATTACHED 0:0,STLS
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000 2:1.000000 3:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  FAIRS 0 0.0000 0 0
  SOST 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
  SOPR -0.5061 200000.0 200000.0 120996.0 40021.0 175000.3 LZ1 LZ2 LZ3
  XFID 0.0000 409500.0000 0 0 0 0
END
LZ1:FalconHeavy\landingpad
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -97.1542200 25.9933300
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.418
  AROT 180.000 -82.846 -115.993
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
LZ2:FalconHeavy\landingpad
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -97.1576300 25.9946100
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.418
  AROT 180.000 -82.842 -115.995
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
LZ3:FalconHeavy\landingpad
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -97.1570400 25.9912100
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.416
  AROT 180.000 -82.843 -115.991
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
END_SHIPS
 

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Too bad we're probably never going to see a FH launch from there -- I do wonder though if we'll get a FH from SLC-4E though. I'd imagine that would require a significant upgrade to the pad and SLC-4E is pretty busy these days.
 

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Hello, BrianJ.

I understand that last September, you were unable to update the Falcon Heavy addon because of other projects. However, the launch of Arabsat 6A is coming up next week, and the rocket will use the Block 5 technology. When will you have the time to update the addon?

Thank you.
 

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Hi,
well I finally got around to updating some of the simple stuff (pads, meshes, textures, etc. - awaiting photos of static fire) and working on booster reentry guidance. Thrust updates will be later - not really sure what I should be updating that to, need a think about it. And do we know if there will ever be any fairing recovery operations for Falcon Heavy? Anyway, hopefully will have an update before Arabsat goes up :)
Cheers,
Brian

P.S. If Arabsat6A is ~6000kg, Falcon Heavy is massively overpowered for this payload anyway.
 

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Hi,
well I finally got around to updating some of the simple stuff (pads, meshes, textures, etc. - awaiting photos of static fire) and working on booster reentry guidance. Thrust updates will be later - not really sure what I should be updating that to, need a think about it. And do we know if there will ever be any fairing recovery operations for Falcon Heavy? Anyway, hopefully will have an update before Arabsat goes up :)
Cheers,
Brian

P.S. If Arabsat6A is ~6000kg, Falcon Heavy is massively overpowered for this payload anyway.

Re: Photos, here you go :)
index.php


Fairing recovery operations are planned for FH, but won't be until STP-2.
 

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Update 190407 on OH:

Various mesh and texture changes.
Supports up to 20 payloads, payload attach point pos/dir/rot configurable from .cfg.
Added recoverable fairings and FRV vessel, non-recoverable fairing option in .cfg file.
Charred/used look booster skin configurable from .cfg file.
Changed booster pitch RCS positions.
Launch pads inc.water deluge, added Crew Access Arm(LC39A).
LZ landing pads invisible mesh option.
etc.


Still to do - upgrade thust/mass specs, improve reentry and landing algorithms.

@Kyle - I had to re-map the 1st stage textures, you may want to re-do yours. Sorry!

Cheers,
Brian
 

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So I have been asked about the Orion being launched with the FAlcon Hvy.

I was able to kinda get it loaded. But not sure how to edit the cfg for Nofairing.

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So I have been asked about the Orion being launched with the FAlcon Hvy.

I was able to kinda get it loaded. But not sure how to edit the cfg for Nofairing.

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Amend the .cfg to

Code:
;Dragon = 2
NoFairing
;NoFairRecovery = 1
; Adaptor = FalconHeavy/star48bv_adaptor
;Expendable = 2
;CntrUsed = 1
;PortUsed = 1
;StbdUsed = 1
 

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So like this:
; === Configuration file for vessel class slc40h ===
ClassName = slc40h
Module = FalconHeavy/slc40h
NoFairing
 

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SO1n4s7.jpg

still can't get Fairings off.
cfg for slc40h1. renamed the cfg
Code:
; === Configuration file for vessel class slc40h ===
ClassName = slc40h
Module = FalconHeavy/slc40h
NoFairing

and scn:
Code:
BEGIN_SHIPS
SLC40:FalconHeavy/slc40h1
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771995 28.5619578
  HEADING 10.00
  ALT -0.174
  AROT 60.252 -5.396 8.311
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  THLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  PST 0.0207 0.0359 0
  TOWER 2 0.1000 0.8000
END
32k_sat:FalconHeavy/32k_sat
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771995 28.5619578
  HEADING 23.64
  ALT 0.882
  AROT 57.085 -18.723 9.121
  ATTACHED 0:0,FalconHeavy
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  XPDR 500
END
FalconHeavy:FalconHeavy\f9h
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771995 28.5619578
  HEADING 10.00
  ALT 38.117
  AROT 144.880 -8.807 -4.538
  ATTACHED 0:0,SLC40
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000 2:1.000000 3:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  FAIRS 0 0.0000 0 0
  SOST 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
  SOPR 0.9006 350000.0 350000.0 62003.0 35225.0 292000.0 ASDS LZ2 LZ1
  XFID 0.0000 409500.0000 0 0 0 0
END
ASDS:FalconHeavy/barge
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -75.0590000 33.2100000
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.367
  AROT 0.000 -75.059 56.790
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
LZ1:FalconHeavy\landingpad
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5450100 28.4837780
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.500
  AROT 0.000 -80.544 61.514
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
LZ2:FalconHeavy\landingpad
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5438200 28.4879880
  HEADING 90.00
  ALT 0.500
  AROT 0.000 -80.544 61.514
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
ICPS:Multistage2015
 

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still can't get Fairings off.
Hi,
you need to add the "NoFairing" line to your FalconHeavy .cfg file (not the launchpad .cfg file).


From your scenario, that is Config/Vessels/FalconHeavy/f9h.cfg .


Cheers,
Brian

---------- Post added at 04:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:22 PM ----------

BrianJ, do you have an estimate when the other updates will be complete?

Thanks.
I think the traditional answer is "Tuesday" ;-)
Depends how much time I have and how much progress I make, really.
Cheers,
Brian
 

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Still fairing

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Code:
ClassName = f9h_stg2
Module = FalconHeavy/f9h


;;;;;; Un-comment following lines for Expendable, Dragon adaptor,No Fairing,custom adaptor options

;Dragon = 1
NoFairing
; Adaptor = FalconHeavy/star48bv_adaptor
;Expendable = 2
 

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Hi John,
my bad! Should be:
NoFairing = 1

That should fix it.
Cheers,
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Yes that fix it.
But I guess MS2015 allows 1 set of Fairings. So is there a way to change the fairing on the FH?
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So is there a way to change the fairing on the FH?
Not really. You could:
1) Make the support structure for ICPS as a passive adaptor and add it to the FalconHeavy upper stage (see your FalconHeavy .cfg file).
2) Make it as (one or more) payloads that can be jettisoned manually from FalconHeavy in flight.
3) May be possible to make it as an "Interstage" in your MS2015 ICPS vessel, manual jettison from ICPS I guess.
 
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