OHM FalconHeavy for Orbiter2016

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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?
JRLrnUv.jpg

try to make them fake boosters?
 

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Thanks. So in the INI add fake boosters and use the fairing meshes, right?
How will it know to release the fairing/boosters
 

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Thanks not sure why they aren't showing up:
Code:
[BOOSTER_1]
MeshName=FalconICPSfairing1_1
off=(0,0,0)
[BOOSTER_2]
MeshName=FalconICPSfairing1_2
off=(0,0,0)
:

How do I separate them?

---------- Post added 04-11-19 at 05:11 AM ---------- Previous post was 04-10-19 at 04:59 PM ----------

So I got the fairings on:
ioU38fv.jpg


But not sure how to separate them.

How to change the mass. it shows 1000KG


Code:
[MISC]
cog=25.000
GNC_Debug=0
Telemetry=0
Focus=1
Thrust_real_pos=0
Vertical_Angle=0.000

[TEXTURE_LIST]
TEX_1=Exhaust_atsme
TEX_2=SLS_2016\SSME_Exhaust
[STAGE_1]
MeshName=SLS_2016\SLS_ICPS3
Diameter=5.000
Height=13.700
EmptyMass=3765.000
FuelMass=26853.000
Thrust=110100.000
BurnTime=1125.000
ignite_delay=10.000
off=(0.000,0.000,42.950)
eng_1=(0,0,-6.5)
eng_diameter=2.700
ullage_thrust=10000.000
ullage_N=4
ullage_angle=-22.500
ullage_pos=(4.200,0.000,-10.700)
ullage_dir=(0.200,0.000,-1.000)
ullage_tex=Exhaust_atsme
ullage_length=5.000
ullage_diameter=1.000
ullage_anticipation=3.000
ullage_overlap=1.000
ullage_rectfactor=3.000
reignitable=1
Eng_tex=
Eng_pstream1=
Eng_pstream2=
Eng_dir=(0.000,0.000,1.000)
Module=Stage
Speed=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
Rot_speed=(0.000,0.000,0.000)

[BOOSTER_1]
N=1
MeshName="FalconICPSfairing1_1"
Height=2
Diameter=2 
EmptyMass=100
FuelMass=0
Thrust=0
angle=0.0
off=(0,0.,27.5)
BurnTime=122.0
eng_1=(-0.2,0,-22.5)
eng_diameter=2.2
ENG_PSTREAM1=solidfuel_exhaust
ENG_PSTREAM2=contrail4
Speed=(15,0,0)
Rot_speed=(0,-0.4,0)
CURVE_1=(-1,0)
CURVE_2=(0,100)
CURVE_3=(30.3,100)
CURVE_4=(35.5,87)
CURVE_5=(60.0,87)
CURVE_6=(65.1,100)
CURVE_7=(103,100)
CURVE_8=(115,85)
CURVE_9=(136,5)
[BOOSTER_2]
N=1
MeshName="FalconICPSfairing1_2"
Height=2
Diameter=2 
EmptyMass=100
FuelMass=0
Thrust=0
angle=0.0
off=(0,0.,27.5)
BurnTime=122.0
eng_1=(-0.2,0,-22.5)
eng_diameter=2.2
ENG_PSTREAM1=solidfuel_exhaust
ENG_PSTREAM2=contrail4
Speed=(15,0,0)
Rot_speed=(0,-0.4,0)
CURVE_1=(-1,0)
CURVE_2=(0,100)
CURVE_3=(30.3,100)
CURVE_4=(35.5,87)
CURVE_5=(60.0,87)
CURVE_6=(65.1,100)
CURVE_7=(103,100)
CURVE_8=(115,85)
CURVE_9=(136,5)
[FAIRING]
Meshname=SLS_2016\SLSORIONMPCVFAIR
Off=(0.000,0.000,51.670)
N=3
Angle=90.000
Height=6.000
Diameter=8.000
EmptyMass=1383.000
Module=stage
Speed=(8.000,0.000,0.000)
Rot_Speed=(0.700,0.000,0.000)

[PAYLOAD_1]
MeshName=Orion-MPCV\orion-launch-white
off=(0.000,0.000,53.280)
Diameter=5.000
Height=8.000
MASS=23820.000
Module=Orion-MPCV\Orion-MPCV
Name=Orion
SPEED=(0.000,0.000,2.000)
RENDER=1
Rotation=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
Rot_speed=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
Live=1

[LES]
Meshname=Orion-MPCV\orion-las-tweaked
Off=(0.000,0.000,53.200)
Height=13.000
Diameter=5.000
EmptyMass=5044.000
Module=stage
Speed=(0.000,2.000,30.000)
Rot_speed=(0.000,0.100,0.000)

[PAYLOAD_2]
MeshName=SLS_2016/ORIONSPACECRAFTADAPTER2
off=(0.000,0.000,43.095)
Diameter=5.000
Height=8.000
MASS=2000.000
Name=SLS_2016/ORIONSPACECRAFTADAPTER2
SPEED=(0.000,0.000,2.000)
RENDER=1
Rotation=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
Rot_speed=(0.000,0.000,0.000)

[PAYLOAD_3]
MeshName=SLS_2016/ORIONSERVICEADAPTER
off=(0.000,0.000,43.00)
Diameter=5.000
Height=8.000
MASS=2000.000
Name=SLS_2016/ORIONSERVICEADAPTER
SPEED=(0.000,0.000,2.000)
RENDER=1
Rotation=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
Rot_speed=(0.000,0.000,0.000)
and scn:
Code:
BEGIN_DESC
Current scenario state


Contains the latest simulation state.
END_DESC

BEGIN_ENVIRONMENT
  System Sol
  Date MJD 58300.6628669589
  Context SpaceX
  Help CurrentState_img
END_ENVIRONMENT

BEGIN_FOCUS
  Ship FalconHeavy
END_FOCUS

BEGIN_CAMERA
  TARGET FalconHeavy
  MODE Extern
  POS 5.416256 -178.016469 79.586341
  TRACKMODE TargetRelative
  FOV 40.00
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
SLC40:FalconHeavy/slc40h
  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\f9h1
  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
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771994 28.5619583
  HEADING 9.80
  ALT 44.372
  AROT 151.065 -8.240 4.530
  ATTACHED 0:2,FalconHeavy
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0 0 0
  XPDR 0
  CONFIG_FILE Config\Multistage2015\SLS_BLOCKICPSFH.ini
  GUIDANCE_FILE Config\Multistage2015\Guidance\SLS_EM1_Orion_GNC.txt
  CONFIGURATION 0
  COMPLEX 
  CURRENT_BOOSTER 1
  CURRENT_STAGE 1
  CURRENT_INTERSTAGE 1
  CURRENT_PAYLOAD 1
  FAIRING 1
  MET -10.000
  GROWING_PARTICLES 
  STAGE_IGNITION_TIME 0.000000
  STAGE_STATE 1
  TELEMETRY_FILE Config\Multistage2015\Telemetry\SLS_EM1_Orion_GNC.txt
  ALT_STEPS 200.0,350.0,1400.0,35000.0
  PEG_PITCH_LIMIT 35.000
  PEG_MC_INTERVAL 0.100
  RAMP 
END
Orion:Orion-MPCV\Orion-MPCV
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.5771994 28.5619584
  HEADING 9.80
  ALT 54.702
  AROT 5.890 -12.375 173.248
  ATTACHED 1:0,ICPS
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  XPDR 468
  MODE 0
END
MS_LaunchPad_ICPS:EmptyModule
  STATUS Landed Earth
  POS -80.6040070 28.6083600
  HEADING 0.00
  ALT 0.000
  AROT 151.065 -8.240 4.530
  ATTACHED 2:0,FalconHeavy
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
END_SHIPS

BEGIN_Attachment Manager
END


---------- Post added at 05:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:11 AM ----------

So focus of ICPS and press J twice releases the fairings:
3Z9yIC7.jpg

Not sure how to jettison the LES
I have this as the guidance file.
Code:
Multistage 2015 Automatically Generated Guidance File
Vehicle: ICPS
-10.000 =orbit(40.00,1806,-28.63,1.00,76.50,0.00)
50.000 =les(85.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00)
50.000 =engine(100.00,85.00,3.00,0.00,0.00,0.00)
50.000 =fairing(75,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00)
80.000 =engine(85.00,101.00,3.00,0.00,0.00,0.00)
But the guidance file is based of the flight clock which isn't running for the ICPS
 

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@gattis: please move everything to the ms2015 development thread, i will help you there. Here we would be hijacking the brianj thread...
 

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Block5 or Not-Block5?

Hi,
so I'm just getting into some serious work on the thrust/functionality updates and I'm wondering just what specs I should be updating to.

The thrust is already at the level given by the SpaceX website, and Spaceflight101.com gives these same figures for the Merlin M1D+ engine specifically. SpaceflightNow concurs.

So, do I assume SpaceX/Spaceflight101/SpaceflightNow are all giving outdated info? (possible). Or are they correct and the add-on was actually overpowered for the first (non-Block5) flight? Anyone have an opinion?

Interestingly, I can get a pretty good match for real stage burn times by increasing the throttle-down at MaxQ, and by changing the booster/core throttle differential. Performance dosen't seem to suffer (more gravity losses but less MaxQ I guess).

Anyway, I need to have a good look at the Arabsat launch video and get some numbers.

Cheers,
Brian
 

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Spaceflight101 and SpaceFlightNow are both probably using the specs listed on SpaceX's Merlin M1D+ engine page. Whether-or-not SpaceX's website is accurate I am unsure of but I am betting they are accurate (that info needs to be accurate for the potential customer).
 
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Hi Kyle,
thanks for the input, I tend to agree. I think I'll go with the current SpaceX website rating until told different or if it doesn't stack up against the numbers from the Arabsat-6A flight.
Cheers,
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STP-2 & FH Patch 190622

Hi,
since OH seems to be inaccessible for me at the moment, I thought I'd share my STP-2 mission set-up and updated FalconHeavy module, via GoogleDrive.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x-T2dMbaI0ljS0slAhIrCoFG1tHOZe9W

stp2_fh_patch_190622.zip includes...
22 sats due for launch on FalconHeavy STP-2 mission.
(Simple cube meshes and .cfg's) Launch scenario for 25 June 2019 in STP2 folder. OCISLY pos from FCC app. Info in /Doc/STP2.

New .dll module for FalconHeavy.
New ascent autopilot roll-out and throttle sequence, fuel reserve estimate, upper stage payload illumination, up to 100 payload attachments.

New Orbit Insertion Altitude parameter - Upper stage will aim to achieve final orbit insertion at this altitude. Must be >= PeA, and <= ApA.

Note: The throttle sequence is better, burn times comparable to previous flight. Overall performance is affected more for higher/lofted flight profiles.
63800kg to 200km orbit is still possible (just) if upperstage uses 2-burn profile (160x200 -> 200x200km).
Orbit insertion is most efficient at Periapsis, but now possible anywhere between PeA and ApA.

WARNING!
This WILL overwrite your /Modules/FalconHeavy/f9h.dll and /Modules/FalconHeavy/f9h_double.dll
ASDS Position Estimates no longer reliable!
Old saved scenarios may not transfer correct parameters to FalconHeavy!
Old test scenarios no longer valid!

Work-in-progress ;-)

Cheers,
Brian
 

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Just saw this, thanks Brian!!

Interesting tidbit, SpaceX actually shuts off a single engine on each side booster before staging to reduce loads on the vehicle per the webcast.
 
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Just saw this, thanks Brian!!

Interesting tidbit, SpaceX actually shuts off a single engine on each side booster before staging to reduce loads on the vehicle per the webcast.
That figures. I wonder if they do that on the centre core as well - I'm finding I need to throttle the core right back to ~40% from MaxQ to Booster separation on the add-on, just to get near the burn times seen on the last two missions. I put the throttle levels on the HUD with the latest FH .dll, so you can see what the ascent autopilot is doing. The throttle sequence seems to have worked out pretty close to the what the "Flight Club" guy on Reddit worked out, which I take to be a hopeful sign.

For STP2, I increased the target orbit to 300 x 860km, core apogee 150km. It seems to be pretty close to what I see on the launch video.

I'm just tinkering with the booster reentry burn start-time calculations at the moment (it gets confused if there is too much fuel). I just thought of a different way to do it, so I'm going to try that and see how it goes.

Cheers,
Brian
 

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2022 may bring 3 FalconHeavy launches. I think it is time to revisit this old favorite.
@BrianJ: After some flights I would have two modernization requests:

1. The autopilot is absolute fantastic, but it goes haywire if stage separation happens at 10x time acceleration.
I'd suggest to reset time acceleration at the staging event by including the line:
oapiSetTimeAcceleration(1);

2. Would you consider to use the improved exhaust textures of the Falcon9 for the FalconHeavy as well?
The new textures look so much nicer. :)
 

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2. Would you consider to use the improved exhaust textures of the Falcon9 for the FalconHeavy as well?
The new textures look so much nicer. :)
Yes, please! Also the newer grid fins model from F9…

1. The autopilot is absolute fantastic, but it goes haywire if stage separation happens at 10x time acceleration.
I'd suggest to reset time acceleration at the staging event by including the line:
oapiSetTimeAcceleration(1);
For me, I can go from the pad to orbit at 10x time acceleration without issue.
(That might have something to do with the fact that I get about 700+ fps… Nvidia RTX 2060.) :cool:
I would suggest making this a .cfg option

One other idea, could we get the flyback fairings suggested lat/lon displayed in the control dialog box like on F9? Very helpful for placing the FRV ship.
 

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Hi,
can do exhaust textures, time accel limit and grid fins - not too much work! ;-)

FRV estimated position is a lot more work (have to measure fairing impact point for combinations of apogee and payload mass, then find a curve that fits!) - so, mmmm, maybe sometime.

EDIT - Oh, wait a minute! Didn't I already put the FRV est.pos. in there?? It's on my FH control panel anyway .

Given the extra velocity of fairings for FH, will SpaceX actually try fairing recovery??

Cheers,
Brian
 
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Updated on OH: version 211123

Added Donamy's curved grid fins
Swapped exhaust texture Marg/francisdrake's F9 textures
Added .cfg file option to set time-acceleration to 1 at staging events

Let me know if I messed anything up along the way ;-)
Cheers,
Brian
 

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Apologies for reviving old thread!

When I run
FalconHeavy for Orbiter2016\LEO 200km Orbit\STP2 Launch 2.scn

I get :
Code:
000000.000: >>> ERROR: No vessel class configuration file found for:
============================ ERROR: ===========================
stp2/dsx
[Vessel::OpenConfigFile | .\Vessel.cpp | 243]
===============================================================
000000.000: >>> TERMINATING <<<

Is there a dependency I'm missing?
 

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Hi,
Oops! Now, I can't remember if I meant to include STP2 in the last FH update but forgot everything except the scenarios - or whether the scenarios got in by mistake :rolleyes:

Anyway, a patch with everything except launch scenario is attached here.
Let me know if it still has problems.

Cheers,
Brian
 

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