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New Release Interplanetary Modular Spacecraft RC9

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Just to report possible issues about the engines I tried so far (chemical Sidemount Rockets and NERVA). It's not very annoying (perhaps it's simply not implemented yet), but engines can be restarted after they reached their maximal operational heat.

They certainly can after they cooled down again.

Engines can also be operated when they are under the operational temperature.

Let me guess... damage and failure simulation is not enabled in the orbiter launch pad?

In the "Thrust" Panel, engines are still indicated "R". By the way, clicking on the "CHR" block activates the engines heating and makes both "R" and "H" glowing simultaneously.

H is always glowing when an engine is in the heating loop, even if it is not actively heated at the time. This is quite important for chemical engines, as you should take them out of the heating loop when they're ready (which you can do by clicking on CHR again).

I do think that R is lit even if the engine is above operational temperature... that could be considered a glitch, I guess.
 

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Uh-oh. looks like they aren't disabled at scenario load when they should... ?
 

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Status MFC shows that both engines are overheated and in cooldown, engines disengaged but can be engaged as is. Their current temp is around 2000K although max temp is 900K.
 

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There was a check missing in the function that moved the thrusters when the CoG was shifted, as a result all engines were restored when the center of gravity shifted.
 

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I get a crash when trying to spawn "CasCoreNTR_Closedcycle"
Log hints a missing mesh
Code:
**** WARNING: Mesh not found: .\Meshes\IMS\GasCoreNTR.msh
**** WARNING: Mesh not found: .\Meshes\.msh
 

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yes, that mesh went missing in the package, appologies.

I'm almost done with RC2 here, give it a day or two.
 

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Please check if docking port autodeletion is working for non-CM modules. I had no time for proper testing but I'm almost sure it's not working in RC1.
 

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Please check if docking port autodeletion is working for non-CM modules. I had no time for proper testing but I'm almost sure it's not working in RC1.

It's not working for half of them, I mentioned it a few posts ago.
 

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Oh. Indeed. :shifty:

Anyway, check this out, prototype of the Operations Base Station by Reaction Engines Ltd, the Skylon developer:

picture.php


Each square panel is an individual module here. Gates are consisting of several wedge panels, and they are moving. Although they moving rather strange. This is how it looks like in the closed state:

picture.php


Maybe something's wrong with configs, but I don't know if configs has anything to do with rotational axis translation from parent to child animation module. In fact, the parent is moving as it should. Maybe you'll have time to look at configs and tell me what's wrong here? Here it is, with meshes and a scenario right before gates' integration:

http://ge.tt/2mBwyzM/v/0?c
 
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Maybe something's wrong with configs, but I don't know if configs has anything to do with rotational axis translation from parent to child animation module.
Well, composite modules have never been tested in an application like this, so this seems like a good place to start. I doubt there's anything wrong with the config if the parents are moving the way they should, will see if I can find out what's going on.

EDIT: What strikes me as interesting is that the attached parts move in unison, the whole thing doesn't fall apart. I.E. the attached parts have a common rotation axis, it's just not the same as the parent, for reasons as of yet unknown. But it makes me hopeful that the problem isn't too convoluted.

---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:21 AM ----------

Hmmm yes, the current reference calculation is a bit simplified and only seems to be working correctly when the reference is at 0/0/0 of the core module. I'll have to fix that...

For what it's worth, if I'm interpreting the code right (some of the rare bits I didn't touch from vchamps original code), you should be able to get the thing to work if you modify the mesh so the rotation reference is at 0/0/0. But I'll try to fix this anyways, so you might as well stand by.

---------- Post added at 03:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:40 PM ----------

Gotcha!

---------- Post added at 04:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:00 PM ----------

Aaaand here's RC2. Fixes the currently known bugs and includes missing textures/meshes. I haven't gotten around to prep Hlynkacg's meshes, but didn't see a reason to delay RC2. They'll most probably be part of RC3.
 
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First, I have to say that this is a whole lot of fun so far. I've spent hours building and testing to try to come up with a decent ship. I've managed to build one that has good acceleration and high delta-V. Although, it handles like a drunk pig driving a loaded oil tanker in the manuevering department.

Anyway, my problem seems to be in the cooling system. As in, it's not cooling anything at all. I've got multiple cooling modules, including some with radiators directly attached to them, and I can't get any of them to dump heat overboard. It just keeps building and building in all of the ship systems, and the status message just tells me everything is fine, yet the cooling screen shows everything lit up red or close to it.

Maybe this is just a RTM type thing, or a feature, but I'm kinda confused, and I'm not sure If I should just keep adding cooling or radiators or something.

Here's the scenario and the cfg for my ship.

scenario file

Code:
BEGIN_DESC
Contains the latest simulation state.
END_DESC
BEGIN_ENVIRONMENT
  System Sol
  Date MJD 51985.6996564415
END_ENVIRONMENT
BEGIN_FOCUS
  Ship bm201
END_FOCUS
BEGIN_CAMERA
  TARGET bm201
  MODE Extern
  POS 6.08 108.33 -9.88
  TRACKMODE TargetRelative
  FOV 40.00
END_CAMERA
BEGIN_HUD
  TYPE Orbit
  REF AUTO
END_HUD
BEGIN_PANEL
END_PANEL
BEGIN_SHIPS
bm201:IMS\SBB41B\BM201_CONTROL_MODULE
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -3333565.83 132381.24 6131198.01
  RVEL -6645.691 -159.253 -3617.598
  AROT -177.47 61.74 -178.87
  VROT 0.00 0.06 0.00
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000 1:1.000000 2:1.000000 3:0.901995 4:0.999994
  NAVFREQ 0 0
  COMMAND 1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BN200_Big_Node 0,0,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\DADG_Docking_Adapter 0,0,5.076 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 0,-12.7,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 0,12.7,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m -12.7,0,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 12.7,0,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 12.7,5.876,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 12.7,-5.8761,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System -12.7,-5.876,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System -12.7,5.8761,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 1
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -12.7,11.4521,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -12.7,-11.4521,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 12.7,-11.4521,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 12.7,11.4521,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 24.3078,0,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank -24.3079,0,-7.276 1,0,0 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,24.3078,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,-24.3078,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,-25.9627,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,25.9626,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine -25.9627,0,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 25.9627,0,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM216_Hydroponics 0,0,-14.5521 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BCFG_Centrifuge_Adapter 0,0,-22.0035 0,0,-1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelCore 0,0,-26.8788 0,0,1 1,0,0 1
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 0,6.8,-26.8788 0,-1,0 0,0,1 1
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 0,-6.8,-26.8788 0,1,0 0,0,1 1
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab -6.8,0,-26.8788 1,0,0 0,0,1 1
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 6.8,0,-26.8788 -1,0,0 0,0,1 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BCFG_Centrifuge_Adapter 0,0,-31.7542 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 0,0,-39.2056 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM203_Consumables 0,0,-49.3576 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM216_Hydroponics 0,0,-59.5097 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM203_Consumables 0,0,-69.6618 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BM204_LifeSupport 0,0,-79.8139 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BN200_Big_Node 0,0,-87.09 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 0,-2.7,-87.09 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 0,2.7,-87.09 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -2.7,0,-87.09 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 2.7,0,-87.09 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCPLR_UniCoupler 0,0,-89.49 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM013_CoolingSystem 0,0,-92.0656 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  MODULE SBB41B\BN101_Small_Node 0,0,-95.9648 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM230_Nuclear_Reactor -6.5996,0,-95.9648 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder -6.5996,-2.237,-95.9648 0,-1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder -6.5996,2.237,-95.9648 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Docking_Adapter_DG -12.6256,-0.0001,-95.9648 -1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM230_Nuclear_Reactor 6.5997,0,-95.9648 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 6.5997,-2.237,-95.9648 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 6.5997,2.237,-95.9648 0,1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE Docking_Adapter_CBM 12.6257,0,-95.9648 1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_15m 0,0,-98.2883 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,-8.6079,-98.2883 0,1,0 0,0,-1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,8.6078,-98.2883 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,10.1156,-98.2883 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,-10.1157,-98.2883 0,-1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_1to3 0,0,-101.188 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 -4.07,2.3499,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 4.07,2.35,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 0,-4.7,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine -4.07,2.3499,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine 4.07,2.35,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine 0,-4.7,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  DELETEPOINT 2
  DELETEPOINT 1
  ATTPOINT IM -0.8,-12.7,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0.8,-12.7,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-12.7,-6.476 0,0,1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-12.7,-8.076 0,0,-1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0.8,12.7,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM -0.8,12.7,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,12.7,-6.476 0,0,1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,12.7,-8.076 0,0,-1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM -12.7,0,-6.476 0,0,1 -1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM -12.7,0,-8.076 0,0,-1 -1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 12.7,0,-6.476 0,0,1 1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 12.7,0,-8.076 0,0,-1 1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,1.5235,-95.9648 0,1,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-1.5236,-95.9648 0,-1,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM -6.5996,-0.0001,-93.7278 0,0,1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM -6.5996,0,-98.2018 0,0,-1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 6.5997,0,-98.2018 0,0,-1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 6.5997,0,-93.7278 0,0,1 0,-1,0
  DELETEPORT 1
  DELETEPORT 0
  DOCKPORT 0,0,5.476 0,0,1 1,0,0
  DOCKPORT -6.5996,-3.573,-95.9648 0,-1,0 0,0,-1
  DOCKPORT -6.5996,3.573,-95.9648 0,1,0 0,0,1
  DOCKPORT -13.5556,-0.0001,-95.9648 -1,0,0 0,1,0
  DOCKPORT 6.5997,-3.573,-95.9648 0,-1,0 0,0,1
  DOCKPORT 6.5997,3.5729,-95.9648 0,1,0 0,0,-1
  DOCKPORT 13.5557,0,-95.9648 1,0,0 0,1,0
  CMODULE 24 4 -1 25,26,27,28
  EMPTYMASS 585000.000000
  MASSCENTER 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
  PMI 565.290000 585.160000 737.450000
  PROP LOX_LH2 34080 30740
  PROP LH2 156174 156173
  ENGINE 60 0 0
  ENGINE 61 0 0
  ENGINE 62 0 0
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 0,-25.9627,-7.276 5 0,0,1 1,0,0 0,0,-1 -1,0,0 0,1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 0,25.9626,-7.276 5 0,0,1 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 1,0,0 0,-1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 -25.9627,0,-7.276 5 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0,0,-1 0,1,0 1,0,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 25.9627,0,-7.276 5 0,0,1 0,1,0 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 1000 4099 0,10.1156,-98.2883 5 1,0,0 0,0,1 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 1000 4099 0,-10.1157,-98.2883 5 1,0,0 0,0,-1 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  GENERAL 44 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 45 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 48 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 49 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  ANIM 10 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 11 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 12 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 13 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 24 HabitatWheelCore 4 0.0773159
  ANIM 36 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 37 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 38 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 39 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 44 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 45 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 48 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 49 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  CONSUMABLES 2800 2800 24 12000 12000 24 2000 2000 12
  TEMPERATURES -1:322.17:242.78 6:324.52:281.11 7:324.52:281.11 8:324.43:281.11 9:324.43:281.11 22:321.91:235.81 24:322.29:65.19 25:321.73:227.80 26:321.73:227.80 27:321.73:227.80 28:321.73:227.80 30:324.38:242.78 31:284.29:242.78 32:321.91:235.81 33:284.29:242.78 34:322.03:242.78 41:322.24:242.78 43:2680.65:281.11 47:1329.87:281.11 60:1699.97:281.11 61:1699.97:281.11 62:1699.96:281.11
  RADIATOR 10 266.369 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 11 266.37 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 12 266.371 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 13 266.371 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 36 266.382 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 37 266.383 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 38 266.382 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 39 266.383 0 0 1
  HEATING -1 60 62 61 6 7 9 8 22
  THGROUPLEVELS 0 0 0 0 
  CREW 10 0
  ENERGY 396000000.000000
  GENERATORSOFF 47 
  MFC 1 0 2 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 1 0 1 0 0 -1 -1
  MFC 1 0 3 0 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 1 0 3 0 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 1 0 5 -1 -1 -1 -1
  MFC 1 0 3 0 -1 -1 -1
END
adapter1:IMS\SBB41B\BT302_LargeTrussToSmallTruss_Short
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS 4821771.71 252382.54 -5074391.45
  RVEL 5465.112 253.088 5195.710
  AROT 178.90 -14.23 -177.06
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
adapter2:IMS\SBB41B\BT302_LargeTrussToSmallTruss_Short
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -2897527.25 -119605.62 -6365983.03
  RVEL 6862.982 340.525 -3137.823
  AROT -4.11 26.17 6.38
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
solar1:IMS\SolarArrayCirc_7m
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -3309166.31 -37811.39 6162804.59
  RVEL -6651.224 -67.851 -3580.984
  AROT -155.64 -3.76 -141.10
  VROT 0.04 0.06 0.00
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
solar2:IMS\SolarArrayCirc_7m
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -3309573.21 -37814.31 6162623.44
  RVEL -6651.176 -67.865 -3581.049
  AROT 21.32 5.06 -44.24
  VROT -0.05 0.05 -0.01
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
reac1:IMS\SBB41B\BNG01_Nuclear_Reactor
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6641937.39 -291823.34 -2165560.73
  RVEL 2336.215 121.503 -7187.451
  AROT 138.95 39.87 -173.39
  VROT -0.03 0.11 0.00
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
reac2:IMS\SBB41B\BNG01_Nuclear_Reactor
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6637172.66 -291545.95 -2178591.05
  RVEL 2350.737 122.188 -7183.173
  AROT 2.45 9.91 -6.56
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
holder5:IMS\SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6662693.08 -292821.64 -2101624.68
  RVEL 2266.982 118.428 -7209.621
  AROT 36.60 42.25 -51.00
  VROT 0.06 -0.03 0.00
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
holder6:IMS\SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6722666.48 -304839.56 1898932.81
  RVEL -2048.682 -74.562 -7275.312
  AROT 93.72 13.51 -87.43
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
lscontainer1:IMS\SBB41B\BG101_Lifesupport_Container
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6638337.38 -291470.37 -2175720.62
  RVEL 2347.381 122.119 -7184.057
  AROT -57.18 -6.76 81.15
  VROT -0.05 0.09 -0.01
  AFCMODE 7
  DOCKINFO 0:0,food1
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
lscontainer2:IMS\SBB41B\BG101_Lifesupport_Container
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6639257.75 -291515.22 -2173039.60
  RVEL 2344.467 121.994 -7184.979
  AROT 90.24 1.46 -120.74
  VROT -0.05 -0.05 0.10
  AFCMODE 7
  DOCKINFO 0:0,food2
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
food1:IMS\SBB41B\BG104_Food_Container
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6638334.89 -291469.92 -2175720.46
  RVEL 2347.381 122.119 -7184.057
  AROT -57.18 -6.76 -98.85
  VROT 0.05 -0.09 -0.01
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  DOCKINFO 0:0,lscontainer1
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
food2:IMS\SBB41B\BG104_Food_Container
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -6639259.93 -291515.27 -2173038.31
  RVEL 2344.467 121.994 -7184.979
  AROT 90.24 1.46 59.26
  VROT 0.05 0.05 0.10
  AFCMODE 7
  PRPLEVEL 0:1.000000
  DOCKINFO 0:0,lscontainer2
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
airdock:IMS\SBB41B\BD101_Airdock
  STATUS Orbiting Earth
  RPOS -5127459.75 -130064.32 -4753651.97
  RVEL 5131.197 141.124 -5545.995
  AROT -4.57 -20.92 167.23
  AFCMODE 7
  NAVFREQ 0 0
END
END_SHIPS

ship cfg file

Code:
ClassName = IMS
Module = IMS/IMS
MESHNAME = burchismo\BM201
COMMANDCLASS = IMS\SBB41B\BM201_CONTROL_MODULE
  COMMAND 0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BN200_Big_Node 0,0,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\DADG_Docking_Adapter 0,0,5.076 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 0,-12.7,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 0,12.7,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m -12.7,0,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Truss_light_21m 12.7,0,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 12.7,5.876,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 12.7,-5.8761,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System -12.7,-5.876,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System -12.7,5.8761,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -12.7,11.4521,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -12.7,-11.4521,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 12.7,-11.4521,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 12.7,11.4521,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 24.3078,0,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank -24.3079,0,-7.276 1,0,0 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,24.3078,-7.276 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,-24.3078,-7.276 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,-25.9627,-7.276 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,25.9626,-7.276 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine -25.9627,0,-7.276 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS2_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 25.9627,0,-7.276 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM216_Hydroponics 0,0,-14.5521 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCFG_Centrifuge_Adapter 0,0,-22.0035 0,0,-1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelCore 0,0,-26.8788 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 0,6.8,-26.8788 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 0,-6.8,-26.8788 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab -6.8,0,-26.8788 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE HabitatWheelHab 6.8,0,-26.8788 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCFG_Centrifuge_Adapter 0,0,-31.7542 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM222_Cooling_System 0,0,-39.2056 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM203_Consumables 0,0,-49.3576 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM216_Hydroponics 0,0,-59.5097 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM203_Consumables 0,0,-69.6618 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM204_LifeSupport 0,0,-79.8139 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BN200_Big_Node 0,0,-87.09 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 0,-2.7,-87.09 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 0,2.7,-87.09 0,1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 -2.7,0,-87.09 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE Radiator_HiTemp_640 2.7,0,-87.09 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCPLR_UniCoupler 0,0,-89.49 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM013_CoolingSystem 0,0,-92.0656 0,0,1 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BN101_Small_Node 0,0,-95.9648 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM230_Nuclear_Reactor -6.5996,0,-95.9648 1,0,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder -6.5996,-2.237,-95.9648 0,-1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder -6.5996,2.237,-95.9648 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Docking_Adapter_DG -12.6256,-0.0001,-95.9648 -1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BM230_Nuclear_Reactor 6.5997,0,-95.9648 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 6.5997,-2.237,-95.9648 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 6.5997,2.237,-95.9648 0,1,0 -1,0,0 0
  MODULE Docking_Adapter_CBM 12.6257,0,-95.9648 1,0,0 0,1,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_15m 0,0,-98.2883 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,-8.6079,-98.2883 0,1,0 0,0,-1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BTank202_LOX_LH2_SFuelTank 0,8.6078,-98.2883 0,-1,0 0,0,1 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,10.1156,-98.2883 0,1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\BRCS_ReactionControlSystem_Engine 0,-10.1157,-98.2883 0,-1,0 1,0,0 0
  MODULE Truss_light_1to3 0,0,-101.188 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 -4.07,2.3499,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 4.07,2.35,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE FuelTank_LH2 0,-4.7,-111.441 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine -4.07,2.3499,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine 4.07,2.35,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  MODULE SBB41B\HPE_Hyper_Engine 0,-4.7,-132.593 0,0,1 1,0,0 0
  ATTPOINT IM -0.8,-12.7,85.6275 -1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0.8,-12.7,85.6275 1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-12.7,86.4275 0,0,1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-12.7,84.8275 0,0,-1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0.8,12.7,85.6275 1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM -0.8,12.7,85.6275 -1,0,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,12.7,86.4275 0,0,1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,12.7,84.8275 0,0,-1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM -12.7,0,86.4275 0,0,1 -1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM -12.7,0,84.8275 0,0,-1 -1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 12.7,0,86.4275 0,0,1 1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 12.7,0,84.8275 0,0,-1 1,0,0
  ATTPOINT IM 0,1.5235,-3.0613 0,1,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM 0,-1.5236,-3.0613 0,-1,0 0,0,1
  ATTPOINT IM -6.5996,-0.0001,-0.8243 0,0,1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM -6.5996,0,-5.2983 0,0,-1 0,-1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 6.5997,0,-5.2983 0,0,-1 0,1,0
  ATTPOINT IM 6.5997,0,-0.8243 0,0,1 0,-1,0
  DOCKPORT 0,0,98.3795 0,0,1 1,0,0
  DOCKPORT -6.5996,-3.573,-3.0613 0,-1,0 0,0,-1
  DOCKPORT -6.5996,3.573,-3.0613 0,1,0 0,0,1
  DOCKPORT -13.5556,-0.0001,-3.0613 -1,0,0 0,1,0
  DOCKPORT 6.5997,-3.573,-3.0613 0,-1,0 0,0,1
  DOCKPORT 6.5997,3.5729,-3.0613 0,1,0 0,0,-1
  DOCKPORT 13.5557,0,-3.0613 1,0,0 0,1,0
  CMODULE 24 4 -1 25,26,27,28
  EMPTYMASS 585000
  MASSCENTER 0.000000 -0.000020 -92.903479
  PMI 565.29 585.16 737.45
  PROP LOX_LH2 34080 34080
  PROP LH2 156174 156174
  ENGINE 60 0 0
  ENGINE 61 0 0
  ENGINE 62 0 0
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 0,-25.9627,-7.276 5 0,0,1 1,0,0 0,0,-1 -1,0,0 0,1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 0,25.9626,-7.276 5 0,0,1 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 1,0,0 0,-1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 -25.9627,0,-7.276 5 0,0,1 0,-1,0 0,0,-1 0,1,0 1,0,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 4000 4099 25.9627,0,-7.276 5 0,0,1 0,1,0 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 -1,0,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 1000 4099 0,10.1156,-98.2883 5 1,0,0 0,0,1 -1,0,0 0,0,-1 0,-1,0 1
  RCSBLOCK 4 1000 4099 0,-10.1157,-98.2883 5 1,0,0 0,0,-1 -1,0,0 0,0,1 0,1,0 1
  GENERAL 44 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 45 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 48 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  GENERAL 49 ReleasedCaptured Captured
  ANIM 10 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 11 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 12 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 13 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 24 HabitatWheelCore 4 0.197944
  ANIM 36 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 37 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 38 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 39 Radiator_HiTemp_640 1 1
  ANIM 44 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 45 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 48 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  ANIM 49 SBB41B\BCCH_Container_Holder 0 0
  CONSUMABLES 2800 2800 16 12000 12000 16 2000 2000 8
  RADIATOR 10 126.391 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 11 126.394 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 12 126.398 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 13 126.4 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 36 126.439 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 37 126.44 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 38 126.437 0 0 1
  RADIATOR 39 126.442 0 0 1
  HEATING -1 60 62 61 6 7 9 8 22
  CREW 10 0
  ENERGY 3.96e+008
  GENERATORSOFF 47

Anything you can suggest would be extremely helpful.
 

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You need to set up cooling loops and assign the modules to radiators. In the cooling tab on the engineering panel, you click the icon of a radiator, then click modules on the list to the right to assign them to that radiator.
 

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Maybe this is just a RTM type thing

It might be that the manual is misunderstandable at that point, since you obviously realised that you can connect cooling systems to radiators. You just have to connect everything else to radiators too. Modules transfer their heat directly to radiators, or, put differently, as long as they aren't assigned any radiators the cooling system ignores them. Same goes if the radiator a module is connected to is hotter than the module itself.

Connecting only a cooling module to a radiator will only dump the heat of the cooling module itself.

EDIT:

I've got multiple cooling modules, including some with radiators directly attached to them

I see I read this wrong. It doesn't matter where the radiators are attached to, it only matters what you assign them. So yes, this is definitely an RTM thing.

I've managed to build one that has good acceleration and high delta-V

Then it's probably low mass :lol:

Ah no, you just used PeterRoss' fun cheat engine.
 
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It's not cheat engine, it's alien technology engine! :lol: The only engine suitable for interstellar travel, by the way (using Orbiter Galaxy).
 

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After making a burn towards jupiter with the ship, I can see how the engines are a cheat. 600+ second burn only used 0.01% of my fuel. We could probably use something in between the "cheat" engines and the "normal" engines. Maybe a human tech reverse engineering of the alien engine?

I got the cooling systems set up, but it seems to still overheat if I get any closer than about 1 AU from the sun. My IMFD burn to Jupiter took me approx. 7-8 Gm from the surface of the sun and all my systems fried. They didn't cool back down to normal operating temperature until I got outside of Mars orbit.

Also, what do the cooling modules actually do in simulation? I know the radiators get rid of the heat, but it seems as if they do all the work and the cooling modules do nothing except generate more heat. In reality, I guess the cooling module would pump coolant throughout the ship and house the compressor, and then dump all the heat out directly through the radiators, while the other modules are just cooled by the coolant.
 

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Maybe a human tech reverse engineering of the alien engine?

Would be just as magic, so there's not that much point. Either you want "realistic" (in the sense of "could possibly be built somehow") engines and deal with their limitations, or you don't, in which case an overpowered engine shouldn't be a problem. It wouldn't be hard to make a config with a less powerfull version, though, just edit the ISP and Thrust values.


I got the cooling systems set up, but it seems to still overheat if I get any closer than about 1 AU from the sun.

Yes, the sun is a hot place. Although I suspect that your major problem here was that you didn't watch your alignment and had your radiators facing the sun.

Also, what do the cooling modules actually do in simulation?

What cooling systems do: transporting heat from one place where you don't want it to another place.

In reality, I guess the cooling module would pump coolant throughout the ship and house the compressor, and then dump all the heat out directly through the radiators, while the other modules are just cooled by the coolant.

Which is pretty much what they do in IMS. No cooling pumps, no heat at the radiators. If you MCS is overloaded, a lot of heat from the vessel won't reach the radiators and will build up.
The reason why you can assign radiators individualy is mostly code related. It was already done this way by vchamp and I adopted the system. It is easier to do and needs less GUI than assigning modules to cooling pumps and then assigning cooling pumps to radiators. Also, some modules come with their own cooling systems (usually large heat producers like generators and engines), which would lead to additional complications when designing an interface to handle the stuff. So it's less work and more user friendly, albeit not entirely realistic (NASA sure would lick their fingers for a cooling system this flexible).
It doesn't mean that you can do without cooling systems, though. They are just as essential to transporting your heat around in your vessel as they are in real life.
 

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The more cooling modules you have the more your Main Cooling System (MCS) capacity is, I.e. more coolant hence more heat can be transferred to radiators per sec.
 
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I had my first contact with the addon last night. It is AMAZING. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project.

Suggestions: heat shield modules for aerobraking and "paws" for vertical landing.
 
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