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Yeah its not like people will accidentally look at the details for the quarter of a second, before it becomes a tiny spot in the rocket's wake ?
 

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Yeah its not like people will accidentally look at the details for the quarter of a second, before it becomes a tiny spot in the rocket's wake ?
Its also in many non-technical photography and movies... many military-designed rockets used to have their guidance system in the intertank region, so there was a lot of prelaunch activity taking place there, like using theodolites for aligning the inertial guidance system.
 

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From 1996? This must have been based on a commercial CAD graphics card then, even very good consumer cards at that time would have been overwhelmed with this number of triangles.
NASA Uses SGI Indigo² Computer to Train Space Shuttle Crew (the program is called "MirInterior Demo" "Симулятор модуля станции Мир")
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NASA Uses SGI Indigo² Computer to Train Space Shuttle Crew (the program is called "MirInterior Demo" "Симулятор модуля станции Мир")
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Yeah, that works, I also worked on their brothers when I started as young apprentice (SGI Indy and SGI Octane). Impressive graphics performance for that time. Even our four PC cluster had been barely faster than the Octane for calculating Mandelbrot sets.
 

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I am just blown away by the minute details you guys put into the modeling, then to model the flight characteristics as close as possible. Totally awesome dudes. That’s what makes Orbiter just the best.
 

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All animations are work only once in VesselBuilder (for example, solar panels are folded when typing keys, nothing happens when pressed again) maybe I forgot some parameter?
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All animations are work only once in VesselBuilder (for example, solar panels are folded when typing keys, nothing happens when pressed again) maybe I forgot some parameter?
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Hello, I'm not a VesselBuilder expert (I prefer to code vessels directly), but you may have some luck there :

 

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A good picture (Intelsat-23) of that interstage, you can very clearly see the 4 verniers exhaust vents in red, and of course the retrorockets.

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Anyone knows what those things are ? Looks like a stack of parallel plates... I doubt such electrical equipment is specific to the Proton, but my knowledge in electrics is very limited...

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