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Hi, guys!

Right now, I'm heading out into the universe in Orbiter!! The distance from the sun I'm at now is 2,942 AU or about 440,000,000,000 kilometers alway from the sun, and I'm traveling at 163,712 kilometers per second or about 100,000 miles per second! I'm using the Dan Steph's Delta glider IV addon and unlimited fuel!

Cheers,
Vincent
 

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maybe you can find the place where the floating point operations cause your ship to start fluxing at the mysterious edge of the universe (read: solar system)
 

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maybe you can find the place where the floating point operations cause your ship to start fluxing at the mysterious edge of the universe (read: solar system)

At nearly 3,000 astronomical units, he's already there. May the Probe have mercy on his soul. :p
 

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Hello! Welcome to Orbiter-Forum.

I just have to ask...why? :p


Why not?
Everybody likes to test the limits and sizes of the environment, virtual or not.
 

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Hello! Welcome to Orbiter-Forum.

I just have to ask...why? :p


Hi, Izack!

Thank-you! Why is because I'm really into interstellar space flight using the delta glider IV and the Hius interstellar Bussard ramjet!
 

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The edge of the orbiter universe is at 999999999 AU from the star of whatever solar system you use. It doesn't take long to get there. Just load a scenario, open the scenario editor→state vectors and type 9e15 in whichever of the dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt you want. At 1000x time accelaration it will take less than a minute to reach the edge. If you use 9e16 it takes ~1 second in real time.
 

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The edge of the orbiter universe is at 999999999 AU from the star of whatever solar system you use. It doesn't take long to get there. Just load a scenario, open the scenario editor→state vectors and type 9e15 in whichever of the dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt you want. At 1000x time accelaration it will take less than a minute to reach the edge. If you use 9e16 it takes ~1 second in real time.
It's kinda like the Far Lands in Minecraft...
 

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Hi, guys!

You are saying the orbiter universe is 999,999,999 AU from the sun to the edge? I read somewhere in this forum, somebody has gone about 59,000 light years or about 3,600,000,000 AU away from the sun, and I also read somewhere in this forum, somebody has gone about 1.79e308 meters or 1.79e305 kilometers or about 1.2e296 AU away from the sun. Very interesting stuff indeed!!

Cheers,
Vincent
 

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For me Orbiter crashes as soon as my ship gets at a 10 digit distance (AU) from the sun. Perhaps it's different on other computers.
 

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what is that number? what happens after that?
 

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what is that number? what happens after that?
It's maximum value a `double` variable can take. After that number, there becomes infinity (at least in IEEE 754 64-bit binary floating point number, which is used by Orbiter). :p
 

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Hi, guys!

Now, I'm using the Hius interstellar Bussard ramjet for my space travel. The other day, I started my space travel in earth orbit about 2,000 kilometers or 2,000,000 meters or 6,560,000 feet in the hius interstellar spacecraft. I'm now traveling at 530 kilometers or 530,000 meters per second, and the distance of 176,400,000 kilometers away from the sun! I'm really enjoying the hius interstellar Bussard ramjet!!!

Cheers,
Vincent
 

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Thank-you! Why is because I'm really into interstellar space flight using the delta glider IV and the Hius interstellar Bussard ramjet!

but Orbiter doesn't support interstellar flight. You have one solar system and you are always gravitationally bound to the star in that solar system.
 

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Hi, garyw!

I know orbiter doesn't currently support interstellar flight, yet. About a week or so ago, I did some experiment with orbiter like I have gone as far as 164,000 AU or about 20,000,000,000,000 kilometers or little over 2 light years away from the sun, I had no problems whatsoever, then I flew back to about 7 AU or about 1,000,000,000 kilometers away from the sun, I still had no problems whatsoever!! At the distance of about 20,000,000,000,000 kilometers or about 164,000 AU or little over 2 light years away from the sun, the spacecraft experiences no gravity from the sun at all!! I used time acceleration for this experiment otherwise it would take about 4 years to test this experiment. When using time acceleration, it takes about 2 hours to do this experiment.

Cheers,
Vincent
 
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