Orbiter Screenshot Thread

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SL-2 undocked from Skylab

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Deorbit burn

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It's cloudy above Canada

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Plasma trail

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Mains are out

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SeaKing departs to pick up the astronauts

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Astronauts are out of the capsule, waiting for recovery. Total mission duration: 318 hours, 5 minutes and 18 seconds.

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Astronauts hoisted aboard the SeaKing

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Approaching the USS Hornet

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Welcome back Skylab-2!
 
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USC's GTS-1
(In case you're wondering GTS stands for Glider Transportation System.)

GTS-1 Takes Off!
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Monitor Ascending Now
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Out Of The Atmosphere
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M.E.C.O
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Starting AoA Hold
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Re-Entering Now
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Touchdown
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This mission was done in real time and spent approximately 60 hours in orbit.

Thank you to Ky for doing this mission for the VSA.

To see all the photos of the ascent portion of the mission visit http://unionspacecommand.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11981268

To see all the photos of the re-entry and landing portion of the mission visit http://unionspacecommand.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11993584

For the more details on GTS-1, visit the O-F Blog for GTS-1.
 

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HOPE-Styled stack at L1, facilitated principally though Wishbone's excellent NTR wip!



Experiments using Kulch's space tanker and TKS derivatives from Thorton's addon's to make reusable cryogenic L1 crew ferry/cargo tug.



Venus or bust! Turned out to be bust as this time around I screwed up the escape burn.

 

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This mission was done in real time and spent approximately 60 hours in orbit.

My computer took it hard,so i'll have to get a new graphics card.

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BTW I just pretty much do the same thing astronauts do,sleep ,then eat breakfast,put the DG in the right orientation when it needs it ,eat lunch,test out some equipment on board,eat dinner,go to bed,and repeat.
 

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sounds like Queen song:hmm:

Somehow I had a feeling you'd notice that :lol:. Happily orbiting, looked down, thought "on-spot for the historical seaside docking of ASTP" (at least according to an old doc in youtube :lol: )
 

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Burning some clay

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"I see skies of blue
And clouds of white"

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Almost ready for prime-time...

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Getting there...
The bulk of the work on the Energia-M is complete. Perhaps a few mesh tweaks.
Working on the guidance file now. "Baby" Energia should be able to lift 30 tons to LEO. We shall see...

BTW, SRC Polygon (by Kultch) and module Neesys (by Siriusfett)
 

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XR2 headed to Wideawake, just after reentry.


edit: Cant figure out how to show the bigger size. you have to click it :/
 
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JBT 1200 aircraft tug delivered to Jarvis Space Center

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Despite the simplicity of just a tug, this is somehow a very nice composition and "ready-to-work" sort of sense is conveyed.

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That was nice..

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It is pics like these, with minimal or no photoshopping that look the best. Sometimes one can spend an hour gussy-ing up a pic and it sometimes it looks ok, oftentimes not. Many over-uses include excessive lens-flaring. Blowing out the whites and blurring parts of the image. Or adding a completely fake color cast (particularly white and tan/brown). This just induces headaches.

All these photoshop effects most definitely do not render a scene more realistic, And certainly *NOT* how I would see them in real life (or in the game, if you call orbiter a game)..

The space-ops pics are well composed. Especially the tail-end of the xr2, it imparts a sense of motion like when aircraft are taxiing at the airport. Same speed and purpose.
Nicely done Tex!
Space operations commence at Jarvis Space Center!

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