Orbiter Screenshot Thread

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Pioneer 10 at Jupiter. This isn't the most recent Pioneer add-on but the original. Still working on updating the Old-Atlas-Series to Orbiter 2016. I've finished the Atlas Agena, the Atlas ICBMs, and the Atlas Able. I'm currently working on perfecting the Atlas Centaur which is most of the way complete.

I learned two new things actually: The solid fueled kick stage for Pioneer 10 and 11 was a Star 37E, rather than the standard Star 37, and those missions were flown on a direct ascent trajectory to Jupiter, skipping a parking orbit.

I was able to replicate the direct ascent on Pioneer 10 using Interplanetary MFD:

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A rough facsimile of Pioneer P-30 in orbit around the Moon, September 1960.

It was the closest an Atlas Able ever came to succeeding, so I thought it would make an interesting "what if" scenario if the U.S. had managed to put something in lunar orbit 6 years before the U.S.S.R. would do with Luna 10. The spacecraft specs are correct down to the fuel, engine isp, weight, and thrust, but I used the generic Velcro Luna 3 mesh as a placeholder since I don't have a proper mesh for that series of Pioneer spacecraft. The transit time from launch to the Moon was ~64 hours. Insertion into a 6,800km x 7,000km orbit on 90 newtons of thrust takes nearly 22 minutes.
 

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A rough facsimile of Pioneer P-30 in orbit around the Moon, September 1960.

It was the closest an Atlas Able ever came to succeeding, so I thought it would make an interesting "what if" scenario if the U.S. had managed to put something in lunar orbit 6 years before the U.S.S.R. would do with Luna 10. The spacecraft specs are correct down to the fuel, engine isp, weight, and thrust, but I used the generic Velcro Luna 3 mesh as a placeholder since I don't have a proper mesh for that series of Pioneer spacecraft. The transit time from launch to the Moon was ~64 hours. Insertion into a 6,800km x 7,000km orbit on 90 newtons of thrust takes nearly 22 minutes.
If you want to create a mesh for Pioneer P-30, this image might help:)

I think Pioneer 5 is also built in the same model as P-30
 

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Wedding went very well. Thanks folks!

In hindsight these past four posts (including this one), should probably get moved over to the random comments thread. That's where I intended to post this... thx
 
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3. Open the Meshes\G422\G422_dvc.msh with the text editor.
4. Find the lines that say FLAG 3 and replace them with FLAG 0. There are 6 in total. If you don't do this, the MFDs in the VC won't work. Save and exit.
Thanks dgatsoulis, I found that your solution for this problem worked for me on a completely unrelated problem I had: On Orbiter 2010 with D3D9 R16.7 the G42-200 Starliner was not working when entering the virtual cockpit. Now it works perfect again. Thank you very much.

Some experiments...




Next step: test the new Orbiter with the new G42-200 Starliner
 

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Mariner 9 in Martian orbit.

I do aim for the historic latitude and longitude when flying the Surveyors. It's helpful that LunarTransferMFD gives the latitude and longitude of the impact point. Currently working on LOX venting for the Atlas and Mach shockwaves for launch.

Great work! Since you are improving the meshes, could you please fix the solar panels ? Those stripes are awful and break the illusion completely.
If you don't want to mess with textures and UV maps, just make them dark blue.
I've reskinned textures before so I could tinker with the panels on the Surveyor.

Edit: I almost want to leave the panel texture untouched. I've fiddled with trying to replace it with a higher quality texture, but I get varying results. Plus, making the panels a flat color with no other texturing just looks boring.
 
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I used another solar panel texture that was in the texture folder. The issue with how the texture is mapped on this mesh is that it doesn't sample the whole image, it samples a sliver of it and then stretches it. This texture is supposed to be a grid of squares. I'm afraid of discussing this further here since this isn't really an add on development thread, rather a screenshot thread.

Edit: On second thought, I'm leaving the original Surveyor panel textured unchanged. If someone cares to do a retexture then by all means, but I'm leaving the textures as is for legacy's sake.
 
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