OHM SpaceX Mission Package (2016-present)

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Author: kyle

Updated for CRS-16, including the accidental splashdown of the Falcon 9 first stage.

This addon recreates every SpaceX Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches from 2015 through now. The flight profiles, launch times, ASDS/FRV locations, and payload masses are as close to historically accurate as possible.

This also includes a repaint of the Falcon 9 first stage "charred" textures for the F9 Block 4, Block 5, and Falcon Heavy. It's recommend you create a backup of your textures.

REQUIRED ADDONS:

Falcon Launch Pads and Vehicles:


Payloads:


Misc:


  • UCD4 (for Iridium missions)
Major thanks again to BrianJ for bringing SpaceX to life in Orbiter 2016. 



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Hope you guys enjoy. I've actually been working on these scenarios since 2015 for my own usage. A lot of guesswork based on incomplete info from SpaceX went into the launch profiles, especially ZUMA -- although it's probable it was directly launched into a 51 degree, ~900-1000 kilometer orbit. I'll release a scenario package for all the 2017 SpaceX Falcon 9 launches, if anyone were interested.

Major props once again to BrianJ for his fantastic SpaceX addons.
 
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Nice one, Kyle :thumbup:
Must take a look at this when I get a spare minute.
 

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I also have scenarios for CRS-14 and 15 with Don's ISS AtoZ, 100% up-to-date and with the correct visiting vehicles. I just didn't want to slam too many required addons into the release.
 

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Hello Kyle
Thank you for these new scenarios I'm happy to have all the launches of 2018, but there is still a lot coming !!! :hailprobe:

Do you think of regular updates ?? :yes:

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I also have scenarios for CRS-14 and 15 with Don's ISS AtoZ, 100% up-to-date and with the correct visiting vehicles. I just didn't want to slam too many required addons into the release.
Do you have the payloads of CRS-14 ???
 

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I will be doing updates for each launch. I will also include previous year's missions.

I do not have the CRS-14 payloads, unfortunately.
 

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Hello Kyle,
thanks for the answer very nice job,
we are looking forward to the sequel and the year 2017

thank you in advance
 

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Updated to every single F9 launch in 2017, again as close to historically accurate as I possibly could make them.

A few notes: A lot of the orbits are based off of TLEs released after payload separate and what's seen on the SpaceX webcasts. Generally speaking, within a few km's, parking orbits for F9 GTO missions appear to be ~167 kilometers by 400-500 kilometers with a first stage apogee of 118-119 kilometers. F9 SECO orbits for Dragon missions are usually ~205 kilometers by 360 kilometers. It'll be interesting to compare this to Crew Dragon's launch profile, as it will likely feature a more shallow launch trajectory to eliminate any potential abort blackout zones (and may also feature an ASDS landing as a result). A lot of guesswork went into NROL-76 and X-37B, naturally, and may not be accurate.

2016 will be next, including the ill-fated AMOS-6 mission.

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Last update for now for every 2016 mission, including the planned time AMOS-6 would have launched had F9 not detonated on the pad.

Next release will be a standalone solely for Orbital ATK and SpaceX CRS missions with Don's ISS AtoZ. I need to really research what part was where for these missions, especially on the JEMBUS.
 
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Let me know if I can help. I'm a little busy to do modeling right now, but I've done some research on the missions.
 

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Let me know if I can help. I'm a little busy to do modeling right now, but I've done some research on the missions.
If you know where I can up-to-date diagrams of the JEM EFUs I'd be grateful, as well as the ELCs and ESP2.
 

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Thanks Kyle.

Great you have done a default ISS version (my install at present) as well as the AtoZ.
 

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Hello Kyle

This is the experience of the JAXA platform on July 11, 2018.



Since the CRS-15 visit, ECOSTRESS is in place and the HREP experience that has completed its mission has been removed is installed in the DRAGON trunk for destruction upon its return.

More information here:
http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=14184.25
 
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Updated to include corrections to the Telstar 19-V scenario (Flyback to EDL, payload mass 6 tons instead of 5.4 tons).

And I see the problem with the JEM EFUs, HREP shouldn't be there post CRS-15. Will update after CRS-15.
 
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Updated the mass of Telstar 19V to 7075 kg and the location of OCISLY based on reports. Good luck tonight, SpaceX!
 
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I set the Telstar19V mass to 7073kg and my add-on Falcon9 is a bit over 100m/s dV short of achieving actual GTO. Even if you cut the Fuel Reserve down to 18000kg and dump the fairings a little early, it's still ~80m/s short of 36,000km ApA.

Is the add-on underpowered?
Or are they going to a sub-GTO orbit?
Or is the reported satellite mass incorrect?

Will watch the launch with interest :)
Good luck SpaceX.
 

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The report mass is correct via multiple sources (SFN and NSF, namely). They might be going to a sub-GTO orbit. We'll find out tonight!
 
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