- Mar 5, 2008
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Allrighty. In a single take: Launching two Tankers twelve seconds apart. Catching both boosters. Tanker_1 goes into an 200x220km orbit, Tanker_2 into 200x202km and therefore catches up. Then aligning Tanker_2 with a small anti-normal plane change at the ascending node shortly after both ships meco'd and an orbit sync manouver using RCS retro translation.
The default prograde, retrograde etc. ap's are a bit overshooty. I use killrot to help it a bit. At other times I time-compress over it knowing I'll be dumping fuel anyways later.
At redezvous, I used both ships default prograde AP's to maintain a predictable position. Then set up PursuitMFD to control position relative to the docking port, but not attitude (disabling HLD). After positioning, I rolled the ship over manually for the back to back docking and also controlled attitude manually with RCS rotation until final docking.
Then a fuel transfer, undocking, de-orbit, reentry and landing. No base alignment necessary. The reentry AP is able to correct for that.