STS-130: Full Rendez Vous with FDO MFD

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What I will do is post a complete walkthrough of a mission with screenshots of the constraints and evaluation tables. That should help people understand the workflow with the MFD.
That would be fantastic. Seeing a real world example put together in one post would be extremely helpful. I've read, and re-read the two posts here, several times and think I have a starting grasp of the FDO. One walk through though would bring it all together for me, and I suspect others.

Also, the scenario I posted, is just the STS-126 scenario that comes with the "historical missions." All I did was modify the launch time by 300 seconds to reach orbit with a RInc of less than one. I'm guessing the orbital elements of the ISS from the .txt file are different from the elements in the stock sts-126 scenario? Is that why my phase angle is so small?

Great work on this BTW. It is so much appreciated!

Tim
 
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@Tim : Hey Tim, I attached the STS 130 scenario ( .scn, mission config file and FDO config)

View attachment STS 130SG.zip


You have to put the FDO flight plan ( STS130SG) in Orbiter/Config/MFD/ShuttleFDOMFD

This one is for Spherical Gravity.
You will just need that add on to run the scenario

[ame="https://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5351"]https://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5351[/ame]


You can follow the mission with that book

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110023479.pdf


Page 226 for STS 130
It is good reading with a lot of things explained about launch window, phasing, Rendez vous day etc

I took the real data for a launch on Monday 8 Feb ( page 230)
You can see a bit more how it is constructed like that maybe :)
 
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@Gingin You read my mind. I was going to ask you for your files....LOL.

For some reason, I can't get CMG up and running. I keep having orbiter crash. So, I just stripped the relevant data from your scenario, and put it in the STS-126 scenario. After launch, I have a RInc of 0.01 degrees, and a phase angle of 91.xxx degrees.

I'm getting a better handle on the FDO MFD, and I'm starting to understand the syntax a little better.

A glossary of abbreviations specific to FDO MOD in the upcoming manual would be helpful as a quick reference for less versed folks like me. I also hope Indy finds time for a walk through as well. Seeing a specific example taken from A to Z can really help connect the dots.

Tim
 

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I also hope Indy finds time for a walk through as well. Seeing a specific example taken from A to Z can really help connect the dots.
The rendezvous target doesn't matter, FDO MFD will get you there.
 

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The rendezvous target doesn't matter, FDO MFD will get you there.
Agreed, but there's something to be said for a step by step tutorial as a reference. It's the whole teach a man to fish thing...teach me how to use the FDO MFD to rendezvous with the ISS, and then I can fly anything anywhere.

Tim
 

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Agreed, but there's something to be said for a step by step tutorial as a reference. It's the whole teach a man to fish thing...teach me how to use the FDO MFD to rendezvous with the ISS, and then I can fly anything anywhere.

Tim
Working on a manual now.
 
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