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This is my tribute package for the last flight of Challenger; STS-51L. Based upon historical documentation and personal development of orbital state vectors for the expected flight events I have created the following scenarios using the available components from the "STS_Payloads" package and my previously release extension package for the Shuttle Fleet. Godspeed to Challenger and her crew; let this package be a celebration of their dream.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 21:15 by David413
2.60Mb (1376 downloads)
This is the initial release of the Expansion package for the Shuttle Fleet V4.8 that provides some functionality with the older STS_Payloads add-on by "Gazza". Please read the setup PDF document located in the Add-on Docs directory for setup and usage of this package. With the release of this package I have also re-incorporated the AutoFCS that was available under Orbiter 2006. I have included a copy of the information previously posted on the Orbiter Forum board for how to get AutoFCS working under Orbiter 2010. I have also included some additional models and scenarios for shuttle payloads using models previously released on the Celestria website. Finally, I have included some scanned pages from the Proximity Operations handbook written by Jim Oberg in 1988. This document provides the basis for the actual deployment of many of the satellites during the 1980's by the Space Shuttle and will provide you with the necessary information to properly release the satellites.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 09:08 by David413
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These are historically accurate scenarios for the entry and landing of STS-109; the final approach scenarios on Orbithangar are not accurate. This package was originally released on the Orbiter Forum, but is being distributed here for everyone.
Posted Jul 24, 2012 19:08 by David413
5.60Mb (841 downloads)
This is the original package for the guidance MFD originally developed by R J Croy back in 2003. I have updated the software to work with Orbiter 2010 patch 1, and the new files are included. Please read the original documentation for usage. Remember to include the line "OMS" in the scenario file to use this with the Shuttle Fleet. The usage documentation is included in the Soyuz Guidance MFD.
Posted May 11, 2012 21:29 by David413
5.62Mb (485 downloads)
This is the original package for the guidance MFD originally developed by R J Croy back in 2003. I have updated the software to work with Orbiter 2010 patch 1, and the new files are included. Please read the original documentation for usage.
Posted May 11, 2012 21:26 by David413
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This has been updated to provide corrected markers for the entire 15000 foot length. Just unzip into your Orbiter directory; this will provide runway distance markers for Canaveral Runway 15/33. Markers are at 1000 foot intervals from the end of the overruns at both ends counting from mid-field. This adds new textures and updates the canaveral.cfg and Base.cfg files. It is recommended that you first backup these files, particularly if you have made custom versions of these files.
Posted May 4, 2012 21:28 by David413
5.66Mb (963 downloads)
This is version 4.8 of the Space Shuttle derived unmanned vehicle, Shuttle-C updated for Orbiter 2010 and the graphics client D3D9. This package must be installed over an existing Shuttle Fleet V4.8 for Orbiter 2010 installation. The Shuttle-C was proposed in 1987, and the idea was finally rejected in 1990. 1.) Still allows for use with R.J.Croy's STS-GuidanceMFD for automatic rendezvous with LEO satellites. Note that in order for the guidance algorithm to work properly, the line "OMS" must be in the scenario file. This will cause the shuttleC dll to fire the OMS engines without an offset that could yield an unwanted rotation. 2.) Control of the cargo doors is via the key "K". 3.) Once in orbit, and with the doors full open, a cargo can be deployed with the payload dialog box (open with "CTRL+SPACE"). 4.) Three views available, default forward view (key "V"), forward payload bay ("SHIFT+V") and aft payload bay camera ("CTRL+V"). 5.) Prior to liftoff the cooling flow of LO2 venting from the SSMEs is simulated with "SHIFT+X". 6.) Once in space (before the OMS2 burn) the nose cap can be jettisoned using the payload dialog box button; this exposes the docking port. A docking port view is available along with the COAS overlay using "SHIFT+Z". 7.) The Ku-band antenna is deployed using "CTRL+U". 8.) Two versions of the Shuttle-C are provided, Block I with OMS engines, Block II without OMS engines. Scenarios included with this package include a launch scenario with 3 MPLMs as cargo, a scenario docked to the ISS, and an on-orbit scenario with the Shuttle-C post-MECO. Establish an orbit at the next apogee with an OMS burn. Thanks as always to Don Gallagher ("Donamy") for the mesh and textures.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 14:01 by David413
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Long out of release, This is a re-release of my previous TDRS package. The scenario file has been updated with the latest elements (as of 28 April 2012) and now represents TDRS 4, 6 and 10 satellites. From the original package: "I was wondering, what does the Earth look like from a TDRS satellite? So, here's the answer; real-time scenario using real world orbital elements. Not a great mesh, just something to represent the satellites. TDRS 4 and 8 are the two represented satellites in this scenario. This is for Orbiter 2005, just unzip into the main Orbiter directory. Engage the "prograde" autopilot mode to point at the Earth." This package now works with Orbiter 2010... The package has been updated with a fine 3D mesh found at the NASA 3D model site.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 15:12 by David413
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Soviet Space Shuttle Buran, Version V4.8.1 on January 16, 2012. This model utilizes meshes and textures recently updated by Don Gallagher ("Donamy"). This version is essentially a Shuttle Fleet V4.8 vehicle, modified in several places. This package uses a Multistage2 (included along with BrianJ's updated stage.dll) Energia launch vehicle. Because of the changes to the fleet vehicle, this model required its own version of the GPCMFD ("BGPCMFD.dll, included) and the payload bay lights ("BPBLights.dll", also included). The included scenarios have two scenarios that utilize the latest New Mir release: Three runway bases are included, Baikonur, Khorol in the far East (a contingency abort landing site) and Simferopol (the western contingency abort landing site). The BGPCMFD uses a separate landing site table file which has these three landing sites as the first three landing site choices. To use these bases, a model of the Buran Analogue which had its own jet engines is also included in order to practice approach and landing. The majority of features and key controls are identical to the Shuttle Fleet V4.8 and the manual for the add-on should be referenced. The one major key difference is using "CTRL+J" which will extend / retract the docking system tunnel. The tunnel should be extended prior to docking (the docking port is offset accordingly as is the docking port view). The latest versions of RPOP and Universal Pointing MFDs are included in case you install this package and do not have Shuttle Fleet V4.8 already installed. Please test this package on a "clean" installation with only Orbitersound, UMMU 2.0, the latest Mir package and Shuttle Fleet V4.8 only.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 22:20 by David413
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This is an add-on pack for use with the shuttle fleet. Please read the manual included in the Add-on Docs directory. You must have first installed Shuttle Fleet V4.8, BEFORE you install this package. Credits in the manual. UPDATED 13 July 2007: Corrected the aircraft flight models to have the jet engines flameout at too high an altitude and corrected the inappropriate deployment of the landing gear on Enterprise when being carried on the SCA. To ensure that automatic deployment occurs, the scenario file line "CALLOUT" must be included, otherwise the gear can only be armed and deployed manually. UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER 2007: Version 4.0.0 includes updates based upon HUD updates to the shuttle fleet to correct a problem with the altitude ladder above 5000 feet. UPDATED 20 December 2007: Version 4.0.1 is a minor update that removes the RCS indications and the autopilot attitude hold mode selections from the aircraft fleet. UPDATED 2 July 2010: Version V4.5 updates the aircraft fleet to the new Orbiter 2010.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 10:58 by David413