4.33Mb (1064 downloads)
Back in 2004, Manuel Amorim ("McDope"), one of the original add-on providers for Orbiter, released a package for use with Orbiter 031217. This package was for simulations of the Skylab program from 1973. While better meshes and models are available today, these models provide excellent frame rates and are still useful for simulations of past missions using historically accurate state vectors. I decided to update these models for use with Orbiter 2010 since the originals no longer work under the new Orbiter. Additionally, these models will provide for alternate history simulations with the Shuttle Fleet V4.8. I have added the UMMu capability to the Apollo, Skylab, and a docking module that will allow for shuttle missions and have created attachments for navigation / rendezvous and spot lights using historical documentation of the location of these lights. Finally, I have created the necessary docking port to allow for the attachment of the CMG V2.0 by "poscik" and the CMGmesh V1.0 by "c3po" for attitude control. Using the state vectors, I have provided historically accurate launch scenarios and undocking scenarios for use. One of the motion pictures that helped foster my love of spaceflight in my youth was the classic "Marooned" from 1969. Before there even was a Skylab, the crew of Ironman One spent months in an orbiting laboratory. In the movie, a Saturn V launched the lab, but I have created a "wet" workshop that can be launched by the Saturn-IB for this addon just for fun. Upon docking, switch to the workshop and deploy the solar arrays using "CTRL+K". This workshop can also accommodate the CMG add-on for attitude control. I hope you enjoy these "legacy" add-ons from the past of Orbiter as well as the enhancements I have created for them.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 10:49 by David413
6.32Mb (895 downloads)
Back in 2004, Manuel Amorim ("McDope"), one of the original add-on providers for Orbiter, released a package for use with Orbiter 031217. This package was for simulations of the Apollo-Soyuz test program from July, 1975 and included launchers for both the Apollo (a basic Saturn 1B) and the Soyuz. These vehicles included launch auto-pilots and guidance algorithms from Richard Croy, and the animations and meshes were enhanced by Felipe Comparini. While better meshes and models are available today, these models provide excellent frame rates and are still useful for simulations of this past mission. I decided to update these models for use with Orbiter 2010 since the originals no longer work under the new Orbiter and I still enjoy flying historically accurate missions using actual state vectors that I have obtained. Additionally, these models will provide for alternate history simulations with the Shuttle Fleet V4.8. I have added the UMMu capability to the Apollo, Soyuz, and the docking modules and have created attachments for navigation / rendezvous and spot lights using historical documentation of the location of these lights. Using the state vectors, I have provided historically accurate launch scenarios and an on-orbit docked scenario for use. I corrected the guidance launch autopilot to allow a launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 15, 1975 (a launch that I actually was present at and watched!) I hope you enjoy these "legacy" add-ons from the past of Orbiter as well as the enhancements I have created for them.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 10:45 by David413
1.08Mb (669 downloads)
This will provide an updated Mir with docking targets at the docking ports and an improved setup that provides for attitude hold for approaching vehicles. The dll is compiled against the 2010P1 SDK. This package will overwrite the existing Mir files from the default Orbiter installation and the original files should be backed up. A separate file containing all of the original files is included if you wish to revert your files back to the originals. This version (V4.8) now provides a third docking port for use with the CMG add-on for precise control of the station attitude during docking,etc.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 10:22 by David413
14.82Mb (1812 downloads)
These are models of the International Space Station ("Alpha") at various stages from the start of construction in 1998 (STS-88 / SSAF 2A) through the present and into future stages, the last being 20A scheduled for 2010. This meshes are an adaptation of Andrew Farnaby's ISS models. I have rotated the meshes to allow the default Orbiter autopilot the ability to hold the station in an LVLH attitude for shuttle dockings and provided dll modules for each of the various models. Docking target crosses have been added for use with the shuttle fleet centerline camera view on PMA2 and on the aft end of Zvezda (service module) for Progress and Soyuz dockings using the Progress and Soyuz models that come with this package. The Soyuz and Progress models have been visually upgraded to models that have been previously made available by Jason Benson ("agent036") and Jogvan Trondese ("c3po"). The models progressively allow the user to control solar arrays and radiators as they are deployed. The later models include the Mobile Transporter (MT) and the MBS attached to it to move the SSRMS along the truss segment. Thanks to David Sundstrom ("DaveS") for the mesh and textures for the MBS. The SSRMS is a separate model, released with this package. That model has a separate manual for use. Additional credits to those who's add-ons I used in this pack: Progress & Soyuz launch vehicles, McDope ("Dealer McDope"). These models have been recompiled for use with Orbiter 2010.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 07:56 by David413
51.21Mb (5552 downloads)
This was the last posted Shuttle Fleet add-on for Orbiter 2010 on Orbithangar. This is a model of the NASA Space Shuttle. This version (V4.8) has been updated for use with the graphics client version of Orbiter (D3D9 client). The GPCMFD now includes direct access to fleet data, allowing for new displays for the RMS arm, the payload bay doors operations and the docking system. Additionally, an updated RMS dialog box and a new docking system dialog box are included, and finally, new local lights are included for use on the nightside of the planet. Comprehensive package - see Add-ons docs for detailed information.
Posted Apr 20, 2012 17:33 by David413
129.08Mb (22063 downloads)
Orbiter - Space Flight Simulator Version:. v. 100830. A free and realistic space flight simulation program for the Windows PC. Slideshow image * Launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center and rendezvous with the International Space Station. * Recreate historic flights with addon spacecraft packages: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Vostok and more. * Plan interplanetary slingshots and tour the solar system with futuristic space craft. * Design your own rockets, or download addons created by other users. * Learn about the concepts of space flight and orbital mechanics by playing and experimenting.
Posted Sep 10, 2010 06:44 by admin