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Author Topic: Skylab package for Orbiter 2010  (Read 2438 times)

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Offline David413

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15 December 2011, 03:09:26
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 test program from 1973.The launch vehicle included a launch auto-pilot and guidance algorithms from Richard Croy.

 While better meshes and models are available today, these models provide excellent frame rates and are still useful for simulations of these past missions.  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 and the Skylab 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 on-orbit docked scenarios for use.  I corrected the guidance launch autopilot to allow a launch from Kennedy Space Center and have included a separate workshop based upon a favorite old movie that I watched as a youth.

 This release is prior to the next Shuttle Fleet release which will include alternate history scenarios for the salvage of Skylab by Columbia.  Enjoy.

« Last Edit: 15 December 2011, 03:09:26 by David413 »