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Author Topic: Reentry Program  (Read 5500 times)

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sarelg

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15 March 2003, 13:43:44
Well, I've done a couple of landings so far, and everything seems to work pretty well, but I wanted
to try something new, so I tried to take off, and without docking to the ISS get back down, now I
understood that the reentry program was written for the ISS, so I matched inclinations and
altittude, but it didnt work. so please tell me if I'm doing something wrong, or is it suppose to work
at all. and one more thing, is there any way to use the autopilot programs for other vehicles?


Offline canadave

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Reply #1 - 15 March 2003, 18:37:55
Are you saying that you thought you'd reach ISS with the ascent program and didn't get close?  If
so, read my post earlier on this forum: "question on G-SNDO autopilot"--I had the same problem
and the good folks here straightened it all out for me :)

Cheers,
Dave


sarelg

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Reply #2 - 15 March 2003, 21:56:13
No, I didnt try to dock on purpose, I just lifted off and got to the height and inclination of the iss so
the landing autopilot will work


Offline DanSteph

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Reply #3 - 15 March 2003, 22:14:23
The reentry program isn't at all dedicated to Iss reentry !???
Its a *generic*  autopilot that help you maintain you ship in
a correct attitude and not at all a "land me here, coming from
anywhere" autopilot.

now you have to be a real "space navigator" and figure yourself
when deorbiting and at which reentry angle to go to a precise
landing place. The autopilot will help you to maintain correct attitude
so you can focuse on the trajectory.  Read again the tutorial.

The tutorial was writted for Iss but tips
given work for every situation.

It's Just matter to understand how kepler law and orbit stuff work
it's all about Orbiter: not a game but a simulator.
this isn't hard but the deltaglider, it's not at all a fully automatic
vessel. (where would be the fun ?)

And welcome :)

Dan



sarelg

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Reply #4 - 17 March 2003, 12:37:52
Can the AP work with other spacecrafts?

« Last Edit: 17 March 2003, 13:41:01 by sarelg »

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Reply #5 - 17 March 2003, 13:41:01
Sorry no it's embedded in the deltaglider code.

Dan

« Last Edit: 17 March 2003, 13:41:01 by DanSteph »