Posts by DaveBowman2001

by DaveBowman2001
Today, 13:03
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Queqiao

Queqiao is a lunar communications relay satellite launched by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in 24 May 2018 to facilitate and support the landing on the Far Side of Chang'e 4 seven months later in January 2019. The spacecraft took 24 days to reach a halo orbit about 65,000 km from t...
by DaveBowman2001
Today, 09:34
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

Updated model for Solar Orbiter ....the panel struts are fixed First upload from this post is now obsolete... Model of Philae updated...mesh is darkened to better see its features, and renamed to philae-landed.cmod to avoid overwriting the stowed version in the Rosetta addon. Two identical versions,...
by DaveBowman2001
20.06.2021, 23:24
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

Eric Nelson wrote:Too bad Celestia origin doesn't have that in the spacecraft folder
That's because it wasn't made yet. Most spacecraft addons included in Celestia Origin were first published in this thread. They'll post it in their development threads if they added new addons from time to time
by DaveBowman2001
20.06.2021, 08:55
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Mariner-Mars 1969

Mariner 6 and Mariner 7 were two unmanned NASA space probes that completed the first dual mission to Mars in 1969 (dubbed the Mariner-Mars 1969 ) as part of NASA's wider Mariner program. Their primary mission is to follow-up the studies conducted by Mariner 4 in 1965, and it is on their encounters ...
by DaveBowman2001
19.06.2021, 10:51
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Pioneer 6, 7, 8, and 9

Pioneer 6, 7, 8, and 9 were space probes in the Pioneer program, launched between 1965 and 1969. They were a series of solar observatories designed to obtain measurements on a continuing basis of interplanetary phenomena from widely separated points in space. A fifth (Pioneer E) was unfortunately lo...
by DaveBowman2001
18.06.2021, 05:19
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Solar Orbiter (SolO)

The Solar Orbiter (SolO) is a Sun-observing satellite, developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). SolO is intended to perform detailed measurements of the inner heliosphere and nascent solar wind, and perform close observations of the polar regions of the Sun, which is difficult to do from Earth,...
by DaveBowman2001
16.06.2021, 01:30
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

Thank you for the advice, toutatis! Right now, I haven't quite mastered 3D modelling yet beyond converting models, and a little scaling and moving mesh groups, but I'm doing the best I can in learning more. There are visible visual defects on most of my previous work, though I'm not sure how to fix ...
by DaveBowman2001
14.06.2021, 14:57
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

Working on ESA's Solar Orbiter (SolO) ....model from http://scifleet.esa.int/#/model-downloads . As gironde initially pointed out last year : ...The Esa site model is not viable. This was because the textures are oriented in the opposite direction. To properly render it in Celestia, the images must ...
by DaveBowman2001
13.06.2021, 07:58
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station

Tiangong's orbit based on TLE data below: TIANHE 1 48274U 21035A 21163.71654466 .00003714 00000-0 44531-4 0 9994 2 48274 41.4698 310.3899 0008869 273.5752 218.6712 15.62363322 6998 ...converted into SSC (for Tianhe): EllipticalOrbit { Epoch 2459378.21654 Period 0.06399904581520861 SemiMajorAxis 6758...
by DaveBowman2001
12.06.2021, 08:05
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Luna 19/22

Luna 19 and 22 were the 38th and 40th space probes launched as part of the Soviet Luna programme, and the 11th and 13th successful missions respectively. They were the two Ye-8LS orbiters derived from the same design as Lunokhod 1/2 and Luna 17/21, weighing 5.7 tons at launch. Their mission is to ma...
by DaveBowman2001
09.06.2021, 13:31
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Venera Landers (9-14)

The landers of Venera 9 to 14 were the first spacecraft to image the surface of another planet (successfully) in history, beating NASA's twin Viking landers by a full year, and excluding the partial image sent by the Soviet Mars 3 in 1971. The series is the third major redesign after gaining experie...
by DaveBowman2001
08.06.2021, 11:30
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Which are the most underdeveloped parts of Celestia?
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: Which are the most underdeveloped parts of Celestia?

In addition, the surface of terrestrial worlds are flat
by DaveBowman2001
08.06.2021, 11:26
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: Which are the most underdeveloped parts of Celestia?
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: Which are the most underdeveloped parts of Celestia?

I know this issue has been solved in 1.7.0, but....
Render limit for non-DSC objects at 10 million LY is the most frustrating for me
by DaveBowman2001
07.06.2021, 05:26
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Luna 10

Luna 10 is the 23rd space probe launched as part of the Soviet Luna programme, and only the 4th one to successfully achieve its objectives (not including Luna 1). It is launched on 1966-Mar-31, and reached lunar orbit three days later on April 3rd, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a celes...
by DaveBowman2001
07.06.2021, 04:03
Forum: Ideas & News
Topic: List of impossible add-ons
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: List of impossible add-ons

Yeah, and the point is in reality, it would be impossible for a star to look like a terrestrial planet unless the mass is reduced and density matches that of a terrestrial. Yet in reality we don't even have the technology to convert Sol or any star into a planet or such as they're part of nature an...
by DaveBowman2001
05.06.2021, 10:21
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Re: Spacecrafts for Celestia

The entire satellite fleet of Intelsat , Morelos , PanAmSat (PAS) , and Solidaridad This is Part Nine of the 2021 update for Thomas Guilpain's Geostationary Earth Satellites addon (both 2002 and 2012 versions). All credit goes to him All satellites from PanAmSat, Solidaridad, and the later generatio...
by DaveBowman2001
04.06.2021, 03:21
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Project Apollo (Part 3)

The entirety of the Apollo program has now been simulated on Celestia! Note that all models and textures included, except for the Lunar Roving Vehicle , LEM-1 , and the ALSEP instruments , are made by many add-on contributors of the past, and thus I dedicate this addon to them (full list on the Read...
by DaveBowman2001
29.04.2021, 03:21
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Project 921-1/2 (Shenzhou and Tiangong)

The entire Chinese manned space program from 1999 to 2019. This addon comprises every Shenzhou mission that has launched until the deorbiting of Tiangong 2 in 2019, in commemoration to the launch of the Chinese space station Tianhe on this day, 29 Apr 2021. Models originally by Jack Higgins ( Shenzh...
by DaveBowman2001
28.04.2021, 12:11
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: List of Celestia addons
Replies: 29
Views: 18812

Re: List of Celestia addons

Here is the summary of all the spacecraft addons and their updates that were uploaded in the Spacecrafts for Celestia thread as of 7 Jun 2021:
by DaveBowman2001
23.04.2021, 02:17
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Spacecrafts for Celestia
Replies: 1557
Views: 393656

Giotto (2021)

The Giotto spacecraft is one of five space probes, dubbed the "Halley Armada", launched to intercept and study up close 1P/Halley during its most recent apparition in 1986. The European spacecraft was the first ever probe to image a cometary nucleus. It was then redirected to 26P/Grigg-Skj...

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