space station(s)-Tiangong 2

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FCVPI99
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space station(s)-Tiangong 2

Post #1by FCVPI99 » 01.04.2018, 22:23

so i know of teh space station ISS the model is in Celestia .. Tiangong 1 is set to reenter later today (hoping i see it) but i have yet to find a Tiangong 2 for Celestia ....Tiangong 2 is still up there just like ISS ... does anybody know of a Tiangong 2 model addon ?????

ParticleGrasp
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Post #2by ParticleGrasp » 07.04.2018, 17:07

I cannot be certain of how precise the orbital parameters are, but here's what I'm using for Tiangong 2:

"Tiangong 2" "Sol/Earth"
{
Class "spacecraft"
Mesh "tiangong.3ds"
NormalizeMesh false
MeshScale 0.001
Radius 0.0052 # Semi-Length

Beginning "2015 9 15 14:04:09" # Launched UTC, Beijing Time: 2015-9-15 22:04:09

EllipticalOrbit
{
Epoch 2458023.748808 # 27 Sep 2017 05:58:17.0
Period 0.0641667 # 92.4
SemiMajorAxis 6746.4006
Eccentricity 0.0003656
Inclination 0042.7828
AscendingNode 0108.6450
ArgOfPericenter 0250.8403
MeanAnomaly 0082.2941
}

UniformRotation
{
Inclination 42.7760
MeridianAngle 42.7760
AscendingNode 195.3535
}

Albedo 0.10
}


Celestia Origin has Tiangong 1 folder under extras/Spacecrafts with actual trajectories. So you could use that model, if needed.


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