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Post #1481by gironde » 19.03.2021, 16:15

:clap: :clap: :clap:

yes, the site http://celestiasws.free.fr/pages/chargementussr.html has very nice addons

:hi:

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Post #1482by bh » 19.03.2021, 21:02

Yes... Linuxman's site.

His ISS is superb.
regards...bh.

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Post #1483by DaveBowman2001 » 21.03.2021, 10:29

The TKS spacecraft work in progress concurrently with Salyut 3, 4, and 5. Model from the AVSIM library.
However, I'm having trouble with rendering its lighting properly

EDIT: Lighting fixed, TKS mesh reuploaded to CMODView
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TKS.png
TKS-1 orbiting Earth alone...
Salyut 7.png
The TKS with VA capsule attached
Salyut 7.png
NOTE: Salyut 7 by Jack Higgins, and Soyuz T by linuxman
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Updated SpaceX Starship

Post #1484by Endeavor35 » 21.03.2021, 19:31

Updates include emissive lighting to the windows, and an actual normal map which gives it some actual TPS tiles and a few other modifications.

NOTE: This update replaces the previous version of my Starship add on. Meaning that no prior versions of Starship are required for it to work.


Enjoy! :smile:
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spacex_starship.zip
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Starship-2.png
Starship-1.png
Last edited by Endeavor35 on 23.03.2021, 18:08, edited 2 times in total.

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Salyut 3, 4, 5 and TKS

Post #1485by DaveBowman2001 » 22.03.2021, 12:21

And now presenting the early Soviet space stations for Celestia! Inspired by how linuxman did his great ISS addon, it also featured every Soyuz, Progress, and TKS spacecraft that has ever visited the space stations (including Salyut 6 and 7) operated by the Soviet Union before Mir. To simplify installation, I included Jack Higgins' Salyut 7 addon inside because the whole addon is dependent on linuxman's Salyut 6 addon to work

HOW TO INSTALL:
1) Download first linuxman's Salyut 6 addon
2) Download gironde's Progress addon on this post (the model features the IGLA docking system, which was used by the original variant of Progress called 7K-TG, albeit without solar panels)
3) Merge the contents of Salyut 3-5 and Progress-M into the folder of Salyut 6
4) Allow the Saliout.ssc and Soyouz.ssc to be overwritten by the SSCs included in this addon
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Salyut 3.png
Salyut 4.png
Salyut 5.png
Salyut 6.png
Salyut 6.png
Salyut 7.png
Salyut 3-4-5.zip
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Last edited by DaveBowman2001 on 24.03.2021, 05:28, edited 2 times in total.
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Post #1486by DaveBowman2001 » 23.03.2021, 03:16

Next project...the evolution of Mir from 1986 to 1996 work in progress. Base model used is the version included in Celestia Origin and Frank Gregorio's Activity 7 (Spacecraft, Part 1)
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Mir (1986).png
Mir in 1986
Mir (1987).png
Mir in 1987
Mir (1990).png
Mir in 1990 (Soyuz and Progress by Endeavor35)
Mir (1995-07).png
Mir in 1995 (STS-71 by bh)
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Post #1487by DaveBowman2001 » 23.03.2021, 11:55

This .TXT file allows you to view the Cygnus and Dragon 1 cargo spacecraft addons made by Endeavor35 berthed onto linuxman's ISS!

HOW TO INSTALL:
1) Merge the contents of Cygnus and Dragon onto the folder called "ISS-construction"
2) Open the .txt file inside and copy all and paste it onto one of the SSC files (I prefer the ISSeva.ssc, or zvezda.ssc)
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ISS.png
SpaceX CRS-8 and Cygnus CRS OA-6
Cygnus and Dragon to ISS.zip
NOTE: ZIP contains TXT file only
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Post #1488by gironde » 23.03.2021, 12:59

Why does the orbit not pass in the Progress-M 1 model? Do you have the same phenomenon? It does it with practically all objects.

Progress-M 1 orbite.jpg


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Progress-M 1:1989-066A:Satcat 20191" "Sol/Earth"
{
   Class   "spacecraft"
   Visible false
   
   Mesh      "progress-M.cmod"
   
   Radius      0.003615
   
   #Beginning   "" #
   #Ending   
   
   EllipticalOrbit
   {
   Epoch         2447762.68520290
   Period         0.06148432
   SemiMajorAxis   6580.285746
   Eccentricity   0.0023267
   Inclination      51.6333
   AscendingNode   28.3354
   ArgOfPericenter   106.5875
   MeanAnomaly      253.7731
   }
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Earth/Progress-M 1"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Progress-M 1"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "z"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Progress-M 1"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   
   InfoURL      "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-1"
}

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Post #1489by DaveBowman2001 » 24.03.2021, 01:51

Why does the orbit not pass in the Progress-M 1 model? Do you have the same phenomenon?
gironde, I also see that in mine. I think it only occurs on very small objects in Celestia, since asteroids and comets feature the same orbit rendering misalignment with spacecrafts
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Post #1490by gironde » 24.03.2021, 06:59

DaveBowman2001, yes on asteroids and comets too; the phenomenon diminishes when we move away from the object. If it's the same for you and others, it relieves me to know that my system is not at fault. Thank you :hi:

you have precaunized the use of my Progress of 2018. This Progress is however not entirely exact because the first Progress did not have 'the wings', solar panels but antennas; but the front is that of the first Progress.

first Progress :
Progress.jpg


Progress-M :
Progress M.jpg


Progress-M1
Progress M1.jpg


In addition to all these Progress variants, there are also all the Soyuz which are very close. Not easy to navigate. :think:
For the history, I found this site:
http://www.astronautix.com/p/progressm.html

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Post #1491by DaveBowman2001 » 24.03.2021, 11:13

Thanks. Yes, I'm aware that the unlike the later variants, the first version of Progress (7K-TG) has no solar panels. But the design of the docking antennas of your Progress spacecraft addon back from 2018 resembles the IGLA system used by the 7K-TG. This is the primary reason why it was specifically chosen upon developing the Salyut addon, and also in representing missions 25 to 42 for the upcoming Mir evolution addon.

For the dates when the Soyuz docked with the space stations, I use these sites:
http://spacefacts.de/english/flights.htm
https://www.worldspaceflight.com/russia/index.php
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Evolution of Mir, 1986-1996

Post #1492by DaveBowman2001 » 25.03.2021, 14:30

This addon represents the various stages of construction of the space station Mir from 1986 to 1996, as well as every Soyuz, Progress, and Space Shuttle that has ever visited it up until 2001. To simplify installation, the Shuttle orbiters were included in the package (originally made by Jack Higgins and bh: Atlantis carrying Spacelab, Endeavour, Discovery with ODS)

The Soyuz/Progress missions require gironde's Progress-M (2018) addon, and Endeavor35's Soyuz and Progress addons to work.

NOTES:
- Due to the complexity of the mission, Soyuz T-15 is not included (yet). Need to figure out how to render it in Celestia as not 2-3 entries but as one
- The solar arrays were larger than they should be. As such, you will notice they strike through the orbiters' nose during Shuttle-Mir missions
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Mir (1986).png
Mir, 1986-1987
Mir (1987).png
Mir, 1987-1989
Mir (1989).png
Mir, 1989-1990
Mir (1990).png
Mir, 1990-June 1995
Mir (1995-07).png
Mir, June-July 1995
Mir (1995-11).png
Mir, November 1995-1996
Mir (1996).png
Mir, 1996-2001
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Post #1493by toutatis » 28.03.2021, 15:42

Bravo guys! Keep it up!

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Earth Radiation Budget Satellite

Post #1494by DaveBowman2001 » 29.03.2021, 01:00

The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) was the first satellite deployed directly from the Space Shuttle using the Canadarm. It was an Earth observation satellite operated by NASA from 1984 to 2005. As of 2021, it still remains as a derelict object in LEO.

SSC Orbit is generally the same as STS-41-G (Challenger)
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Surveyor Landers

Post #1495by DaveBowman2001 » 30.03.2021, 06:39

The NASA Surveyor program is a series of seven lunar landers intended to study the surface of the Moon up close from 1966 to 1968. Their findings would later prove to be critical to the eventual success of the Apollo program of landing a man on the moon before the decade of the 60s is out. Five landers successfully touched down and relayed data back to Earth, of which one of them (Surveyor 3), is the only spacecraft ever visited by humans (Apollo 12) on an extraterrestrial surface to this day
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Post #1496by DaveBowman2001 » 30.03.2021, 14:40

I'm currently working on a representation of a Starlink satellite in orbit for Celestia. The model is originally made for Orbiter. It is basically done, but still needed to implement it to all satellites coded by gironde in his SSCs. Gironde if you read this, you can use this for future updates in your Starlink addon once it's released :wink:

Added after 4 minutes 51 seconds:
BTW the naming convention used in the preview came from this site below, where the author named it by launch group aside from its true assigned number.
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/starlink-v1-0.htm
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Preview....
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Post #1497by gironde » 03.04.2021, 06:44

DaveBowman2001
yes i would like to use this Starlink model but at the moment i don't know how to convert models for Orbiter to cmod model. I can see that these are text files close to cmod (ascii) but my knowledge ends there. :hi:

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NASA Europa Clipper

Post #1498by Endeavor35 » 04.04.2021, 18:13

NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter's moon Europa.


Enjoy! :smile:
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Europa_Clipper-4.png
Europa_Clipper-1.png
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Post #1499by DaveBowman2001 » 05.04.2021, 06:33

yes i would like to use this Starlink model but at the moment i don't know how to convert models for Orbiter to cmod model. I can see that these are text files close to cmod (ascii) but my knowledge ends there.
No worries, the model is now converted into CMOD ready for Celestia. Currently, 11 out of 20 Starlink.ssc files now have the cmod coded. Once all sscs are done, I might release it in a week or two.
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Post #1500by gironde » 06.04.2021, 13:00

Sorry for DaveBowman2001 :smile: , but here are the 4 latest Starlink launches, 21, 22, 23 and 24

StarlinkFleet 21, 22, 23, 24.zip
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StarlinkFleet 22.jpg

StarlinkFleet 23.jpg

StarlinkFleet 24.jpg


and OneWeb 5
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Oneweb 5.jpg


and SpaceBee 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 (constellation of cubsat)
SpaceBee.zip
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SpaceBee.jpg


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