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NASA/JPL InSight Lander & Opportunity Rover

Post #1501by Endeavor35 » 11.04.2021, 01:32

Here is NASA/JPL's InSight Mars Lander, and the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, "Oppy," ready to head out into Martian landscape.


Enjoy! :smile:
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Oppy-3.png
Oppy-2.png
Oppy-1.png
mars_exploration_rovers.zip
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InSight-1.png
insight.zip
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SpaceX "Of Course I Still Love You," Drone Ship with Falcon 9 1st Stage

Post #1502by Endeavor35 » 19.04.2021, 02:56

SpaceX's autonomous drone ship, "Of Course I Still Love You," with a Falcon 9 1st stage on top of it. :smile:
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OCISLY-3.png
OCISLY-1.png

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SpaceX Starlink

Post #1503by DaveBowman2001 » 22.04.2021, 10:47

Starlink is a satellite megaconstellation operated by SpaceX that provides high-speed internet across the globe. As of 7 Apr 2021, there are a total of 1,385 satellites launched into low Earth orbit in 25 launches, 66 of which are retired and deorbited.

This addon contains the actual representation of a Starlink satellite. Credits to gironde to all twenty-four SSCs and VIDIBA files inside the zip
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Starlink.zip
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Cargo Dragon Update

Post #1504by Endeavor35 » 23.04.2021, 01:15

Minor update which tries to address the harsh lighting seam which is visible on the right side of the capsule. This version also completely replaces the previous version of my Cargo Dragon addon. Meaning that no prior versions of it are required for it to work. :smile:
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cargo_dragon_gen1.zip
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SpaceX_Dragon_2.png

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Giotto (2021)

Post #1505by DaveBowman2001 » 23.04.2021, 02:17

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-Skjellerup for a 1992 flyby, upon doing so it also became the first deep-space probe to return to Earth for a gravity-assist maneuver in July 1990, five months before Galileo does the same on its way to Jupiter. Days after the 26P flyby, it was permanently turned off by ESA

This is a major update to BrianJ's amazing Giotto - 25th Anniversary Edition addon. Install that addon first before downloading this one. All credit goes to him

Major changes include the XYZV trajectory ends in 23 July 1992, with an SSC-defined orbit taking over for nine hours before being decommissioned (becoming a derelict object "component" thereafter).
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Giotto.png
New XYZV trajectory, 1986-1992
Giotto (1).png
SSC-defined orbit, 1992-onwards...Giotto will become derelict 9 hours after this occurs
Giotto (2).png
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NASA Mars Polar Lander

Post #1506by Endeavor35 » 24.04.2021, 01:57

Had it not crashed, this lander would have investigated both the soil, and climate of Planum Australe located on Mars. Though here at least, you can view the lander in the way it would have looked upon successfully touching down on the Martian surface. :smile:


Enjoy!
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SpaceX Dragon XL

Post #1507by Endeavor35 » 24.04.2021, 21:43

Earlier concept design of the Dragon XL spacecraft, which is slated to resupply the Lunar Gateway space station in the future. :smile:
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Post #1508by gironde » 25.04.2021, 11:07

I got the flight data history from "Starlink-46: 2019-029M: Starlink 0-12" "Sol / Earth"
Beginning "2019 05 24 02:30:00"
Ending "2020 02 20 00:00:00"

You can add this code in the Starlink constellation 1 (v0.9) .ssc file

Code: Select all

# Starlink 0-12 (Starlink-46)
# TLE data found by Special Data Request Form on https://celestrak.com/NORAD/archives/

"Starlink-46:2019-029M:Starlink 0-12" "Sol/Earth"
{
   Class   "spacecraft"
   Mesh   "starlink.cmod"
   MeshCenter   [ 0 -3.5 0 ]
   Radius   0.0016
   Visible   false
   
   Beginning   "2019 05 24 02:30:00"
   Ending   "2020 02 20 00:00:00"
      
   EllipticalOrbit
   {
      Epoch         2458638.41638156
      Period         0.06538203
      SemiMajorAxis   6855.526143
      Eccentricity   0.0001910
      Inclination      52.9999
      AscendingNode   129.1358
      ArgOfPericenter   80.0323
      MeanAnomaly      280.0891
   }
   
   FixedRotation   { }
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 0-12"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "-z"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 0-12"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 0-12"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   InfoURL   "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink"
}

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ESA ExoMars Rover, "Rosalind Franklin."

Post #1509by Endeavor35 » 25.04.2021, 21:53

A future addition to the family of roving Mars rovers, Rosalind Franklin is one of three key pieces in the ESA/ROSCOSMOS ExoMars mission triangle. With the other two pieces being the ROSCOSMOS Mars lander, which will bring the rover down to the surface, as well as the already active TGO, or Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft. Currently scheduled to launch in 2022 aboard a Proton M, the rover will then set off on a roughly one year trip to get to red planet. Once on the ground, Rosalind Franklin will begin an expected roughly seven month mission in search of evidence of past life on Mars. :smile:
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Rose-1.png

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Project 921-1/2 (Shenzhou and Tiangong)

Post #1510by DaveBowman2001 » 29.04.2021, 03:21

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 (Shenzhou 5) and Hanghang (Tiangong 1)
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Tiangong 1.png
Shenzhou and Tiangong.zip
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Post #1511by gironde » 02.05.2021, 09:16

Here is the orbital data for Starlink-1118, found with the Celestrak (Norad) archives.
You can embed this code in DaveBowman2021's 'Starlink constellation 3 (L2) .ssc' file.
As the end of use date is 20-04-2020, there is an Ending instruction that you can deactivate by #Ending


Code: Select all

"Starlink-1118:2020-001AL:Starlink 2-35" "Sol/Earth" # Norad 44948 beginning 07-01-2020 decay 02-04-2020
{
   Class "spacecraft"
   Mesh   "starlink.cmod"
   MeshCenter   [0 -3.5 0]
   Radius   0.0016
   Visible false # to use with Vidiba
   
   Beginning   "2020 01 07 02:19:00"
   Ending   "2020 04 02"
   
   EllipticalOrbit
   {
      Epoch         2458865.08334491
      Period         0.06319447
      SemiMajorAxis   6701.745184
      Eccentricity   0.0000994
      Inclination      53.0001
      AscendingNode   354.7680
      ArgOfPericenter   106.1705
      MeanAnomaly      314.9444
   }
   
   FixedRotation   { }
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 2-35"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "-z"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 2-35"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Earth/Starlink 2-35"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   InfoURL   "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink"
}

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Post #1512by gironde » 06.05.2021, 10:37

2 new Starlink launches in April 2021:
25th launch dated 07-04-2021 (L23)
26th launch dated 29-04-2021 (L24)

in the 'added .... ssc' files you will find the definitions for the missing 'decay' satellites but
that I found in Celestrak's history. In the folder 'Vidiba / Completed old table', you will find the
corresponding and completed lua tables

Now I'm using DaveBowman2021's ssc file type (thanks to him!) But using the 'Name' in Celestrak
as the first name in the ssc files, the International Designator as the second and the numbering of DaveBoxman2021
as the third name (also used in the 'TwoVector' section).

The new 3D model is the one designed by DaveBowman2021 (models and textures)


3 new launches are planned for May 2021 including one on 05/09 but not yet entered in Celestrak.

Sans titre 5.jpg

Starlink constellations 25 et 26 and update.7z
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Post #1513by gironde » 07.05.2021, 10:46

ONEWEB's 6th launch features 36 satellites. It took place on 25-04-2021

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NASA JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Post #1514by Endeavor35 » 09.05.2021, 01:05

NASA & JPL's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which tagged along with Perseverance on it's way to Mars to become the first ever spacecraft/aircraft, to achieve heavier than air flight on a planet other than Earth. :smile:
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Ingenuity-2.png
Ingenuity-1.png

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Post #1515by gironde » Yesterday, 10:33

Today I was checking Starlink addons.
in the ssc scripts of the various Starlink launches, the use of the 3rd name in some instructions does not work. :sad:
In these places you have to use the first name.


"name 1:name 2:name 3" "Sol / Earth"
Center "Sol/Earth/name 3" reference frame not found

this error detected in the log does not block the object
no error is detected for: Observer "Sol/Earth/name 3" ????

to be changed by:
"name1:name 2:name 3" "Sol/Earth" :smile:
...
Center "Sol/Earth/name 1" :smile:
...
Observer "Sol/Earth/name 1" :smile:

I am starting the correction on the current 26 files for which I will only use the names found on Celestrak.


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