Tiangong - Chinese Space Station

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Tiangong - Chinese Space Station

Post #1by Sirius_Alpha » 12.06.2021, 20:26

Tiangong_Complete.jpg
The Tiangong Space Station


China has launched a space station. Inspired by Linuxm@n's ISS models, I have begun work on a fairly detailed project to chronicle the progress of construction of this space station. This thread, like the extrasolar planets catalogue thread, will be a repository for updates to this addon. Unlike the extrasolar planets addon, I am not keeping myself under any time pressures here. Extrasolar planets remain my priority, and you can expect this project to be chronically behind schedule.

Right now, I'm expecting to release several updates to this roughly following the schedule of construction outlined in this diagram. Each step in the process is designed to fully replace all previous steps, thus like the extrasolar planet catalogue, old versions become obsolete as new ones come out. This allows me to avoid committing to a misunderstanding I invariably have had or will have regarding the functionality of some component of the space station, as well as improve its appearance as newer imagery becomes available.

This addon makes use of .ssc features that require Celestia 1.5.0 or later.

Construction of the Tiangong Space Station
Stage 1 - Tianhe Core Module (Complete 12 Jun 2021)
Stage 2 - Tianzhou 2
Stage 3 - Shenzhou 12
Stage 4 - Tianzhou 3
Stage 5 - Shenzhou 13
Stage 6 - Tianzhou 4
Stage 7 - Shenzhou 14
Stage 8 - Wentian Module
Stage 9 - Mengtian Module
Stage 10 - Tianzhou 5
Stage 11 - Shenzhou 15
Last edited by Sirius_Alpha on 12.06.2021, 23:01, edited 4 times in total.
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Post #2by Sirius_Alpha » 12.06.2021, 20:30

Stage 1 - Tianhe Core Module

Tianhe1.jpg
Tianhe Core Module


Here is the first stage of the construction of the Tiangong Space Station, the Tianhe core module. This addon shows the deployment of Tianhe in orbit - solar arrays, high-gain antenna and aft antennas.

Video preview:
https://youtu.be/kBGW4Ca1f6k

(Edit: Fixed a missing texture)
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Tiangong Space Station complete through Tianhe deployment.
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Post #3by trappistplanets » 12.06.2021, 23:54

was this the Tianhe thing you were showing me in discord DMs(i need to talk to you abotu that in PMS not here btw)?

Added after 4 minutes 53 seconds:
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Post #4by Anthony_B_Russo10 » 13.06.2021, 00:17

trappistplanets wrote:was this the Tianhe thing you were showing me in DMs before you blocked me (i need to talk to you abotu that in PMS not here btw)?
There is no need to bring this up in the addon thread.
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Post #5by trappistplanets » 13.06.2021, 00:20

Anthony_B_Russo10 wrote:There is no need to bring this up in the addon thread.
i'll give it an edit
and chop the part your talking about out of the message

Added after 4 minutes 11 seconds:
there chopped a part of it out,
anyways to bring this back on topic, here is an image i snapped of the core module
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she is looking sweet!

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Post #6by DaveBowman2001 » 13.06.2021, 07:58

Tiangong's orbit based on TLE data below:

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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):

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   EllipticalOrbit
   {
      Epoch      2459378.21654
      Period      0.06399904581520861
      SemiMajorAxis   6758.542495043101
      Eccentricity   0.0008869000001015514
      Inclination      41.46979999999998
      AscendingNode   310.38989999999893
      ArgOfPericenter   273.57520000002086
      MeanAnomaly   218.67119999999554
   }

...the data below is for the Tiangong Space Station reference point:

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   EllipticalOrbit
   {
      Epoch      2459378.21654
      Period      0.06399904581520861
      SemiMajorAxis   6758.542495043101
      Eccentricity   0.0008869000001015514
      Inclination      41.46979999999998
      AscendingNode   310.38989999999893
      ArgOfPericenter   273.57520000002086
      MeanAnomaly   218.67125499999554
   }
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