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CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« on: 12/16/2005 06:20 PM »
Hi,

Thanks to some great work by 'Francis Drake' one of the best add-on builders for Orbiter Space flight simulator, we now have a CEV, and LSAM capable of making an automatic lunar landing. Just did it.




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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/2005 12:52 PM »
Thanks for the information.  Can you tell me where I can download the addons?  Also are there any launchers available (CLV HLLV) to use with them yet?

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #2 on: 12/17/2005 01:36 PM »
Hi,

The add-on in the picture can be downloaded from here: http://francisdrake.cybton.com/download/CEV-E-0a.zip

See also: http://orbit.m6.net/v2/read.asp?id=28180&recordnum=0

The launcher/s are currently under development by various add-on builders. Here's a link to one of them:
http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.cfm?ID=1957

See also: http://orbit.m6.net/v2/read.asp?id=25364

Its all a bit 'in progress' at the moment.

To use the CEV/LSAM add-on to full effect - i.e. make a successful landing you will need to install LAND MFD available here: http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/others_addons/LandMFD0514.zip

For more about Orbiter - check out my site: Link in SIG.


[EDIT] - Those new exhaust texture can be downloaded from here: http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.cfm?ID=1494

See also: http://orbit.m6.net/v2/read.asp?id=28128

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #3 on: 12/17/2005 04:17 PM »
How can I get Orbiter in the first place?

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #4 on: 12/17/2005 04:43 PM »
Hi,

Download it here: http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/download.html

Also check my site for further info and Links: http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/index.htm

For an easy to read introduction to Orbiter  this book by Bruce Irving explains the installation procedures etc in an easy to read format:
http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/play_in_space.htm

File: 6.75 MB - http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/pdfs/Go_Play_In_Space_v1a_B_Irving.zip

Orbiter comes as 2 zip files, and its sound system comes as a third-party add-on, but the book above will explain it all.

Good Luck


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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #5 on: 12/17/2005 05:38 PM »
I never knew that Virtual Spaceflight was your website! It's interesting how small the world really is. 
Colby

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #6 on: 12/17/2005 07:00 PM »
Yes - small world. Hope you find the site useful. Its just a collection of links really. To be honest I do it for myself to enable me to keep some order to my links, and to write down and share some of my experiences and knowledge gained using Orbiter. I know if I didn't write those tutorials etc, I would forget the lot within 6 months.

The Space Review is the first site I check every Monday morning. Recently they published an article by Bruce Irving (the Author of 'Go Play in Space), outlining Orbiter -
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/494/1

Bruce also publishes an interesting Blog - Music of the Spheres, where he reviews Orbiter and space related matters.
http://flyingsinger.blogspot.com/

So far 2005 has been a very good year for Orbiter, with the release of the new version and a plethora of high quality add-ons, see below for some of them,

X-15 - http://www.orbithangar.com/searchname.cfm?search=ProjectX-15
See Also:
http://www.gregburch.net/orbiter/X-15.html

X- 15 Delta - http://www.spacesimmods.com/searchauth.asp?search=ProjectX-15

World of 2001 - http://www.spacesimmods.com/searchname.asp?search=World%20of%202001&Submit2=Search
See Also:
http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/wo2001.htm

HL-20 - http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.cfm?ID=1489
See Also:
http://orbit.m6.net/v2/read.asp?id=28097

Klipper - http://www.orbithangar.com/searchname.cfm?search=Soyuz3-Klipper-v2

Dyna-Soar - http://www.orbithangar.com/advsearch.cfm?search=name&text=Dyna-Soar+v1.2&S=Search

Project Gemini 4.5 - http://orbithangar.com/advsearch.cfm?search=name&text=Project+Gemini+4.5&S=Search

747-SCA and MDD at KSC  - http://orbithangar.com/advsearch.cfm?search=name&text=747-SCA+and+MDD+at+KSC+ver2&S=Search

Of course the best thing about Orbiter its absolutely FREE!

For anyone who hasn't tried orbiter yet, it really is worth an hour or two of your time to downlaod and install it. Even if you don't fly any interplanetary missions  (it took me over a year to understand enough to get to Mars), just loading a few of the demo scenarios, to see the Earth as it would appear from space is well worth it.




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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #7 on: 12/17/2005 09:16 PM »
Andy MC- how much it cost?

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #8 on: 12/17/2005 09:34 PM »
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t walker - 17/12/2005  11:16 PM

Andy MC- how much it cost?
Orbiter? Nothing! It's 100% freeware! So is all of the add-ons, and has always been 100% freeware.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #9 on: 12/17/2005 09:43 PM »
Yay! I've started to download, took about 15 minutes to find the right way to do so. It's taking an ISS expedition to download but i'm sure it'll be worth it.

Can't wait!

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #10 on: 12/18/2005 12:06 AM »
Is it easy to get going as I downloaded one of these sort of programs and it took a day to get off the pad  :(

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #11 on: 12/18/2005 12:13 AM »
I really recommend that you read the manual really carefully as orbital mechanics isn't as easy as it seems. It also contains alot of usefull stuff like key commands.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #12 on: 12/18/2005 12:38 AM »
If you're using the Deltaglider for an Earth take-off then the hover engines are not powerful enough to lift off (they were in the previous versions of Orbiter though). You have to make a runway take off. However they are OK for the Moon, Mars, Mercury and Jupiters moons etc etc. Orbiter is hard to grasp at first, especially all the keyboard commands, so take it slow and don't give up. Folllow the path set out in Bruce Irvings book for a gentle introduction. The manual is more for reference  - like most manuals I suppose.

Here's another shot, with Yuri Kulchetski's Lunar City in the background at a revised Brighton Beach Lunar Base, which incidentally can have a Mass Driver added to it - MAGLEV launcher. Also note the shadow which makes it especially realistic.


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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #13 on: 12/18/2005 12:02 PM »
I have nothing but admiration for the creator of the Orbiter sim, and the folks doing all the addons.  It's a dream come true for me  (an old space sim junkie)  It's a great learning experience, as well as much as it is fun.  This is a welcome addition.  Thank you.

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #14 on: 12/18/2005 12:50 PM »
I couldn't agree more with that statement.  Considering the work that these folks are putting into it in both programming time and development of the meshes and the fact that they are doing it for no financial reward.  I have nothing but admiration for everyone involved with this project.

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RE: CEV & LSAM - Already Flying in Orbiter
« Reply #15 on: 12/18/2005 03:02 PM »
The 'Stick Launcher' has been updated since I mentioned it in my second post in this thread - Link - http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.cfm?ID=1957

You're now able to launch the HL-20 add-on bySputnik as well as the CEV: http://www.orbithangar.com/searchauth.cfm?search=sputnik

Yes - Hats-off to the add-on builders and Dr. Schweiger.






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