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Soyuz: 1966-1970

Post #61by DaveBowman2001 » 01.10.2023, 14:50

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Soyuz 4 and 5

The Soyuz spacecraft is a Soviet/Russian crewed spacecraft that were in active service since 1967. Originally built as part of the Soviet Manned Lunar Program, it was then redesigned as a shuttlecraft for LEO space stations starting in 1971.

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Yevgeny Khrunov and Alexei Yeliseyev transferring to Soyuz 4

This addon covers the earliest Soyuz flights from 1966 to 1970, including test missions assigned with Cosmos designations. It serves a spiritual update to linuxman's original addon first published in 2006

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Lucy (2023)

Post #62by DaveBowman2001 » 02.10.2023, 06:21

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Lucy and Patroclus-Menoetius, 2033-Mar-3

Lucy is a NASA space probe on a twelve-year journey to nine different asteroids, visiting two main belt asteroids as well as seven Jupiter trojans, which were orbiting either ahead or behind the planet. All target encounters will be flyby encounters. It was launched on top of an Atlas V rocket on 2021-Oct-16, and the flybys will occur from 2023 to 2033

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Trajectory of Lucy, 2021-2033

This addon updates Lucy's XYZV trajectory which allows a flyby of 152830 Dinkinesh to occur on 2023-Nov-1. Original add-on by toutatis

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These are the asteroids targeted by Lucy for a flyby between 2023 and 2033


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Soyuz: 1971-1981

Post #63by DaveBowman2001 » 04.10.2023, 15:16

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Soyuz 11

The Soyuz spacecraft is a Soviet/Russian crewed spacecraft that were in active service since 1967. Originally built as part of the Soviet Manned Lunar Program, it was then redesigned as a shuttlecraft for LEO space stations starting in 1971.

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Soyuz 12

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Soyuz 13

This addon covers the Soyuz flights to Salyut stations from 1971 to 1981, including test missions assigned with Cosmos designations, but excluding those related to ASTP and the development of the later Soyuz T model

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These are the space stations visited by Soyuz spacecraft during this time period


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Soyuz: 1980-1986

Post #64by DaveBowman2001 » 05.10.2023, 06:26

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The Soyuz spacecraft is a Soviet/Russian crewed spacecraft that were in active service since 1967. Originally built as part of the Soviet Manned Lunar Program, it was then redesigned as a shuttlecraft for LEO space stations starting in 1971.

This addon covers the Soyuz flights to Salyut stations from 1980 to 1986, including test missions assigned with Cosmos designations that flew the same model starting 1974

REQUIRED ADD-ONS
These are the space stations visited by Soyuz spacecraft during this time period


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Spacelab (1983-1998)

Post #65by DaveBowman2001 » 05.10.2023, 14:27

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STS-9 (Columbia)

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STS-51-F (Challenger)

Spacelab was a reusable laboratory developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) as their main contribution to NASA's Space Shuttle program. The experiments involve microgravity studies in various fields of science, including biology, chemistry, physics and even astronomy. Between 1983 and 1998, there are 22 shuttle missions launched that are fully dedicated to this program, with an additional 10 more missions that used some related hardware until as late as 2008.

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STS-39 (Discovery)

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STS-67 (Endeavour)

This add-on was actually finished over a year ago, but decided to delay the release to add more related hardware to the package. As always, it requires the STS-2022 addon installed first, as it contains files that will overwrite the base package in order for this to fully work

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Arabsat-1

Post #66by DaveBowman2001 » 10.10.2023, 13:58

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The Arabsat-1 fleet were the first communications satellites operated by Saudi Arabia. Three satellites were launched between 1985 and 1992, one of which was deployed from a Space Shuttle. They continued in operation until 2004 and are gradually replaced by more advanced satellites over the years

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STS-51-G (Discovery) carrying 3 satellites including Arabsat-1B (center)

NOTES:
- This add-on can work independently on its own, but one satellite (Arabsat-1B) requires the STS-2022 addon installed to be viewed
- Shuttle missions modified by this add-on: STS-51-G

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Tselina-2 (2023)

Post #67by DaveBowman2001 » 11.10.2023, 07:18

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The Tselina-2 fleet were a series of Soviet/Russian spy satellites that was in operation in LEO between 1984 and 2008. A total of 23 satellites were launched, 18 of which were successful, each of them had a design life of at least a year. All satellites are no longer active

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This add-on includes 19 Tselina-2 satellites (including one that prematurely reentered the atmosphere in 1985) with orbital parameters taken directly from CelesTrak. Original add-on by toutatis and gironde

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Post #68by gironde » 13.10.2023, 14:10

Starlink launches 98 to 105

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Post #69by gironde » 14.10.2023, 12:11

Starlink launches 106 to 113 (05-10-2023)

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Psyche

Post #70by EarthMoon » 15.10.2023, 06:38

Psyche is a spacecraft to research an asteroid with the same name, (16) Psyche. It launched on 2023 Oct 13, 14:19 UTC and is supposed to arrive at (16) Psyche in August of 2029.

This addon contains both Psyche and (16) Psyche.

Note: for some reason, the orbit data in Horizons is incomplete, at the time of downloading it it had a range of only one month from launch. I will update this addon as soon as they update the orbit data.

To get to 16 Psyche, you can type "Psyche", "16" or "(16) Psyche".
To get to the spacecraft, you have to type " Psyche " (note the spaces, this is to prevent a conflict between the spacecraft and the asteroid), "Psyche (Spacecraft)", "Psyche SC", or the NSSDC ID "2023-157A".


The models have directly been downloaded from https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/solar-system/ using the F12 dev console.

Known issues:
- On some regions of the asteroid, you can look through it and see parts of the surface on the other side.
- I don't know how to fix that.

Live stream on launch:
phpBB [media]


Psyche:
psyche.png


Psyche's orbit:
psyche_orb.png


(16) Psyche:
psyche_ast.png
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Post #71by Limax7 » 15.10.2023, 07:22

Thanks for the Psyche mission :clap: :smile:


EarthMoon wrote:Psyche is a spacecraft to research an asteroid with the same name, (16) Psyche. It launched on 2023 Oct 13, 14:19 UTC and is supposed to arrive at (16) Psyche in August of 2029.

This addon contains both Psyche and (16) Psyche.

Note: for some reason, the orbit data in Horizons is incomplete, at the time of downloading it it had a range of only one month from launch. I will update this addon as soon as they update the orbit data.

To get to 16 Psyche, you can type "Psyche", "16" or "(16) Psyche".
To get to the spacecraft, you have to type " Psyche " (note the spaces, this is to prevent a conflight between the spacecraft and the asteroid), "Psyche (Spacecraft)", "Psyche SC", or the NSSDC ID "2023-157A".


The models have directly been downloaded from https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/solar-system/ using the F12 dev console.

Known issues:
- On some regions of the asteroid, you can look through it and see parts of the surface on the other side.
- I don't know how to fix that.

Live stream on launch:
phpBB [media]


Psyche:
psyche.png

Psyche's orbit:
psyche_orb.png

(16) Psyche:
psyche_ast.png
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Post #72by DaveBowman2001 » 15.10.2023, 14:21

EarthMoon wrote:Note: for some reason, the orbit data in Horizons is incomplete, at the time of downloading it it had a range of only one month from launch. I will update this addon as soon as they update the orbit data.
Yeah, this is exactly why I didn't work for a Psyche spacecraft addon immediately. Unlike Europa Clipper or JUICE, it never received a complete preflight trajectory for some reason

Psyche's_Mission_Plan.jpg
Phase 1: 2023-2029

Psyche_Orbital_Operations.jpg
Phase 2: 2029-2031
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Post #73by EarthMoon » 16.10.2023, 11:34

I knew no one would make a Psyche addon due to this; but I created it to at least include already available orbit data. I would have published mine right after the launch live stream if the orbit data had been made available but it didn't so I waited a few days, I downloaded an .xyzv file for experiments to see how the incomplete trajectory looks like and a few days later I decided "Publish this before someone else does this, no matter, if the trajectory is complete"; I started preparing the rest of the addon a day before publish with a simple "debug mode" (using EllipticalOrbit around (16) Psyche) so I just have to paste the .xyzv in the addon and then small test and then upload. I currently check the Horizons data every few hours every day so I can release an update as soon as possible.
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Post #74by Limax7 » 16.10.2023, 14:00

There is a file psyche_ref_231012-311101_230928_v1_merged.bsp with trajectory but don't work fine.

https://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/naif/PSYCHE/kernels/spk/

I try to use Timeline with this file but only when I set Center=Earth it's work.
With Sol and 16 Psyche don't work.
File have differents SPK File Types, .. to Earth, Type 1 and others Type 13, so maby that's why ?

Anyway. File can be converted to spk2xyz with app.




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EarthMoon wrote:Note: for
some reason, the orbit data in Horizons is incomplete, at the time of downloading it it had a range of only one month from launch. I will update this addon as soon as they update the orbit data.
Yeah, this is exactly why I didn't work for a Psyche spacecraft addon immediately. Unlike Europa Clipper or JUICE, it never received a complete preflight trajectory for some reason

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Post #75by EarthMoon » 16.10.2023, 16:08

I tried to recreate Psyche's orbit with Orbiter 2010 and Orb2Cel, but it was a hard pain to adjust the orbit to intersect with Mars in 2026, and all that got interrupted by something we all don't like during critical work: it crashed. And I do not mean my spacecraft crashed on Mars. The whole simulation crashed! No error message. The Orbiter just terminated. Nothing bad in orbiter.log.

I'm never gonna use Orbiter 2010 again to get long xyz data for Celestia!

Limax7 wrote:psyche_ref_231012-311101_230928_v1_merged.bsp
231012: This file is for the old planned 12 Oct launch, but it launched on 13 Oct. There is no file for the 2023 Oct 13 launch.

Also, where can I download spk2xyz? I could not find anything on the motherlode.
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Post #76by Limax7 » 17.10.2023, 09:48

Today uploaded new bsp file - psyche_ref_231013-311101_231016_v1_merged.bsp
And now it's work fine !

Here is the add on of PSYCHE spacecraft and asteroid 16 Psyche for this mission.


My ssc code is that:

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   # https://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/naif/PSYCHE/kernels/spk
   # Created by Limax7 - 17 Oct 2023

"16 Psyche:Psyche" "Sol"
{
   Class "asteroid"
   Mesh "psyche.cmod"
   Radius 139.0
   BlendTexture true
   # SemiAxes [ 139.0  119.0  85.5 ] # from psyche_v01.tpc
   
   Beginning "2023 10 13 12:01:09.182"
    Ending "2031 11 01 00:08:09.182"

   OrbitFrame { EclipticJ2000 { Center "Sol" } }
   
    SpiceOrbit
    {
      Kernel    [
     "naif0012.tls"
     "pck00010.tpc"
     "psyche_v01.tpc"
     "psyche_fk_v08.tf"
     "PSYC_255_SCLKSCET.00003.tsc"
     "psyche_ref_231013-311101_231016_v1_merged.bsp"
     ]
      Target    "2000016"
      Origin    "10"
      Period  5 #lat
      BoundingRadius 1e10
    }
   SpiceRotation
    {
        Kernel             
      [
     "naif0012.tls"
     "pck00010.tpc"
     "psyche_v01.tpc"
     "psyche_fk_v08.tf"
     ]
        Frame               "PSYCHE_FIXED"
    }
   Albedo 0.113
}


"PSYCHE spacecraft" "Sol"
{
   Class "spacecraft"
   Mesh "psyche_sc.cmod"
   Texture "psyche_sc_albedo.*"
   Radius 0.0124 # 12.4m (including solar panels)
   
   Orientation   [ 90 0 1 0 ]

Timeline
[

{
   Beginning "2023 10 13 15:43:57.872"
   Ending   "2029 08 05 00:00:00.000"
   
    OrbitFrame { EclipticJ2000 { Center "Sol" } }
   
    SpiceOrbit
    {
      Kernel    [
     "naif0012.tls"
     "pck00010.tpc"
     "psyche_v01.tpc"
     "psyche_fk_v08.tf"
     "PSYC_255_SCLKSCET.00003.tsc"
     "psyche_ref_231013-311101_231016_v1_merged.bsp"
     ]
      Target "-255"
      Origin "10"
      Period  4 # years
      BoundingRadius 1e10
    }
   
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "z"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
               Target   "Sol"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
               Target   "Sol"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   UniformRotation { Period   0.0 }
}

{
   Ending   "2031 11 01 00:06:28.185"
   
    OrbitFrame { EclipticJ2000 { Center "Sol/Psyche" } }
   
    SpiceOrbit
    {
      Kernel    [
     "naif0012.tls"
     "pck00010.tpc"
     "psyche_v01.tpc"
     "psyche_fk_v08.tf"
     "PSYC_255_SCLKSCET.00003.tsc"
     "psyche_ref_231013-311101_231016_v1_merged.bsp"
     ]
      Target "-255"
      Origin "2000016"
      Period  8 # days
      BoundingRadius 1e10
    }
   
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "z"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
               Target   "Sol/Psyche"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/PSYCHE spacecraft"
               Target   "Sol/Psyche"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   UniformRotation { Period   0.0 }
}
]

}




File to download with spice data - 29.9 MB:
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and some renders

001.png


002.png





EarthMoon wrote:I tried to recreate Psyche's orbit with Orbiter 2010 and Orb2Cel, but it was a hard pain to adjust the orbit to intersect with Mars in 2026, and all that got interrupted by something we all don't like during critical work: it crashed. And I do not mean my spacecraft crashed on Mars. The whole simulation crashed! No error message. The Orbiter just terminated. Nothing bad in orbiter.log.

I'm never gonna use Orbiter 2010 again to get long xyz data for Celestia!

Limax7 wrote:psyche_ref_231012-311101_230928_v1_merged.bsp
231012: This file is for the old planned 12 Oct launch, but it launched on 13 Oct. There is no file for the 2023 Oct 13 launch.

Also, where can I download spk2xyz? I could not find anything on the motherlode.

Added after 23 minutes 34 seconds:
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EarthMoon wrote:Also, where can I download spk2xyz? I could not find anything on the motherlode.
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Post #77by EarthMoon » 17.10.2023, 13:31

Limax7 wrote:And now it's work fine !
Basically yes. Visually not.
phpBB [media]

That's not all ...
phpBB [media]

And why did you remove the NSSDC ID (which is included in most other spacecraft addons) from the name (2023-157A)?
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Post #78by DaveBowman2001 » 18.10.2023, 02:41

As of October 2023, here are some of my in-development projects planned for release until the end of the year, hopefully:

ASC-1
One of three satellites launched from STS-51-I (Discovery)
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Axiom Commercial Space Station
A planned direct successor to the International Space Station
Released: 2023-Nov-7, 04:00

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Chandrayaan-2 and 3
India's second and third missions to the Moon
Untitled.jpg

Haven-1
World's first commercial space station, by 2025
Released: 2023-Oct-25, 07:25

detail_image_4.jpg

HS-376
First satellites launched from a Space Shuttle, 1982-1990
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Hubble Space Telescope
Modified from the original addon by Jestr
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ezgif.com-video-to-gif_5.gif
Click to view GIF animation

Starship HLS
First human landing on the Moon since 1972
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unknown_2.png
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Final version of the Psyche spacecraft

Post #79by EarthMoon » 18.10.2023, 15:46

This is the final version for Psyche, updating the trajectory (.xyzv) and 16 Psyche.
If you have downloaded any other Psyche addon from this page, uninstall it as the file structure changed and old files are unused.

Known issues:
The orbit of Psyche around 16 Psyche is not a Keplerian one but has wild loops and irregular shapes.
The orbit of Psyche right before its encounter on 16 Psyche is "teleporting".
The orbit of Psyche right after its launch contains a big backward "teleport".

Tested with:
Celestia 1.6.3 and 1.7.0 sRGB

Credits:
SpaceExplorer - rotational data for 16 Psyche

This addon is built on top of my first attempt (scroll up a few posts).

Psyche right after launch on 13th October 2023:
psearth.png


Psyche during Mars flyby in May 2026:
psmars.png


Psyche in orbit around 16 Psyche in late 2029:
psps.png
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Crew: "We are orbiting a black hole."
Control Center: "Do not fly too close to the black hole!"
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DaveBowman2001
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Post #80by DaveBowman2001 » 19.10.2023, 03:46

Great work on the Psyche spacecraft! Some few nitpicks though:
  • For the spacecraft's name, it can be safely simplified to "Psyche:2023-157A" only, since the asteroid has the numerical designation before it, so that could be left as "16 Psyche:Psyche (asteroid)". Celestia Origin has done this with its own version of the Psyche asteroid and the two Junos
  • The spacecraft is constantly pointed towards the Sun instead of the Earth (I understand that this is for simulating power reasons) and the normal maps included somehow weren't rendered in the model. If you want to, I can make the solar panels become animated for you, just like what I did for Europa Clipper and JUICE last year, so that the HGA is always pointed towards Earth while simultaneously letting the panels stay oriented towards the Sun
  • There are also some transition problems with the orbital insertion phase. i.e. teleported somewhere in space before closing in again on the asteroid EDIT: Just checked, this is a data error on JPL HORIZONS part from June-Aug 2029
  • The timesteps for the orbital phase (2029-2031) are too large (1 day apart), it has made the spacecraft wobble around the asteroid instead of actually circling it. In making XYZ/XYZV trajectories around bodies smaller than Earth, the timesteps should be around 10 minutes long at the minimum so that the wobble effect would not occur
Last edited by DaveBowman2001 on 19.10.2023, 10:12, edited 1 time in total.
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