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Post #1821by SpaceExplorer » 06.05.2022, 21:44

I also noticed that JUICE's HORIZONS trajectory is not falling on Ganymede. Perhaps by then a small mission extension is possible if JUICE still has propellant.

Another interesting thing is that you managed to keep JUICE's solar panels permanently pointed towards the Sun while the antenna is pointed towards the Earth.

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Post #1822by DaveBowman2001 » 07.05.2022, 01:58

SpaceExplorer wrote:I also noticed that JUICE's HORIZONS trajectory is not falling on Ganymede. Perhaps by then a small mission extension is possible if JUICE still has propellant.
Yep, that's my main reason why JUICE is coded as it is in Celestia

SpaceExplorer wrote:Another interesting thing is that you managed to keep JUICE's solar panels permanently pointed towards the Sun while the antenna is pointed towards the Earth.
This feature was derived from the code used in Sirius_Alpha's Tiangong addon and my ISS addon, which in turn first pioneered by BrianJ and linuxman in their addons (Envisat and ISS-2009 respectively to be exact)

However, this will be implemented only on spacecraft designs where their solar panels can track the Sun in real life, something that most Martian orbiters and Juno cannot do
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STS-2022

Post #1823by DaveBowman2001 » 20.05.2022, 08:41

The Space Shuttle program is NASA's fourth human spaceflight program that ran from 1981 to 2011. The world's first reusable operational spacecrafts has flown a total of 135 missions, of which 133 of them were successful (the other two led to the catastrophic failures that killed a total of 14 astronauts in 1986 and 2003)

WHAT'S NEW?
- Added black chines for the original skins of all the Orbiters. In the first iteration of this addon, only Columbia has this feature.
- Removed the ODS structure to accurately depict non-space station missions from 1981 to 1995
- All main Shuttle-related content for the ISS and Mir have been transferred onto this addon, so now they will only appear properly if the latest versions of Mir and ISS addons are installed
- SSC files are reorganized to allow it to remain intact even if there are shuttle-related payloads in the future are installed
- Added subfolders "Payloads" and "Satellites" to separate specific content from the orbiters themselves. Take note that these are mostly empty at the moment, and this is a placeholder for the OPTIONAL ADDONS below.


IMPORTANT NOTES:
- This serves as a BASE CONTENT PACKAGE only. Hopefully this would be the final version of this addon.
- Due to many conflicting files with its predecessor, DELETE FIRST THE OLDER VERSION FROM 2021 before installing this one.
- All previously released shuttle-related spacecraft addons before May 20, 2022 are NOT compatible with this version. Their Their subsequent updates will be released one by one in the months to come, along with future addons like Spacelab, IUS-launched satellites, etc. so stay tuned! :wink:


HOW TO NAVIGATE:
Due to the shuttle's very short duration missions, not lasting longer than 17 days, navigating to each one of them is quite complicated:

- For Version 1.6.2, install Jan Stegehuis's Spacecraft Goto script to easily jump in time on each single mission
- For Version 1.7.0, since the above script doesn't work here, refer to this Wiki page to manually jump in time on your preferred Shuttle mission


REQUIRED ADDONS:
This is for some shuttle missions that would not work properly on their own (e.g. ISS, Mir missions)

- Hubble Space Telescope, for Hubble Servicing Missions
- ISS (2023-01), for the ISS Assembly/Resupply Missions
- Mir (2022), for Shuttle-Mir missions
- SolarMax (2022), for the STS-41-C mission

OPTIONAL ADDONS:
Additional content that will populate the cargo bay of each shuttle mission. Base package will still work without these addons, however because they were hardcoded onto the Shuttle (so that they could be placed onto the payload bay), the following addons below cannot work on their own. Highly recommended to install

- Defense Support Program (2022)
- ERBS (2023)
- EURECA (2022-08)
- Galileo (2022-12)
- Hubble Servicing Missions
- INSAT-1
- Intelsat VI
- LAGEOS (2022)
- LDEF (2022)
- Magellan (2022)
- Satcom-K1 and K2
- SDS-2/Quasar
- Syncom-IV/Leasat (2022)
- Tracking & Data Relay Satellite (2022)
- Ulysses (2022)

CREDITS:
- bh = Original creator of the shuttle orbiters and SPACEHAB from linuxman's ISS-2009 addon, Mir
- FarGetaNik = Galileo, Ulysses
- gironde = CelesTrak-based orbits (previously uploaded on this thread in 2021), TDRS, Challenger-launch.cmod
- Jestr = Hubble
- Snowfall-The-Cat = LAGEOS
- toutatis = Galileo, Magellan, TDRS

----- Post updated on 2022-Jun-27 -----

UPDATE (220627):
- Added the SPARTAN, SPAS, and WSF mini-satellites that were deployed and later retrieved by the shuttles
- Added the Remote Manipulator System arm used on 90 shuttle missions, as well as the OBSS on all post-Columbia shuttle missions
- Populated the cargo bay of some missions with GAS bridges, Spacelab pallets, and MPESS mounts on positions as they appear on real life
- Fixed bugs on Shuttle missions that have incorrect dates, which result in some cases see two space shuttles visible at one time (which in real life never occurred).

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OV-102 (Columbia), 1981-2003, 28 flights
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OV-099 (Challenger), 1983-1986, 10 flights
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OV-103 (Discovery), 1984-2011, 39 flights
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OV-104 (Atlantis), 1985-2011, 33 flights
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OV-105 (Endeavour), 1992-2011, 25 flights
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International Space Station (May-June 2022)

Post #1824by DaveBowman2001 » 20.05.2022, 09:05

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The International Space Station as of 2022-May-20

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HTV-X, the future successor of the HTV (Kounotori), to debut on 2022-2023

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Sierra Space's Dream Chaser (Cargo), to be first launched on Feb 2023

May-June 2022 update for the International Space Station addon:

WHAT'S NEW?
- Prichal's model has been reshaped and resized to more closely resemble its real counterpart
- The Beginning dates for the European Robotic Arm and the outfitting equipment are revised based on the latest Russian EVA-53 on April 28, 2022
- Removed files for Shuttle missions as it has been covered for by STS-2022
- Updated and added further Soyuz and Dragon missions up to the year 2024
- Restored back Starliner missions OFT-2 and CFT (deleted on previous version due to uncertainty at the time), in addition to moving them into their separate folder
- Updated all SSC files to the current mission manifest as of 2022-Jun-20
- Added all planned Crew Dragon and Starliner missions covering a time period as far as 2030
- Added the Dream Chaser (Cargo) and HTV-X cargo vessels into the addon
- Normal map textures introduced while also reducing too large images to optimize rendering performance
- Folders are reorganized to allow all visiting spacecraft have their own folders separate from the ISS main content itself. This will help in making updates easier in the future

CREDITS:
- linuxman = ATV, solar panel tracking heavily inspired on his magnificent ISS-2009 addon
- gironde = HTV
- Endeavor35 = Cygnus (Standard/Enhanced), Cargo Dragon 1, Soyuz, and Progress

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Mir (2022)

Post #1825by DaveBowman2001 » 20.05.2022, 09:21

Update to the Mir portion of the Soviet Space Program addon:

WHAT'S NEW?
- Removed files for Shuttle missions as it has been covered for by STS-2022
- Fixed a random rotation issue whenever focusing on any individual module
- Should now remotely replace the default version of Mir in Version 1.7.0
- Soyuz T-15 requires Salyut 7 to work properly

CREDITS:
- bh = Mir
- gironde = Progress 7K-TG
- linuxman = Soyuz T (original direct link)
- Endeavor35 = Soyuz TM and Progress-M

----- Post updated on 2022-Jun-27 -----

UPDATE (220627):
- Normal map textures activated on the Soyuz and Progress spacecrafts respectively, to not introduce conflict with the recently updated ISS addon

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Salyut 1 to 7 (2022)

Post #1826by DaveBowman2001 » 20.05.2022, 09:52

To prevent conflict with Mir (2022), here are the ZIP files for the predecessor Salyut series of space stations that also serve as updates for the Soviet Space Program addon first published in August 2021.

These, along with Mir (2022), effectively replace the old 2021 addon mentioned above.

CREDITS:
- linuxman = Salyut 1 and Salyut 6, Soyuz 7K-T and Soyuz T (original direct link)
- Jack Higgins = Salyut 7
- gironde = Progress 7K-TG
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Post #1827by gironde » 21.05.2022, 14:59

DaveBowman2001,

Very big job ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Hubble Servicing Missions (1993-2009)

Post #1828by DaveBowman2001 » 27.05.2022, 11:42

Between 1993 and 2009, a total of five Space Shuttle missions were dedicated in repairing and upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope. Although all the five flights are arranged in different configurations, this addon depicts the general outline on what those Hubble missions look like.

MISSIONS:

STS-61 (Endeavour)
Hubble Servicing Mission 1
- 1993-Dec-2 to 1993-Dec-13

STS-82 (Discovery)
Hubble Servicing Mission 2
- 1997-Feb-11 to 1997-Feb-21

STS-103 (Discovery)
Hubble Servicing Mission 3A
- 1999-Dec-20 to 1999-Dec-28

STS-109 (Columbia)
Hubble Servicing Mission 3B
- 2002-Mar-1 to 2002-Mar-12

STS-125 (Atlantis)
Hubble Servicing Mission 4
- 2009-May-11 to 2009-May-24

See the STS-2022 post on how to navigate through these shuttle missions


REQUIRED ADDONS:
Install these addons first to allow full functionality
- STS-2022, by DaveBowman2001, et. al.
- Hubble Space Telescope, by Jestr
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Defense Support Program (2022)

Post #1829by DaveBowman2001 » 30.05.2022, 02:29

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DSP-16 before deployment from STS-44 (Atlantis)

Update to the DSP addon. Added support for USA-75/DSP-16 to be inside the payload bay of STS-44 (Atlantis) complete with an IUS booster attached to it

REQUIRED ADDONS:
Install these addons first to allow full functionality
- STS-2022, by DaveBowman2001, et. al.

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Exploration Flight Test-1

Post #1830by DaveBowman2001 » 07.06.2022, 03:37

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Exploration Flight Test-1 or EFT-1 was the maiden flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft. It was launched on 2014-Dec-5, 12:05 UTC by a Delta IV Heavy rocket from which it orbited Earth twice before testing its heat shield upon reentry about four hours into flight.

This addon is released as part of Project Artemis

----- Post updated on 2022-Jun-27 -----

UPDATE (220627):
- Normal map textures introduced into EFT-1 itself, while lowering the image resolution to help optimize texture performance
- Reorganized all files and now share the same folder as the Orion from the Lunar Gateway addon

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Tracking & Data Relay Satellite (2022)

Post #1831by DaveBowman2001 » 07.06.2022, 13:07

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STS-6 (Challenger) carrying TDRS-1 to LEO
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First-generation, TDRS-1 to 7 (1983-1995)
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2nd/3rd-generation, TDRS-8 to 13 (2000-2017)

The U.S. Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) is a network of American communications satellites used by NASA since 1983. The system replaced the old Manned Spaceflight Network (MSN), a series of ground stations and ships that supported all manned space missions from Mercury to Apollo

A total of 13 satellites were launched into geosynchronous orbit, of which 9 are currently active, and one (TDRS-3) remaining in storage. One satellite (TDRS-2) was destroyed during the 1986 Challenger disaster

NOTES:
- The satellites TDRS-1 to 7, i.e. the first-generation, requires the STS-2022 addon to work properly.
- Includes updates for TDRS-8 to 13, which are originally made by toutatis and gironde.
- Shuttle missions modified by this addon: STS-6, STS-26, STS-29, STS-43, STS-54, and STS-70.

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Spektr-RG

Post #1832by DaveBowman2001 » 09.06.2022, 05:23

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Spektr-RG is a Russian-German space observatory launched in 2019-Jul-13 into a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange-2 point. It is designed to study the universe in x-ray light through its two primary instruments, eROSITA and ART-XC. It remains in active operation as of 2022

Approximate orbital data based on Bill Gray's pseudo-TLEs here. No XYZV trajectories created due to lack of sufficient state vector data to accurately plot it for Celestia

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SolarMax (2022)

Post #1833by DaveBowman2001 » 14.06.2022, 03:57

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STS-41-C (Challenger) repairing SolarMax, 1984-Apr-11

Update to the SolarMax addon. Added the support equipment that is used to repair this satellite during STS-41-C (Challenger). This addon will enable the latter shuttle mission to be finally visited, due to its SSC code directly linked to SolarMax meant that STS-41-C doesn't load onto Celestia previously

REQUIRED ADDONS:
Install these addons first to allow full functionality
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STS-2022, by DaveBowman2001, et. al.

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Lunar Gateway

Post #1834by DaveBowman2001 » 16.06.2022, 05:04

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The approximate orbit of the Lunar Gateway

The Lunar Gateway is a planned space station to be placed in a near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) around the Moon to support Artemis missions by November 2024. It is expected to host the first landings on the Moon since Apollo 17, and by the 2030s a long-duration mission in preparation for a future crewed Mars mission in the 2040s-2050s. Like the ISS before it, it will be a joint project between NASA, ESA, JAXA, and the Canadian Space Agency.

NOTES:
- Includes 8 Orion missions and 4 Dragon-XL missions. Due to uncertainty in launch dates and non-reliance from the Gateway, the Artemis 1 and Artemis 2 missions are not included
- The configuration used is based on the station's 2021 design concept here
- Since the planned timeline of the Artemis program is not yet fully set in stone, all dates used in this addon are only rough approximations and does not reflect the actual chronology of the program.
- Artemis 7 is depicted here as a 60-day Orion mission, but in reality it is an unmanned lander mission to be carried out by Draper Laboratory
- The SSC orbit used is an approximation of values given on its Wiki page. Will replace with an XYZV trajectory once its planned state vectors are published in HORIZONS
- There is no Human Landing System included. Will be released as a separate addon in the future

CREDITS:
- Endeavor35 = SpaceX Dragon-XL


This addon is released as part of Project Artemis

----- Post updated on 2022-Jun-27 -----

UPDATE (220627):
- Normal map textures introduced to the whole space station, and also reducing the image resolution to help optimize texture performance
- Fixed the texture bug from Dragon-XL
- Reorganized all files where the visiting spacecraft such as Orion and Dragon-XL would have separate folders, and to allow Dream Chaser and HTV-X (from the ISS addon) to visit this station in a future update

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Post #1835by gironde » 16.06.2022, 06:27

In Lunar Gateway.ssc, syntax error on line 22: parameter ArgOfPericenter is written ArgOfPeriCenter

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Post #1836by gironde » 22.06.2022, 08:32

SpaceX Starlink activity for the month of May 2022:
46th launch, 53 satellites, Group 4-17
47th launch, 53 satellites, Group 4-13
48th launch, 53 satellites, Group 4-15
49th launch, 53 satellites, Group 4-18

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Post #1837by gironde » 25.06.2022, 09:04

Celestrak has just published the 50th Starlink launch of 06/17/2022 (53 satellites)

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Post #1838by DaveBowman2001 » 27.06.2022, 13:13

Uploaded updates to the Space Shuttle (STS-2022, Hubble Servicing Missions and TDRS), ISS, Mir, and Project Artemis (EFT-1 and LOP-G) addons linked on their original posts from Page 92.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
- Please redownload ALL these addons above IF AND ONLY IF you have installed them BEFORE June 27, 2022, mainly because of reorganization and deletion of unnecessary files from their original uploads

gironde wrote:In Lunar Gateway.ssc, syntax error on line 22: parameter ArgOfPericenter is written ArgOfPeriCenter
This should be fixed in the new update I just posted recently
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Diwata-1

Post #1839by DaveBowman2001 » 28.06.2022, 09:59

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Diwata-1 is the first Filipino microsatellite ever put into space. It is a small 50-kg cubesat dedicated to Earth observations and technology demonstration. It was launched and deployed from the International Space Station on 2016-Apr-27, and it imaged the Earth continuously until it reenters the atmosphere on 2020-Mar-20.

Lessons learned from operating this satellite led to the creation of the country's STAMINA4Space program currently operated by the newly established Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) in 2019.

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Mangalyaan-1

Post #1840by DaveBowman2001 » 29.06.2022, 13:05

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Earth Departure and Trans-Mars Injection, Nov-Dec 2013
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Cruise to Mars, 2013-2014
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First orbits around Mars, 2014-2015
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Final science orbit, 2015-Present

Mangalyaan-1, known internationally as the Mars Orbiter Mission, is India's first interplanetary mission. Launched in 2013-Nov-5 aboard a PSLV rocket, it reached the Red Planet on 2014-Sept-24, just two days after the arrival of MAVEN. Originally planned to last for only six months, it continues to send scientific data from Mars for eight years until it lost contact with Earth on 2022-Sept-27

Orbital trajectories from HORIZONS

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EDIT (221002): An SSC update that simulates the recent decommissioning of this spacecraft is posted on Page 95 here
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