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Satcom-K1 and K2

Post #1861by DaveBowman2001 » 20.08.2022, 04:19

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STS-61-C (Columbia) and Satcom-K1 in the payload bay

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The orbits of the two Satcom-K satellites as of July 1991

Satcom-K1 and Satcom-K2 were the two third-generation satellites operated by RCA Americom. Built on the AS-4000 bus by Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), both were launched on two different shuttle missions in 1985 and 1986. Satcom-K1 was the last major commercial satellite ever deployed from the Space Shuttle, which were discontinued after the 1986 Challenger disaster

Satcom-K2 operated from 1985-2002, while Satcom-K1 did so from 1986-1997

NOTES:
- Orbits are based on the TLEs obtained from CelesTrak
- Requires the STS-2022 addon installed first in order for the satellites to be viewed on Celestia
- Shuttle missions modified by this addon: STS-61-B, and STS-61-C.

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EURECA (Aug 2022)

Post #1862by DaveBowman2001 » 21.08.2022, 07:08

Update/Replacement to the EURECA (Jan 2022) addon. Timeline codes were changed in a way that EURECA's name doesn't appear from afar whenever stowed in the cargo bay of both Atlantis and Endeavour

NOTES:
- Requires the STS-2022 addon installed first in order for EURECA to be viewed on Celestia
- The Tethered Satellite System (TSS) payload is also included
- Shuttle missions modified by this addon: STS-46, STS-57, and STS-75.
- Includes an SSC update to the GAS and MPESS payloads that accompanied the STS-57 mission

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STS-46 (Atlantis)
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EURECA before being retrieved by STS-57
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STS-57 (Endeavour)
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STS-75 (Columbia)
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Post #1863by gironde » 23.08.2022, 13:27

addon "EURECA" by DaveBowmann2001

For those who do not use Celestia 1.7 you must change GeomAlbedo by Albedo

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Post #1864by gironde » 23.08.2022, 13:36

The latest Starlink launches:
56th on 10-08-2022 V1.5 Group 4-26 52 satellites, no. 2022-097
57th on 12-08-2022 V1.5 Group 3-3 53 satellites, no. 2022-099

and soon:
58th launch 19-08-2022 (19:21:20) Gr 4-27
59th launch 28-08-2022 (03:41) Gr4-23
60th launch 31-08-2022 (planned 05:40) Gr 3-4
61th launch 05-09-2022 (planned) Gr4-20
62th launch 07-09-2022 (planned) Gr4-2

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Post #1865by Limax7 » 27.08.2022, 08:55

Here is Artemis 1 / Orion-Service Module orbit to the Moon and model. I use JPL/Horizons data in xyzv format.

ZIP file to download
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Post #1866by gironde » 28.08.2022, 11:51

In the archive below you will find SpaceX's launch 58 for Starlink satellites which took place on 2022-08-19.
I also put a big update of the 28th launch there which had kept its provisional numbers until today.

From now on the Vidiba files will include for each launch a table with all the satellites of the group in orbit or "decay" (out of service or deorbited)
example StarlinkWebFleet58.lua and StarlinkWebFleet58Decay.lua

I have reviewed all previously released Vidiba files for anyone to benefit from this change.

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update 28-08-2022 Starlink VIDIBA.zip
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Post #1867by Limax7 » 31.08.2022, 10:28

I'm update Orion orbit in Artemis 1 mission to the Moon.
Launch 3 Sep. 2022 at 18:17 UTC back 11 Oct. 2022 about 18:00 UTC

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Post #1868by gironde » 07.09.2022, 15:22

The latest Starlink launches:
59th on 28-08-2022 V1.5 Group 4-23 54 satellites, no. 2022-104

the 60th shot of 31-08-2022 is still in provisional numbers, you have to wait a few days.

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today 08-09-2022
the wait wasn't too long, here's shot #60 from Starlink on 31-08-2022
V1.5 Group 3-4 46 satellites, n° 2022-105

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Jason 1, 2 and 3 (update)

Post #1869by SpaceExplorer » 09.09.2022, 23:17

An update of the toutatis Jason-2/OSTM addon, now including the Jason-1 and Jason-3 satellites. The orbital parameters of Jason 1 and 3 were taken from the first version of this addon, created by gironde in 2018.
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Starlink (1-60)

Post #1870by SpaceExplorer » 12.09.2022, 22:10

Here is all Starlink launches (1 to 60) in one addon. The "Visible false" parameter has been removed so that you can see the 3000+ satellites without having to modify any files. Just drop it into the extras folder, open Celestia and enjoy :smile: As you may already know, the SSC files are from gironde and the 3D model from DaveBowman2001.
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Voskhod 1 and 2

Post #1871by DaveBowman2001 » 16.09.2022, 15:13

The Voskhod project is an interim Soviet manned space program that ran from 1964 to 1966, concurrent with NASA's Project Gemini. Derived from the earlier Vostok capsule, the Voskhod was the first spacecraft to carry two and three people to space at a time, and in March 18, 1965 saw the first successful EVA or spacewalk by Alexey Leonov. However, the program was abruptly terminated following the introduction of the much advanced Soyuz spacecraft, which continues to fly to this day

LIST OF VOSKHOD FLIGHTS:
To view each Voskhod flight in Celestia, you must set your time on/between the following dates indicated below:

Cosmos 47
Dress rehearsal of the Voskhod spacecraft
Launch: 1964-Oct-4, 07:12:00 UTC
Landing: 1964-Oct-7, 07:30:00 UTC

Voskhod 1
The first multi-crewed spaceflight mission in history
Launch: 1964-Oct-12, 07:30:01 UTC
Landing: 1964-Oct-13, 07:47:04 UTC
Crew:
- Vladimir Komarov (1), USSR
- Konstantin Feoktistov (1L), USSR
- Boris Yegorov (1L), USSR

Cosmos 57
Tested the Volga airlock for the subsequent Voskhod 2 mission
Launch: 1965-Feb-22, 07:40:48 UTC
Destroyed: 1965-Feb-22, 10:40:48 UTC

Voskhod 2
Featured the world's first spacewalk ever by Alexei Leonov
Launch: 1965-Mar-18, 07:00:00 UTC
Landing: 1965-Mar-19, 09:02:17 UTC
Crew:
- Pavel Belyayev (1L), USSR
- Alexey Leonov (1), USSR
EVA (Date): 1965-Mar-18 (08:33 to 08:49 UTC)
EVA (Duration): 16 minutes

Cosmos 110
Longest spaceflight mission by dogs (as of 2022)
Launch: 1966-Feb-22, 20:09:36 UTC
Landing: 1966-Mar-16, 14:09:00 UTC
Dogs:
- Ugolyok
- Veterok

NOTE: Alexei Leonov's 3D model was originally made by Max Grueter here
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International Space Station (Sept 2022)

Post #1872by DaveBowman2001 » 17.09.2022, 03:11

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The International Space Station (as of 2022-Sept-17)

This addon updates the current flight manifest of the International Space Station as of 2022-Sept-17. Since there are no new models/textures made, only SSC files are included on the ZIP folder for easier download.

DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION HERE, 2023-Jan-2
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Post #1873by gironde » 18.09.2022, 09:07

Here is the 61st launch of Starlink by SpaceX and which took place on 05-09-2022
international designator 2022-107
51 Starlink satellites
I slipped into the archive a list of new satellites deorbited since the last update (decay). You will be able to modify your files according to your needs. I remind you that the 'Visible false' parameter is used with Vidiba from Lut5. If this is not your case, just use your text editor to change it to '#Visible false'.

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Artemis 1 (Update 3)

Post #1874by DaveBowman2001 » 22.09.2022, 00:58

Updated Limax7's XYZV trajectory for Artemis 1 based on the tentative launch date of 2022-Sept-27 from HORIZONS. In reality, the mission would not fly on this particular launch window as it is conflicted by the upcoming launch of SpaceX Crew-5 to the International Space Station in the same time period which occupies Pad 39A, just close to the SLS launchpad at Pad 39B[/s], not to mention Hurricane Ian making landfall on the state of Florida at the day of launch attempt

Released as part of Project Artemis, the Orion model used is from the Lunar Gateway addon.



NOTE: This update has been rendered obsolete after the attempt was cancelled due to the incoming Hurricane Ian on the planned day of launch. The final version can be downloaded here
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Space Station Freedom

Post #1875by DaveBowman2001 » 23.09.2022, 02:00

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Space Station Freedom was a NASA project to construct a permanently crewed Earth-orbiting space station in the 1980s. Although approved by then-president Ronald Reagan and announced in the 1984 State of the Union address, Freedom was never constructed or completed as originally designed, and after several cutbacks, the project was merged with the Soviet/Russian Mir-2 and therefore evolved into the International Space Station program.

This is an early (beta) release of the addon, which follows the 1990 design of the station. The orbit and Beginning/Ending dates are identically the same as the default ISS, with the inclination changed from 51.6° to 28.5° (as was planned in 1990). Will introduce assembly sequences based on Retro Space's video here

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Danuri (KPLO)

Post #1876by DaveBowman2001 » 25.09.2022, 05:25

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), also known as Danuri, is South Korea's first mission to the Moon. Launched on top of a Falcon 9 (Block 5) in 2022-Aug-4, the orbiter is tasked with surveying lunar resources such as water ice, uranium, helium-3, silicon, and aluminium, and produce a topographic map to help select future lunar landing sites. It will arrive in a polar lunar orbit on 2022-Dec-16

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Final science orbit, 2023-Beyond
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Post #1877by gironde » 27.09.2022, 07:22

In this archive:
62nd Starlink launch by SpaceX on 2022-09-11
34 satellites
international number 2022-111
Starlink v1.5
Group 4-2

63rd Starlink launch by SpaceX on 09-19-2022
54 satellites
international number 2022-114
Starlink v1.5
Group 4-34

I found that since the 61st launch and the 63rd launch, there have been no new deorbits

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Added after 12 minutes 25 seconds:
note: 2 satellites of flight 2022-111 are still with a provisional number on Celestrack:
2022-111U
2022-111Z
at https://orbit.ing-now.com/satellite/53796/2022-111z/starlink/
2022-111Z was named STARLINK-4736

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Post #1878by DaveBowman2001 » 29.09.2022, 04:20

Mostly, I'm announcing updates on the Celestia Discord, but so far here are the latest ones from the long awaited Project Apollo (Part 4):

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Apollo CSM+LEM models were remade (Click to view GIF image)

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Apollo 5 is remade into two detachable parts

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The Eagle's AS is orbiting the Moon to the present day based on GMAT predictions

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The circumlunar trajectory of Apollo 13

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Visual bugs on the Apollo LRVs were removed

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Test model of the actual Taurus Littrow terrain for Apollo 17

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ASTP (by linuxman) remade using ElChristou's Apollo CSM

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Toned down specular reflections from the two Apollo astronauts (by Max Gruetter)

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Visual bugs on ALSEP instruments removed


In addition, placing of the Apollo hardware onto the SSCs now derive their code from the ISS and STS-2022 addons, which allowed me to easily edit changes for them, and rest assured that this iteration is Mobile Compatible!


SPOILERS:
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Target release date will be around the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission on December 2022
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Iridium Satellite Constellations (1997-2019)

Post #1879by DaveBowman2001 » 30.09.2022, 12:09

Iridium is a series of satellites in sun-synchronous orbit that provide mobile communications around the globe. Between 1997 and 2019, a total of 172 satellites were flown in 31 launches. As of 2022, only the last 75 Iridium satellites of the NEXT generation are still operational to this day

Iridium-MS (First Generation)
(1997-2002)
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The original Iridium constellation, 1997-2002

LAUNCHES: 22 (+1 dummy)
SATELLITES: 95 (+2 dummy)
ACTIVE: 0
DECOMMISSIONED: 95 (+2 dummy)


Iridium-NEXT (Second Generation)
(2017-2019)
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The Iridium-NEXT constellation, 2017-2019

LAUNCHES: 8
SATELLITES: 75
ACTIVE: 75
DECOMMISSIONED: 0



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NOTES:
- Orbital data for all satellites came from CelesTrak
- The first generation satellites were originally created by Thomas Guilpain
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ARTEMIS and THEMIS (2022)

Post #1880by DaveBowman2001 » 02.10.2022, 05:26

The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission began in February 2007 as a constellation of five NASA satellites (THEMIS-A through THEMIS-E) to study energy releases from Earth's magnetosphere known as substorms, magnetic phenomena that intensify auroras near Earth's poles. As of 2022, three of the satellites orbit the Earth within the magnetosphere, while two have been moved into orbit around the Moon since 2010. Those two were renamed ARTEMIS for Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun.

NOTES:
- Models and textures were originally created by toutatis.
- Provides XYZV trajectories for the two ARTEMIS satellites (B and C) that depict their transfer from high Earth orbit to lunar orbit in 2010 and 2011
- The remaining satellites (A, D and E) have their orbital planes realigned to match those of B and C to indirectly simulate they came from a single launch (which they did in real life)
- Orbital/Trajectory data from JPL HORIZONS and CelesTrak
- Not to be confused with NASA's Artemis Program, which aims to return humans to the Moon in the 2020s

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ARTEMIS-P1 and P2
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Initial orbits of the five THEMIS satellites, 2007-2009
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THEMIS-B and C transferring to the Moon, 2009-2010
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THEMIS-B and C (now ARTEMIS-P1 and P2) in lunar halo orbit, 2010-2011
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ARTEMIS satellites in high lunar orbit, 2011-Present
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