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Post #121by gironde » 10.01.2024, 13:51

Starlink launches 127 to 132 (29-12-2023)

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Peregrine Mission One

Post #122by DaveBowman2001 » 16.01.2024, 07:47

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Astrobotic's Peregrine Mission One is a lunar lander selected as the first of many missions under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. Launched during Vulcan Centaur's maiden flight on 2024-Jan-8, it is supposed to make the first US lunar landing since Apollo 17 in 1972, however a fault occurred shortly after separation from the rocket, and the landing attempt had to be abandoned. It reentered the Earth's atmosphere just 10 days later, on 2024-Jan-18

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NOTE: I left a commented SSC code that depicts Peregrine landed successfully on the Moon's Sinus Viscositatis site, where it was planned to land there on 2024-Feb-23 for those who wanted to see this spacecraft landed on the Moon on your Celestia
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Boeing X-37B (2024)

Post #123by DaveBowman2001 » 16.01.2024, 14:05

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Boeing OTV-7

Update and replacement for the Boeing X-37B. Added the USSF-52 mission (OTV-7), the first flight of a spaceplane beyond low Earth orbit. It has a semifictional orbit based on prelaunch TLE data from this blog

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Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM)

Post #124by DaveBowman2001 » 09.02.2024, 12:36

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The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a Japanese lunar lander that was launched in 2023-Sept-6 alongside the XRISM observatory. Its main purpose is to demonstrate precision landing within 100 m of its target site. On 2024-Jan-19, although it had problems during the final descent, it survived a relatively rough landing near Shioli Crater, making Japan the fifth country to land successfully on the Moon.

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Post #125by Limax7 » 13.02.2024, 17:06

Hi, It's wrong coordinates of landing in this Add-on

DaveBowman2001 wrote:Untitled.jpgThe Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a Japanese lunar lander that was launched in 2023-Sept-6 alongside the XRISM observatory. Its main purpose is to demonstrate precision landing within 100 m of its target site. On 2024-Jan-19, although it had problems during the final descent, it survived a relatively rough landing near Shioli Crater, making Japan the fifth country to land successfully on the Moon.

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Post #126by DaveBowman2001 » 14.02.2024, 00:38

Limax7 wrote:Hi, It's wrong coordinates of landing in this Add-on
Wdym? SLIM was placed near Shioli in the addon (13.3160°S 25.25190°E)
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Post #127by Limax7 » 14.02.2024, 09:11

DaveBowman2001 wrote:
Limax7 wrote:Hi, It's wrong coordinates of landing in this Add-on
Wdym? SLIM was placed near Shioli in the addon (13.3160°S 25.25190°E)
Screenshot_2024-02-14-08-35-21-991_space.celestia.mobilecelestia.jpg

Now it's OK but in Diffuse Lat is +13.136 deg

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Post #128by DaveBowman2001 » 14.02.2024, 12:23

Oh I see. Uploaded a fixed SSC file on the original post. Both spacecraft and its (derelict) duplicate diffuse have the same coordinates now. Thanks!
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Dream Chaser (2024)

Post #129by DaveBowman2001 » 17.02.2024, 10:14

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DC-101 (Tenacity) in low Earth orbit

Sierra Space's Dream Chaser is a reusable spaceplane capable of delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station and its future successors, like the Axiom and Orbital Reef stations. An indirect descendant of NASA's cancelled HL-20 project, it was originally intended to carry a seven-person crew into LEO, but this capability will be implemented after the cargo variant becomes operational, tentatively scheduled for launch on June 2024

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NOTE: The current designs for the crewed version of Dream Chaser is identically the same as its cargo variant externally. For the original 2014 concept, see Endeavor35's Dream Chaser (2014) add-on instead
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IM-1 moon lander (updated mesh/textures!)

Post #130by EarthMoon » 24.02.2024, 17:34

IM-1 (other names: Intuitive Machines 1, TO2-IM, Odysseus) is a moon lander that launched on 15th February 2024, at 06:05 UTC and landed on 22nd February 2024, at 23:24 UTC near the Moon's south pole. During landing it tipped over, but it is still intact. (Read More)

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A photo of the lander before launch

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IM-1 launched on 15th February 2024, at 06:05 UTC


Model/Textures: https://www.orbiter-forum.com/resources/nova-c-lunar-lander.5552
Converted from .msh to .obj, .3ds and then to .cmod with https://github.com/BMCDad/orbiter-blender and Blender

The spacecraft is visible in Celestia until 4th March 2024 (planned mission end).

Known problems:
- The spacecraft "teleports" to the surface after the XYZV trajectory ends. That is a problem with the Horizons System which I cannot fix for obvious reasons.
- The spacecraft "floats" above the moon's surface. That is a problem with Celestia's mesh quality of spheres.
- The spacecraft's model is heavily simplified and looks different than the original. There were no free models available on the web, so I had to create one myself. This is fixed now! (Thx Limax7!)


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IM-1 on the way to the moon

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IM-1 in moon orbit

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IM-1 on moon (floating due to Celestia issues)
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Post #131by Limax7 » 25.02.2024, 08:36

Here is model of Nova-C Odysseus but I can't convert to 3ds or cmod :fie:
https://www.orbiter-forum.com/resources/nova-c-lunar-lander.5552/
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Updated mesh/textures for IM-1

Post #132by EarthMoon » 25.02.2024, 09:52

Thx! I have converted it with Orbiter-Blender (An addon for Blender). The updated addon is available in the main post.
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Post #133by DaveBowman2001 » 25.02.2024, 21:45

Been working on a Nova-C model for days now, which I first revealed on Discord. It is still mostly untextured as of today
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Post #134by gironde » 16.04.2024, 13:36

After a long break, I'm resuming Starlink launch updates.
There are no less than 20 launches that I offer you below


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Arktika-M

Post #135by DaveBowman2001 » 18.04.2024, 02:50

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Arktika-M is a series of Russian remote-sensing/communication satellites operating in highly elliptical 12-hour orbits above the Earth. Since 2021, two satellites were successfully launched, with an additional three more ordered to monitor high-latitude areas in the northern hemisphere

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Orbital TLE data acquired from CelesTrak.

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Post #136by DaveBowman2001 » 18.04.2024, 05:38

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Elektro-L, also known as the Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite (GOMS) is a series of Russian weather satellites placed in GEO, analogous to the Himawari, GOES and Meteosat. Four out of five satellites were launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan since 2011

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Orbital data were retrieved from CelesTrak

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Hubble Space Telescope

Post #137by DaveBowman2001 » 25.04.2024, 14:30

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Hubble on its present-day configuration, 2002-Present

The Hubble Space Telescope is an optical space observatory that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation today. It was serviced and upgraded by five shuttle missions from 1993 to 2009. This add-on is released in honor of its 34th launch anniversary (April 25th)

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Hubble with its original solar arrays, 1990-2002

WHAT'S NEW?
- Original add-on by Jestr
- Two versions of solar panels (original and modern) are included. Both are capable of suntracking. The original panels were first published on NASA 3D Resources (a huge thank you to pedro_jg for providing the link to me during development!)
- Foldable high-gain antennae and telescope cover to allow launch configuration inside the payload bay of STS-31 (Discovery)
- The Soft Capture Mechanism (installed during STS-125 on May 2009) is now attached to Hubble to allow hypothetical dockings with Crew Dragon, Dream Chaser, Orion, etc. Once again a huge thank you to pedro_jg for extracting the SCM model from NASA-VTAD
- Replaces the old Hubble Servicing Missions (1993-2009) add-on entirely

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STS-31 (Discovery)

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Must install STS-2024 first to simulate the Hubble Servicing Missions. Please take note that this is not compatible with older versions of the Shuttle add-on

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Chandra X-ray Observatory (2024)

Post #138by DaveBowman2001 » 29.04.2024, 05:34

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The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) is a NASA space telescope launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-93 by NASA on July 23, 1999. Observing the universe primarily in x-ray light, it is the third of the Great Observatories launched, after Hubble and Compton. Its mission is still ongoing as of 2024

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- Original add-on by toutatis
- Chandra now has an IUS-attached version to depict its launch configuration during STS-93 (Columbia)

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STS-93 (Columbia)

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Must install STS-2024 first to view its launch configuration. Please take note that this is not compatible with older versions of the Shuttle add-on

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Dragonfly (New Frontiers 4)

Post #139by DaveBowman2001 » 03.05.2024, 12:21

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Dragonfly "flying" on Titan. Click to view GIF animation

NASA's Dragonfly is a future space mission to send a robotic rotorcraft to fly above the surface of Titan. Scheduled for launch sometime in July 2028, it is expected to arrive on Saturn's largest moon around 2034 about south of Selk Crater, which is 800 km north of Huygens's landing site. It will be the second powered extraterrestrial aircraft ever built after Ingenuity

This add-on features moving propellers to simulate "flight" above Titan. Many thanks to Sirius_Alpha and SpaceExplorer for providing information regarding this mission's current landing site!

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TKS-VA

Post #140by DaveBowman2001 » 12.05.2024, 03:25

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Cosmos 929

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Cosmos 1686

The TKS-VA is a Soviet spacecraft originally designed for both crew/cargo missions to military Almaz space stations. It was never used in its intended purpose, though it became the basis of subsequent Russian space station modules for Mir and the ISS.

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Cosmos 881 and 882

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Cosmos 1267

Between 1976 and 1985, it flew a total of eight orbital test flights (four complete TKS-VAs, and four pairs of VA-only missions)

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