Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

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Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

Postby it0uchpods » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:18 am

Apollo 11:
Finally finished my flight to the moon, simulating Apollo 11. Here are some screenshots I took. I lost the ones I took in Earth orbit and launch, excuse that. :)

Re-entry and landing was at night, so the pics are a bit dark. Sorry. The hardest part of the entire flight was re-docking the Lunar Module with the Command and Service Modules, as they needed to be in the same orbit, at the same velocity, and pointed towards each other. I flew a manual re-entry, which was also difficult.

Software used:
* Orbiter 2010 P1
* Orbiter D3D9 Client R15
* Orbiter Sound 4.0
* AMSO 1.21
* Lunar Transfer MFD 1.4

Trans Lunar Injection:
S-IVB, Command and Services Modules leaving Earth Orbit:
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Transposition and Docking:
Aligning with Lunar Module:
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Captured:
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Extracting the Lunar Module:
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Free-falling to the Moon:
Command, Service, and Lunar Modules leaving Earth:
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Near the Moon:
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Lunar Orbit:
Lunar Orbit Injection:
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In Lunar Orbit:
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Lunar Landing:
Lunar Module separates from Command and Service Modules:
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Descending to Periapsis:
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The Eagle has Landed:
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One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind:
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Lunar Ascent and Docking:
Ascent Module separates from Descent Stage and Proceeds into Lunar Orbit near Command and Service Modules:
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Command and Service Modules dock with Lunar Module:
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Lunar Module hard-docked with Command and Service Modules:
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Trans Earth Injection:
Lunar Module permanently separates from Command and Service Modules (notice the probe on the end of the Command Module is removed):
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Service Module SPS Engine burns for Trans Earth Injection:
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Re-entry and Splashdown:
Command and Service Modules separate:
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Preparing for Re-entry:
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Re-entering Earth's atmosphere:
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Drogue Parachutes deploy:
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Main Parachutes deploy:
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Splashdown:
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I may post future flight logs here when I do them.

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Re: Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

Postby SHM » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:52 am

I want to try that :lol:
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Re: Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

Postby it0uchpods » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:02 pm

I might stream the next flight I do. You can watch of you want.

I recommend reading a lot about how Apollo CSM, LM, and Saturn V work before trying this. Also space aerodynamics.

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Re: Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

Postby IAHM-COL » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Does it take you 3 days to get there?
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Re: Orbiter: Apollo: To the moon

Postby it0uchpods » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm

I used time warp during the Free Fall, when no RCS or burns were doing anything, the rest were done real time. (Except Moon EVA I only did 30mins). The whole thing took some 4-5 hours.

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