There's one thing Kerbal Space Program is missing. It allows you to build and fly your own rockets, to explore the solar system, even our own with RSS. And you can build even more realistic rockets with Realism Overhaul.
But there is one aspect of spaceflight missing that Kerbal Telemetry is trying to provide: Mission Control.
This software, based on NASAS open source mission control software openmct, allows you to set up mission control on your own PC! Installing, Running and Updating
First thing you'll need is the Telemachus mod for ksp. you can either get it from CKAN or get ericjdevelopers fork In the future it will probably only work with his fork because Telemachus isn't in developement anymore and were planning to clean some things up and add new features but for now the standard Telemachus Reborn mod from CKAN works fine
Once you got the mod, you need to install NodeJS on your pc. Version 14 is recommended. This is the framework openmct uses.
Next download and unzip the source of one of the releases (If you're unsure which one you'll probably want to download the "Source code (zip)" of the newest release) or, if you're more tech savy, clone the repository.
Once you got the source code you need to open a command line in the kerbal-telemetry directory, type in `npm install` and hit enter. This will install all dependencies openmct needs. Sometimes this stop at `webpack compiled` followed by anumber of warnings. If you hit that point and it doesnt finish by itself, it's safe to stop it by pressing `Ctrl+C` Running
Once again, open a command line in the kerbal-telemetry directory and type in `npm start`, then hit enter. This starts openmct. Once its running, leave the command line open and open your browser, then go to http://localhost:8080/ and you're there! When you're done playing KSP, close the site, head back into the command prompt where openmct is running and press `Ctrl + C` to stop Kerbal Telemetry.
There are two things to note once you're on the site: When you are trying to look at telemetry and can't see anything, first try to see if on the lower left corner it says `Fixed Timespan` or `Local Clock`. You'll only see telemtry when it's set to local clock.
Theres also an annoying warning about `Missing request provider, see console for details`. It's obnoxious but for now just ignore it, thats going to get fixed at a later date. Updating
If you downloaded the source code from the releases, just download the new version from there, delete the old kerbal-telemetry directory and replace it with the new one. All yourlayouts, settings and stuff like that should be saved. Then run `npm install` again.
If you used git to clone this repo, just run a `git pull` followed up by a `npm install` in case there are new/updated dependencies and you're good to go. Using Kerbal Telemetry
Nasa has a nice Live Demo that you can use to learn the basics of what openmct has to offer Add your own Resources
KSP Openmct is able to track all the stock Resources like Liquid Fuel, Oxidizer etc.
But what if you play with mods and have other resources like Kerosene? Well it's simple. Just go into the ksp openmct directory, open a command prompt and type `addResource.ps1 "Your Resource"` on windows or `./addResource.sh "Your Resource"` on linux (I don't own an apple product so I can't tell you how to or even if you can do it there. My guess is the linux approach works). Note that the quotation marks are important
When you update Kerbal Telemetry you either have to add your resources again or make a backup of the following file: `ksp-openmct/src/plugins/kerbal-telemetry/dictionaries/r.json` Contributing.
If you want to help either this project or ericjdevelopers fork of telemachus join us on Discord! Credits
Currently all of this is written by myself but in the future there might be contributions by others.
Also I will be working together with ericjdeveloper who is creating a fork of Telemachus to add new features.
This project is a fork of NASAS openmct, which is licensed under the APACHE license and the biggest part of the code belongs to NASA. Thank you NASA for making this amazing piece of software open source!