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NASA DART Challenge


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7 hours ago, GeminiExplorer said:

It took some time but I finally was successful. Going to try again with a higher velocity

https://imgur.com/ZBqG2zQ

https://imgur.com/tKxYNpz
 

Great job! I assume your craft is between 1-5 tons because of the solar panels. Because of this there are much more changes on Dimorphos' orbit as it's heavier.

 

 

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Here it is. See attached screenshot image gallery. Sorry about the graphical glitch. The Parallax rendering being used don't seem to work with Linux graphics for me.

https://imgur.com/gallery/95cnc91

My DART satellite features a camera deployment for versimilitude. In my first attempt I had unknown tracking off so I missed. Got it on my second try.

Edit: Craft files available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mMnhwZoUTOHZPFKnBzUlW7AG9bvKZQFP?usp=sharing

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I tried my hand at making a video - which ive never done before - so its of questionable quality; hopefully the craft itself makes up for it. I tried to make the DART as close to real as i could, including engine gimbal, the cool way the panels roll out and the LICIACube. First forum post too!

I usually play heavy modded so this challenge was a fun change of pace. Ignore the fps issues/lack of visual mods, im on a laptop :)

 

Edit: hopefully fixed embed link

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