Arrowstar Posted October 2, 2021 Author Share Posted October 2, 2021 1 hour ago, OrbitalManeuvers said: I'm using KSRSS, scaled up 2.5x. Will I be able to give your tool the solar system data it needs for calculations? To complicate things (or maybe it doesn't matter) there's Kronometer and SigmaDimensions involved doing the scaling and calendar witchcraft I guess. I'm nervous about your tool and KSP maybe speaking different time/date scales? As far as the solar system goes, yes, you can import exactly what's in KSP. You'll need to have the KSPTOTConnect plugin installed in the Gamedata folder (it ships with KSPTOT). Then just open up to the Flight Scene (basically, a rocket on the launch pad or in space) and then in KSPTOT, on the main UI, use the File Menu -> Create New Bodies File from KSP. Follow the prompts. As far as time goes, KSPTOT uses "universal time" under the hood for everything. So the year/day/hour/minute/second equivalent times might not be correct, but the UT will be because that's how KSP does it internally too. Quote Once the tool is happy, I would love to be able to reconstruct a Pioneer 10/11 type mission, where a Jupiter encounter leads to a Saturn encounter. Is that type of thing even possible in KSP? Clearly the real mission timing/parameters don't translate into KSP, but would your tool be able to do something with high level parameters like that? Yes, it's definitely possible in KSP and you can definitely model it in KSPTOT. Start with finding your flyby sequence in Multi-Flyby Maneuver Sequencer (MFMS). After that, you can export your trajectory to a binary file in MFMS and import it to Launch Vehicle Designer (LVD). You'll need the latest v1.6.9 pre-release 3 for this functionality (see above). Once you do that, you can optimize the trajectory to your heart's content and model the various tanks, engines, and dry mass on your vehicle (plus a bunch of other things!). Let me know if you have questions when you get to this point. Any other questions? I'm happy to answer any you have. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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