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  1. Sooooooooooooo good! Have you thought about doing a new pirs/poisk module after this? Would be so good for me and @AmateurAstronaut1969 Mir 2 (called Svoboda) build for our AH which I've shown below
  2. I correctly guessed the next part you were making so you put a nod to my old username (Hatattack) in the description. Thought it might be better if it made sense 3 years on lmao
  3. @Beale I was wondering if you would be able to update the description to go with my new username (well not new anymore but you get the idea)
  4. At some point, yes Took a screenshot of the livestream overlay and posted it onto a screenshot.
  5. A custom build courtesy of @AmateurAstronaut1969!
  6. IFT-2 Announcement After the extraordinary launch of IFT-2 that we saw on Saturday, my recreation has proved to be... a little bit far from reality lmao. Amateur and I have made a creative decision to not alter any existing posts to reflect the missions as they happen after the fact. This means that in this universe, IFT-2 was fully successful. If we were to alter every mission to match reality as it happened, there would be no point in doing the mission in the first place. Therefore, this thread can be seen as the real-life Artemis program sprinkled with some best-case scenario alterations. We both hope you are enjoying the thread as much as we are making it and that you will stick with us on this journey. Magnificent machine with a 1000ft plume...
  7. SpaceX | Starship IFT-2 | 17th November 2023 Starship’s first flight test provided numerous insights that directly contributed to several upgrades to both the vehicle and ground infrastructure to improve the probability of success on the next test flight. The second flight test will debut a hot-stage separation system and a new electronic Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system for Super Heavy Raptor engines, in addition to reinforcements to the pad foundation and a water-cooled steel flame deflector. Fully fueled, Starship weighs approximately 5000 t (11,000,000 lbs) and produces 16.7 million pounds of thrust, more than twice the thrust of the Saturn V rocket. On ignition, 3 raptors were shut down, 2 due to the flight computer deeming the startup process 'unhealthy' and another due to a component failure which caused a fire inside the inner engine bay. This was not known until after booster recovery. "We have throttled down and throttled back up, Starship has passed the period of maximum aerodynamic pressure." The fire in the inner engine bay led to an overpressure event, no raptors were lost and the booster continued to fly as intended. The superheavy booster cuts off all but the three centre engines. This reduces the thrust enough for the Starship upper stage to separate from the booster. Unlike IFT-1 starship separates using a hot-staging system, with the 3 vacuum raptors igniting while still attached to the booster, increasing performance. The inner sea level raptors ignite seconds later. Superheavy performs its boostback burn. "The superheavy booster is about to begin its landing burn, touching down softly in the Gulf of Mexico." "Booster landing confirmed." Booster 9 will be tugged back to the port of Brownsville for recovery and inspection. Meanwhile, Starship continues on its journey to space... Starship shuts down just short of orbital velocity, allowing it to reenter over the Pacific Ocean without the need for raptor reignition. Starship reenters Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 15,500 MPH, over 15 times the speed of a bullet. By using its actuated flaps, Starship free-falls like a skydiver. This manoeuvre has already been demonstrated previously in the high-altitude flight tests. Splashing down off the coast of Hawaii around 90 minutes after launch, Starship's second integrated flight test comes to a close. For the first time in history, full reusability has been proven, opening endless possibilities for the future of spaceflight. Excitement is guaranteed... NEXT LAUNCH: Vulcan CERT-1
  8. SpaceX|Starship IFT-1|20th April 2023 After a series of high-altitude flight tests culminating in the successful landing of SN15, SpaceX set its eyes on the first orbital test flight. While originally planning on using Booster 4 and Ship 20, the design was deemed too obsolete to fly and swapped over to the newer Booster 7 and Ship 24. Standing 121m tall and 9m wide, Starship is the tallest and most powerful launch vehicle ever developed. Starship is planned to be fully reusable, with both its Superheavy booster and Starship upper stage being caught by a pair of mechanical arms attached to the tower, dubbed Mechazilla by Elon. Starship is currently being developed in Starbase, Texas and will later fly from LC-39A and potentially LC-49 at Kennedy Space Center. NASA has selected Starship HLS as a lander for the Artemis 3 and Artemis 4 missions. "Starship second stage main fuel and LOx tanks are loaded for flight right now. The Superheavy first stage booster propellant loading is continuing." "5 4 Booster ignition... 2 1 We have liftoff!" "T+33 seconds into the test flight of the inaugural Starship vehicle" "We are flying at twice the thrust of the Saturn V heading to space" "I'M GONNA BE ON THAT THING" - Screams Tim Dodd, Everyday Astronaut and future dearMoon crew member. Multiple raptor engines failed during flight. The vehicle rose to a maximum altitude of 39km before losing control and entering a spin. The Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) destroyed the vehicle around 40 seconds after being triggered. "As we promised, an exciting end to the inaugural Starship integrated test flight!" With the launch of Starship, SpaceX have begun the journey towards the era of fully reusable spaceflight... NEXT LAUNCH: Starship IFT-2
  9. It's a custom build, none of the parts are dodo apart from the lunar photon.
  10. NASA-Rocket Lab | CAPSTONE | 28 June 2022 NASA's "CAPSTONE" mission, which stands for "Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment," was designed to test and validate key technologies and operational concepts needed for NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return astronauts to the Moon and eventually establish a sustainable human presence there. The primary goals of the mission are as follows: Lunar Gateway Navigation: CAPSTONE was tasked with proving the ability to navigate in a unique orbit around the Moon known as a near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO). This orbit is intended for NASA's Lunar Gateway, a space station that will serve as a staging point for lunar missions. Autonomous Navigation: The mission sought to demonstrate autonomous navigation capabilities, allowing the spacecraft to make its own decisions regarding orbital maneuvers and position adjustments, reducing the need for constant ground control. Spacecraft Communications: CAPSTONE aimed to test the spacecraft's communication systems in the lunar environment, including its ability to communicate with the Lunar Gateway and Earth. Liftoff from LC-1 at Rocket Lab's Mahia launch complex. The Electron rocket included the NASA worm to signal the collaborative mission between the two partners. MECO and second-stage ignition. Fairing Separation. Providing the final kick towards the moon is Rocket Lab's Lunar Photon kick stage. Lunar Photon Separation. Due to its ballistic transfer, CAPSTONE took three months to reach lunar insertion. CAPSTONE spent the next six months collecting data, flying within 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of the Moon’s North Pole on its near pass and 43,500 miles (70,000 km) from the South Pole at its farthest. NEXT LAUNCH: ARTEMIS I
  11. Shuttle Profiles Pack Enterprise Columbia Challenger Discovery Atlantis Endeavour Spacedock Licensed by Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  12. Most likely not. I have no intention to carry this on in the near future as it just doesn't interest me anymore.
  13. Release V.03 Tweaks to Lemon to make it more Mars-friendly
  14. I'm gonna be posting some images I've made with these profiles so make sure to check in every now and then
  15. I'm excited to push this game to its graphical limits!
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