Orbiter is a freeware space flight simulator program developed to simulate spaceflight using realistic newtonian physics. Image is 150 meters wide, sun from the left, north towards top nasa gsfcarizona state university. The launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. It was launched into an elliptical low earth orbit leo by the soviet union on 4 october 1957. Suggested by adrev masters admin sweet victory as featured in spongebob squarepants. Project apollo simulates the apollo missions to earth orbit and the moon and the planned post apollo missions that never flew.
The base is located in the crater jules verne on lunar farside. All version orbiter 2016 6 orbiter 2010 35 orbiter 2006 23. I recommend making a backup of your existing 2006 installation in case of problems. The lunar orbiter 2 robotic spacecraft, part of the lunar orbiter program, was designed primarily to photograph smooth areas of the lunar surface for selection and verification of safe landing sites for the surveyor and apollo missions. Morgan lro participating scientist opportunity announced 06. Wed love to include everyones addons here, however our goal with this list is to provide a comprehensive overview of essential addons for new orbinauts. Project apollo nassp was originally called nassp nasas apollo space simulation project and was based on alain capts amso. You can see the discarded lem in the shot before she burns up. Project apollo simulates the apollo missions to earth orbit and the moon, and is slowly expanding to simulate planned postapollo missions that never flew. Feb 22, 2017 project apollo nassp also known as nassp or ncpp is an addon for the orbiter space flight simulator.
Home of alain capts apollo mission sim for orbiter project. It is available as a free download from the official orbiter site. After installing the core package and making sure that it runs without problems on your computer, you can add optional features such as high resolution planetary textures or essential 3rd party addons. Combining a moderately accurate physics engine with 3d rendering, its main application is as an educational or recreational tool. Nasas sharpeyed lunar reconnaissance orbiter is gearing up to look down on the apollo 11 landing site the location of the first human foray. All five missions were successful, and 99% of the moon was photographed with a resolution of 60 m or better. Project apollo features a nearfull implementation of the control panels in the command module and lunar module, and. Home of interplanetarymfd imfd, navigation mfd and other addons.
Similarly, orbiter 2010 lets you recreate some of the most famous space voyages in modern history. The basic installation requires about 3 gb of space. The vast reaches of our solar system are open for orbiter fans to explore. Project apollo nassp also known as nassp or ncpp is an addon for the orbiter space flight simulator. Web site of francophone communitys addons for orbiter. It was given a more general objective, to perform a broad systematic photographic survey of lunar surface features in order to increase the scientific knowledge of. This package was for simulations of the apollo soyuz test program from july, 1975 and included launchers for both the apollo a basic saturn 1b and the soyuz.
Nov 27, 2000 orbiter is a spaceflight simulator for the pc. Sep 06, 2011 low periapsis narrow angle camera image of the apollo 17 landing site. Download the zip file, create an orbiter folder, and extract the contents of the zip file into the folder. The micrometeoroid experiments recorded 22 impacts showing the average micrometeoroid flux near the moon. In astronomy, lunar orbit also known as a selenocentric orbit is the orbit of an object around the moon as used in the space program, this refers not to the orbit of the moon about the earth, but to orbits by various manned or unmanned spacecraft around the moon. How is apollo mission simulator for orbiter space flight simulator abbreviated. The programming interface api is a versatile way to extend the core orbiter functionality. Orbiter does both large and small events and allows you to scale up and down economically. The lunar orbiter program lunar and planetary institute. Orbiter is a unique flight simulator that lets users launch manned or unmanned flights into space. Tutorials, including how to write scenarios space shuttle operations. Faq orbiter tips, calibrate your monitor its full of stars. Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics.
Normally the lunar reconnaissance orbiter lro orbits the moon in a 50 km altitude, nearcircular, polar orbit. Orbiter is a realistic 3d realtime space flight simulator program. I burn retrograde to kill current velocity and drop directly to the surface of the moon. Data from the lunar reconnaissance orbiter spacecraft now makes it possible to show what the apollo astronauts saw as they flew around the far side of the moon. About the same size and weight as a dc9 aircraft, the orbiter contains the pressurized crew compartment which can normally carry up to seven crew members, the huge cargo bay, and the three main engines mounted on its aft end. If you have orbiter 2006 edition installed already, you can download the upgrade from v. There is also a great community around it that have. A complete uptodate list of popular, most wanted addons for orbiter 2010.
Forty years later, the lunar reconnaissance orbiter camera lroc imaged the landing site with enough detail to see the tracks of the rover and footprints the astronauts left behind. Top 4 download periodically updates software information of orbiter 2016 full version from the publisher, but some information may be slightly outofdate using warez version, crack, warez passwords, patches, serial numbers, registration codes, key generator, pirate key, keymaker or keygen for orbiter 2016 license key is illegal and prevent future development of orbiter 2016. I managed to steer this reentry to within 4 miles of. Mission 3 differed from the previous two missions in that it was a site confirmation mission rather than a site selection mission. Amso is defined as apollo mission simulator for orbiter space flight simulator rarely. Lunar orbiter captures sharpest ever views of apollo moon.
Project apollo simulates the apollo missions to earth orbit and the moon, and is slowly expanding to simulate planned post apollo missions that never flew. Technical specs of shuttlepb from manual mass 500 kg empty orbiter 750 kg fuel capacity 1250 kg total length 7 m thrust 3. Nassp was developed by jeanluc roccaserra, who released the source code to version 4. Launch the space shuttle from kennedy space center and rendezvous with the international space station. Amso stands for apollo mission simulator for orbiter space flight simulator. Project apollo nassp basics spacecraft controls youtube. Moon orbiter to photograph apollo 11 landing site solar. For installation instructions, see the download page. About the virtual cockpit of the space shuttle atlantis. Ideally, upgrading an old lunar orbiter image taken of the apollo 11 landing zone before armstrong and aldrin set foot there, contrasted to a new lro overhead shot, would present a unique beforeafter looksee of the historic tranquility base site, said greg schmidt, deputy director of the nasa amesbased lunar science institute. It was given a more general objective, to perform a broad systematic photographic survey of lunar surface features in order to. Lunar reconnaissance orbiter s closeup views of apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
The lunar orbiter program consisted of five lunar orbiters which returned photography of 99% of the surface of the moon near and far side with resolution down to 1 meter. Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like today and in the not so distant future. Another possibility of orbiter 2010 is to create your own space rockets. Its laser altimeter and camera are recording the rugged, airless lunar terrain in exceptional detail, making it possible to visualize the moon with unprecedented fidelity. Altea aerospace dougs orbiter page, home of the xr fleet. However, none of them specifically addresses some of the problems i had to deal with when i first tried to get to the moon, so i decided to write my own one. This is because orbiter is the only timing system anyone can rent successfully to first time users. The latest beta version features a nearfull implementation of the control panels in the command module and lunar module, and an increasingly accurate simulation of. Project apollo for orbiter aka nassp simulates the apollo missions to earth orbit and the moon, and is slowly expanding to simulate planned post apollo missions that never flew. It was also equipped to collect selenodetic, radiation intensity, and micrometeoroid impact data the spacecraft was placed in a cislunar trajectory. Five lunar orbiter missions were launched in 1966 through 1967 with the purpose of mapping the lunar surface before the apollo landings. Project apollo features a nearfull implementation of the control panels in the command module and lunar module, and an increasingly. Orbiter apollo 11 tutorial by now, there are several tutorials available on how to successfully fly an apollo moon mission using orbiter and nassp.
Project apollo nassp is the place to find all the addons needed to relive the us apollo space program. You can see very clearly both the astronauts tracks and the really beautifully sharp and crisp parallel lines, which are the tracks of the lunar roving vehicle, mark robinson, principal investigator for the camera on nasas lunar reconnaissance orbiter lro, said of the apollo 17 view, one of the three landing sites that were newly imaged. Lunar reconnaissance orbiter has been in orbit around the moon since the summer of 2009. Project apollo simulates the apollo missions to earth orbit and the moon and the planned postapollo missions that never flew. Currently running orbiter2010 and am in a 50km circular orbit in a shuttlepb technical specs below. It is home to the schmitt selenology research institute and the janskyreber radio astronomy observatory operating the rylepawsey vla radio telescope. To run orbiter, you need a windows pc with at least 4gb of memory. Orbiter is an accessible tool for atmospheric, orbital and interplanetary space flight simulation.
Recently i discovered that in march of 1969, when the lunar module ascent stage, spider was released during the apollo 9 earth orbital mission, the ascent engine was commanded to burn to fuel depletion. This method is nonintrusive it doesnt change the registry or system resources, allows multiple copies of orbiter on a single system, and can be uninstalled by simply deleting the. Orbiter is a newtonian physicsbased space flight simulator. Orbiter 2010 is a space flight simulator game whose main objective is to respect the laws of physics in order to deliver the most realistic space voyage experience possible. Altogether the orbiters returned 2180 high resolution and 882 medium resolution frames. In 1972, the apollo 17 crew set up science experiments and gathering samples of lunar rocks and regolith soil to bring to earth for analysis. Back in 2004, manuel amorim mcdope, one of the original addon providers for orbiter, released a package for use with orbiter 031217. Kongregate free online game orbiter orbiter is an original new puzzler game on kong. This texture repository contains highresolution replacements of the planetary surface textures and elevation maps for earth, moon, mars and some additional solar system objects. This video showcases visualizations in 4k resolution of many of those lunar surface views, starting with earthset and sunrise, and concluding with the time apollo reestablished. They can dock with space stations, repair satellites, and land on planets. Jul 15, 2009 nasas sharpeyed lunar reconnaissance orbiter is gearing up to look down on the apollo 11 landing site the location of the first human foray to the moon 40 years ago this month.
Orbiter is an amazing free 3d space simulator written by dr. Amso apollo mission simulator for orbiter space flight. The most recent release of the game is orbiter 2010 p1. What sets this space simulator apart from all others is the accurate math and orbital physics, which makes reaching planets like mars, a true challenge. This package was for simulations of the apollosoyuz test program from july, 1975 and included launchers for both the apollo a basic saturn 1b and the soyuz. This file will download from orbiter 2010s developer website. The system lets users compress time to shorten long adventures. Play through 24 levels to achieve a high scor play orbiter. To do so you just have to download the additional necessary packs, available on the official website. The orbiter is both the brains and heart of the space transportation system. The altitude at apoapsis point farthest from the center of attraction for a lunar orbit is known as apolune, apocynthion. However, none of them specifically addresses some of the problems i had to deal with when i first tried to get to. This is especially evident in the long shadows cast near the terminator, or daynight line. Project apollo nassp documentation, installation etc.629 1116 1020 642 721 690 1222 1240 1277 1256 609 677 443 1232 1235 909 358 632 1105 520 924 361 1027 799 1140 680 679 544 1097 267 369 985 101 322 107 649 1088 1293 223 726