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General Discussion / Apollo 13 facts
« on: July 28, 2017, 11:09:46 AM »
Events leading up to Apollo 13 incident. Much of this is already well known. Here is a brief summary:

* an oxygen tank with wrong voltage tolerance and faulty lining was installed in Apollo 13, leading to a series of damages including damaged powered fan wire insulation within the tank
* Apollo 13 was launched in a free return to Earth trajectory
* at 30 hours Apollo 13 made a midcourse correction taking it out of the free return trajectory
* at 56 hours into the flight as the fans were turned on, the wire shorted and oxygen tank no. 2 exploded, damaging also tank no. 1 and bay no. 4 cover. The crew lost electricity, light and water
* 5 hours after the explosion, Apollo 13 made a 35 second burn to put itself back in the free return trajectory
* on the far side of the Moon, another burn of 5 minutes was made to speed up the return journey
* 4 hours before landing the service module was discarded


Sources:
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/ap13acc.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo13.html

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General Discussion / new app icon
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:02:04 PM »
Space Simulator finally has a new app icon that does the game some justice.



It wasn't easy choosing one single image to convey all the things you can do in the game. In the end we decided to go with an orbit MFD which captures the spirit of the game well. Let us know if you like it!

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General Discussion / NASA astronauts most searched questions
« on: April 28, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
the most searched astronaut questions on Google are .... 
https://youtu.be/ZXvMARbZ5P8

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General Discussion / windows close buttons (X)
« on: April 10, 2017, 04:17:38 PM »
Did you know that you can always show the close window buttons (X) by turning OFF "auto-hide windows" in the CONFIG menu. Currently, iOS users have AUTO-HIDE WINDOWS turned on by default to maximum screen space. If you are unable to find the close button (X) for the window you could try turning off auto-hide windows.

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General Discussion / Steam keys up for grabs x10
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:33:43 PM »
Hey guys,

We had a great February with good sales a some really great reviews come through. To kick off March we have released another 10 steam keys for thoughtful reviews for the App Store. Same deal as last time, you will be rewarded with a free steam key for a copy of Space Simulator on Steam for a well-written review. 

Email me at info(at)brixtondynamics.co.uk or PM with your details.

First come first served!

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General Discussion / GET YOUR FREE STEAM KEY HERE!!
« on: January 06, 2017, 03:20:39 PM »
Happy 2017 to all our dear forum members!

We closed 2016 with the successful release of v1.0.7 - our most stable release so far. In these coming months of the new year we are working hard to bring Space Simulator to Steam on Early Access.

To celebrate this milestone we are GIVING AWAY FREE steam keys!!!

Yes that right, we are giving away free steam keys (PC or MAC) for anyone who rates the game positively (5 stars) on the App Store with a genuine and thoughtful review (min 50 words). This offer is for v1.0.7 only so those who reviewed previously versions please update your reviews to qualify.

Those of you interested in claiming your key please email me at info[at]brixtondynamics.co.uk or PM with your review info. The key will give you FREE access to the game when it is released for Early Access on Steam later this year.

A big big thank you to those who have reviewed already (you'll get your free Steam Key too of course!)
 
Happy 2017!

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General Discussion / Android v1.0.7 is out!
« on: December 14, 2016, 04:32:05 AM »
Space Simulator v1.0.7 is now available on Google Play!
Thank you for your patience. 

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Betatest Area / beta iOS 1.35 ready
« on: November 15, 2016, 08:07:18 AM »
iOS beta 1.35 has been published for testing thanks!

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General Discussion / how to read FDAIs
« on: November 13, 2016, 05:40:07 PM »
In response to some questions we've been getting in relation to the Apollo panel '8 balls', here's a brief summary...


The IMU (Inertial Measuring Unit) is fixed onto the cockpit and moves with the spacecraft. There are three gimbal axes measuring movement of the spacecraft in the X, Y and Z axes. The output from the IMU axes then turns the 8 ball to give a visual indication of the position of the non-moving stable platform (the 8 ball) in relation to the spacecraft. 

Although bearing some resemblance to FDs (Flight Directors) used in general aviation, the FDAIs are not artificial horizon indicators. Rather, they are attitude indicators showing the yaw, pitch and roll of the spacecraft with reference to an initial inertial state, which changes depending on the mission.



The horizontal lines are the pitch lines.
The vertical lines are the yaw lines.
The center semicircle indicates the current pitch and yaw.
The triangle points to the roll.
The red area is the dreaded gimbal lock region.

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General Discussion / Science Museum 3D movie - Legend of Apollo
« on: November 06, 2016, 12:08:23 PM »
A really neat short movie about the Apollo 11 mission released by the Science Museum: Legend of Apollo Main (3D)

Highlights some interesting details from the astronauts' perspective. Great animation and drama building!

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Betatest Area / Looking for Android beta testers
« on: November 04, 2016, 08:41:44 AM »
Hi all, 

We're entering into the final stages of beta testing for v1.0.7. We'd like to have a few more Android testers. 

If you have already purchased the game and would like to do some beta testing please PM with:
1) Order Number (GPA13xx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx) 
2) Google account
3) device model 


Thanks!

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General Discussion / button/font size reminder
« on: August 19, 2016, 08:12:33 AM »
Just a reminder that all control windows are fully resizeable. You can make the control buttons and font as large as you wish and place the control windows wherever you wish on the screen.


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General Discussion / available on Kindle
« on: July 28, 2016, 09:04:50 AM »
Hi all,

For those of you with a Kindle tablet or phone there is good news. Space Simulator is out on the Amazon AppStore!

Search for "Space Simulator" then order by newest release or see it here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.brixtondynamics.spacesimulator


Enjoy!

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General Discussion / translations
« on: May 07, 2016, 10:47:52 AM »
Hi everybody,

As you may know we have implemented general multilingual support in v1.0.6 to include English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic. We would like to see if there is anyone out there who might be interested in helping us work on the translations for the various flight control displays buttons we have in the game?

If you speak any of the above languages and would like to get involved please get in contact!

Thanks.

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Betatest Area / v1.0.6 Nexus 7
« on: April 19, 2016, 07:24:03 AM »
Happy to confirm that v1.0.6 works great on Nexus 7 (2013). Great job.

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