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Development news / Re: New Docking MFD Window
« on: May 13, 2017, 03:12:30 PM »
Looks really nice. 🚀

General Discussion / Re: Ceres Challenge
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:05:46 AM »
I have taken my own challenge, and I've have some luck.  I started with the Saturn V in Earth orbit. I did a burn for a Hoffman transfer to Ceres orbit.  When I arrived I was early as usual.  I did a second burn to complete the Hoffman transfer. By that time I was down to just the command module and lander.  I waited in orbit for 4 plus years to catch up to Ceres. At that point I had to turn the unlimited fuel on.  It took about 5 mins to slow from 7000m/s to 600m/s. Then I had reached orbit around Ceres.

General Discussion / Re: Ceres Challenge
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:07:05 AM »
It might have been Vesta.  I'll probably go there next. On those small bodies it more of a rendezvous than a landing.  Have you tried orbiting Phobos? Doesn't really work. It just too small.

General Discussion / Re: Ceres Challenge
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:41:58 PM »
It's been about a week since I've posted this challenge, I'm still hoping to see some reply and pics.  I'd be interested to hear if anyone landed on Ceres.  🚀

Feature Request / Re: Cassini probe journey
« on: April 19, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing this.  
Some facts about Cassini (that Google told me)
Lanched Oct 15th 1997
Reached orbit around Saturn on July 1st 2004

To get to Saturn Cassini did two flybys of Venus, one of Earth and one of Jupiter.

This will be the end of a pretty awesome mission.

General Discussion / Ceres Challenge
« on: April 13, 2017, 04:54:55 AM »
Has any one here made it to Ceres?  In orbit or landed?  Ceres is one of the few bodies that you can't instantly arrive at by custom missions.  I'd like to challenge the message board readers to reach an orbit around Ceres and/land on the planetoid.  Doesn't matter if you start from Earth or Mars.  Please post pics here or on the Space Simulater facebook page, and post notice of your accomplishment here.
Good luck to everyone who attempts this challenge.

General Discussion / Re: min PC requirements
« on: March 13, 2017, 08:10:36 PM »
Thanks for the info. 👍🚀

Development news / Re: Space Simulator Operating System.
« on: February 09, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »
Very cool, and Double The Code! Now we all know what you've been up to. Thanks for the update.

General Discussion / Changes to Goolge's Rating System
« on: January 27, 2017, 03:11:06 AM »
Google has updated their Play Store rating.  Now app's are rated for Gameplay, Controls and Graphics separately. 
The orginal reviews are still there, but if you got your copy of Space Simulator from Google, you should pop over and update your rating.
Thanks everyone.

General Discussion / Re: Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 18, 2017, 02:42:28 PM »
Very good tips.  I'll give that a try. Thanks.

There seems be an issue when use Radical in the orbit window.  

Shown in pic, I can run the radical pass the avialible delta v, and it doesn't flag it as insufficient. And after pressing go it doesn't subtract anything. It is gets stanger if you add change to the V or normal.  You can change them up near the available delta V, then use the radical run over the total delta V over the available delta V.  After hitting go, it will subtract from the available delta, but only a small amount.
I think since the change in radical is not getting flaged in the insufficient check, it allows bad values in the Subtract From Available Delta V function.  Let me know if you need me to run some more tests to help tract this down.

General Discussion / Re: Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 13, 2017, 04:50:26 PM »
I've had a few successful trips from Earth to Mars.  I'm not that good at it but I might have a tip or 2.
1st, try different launch date, try to start with Mars ahead of Earth in its orbit.
Do a burn to flatten you orbit to 0 deg inclination.
To get the craft to Mars, I increase Delta V to escape Earth, but I also increase my radical, sometimes after leaving earth. Note: If you increase your radical while close to Earth, you might want to be on the dark side, or you could push yourself into the Earth.

Increasing the radical will push the orbit off center of the sun.  I use the radical to "roll" my smaller orbit around the inside of mars's orbit.
Because my orbit is smaller, I can catch up to Mars.  I can "roll" a couple of times to correct the timing.
The more time you burn to increase you radical, "roll" your orbit, the wider your orbit will get. You can get going so fast you can't slow down enough the "capture" Mars.
This is not a great way to do a Earth/Mars transfer but you don't have to do one prefect burn, you can kind of steer your way there.
Hopefully some one will post a better method.
Good luck👍

General Discussion / Re: GET YOUR FREE STEAM KEY HERE!!
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:13:46 PM »
Hey that's a great idea for boosting ratings! 👍. I have already given a 5star rating, and I have my Steam money ready for when this comes out, but hopefully others will take advantage of this offer and we'll see a jump in rating rates.

General Discussion / Re: Fauvorite scripting language?
« on: January 02, 2017, 10:42:18 PM »
How much customization would this allow? Custom scenarios, custom crafts, custom controlls.  Could some-one change staging order?

That's awesome to hear. I'm eager to get my copy when the Steam release is ready. I hope you took a few days off to enjoy the holidays.

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