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Autopilots Lists
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:47:32 AM »
We made an extensive list of autopilots to assist in common mission maneuvers.
Some autopilots are specific to the Apollo missions, some are generic.

When a green dot shows next to the AUTOPILOT tab, an autopilot is currently running.

Some autopilots run in a safe mode. You need to press the padlock icon to unlock.
Some autopilots start in paused mode. You need to first select the required parameters and then press the start button to begin running the autopilot.

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These are autopilots currently enabled on the Steam version:

AGC TESTProgram 7Performs a basic display test on the Apollo Guidance Computer
LAUNCH TO ORBIT Program 11Launches the Saturn V stack to Earth parking orbit.
'Altitutde' is the orbital altitude in kilometers.
'Bearing' is in degrees from true north.
The spacecraft must be launched from a port, ie, the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
LAUNCHMOONORBITProgram 12Launches the Lunar Module to lunar orbit with the correct inclination.
TLI LUNARINJProgram 15Fires the S-IVB engine into translunar injection orbit.
This requires the spacecraft to be within 1 of the orbital plane with respect to the Moon.
It will propel the Apollo stack to an orbit with an apogee nearing the distance at which the lunar sphere of influence will trap the spacecraft.
Upon nearing the Moon, further mid-course corrections may be needed to finetune the lunar orbit insertion.
In reality, this TLI was performed by the Instrument Unit on the S-IVB stage and the AGC program 15 (this one) was a backup.
LOI LUNARORBITProgram 16Computes and performs the engine burn required to get trapped in lunar orbit.
It assumes the spacecraft is following a hyperbolic orbit (an open orbit where eccentricity is greater than 1).
LUNAR DOIProgram 17Descent Orbit Initialization procedure.
PROGRADEProgram 20Progrades the spacecraft, orienting the engine with the direction of travel.
This is useful for increasing orbital velocity.
RETROGRADEProgram 21Retrogrades the spacecraft, orienting the engine against the direction of travel.
This is useful for reducing orbital velocity.
NORMAL PLUSProgram 22Sets the spacecraft pointing to the perpendicular of the orbital plane.
Useful for changing orbital inclination.
KILLROTProgram 24Cancels the spacecraft rotation.
HOVERProgram 25Hovers the spacecraft horizontally relative to the ground.
LEVEL FLIGHTProgram 26Orients the spacecraft parallel to the horizon.
RADIAL PLUSProgram 27Orients the spacecraft with the engine perpendicular to the orbital path pointing to the center.
RADIAL MINUSProgram 28Orients the spacecraft with the engine perpendicular to the orbital path pointing away from the center.
DOCK COPLANARProgram 31Orients the spacecraft with the correct docking orientation, regardless of its alignment.
DOCK POINT TOProgram 32Orients the spacecraft towards the docking target.
EARTH DOCKINGProgram 33Transposes, rotates and translates the Command Module to perform a docking with the Lunar Module still attached to the S-IVB.
DOCK PROGRADEProgram 34Orients the spacecraft along the relative velocity vector with the target spacecraft.
DOCK RETROGRADEProgram 35Retrogrades, pointing the engine against the RELATIVE velocity to the docking target aircraft.
Engine thrust will kill the relative velocity.
KILL RELVELProgram 39Reduces the spacecraft's relative velocity to the docking target to 0.
SPS BURNProgram 40Performs a SPS engine burn.
This requires further data entry the the DSKY  console with parameters obtained from the burn-PAD.
REENTRY Program 41Space Shuttle reentry for Kennedy Space Center.
HOVER Program 42Hovers the spacecraft keeping a constant altitude and vertical velocity.
AUTOLAND Program 45Lands the spacecraft/aircraft in the designated airport in the HSI AIRP panel.
PO ALIGNMENTProgram 50Aligns the inertial platform to the parking orbit reported inclination.
NORMAL MINUSProgram 58Orients the spacecraft perpendicular to the orbital plane (Normal -).
This is useful for changing orbital inclination.
POWERED DESCENTProgram 63Fires the descent engine and reduces velocity up to the final 2000 feet P64 go-no-go landing gate.
FINAL REENTRYProgram 64Final reentry for the Command Module.
REENTRY Program 92Deorbits the Space Shuttle until a vector state fit for reentry to Kennedy Space Center.
CIRCULARIZE TOPProgram 101Circularizes the orbit to the altitude of the highest point.
CIRCULARIZE LOWERProgram 102Circularizes the orbit to the altitude of the lowest point.
ALIGN PLANEProgram 103Aligns the orbital plane (select target in ORBIT visualizer).
The first step to a successful Hohmann Transfer Orbit is to have both orbits share the same orbital plane.
To do so you need to perform a normal +/- burn at the points where the two orbit planes intersect.
These are commonly referred to as the Ascending Node (AN) and Descending Node (DN).
ENGINE BURNProgram 104Automated engine burn executing the orbital changes selected in the ORBIT visualizer.




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These are the autopilots currently enabled on the mobile versions:


AGC TESTProgram 7Performs a basic display test on the Apollo Guidance Computer
LAUNCH TO ORBIT Program 11Launches the Saturn V stack to Earth parking orbit.
'Altitutde' is the orbital altitude in kilometers.
'Bearing' is in degrees from true north.
The spacecraft must be launched from a port, ie, the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
LAUNCHMOONORBITProgram 12Launches the Lunar Module to lunar orbit with the correct inclination.
TLI LUNARINJProgram 15Fires the S-IVB engine into translunar injection orbit.
This requires the spacecraft to be within 1 of the orbital plane with respect to the Moon.
It will propel the Apollo stack to an orbit with an apogee nearing the distance at which the lunar sphere of influence will trap the spacecraft.
Upon nearing the Moon, further mid-course corrections may be needed to finetune the lunar orbit insertion.
In reality, this TLI was performed by the Instrument Unit on the S-IVB stage and the AGC program 15 (this one) was a backup.
LOI LUNARORBITProgram 16Computes and performs the engine burn required to get trapped in lunar orbit.
It assumes the spacecraft is following a hyperbolic orbit (an open orbit where eccentricity is greater than 1).
LUNAR DOIProgram 17Descent Orbit Initialization procedure.
PROGRADEProgram 20Progrades the spacecraft, orienting the engine with the direction of travel.
This is useful for increasing orbital velocity.
RETROGRADEProgram 21Retrogrades the spacecraft, orienting the engine against the direction of travel.
This is useful for reducing orbital velocity.
NORMAL PLUSProgram 22Sets the spacecraft pointing to the perpendicular of the orbital plane.
Useful for changing orbital inclination.
KILLROTProgram 24Cancels the spacecraft rotation.
HOVERProgram 25Hovers the spacecraft horizontally relative to the ground.
LEVEL FLIGHTProgram 26Orients the spacecraft parallel to the horizon.
RADIAL PLUSProgram 27Orients the spacecraft with the engine perpendicular to the orbital path pointing to the center.
RADIAL MINUSProgram 28Orients the spacecraft with the engine perpendicular to the orbital path pointing away from the center.
DOCK COPLANARProgram 31Orients the spacecraft with the correct docking orientation, regardless of its alignment.
DOCK POINT TOProgram 32Orients the spacecraft towards the docking target.
EARTH DOCKINGProgram 33Transposes, rotates and translates the Command Module to perform a docking with the Lunar Module still attached to the S-IVB.
DOCK PROGRADEProgram 34Orients the spacecraft along the relative velocity vector with the target spacecraft.
DOCK RETROGRADEProgram 35Retrogrades, pointing the engine against the RELATIVE velocity to the docking target aircraft.
Engine thrust will kill the relative velocity.
KILL RELVELProgram 39Reduces the spacecraft's relative velocity to the docking target to 0.
SPS BURNProgram 40Performs a SPS engine burn.
This requires further data entry the the DSKY  console with parameters obtained from the burn-PAD.
REENTRY Program 41Space Shuttle reentry for Kennedy Space Center.
NORMAL MINUSProgram 58Orients the spacecraft perpendicular to the orbital plane (Normal -).
This is useful for changing orbital inclination.
POWERED DESCENTProgram 63Fires the descent engine and reduces velocity up to the final 2000 feet P64 go-no-go landing gate.
FINAL REENTRYProgram 64Final reentry for the Command Module.

 
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