2012-06-13

Surface bases for the "Lusophone Space Agency"

Kind of a side project that started from discussions between the Portuguese speaking space simulation enthusiasts.


This add-on groups several bases created for the Lusophone Space Agency:
  • Amílcar Cabral Airport (Cape Verde)
  • Beja Airport (Portugal)
  • Angola International Airport
  • Macau International Airport (China)
  • São Tomé and Príncipe International Airport
  • Timor International Airport
  • Alcântara Launch Center and Airport(Brazil)
     
The bases follow the actual airport layouts and no structures were added. The exception is Angola International Airport, as it is under construction and was created based on project renderings.
 
Standard Orbiter base blocks were used for all structures (with the exception of Alcântara Launch Center), in order to provide good performance. Landsat based Surface tiles are provided, complemented by other aerial imagery when available. The Lusophone Space Program is based on space tourism, using for that the well known Deltaglider fleet.

Get the bases in Orbiter Hangar using the link http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=5725


Buran OK-GLI cockpit

I'm adding the final touches to the Buran OK-GLI virtual cockpit! This project took me a long time to finish, as source photos were dificult to sort out. The aerotester (OK-GLI) and the orbital vehicles have slightly diferent instrumentation to complicate things. Also, only the aerotester was actually finished, meaning that most of the orbital version's panels displayed are mock-ups or incomplete versions.