Improved VLS detailed mesh and textures, now using normal
maps for high resolution light effects on the latest graphic
clients for Orbiter.
Improved textures with normal maps for the VLM-1, VS-40
Expanded the Alcântara Base, that now features
details such as trees, terrain and various structures.
Instead of adding new surface bases to Orbiter, this
implementation builds upon my “Stock Orbiter default
bases upgrade” add-on, only replacing (and improving
upon) the Alcantara one.
Notice: please remove the Alcantara_CLA.cfg and Base_de_Alcantara.cfg base config files from your Orbiter installation, if installing over the previous version.
Improved launch autopilot for the VLS-1 satellite
launcher, which is now able to induce a stabilization roll
to the upper stage, previous to the final burn.
Notice that the last stage on both VLS-1 and VLM-1 rockets
is designed for a delayed burn (more than 200sec) and has no
attitude control system (only spin stabilized). So be
patient and let the guidance run until all fuel is spent.
To give some replay value, the autopilot will not place
the satellite in a circular orbit. The guidance program
provided is only meant to provide a reference to the
intended launch profile and timings. It’s your job to
launch manually or by autopilot to whatever orbit you
New VS-40 rocket. This is a sounding rocket from the same
family of the VLS-1, using the same solid rocket engines.
I’ve programmed accurate flight behavior in LUA,
including roll induced by the tail fins and launch from a
- New SARA reentry experiment, using both the VS-40 and VLS-1 rockets for suborbital and orbital flights. Aerodynamic parameters for reentry are “beta”, but usable.
Download it here: http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=6079