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T+ 290 Days Engineering Log

Posted 11-24-2015 at 11:58 PM by Dantassii
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After working through many unexpected surprises during the Titan Station construction, it is now within a day or 2 of IOC. As we are not scheduled to actually depart for another 5 days, the slight delay in IOC should not impact our departure date.

Refueling of SSTV-01 was completed a week ago, so we have used the extra time to help out with the Titan Station construction. We will top off our tanks to replace boil off tomorrow as scheduled and depart the Titan Station on Day 295 of...
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Interplanetary Math, Part 1: Delta-V

Posted 10-25-2015 at 02:39 AM by PeriapsisPrograde

I have recently taken an interest in doing the math for my orbital maneuvers in Orbiter and Kerbal Space Program by hand. I am mostly writing these down for my own reference (sorry for the sloppy disorganization), but perhaps they will be useful for someone else, so I am publishing them here.

There are many different things to consider when planning an interplanetary trajectory. You need to account for the delta-v and timings of everything for you heliocentric transfer orbit as well...
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T+ 226 Engineering Log

Posted 09-21-2015 at 10:52 PM by Dantassii
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Maintenance and Testing of the SSTV-01 has been completed with no flags to worry about. The EHE's will need a complete teardown and overhaul after this mission is over, which is fine since the next solar system mission will be the 100 day transit from the Earth-Moon system to Pluto using the SSTV-02.

Titan Station construction is well underway with no issues currently that would hold up IOC by T+290 days. Refueling from Titan's icy moons is well under way and all boards are green...
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T+ 145 Days Engineering Log

Posted 07-02-2015 at 09:29 PM by Dantassii
Updated 07-03-2015 at 12:35 AM by Dantassii
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We have successfully arrived in orbit around Titan. Unlike the Europa Station, the Titan Station will be built in low orbit around Titan instead of at the L2 point between Titan and Saturn. No flags were raised from any of the EHEs used for our arrival burn. We will be performing tests and maintenance work on SSTV while the construction crew builds the station.

Construction of the Titan Station will begin tomorrow morning. Negative reporting will continue during our stay at Titan,...
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T+ 130 Engineering Log

Posted 06-17-2015 at 09:43 AM by Dantassii
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9 days of phasing burns and SOI were executed with no flags on the EHEs and we are now playing catch-up with Titan. We've had a few medical situations to deal with since we arrived in the Saturn system as viewing the ring plane close up can be one of the most breathtaking sights known to man. Sadly, once we have reached the Titan orbital plane, the rings will be nearly invisible edge on.

All boards are green at this time.

The remaining milestones for this mission:
  • T+145
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