Hi,Is source code available? Now that DM2 dragon has a reentry autopilot, I would love to update my Deep Space Dragon add on, but I would need to tweak the deorbit autoburn stuff a bit.
Neither do I!yes, source code in attached .zip - but it's embarrassingly terrible, I don't really know what I'm doing with MFD's!
Nice! (That means the same "hack" I did for my old deep space dragon addon will work just fine)The deorbit burn code is lifted straight from the Cargo Dragon, and I have forgotten what it all means exactly! I was looking at it and shaking my head in bafflement.
But you're welcome to see if you can do anything with it.
Sure. Nothing fancy, just roll reversals to keep the G-load reasonable and not skip out of the atmosphere. Intended for reentry from deep space (especially lunar missions and stuff). However, I do have one mission (Venus Flyby) that comes in pretty hot... 12,739 m/sOr you can explain what you want it to do (reentry from Moon or Mars?) and I can see if I can work something out.
(I was thinking it would be good to have an option for reentry from interplanetary space).
I do need to tweak some code in the dragon DLLs to add the main engine (so yeah, new DLLs), I will take a look at how this works.Be aware that the MFD sends a key-press to the Dragon to confirm the vessel IS a Dragon and returns the status of the hatches/lights/etc. - so you'll need to be using the latest DM2/Inspiration4 .dll's - or accomodate that within your Dragon module.
The dV (and thus, propellant) requirements would be... prohibitive.Ever thought about a Lunar Dragon that could land. might need to look at that
Ah. You might want the latest DM2/Inspiration4 code then. Attached in .zip.Nice! (That means the same "hack" I did for my old deep space dragon addon will work just fine)
Basically, I just need it to point the Dragon retrograde instead of prograde and fire my trunk mounted SPS instead of the fwd bulkhead Dracos.
No. F9 first stage uses aerodynamics to slow down to low enough speeds for the landing burn. To get from lunar orbit to a soft landing, you have to kill all of your velocity somehow, and without an atmosphere the only way to do it is with thrust.I wonder if you could land on the Moon using the same profile as the F9 first stage with a short deorbit burn followed by a slow down burn then the landing burn.
I think your on to something with this lander. I would move the ring of fuel tanks to the bottom and they would somewhat be the size of the service module. it would need landing windows and would launch on a Falcon heavy. I see a space tug has been done so dock with a manned Dragon and land on the Moon then redock and fly home. When space X shows off its EVA suits we should be able to use those for EVA's. I still think we would need the descent stage that stays on the Moon and a new one fueled up could be used for Artemis 4ar orbit later.