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Download: DART

The DART and LiciaCube spacecraft, asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos.
Launch and post-launch scenarios in "DART" folder.
Scenarios use custom Solar system config file "Sol_DART.cfg" which includes default Orbiter2016 planets and Didymos/Dimorphos.
Installation and operation info in "Doc/Dart/dart_readme.txt

Launch scenario requires:
Falcon9 for Orbiter2016
 

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Wow I need to try this! Does it actually change Dimorphos orbit too?
 

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Hi,
Wow I need to try this! Does it actually change Dimorphos orbit too?
sadly, no.
I would have had to make Dimorphos as a vessel (and have some code for collision detection etc.) rather than a celestial body. This was my original intention. But I found that the orbit around Didymos was very unstable, decaying to escape/collision within days.

(I'm guessing this is due to the Earth/Moon being not-so-far away and perturbing vessels but not Didymos which keeps to its purely Keplerian orbit.)

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BrianJ
 

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Hi,
Hey Brian!, you never thinked about do the updated CCSFS LC-40 for F9?, the other one has dismantled and not used years ago.
I wasn't thinking about it - has it changed much since SpaceX started using it for Falcon9?
You have a link to a photo?
It seems pretty much the same from what I see on Youtube launch coverage.
Cheers,
Brian
 

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Hi,

I wasn't thinking about it - has it changed much since SpaceX started using it for Falcon9?
You have a link to a photo?
It seems pretty much the same from what I see on Youtube launch coverage.
Cheers,
Brian
that black one is the updated.
 

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