# ProjectSpace Transportation System 2016

#### Gargantua2024

##### The Desktop Orbinaut
Great work so far!
Got the solar panels to jettison(not seen)
Is the solar panel jettison an animation or it spawns two solar panels as dummy empty vessels?

#### gattispilot

Great work so far!

Is the solar panel jettison an animation or it spawns two solar panels as dummy empty vessels?
Thanks. All that it does now is the mesh disappears. But ideally. they (2sides) should be attached to the SFU press a key and they are jettisoned off. But to extend you would need to focus on each.

#### Gargantua2024

##### The Desktop Orbinaut
This article from April 20, 2009 listed all the dates when there were two space shuttles simultaneously on the launchpad, this could provide as additional eye candy for historical launch scenarios of the Shuttle program

#### gattispilot

I have reoriented the SFU. On the panels. The quick way would be to make it part of the mesh and to jettison just disappear. An option easy option is to make them disappear and 2 meshes just get jettison form the sfu. Just the panel housing. no animation?

#### gattispilot

OAST spartan

found this site:
https://thermal.gsfc.nasa.gov/Projects/Reflex.html

#### gattispilot

One thing I thought about doing? Is this. Make it so you can make the bridgerails visible. The bridge rail are the parts that connect the ribs to other ribs. Then the payloads are attached to that. The advantage is if you have the 12or 13 rails seen then you can just move the attachment and not worry if the bridgerail is correct. So if BR1 is in the scn then bridgerail one is seen. Really should not affect past addons.

#### gattispilot

STS72 MAJOR ITEMS

But there is a lot of eva items needed?

#### gattispilot

Sts 72 needs a lot of EVA things.

empty left side:

rigth side:

OAST

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#### gattispilot

sts72

I suppose the solar panels need to be reflective?

Working on the EVA equipment.

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#### Marg

##### Active member
Yes, solar panels seem reflective...

#### gattispilot

Now we get reflective

more on the side panels for eva support

#### gattispilot

Lots of images of eva equipment:

there are difference between the drawing and real. On the TERA there seems to be no gap between the rms mount and the frame. Also there is something mounted to the other end.

The APFR is different. Seem to be a spring? between the TERA and APFR.

no handle shown on the staction but there one

I may make the tools like the images

#### gattispilot

Hope to release sts 46 and 75 as they are both TSS

view from the TSS structure camera

Focused on the TSS1r and control of the tether.

#### gattispilot

Bridge rails:
In the SSU in the mission cfg you select the Bridge rails. I think I may do that but in the scn. That way the bridge rails are there in ther correct spot. Then add ons can be just added and moved to the correct spot. The other way is, as you can see the rails are not the same shape. You would need to know the bay and then correct rail.

These addon though do not use bridge rails adapter for use GAS adapters. They also need to fit near a rail adapter. Along the ribs there are 2 holes for fastening. So you need to see which hole it is.

#### gattispilot

I added all 13 sets of bridgerails.
 hOrbiterbridgerails = oapiLoadMeshGlobal("2016SPACESHUTTLE\\shuttlebridgerails"); mesh_bridgerail = AddMesh(hOrbiterbridgerails);//mesh 13 SetMeshVisibilityMode(mesh_bridgerail, MESHVIS_EXTERNAL | MESHVIS_VC | MESHVIS_EXTPASS); GROUPEDITSPEC grpSpec; grpSpec.flags = GRPEDIT_SETUSERFLAG; grpSpec.UsrFlag = 0x00000003; // hide group and shadow oapiEditMeshGroup(hOrbiterbridgerails, 12, &grpSpec); oapiEditMeshGroup(hOrbiterbridgerails, 10, &grpSpec); oapiEditMeshGroup(hOrbiterbridgerails, 1, &grpSpec); 

So this code the meshgroups 1,10,12 should not be seen correct?

But they are all there

#### gattispilot

UGH!!!!!
So I could the mesh correct but then notice something. The RMS is wrong. The rms supports should fit in the notches.

this is ssu

this is SF

here you can see the real location

Trying to find a good drawing I think the rms maybe too short.

#### gattispilot

So redid the airlock and rms.

Still can not just get which bay bridge rail to show.

#### gattispilot

Still no luck with the bridge rail code.

But things to do/issues. EVA. We have the external airlock. eva thru the aft only. Since NO eva came thru the top we might be good there.

Docking. The ODS is really a piece that fit on top of the External airlock.

If ODS is in the scn then the ODS mesh is seen. A docking is made for the shuttle to dock. What if different meshes are used? What if the dock is always there. And the users adds the correct ods mesh?

And add a line TAA this is the "long" ods. where an tunnel adapter is added? Could EVA occur from the tunnel adapter and external airlock? And with the TSS a newmesh and new dock position?

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#### gattispilot

Here is the External airlock with the tunnel adapter.

I wish I knew what the outside diameter of the tube on the external airlock was. I think it is may be too big and the tunnel tube seems smaller.