ProjectSpace Transportation System 2016

gattispilot

Wow. Lots of EVA stuff.
 Cargo Bay Payloads: SPARTAN-201-04 USMP-4 EDFT Equipment SOLSE NASBE OARE LHP TGDF GAS-036 
 [ICODE] [LIST] [*]Bay 2 Stbd - LHP/NaSBE (Hitchhiker Payload - Sodium-Sulfur battery) [*]Bay 3 Port - EDFT-05 / OTD (Extravehicular Activities, EVA crane) [*]Bay 3 Stbd - EVA Foot restraint [*]Bay 4 Port - GAS-036 (Hitchhiker Payload - High school experiment - mix cement in space) [*]Bay 4 Stbd - EDFT-05 / ORU (Extravehicular Activities, dummy Orbital Replacement Unit). [*]Bay 5 - Spartan 201-04 (Free-flying Solar observatory on its fourth flight.) [*]Bay 6 Port - TGDF (Hitchhiker Payload - Physics of flames experiment) [*]Bay 6 Stbd - LHP (Hitchhiker Payload - Heat pipe technology test) [*]Bay 7 Stbd - SOLSE (Hitchhiker Payload - Ozone study) [*]Bay 8 - 9 : United States Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4) [LIST] [*]Advanced Automated Directional Solidification Furnace (AADSF) [*]Confined Helium Experiment (CHeX) [*]Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment (IDGE) [*]Materials for the Study of Interesting Phenomena of [*]Solidification on Earth and in Orbit (MEPHISTO) [*]Microgravity Glovebox Facility [*]Enclosed Laminar Flames (ELF) [*]Wetting Characteristics of Immiscible [*]Particle Engulfment and Pushing by a Solid/Liquid Interface (PEP) [*]Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) [*]Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE) [/LIST] [*]Bay 11keel - OARE Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment Accelerations [*]Bay 12-13 - EDO Extended duration kit [/LIST] 
STS-87 EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITIES
Astronauts Winston Scott and Takao Doi will perform a six- hour spacewalk on Flight Day 6 of STS-87 to
evaluate equipment and procedures that will be used during construction and maintenance of the
International Space Station. This spacewalk will accomplish all of the primary objectives originally
planned as part of the STS-80 mission in November 1996 that were not be achieved due to a stuck airlock
hatch.
The spacewalk is the sixth in a continuing series of Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) called the EVA
Development Flight Tests (EDFT). This flight test series of spacewalks is designed to evaluate equipment
and procedures planned for the station and to build spacewalking experience in preparation for assembly of
the station. Scott is designated Extravehicular Crewmember 1 (EV-1) and will be distinguished by red
bands worn on the legs of his spacesuit. Doi is designated EV-2. STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana
Chawla will serve as the Intravehicular (IV) crewmember, assisting Scott and Doi from inside Columbia’s
crew cabin. Pilot Steve Lindsey also will assist with the spacewalks, controlling the robotic arm from inside
the cabin.
The spacewalk will include an end-to-end demonstration of a maintenance task simulating the changing out
of an International Space Station battery. A crane designed for use in moving large Orbital Replacement
Units (ORUs) on the space station will be evaluated as part of the task. ORUs can be any piece of
equipment that may be replaced on the station’s exterior, and, for this evaluation, the simulated station
battery will be moved using the crane. The evaluation of using the crane to move the simulated battery is
planned to take almost three hours. Following the large ORU evaluation, use of the crane for moving a
small ORU, a cable caddie that previously was used during an STS-72 spacewalk, will be evaluated by Doi
Scott will evaluate working with the simulated large ORU from a Portable Foot Restraint (PFR), a work
platform for spacewalkers, attached to the end of Columbia’s robotic arm. Among the evaluations
conducted during the spacewalk will be use of several temporary ORU handling and restraint aids, some of
which are attached to the Crane. The spacewalk also will evaluate the carrier for the simulated ORU, a
carrier that simulates a standard International Space Station ORU work site.
Later in the spacewalk, Scott will evaluate working with the simulated large ORU from a Portable Foot
Restraint (PFR), a work platform for spacewalkers. The spacewalk also will evaluate a variety of other
work aids and tools designed for use during station operations, including a Body Restraint Tether (BRT), a
type of "third hand" stabilizing bar for spacewalkers; a Multi-Use Tether (MUT), a type of stabilizing tether
similar to the BRT but that can be anchored to either round U.S. handrails or square Russian handrails; and
a Power Tool designed for the station. Detailed descriptions of the major items to be evaluated include:
Crane
The 156-pound crane is six feet tall and has a boom that telescopes from four feet long to an extended
length of 17.5 feet. It is designed to aid spacewalkers in transporting ORUs with a mass as great as 600
pounds from translation carts on the exterior of the International Space Station to various worksites on the
truss structure. The crane boom’s attachment mechanism may also provide a temporary stowage location
for large units during maintenance work. The crane will be unstowed and installed to a socket along the left
middle side of Columbia’s cargo bay for the evaluations. The crane’s boom may be extended by turning a
ratchet fitting using a power tool or by using a backup manually operated hand crank. The crane also can be
moved from side to side and up and down by respective manually operated hand cranks.

Edited by Richard W. Orloff, 02/2001/Page 24
Battery Orbital Replacement Unit
A simulated battery for the International Space Station will be used for evaluations performed during STS-
87 because the batteries will be among the most massive station ORUs. The station batteries will be
mounted on the truss near the solar arrays and will provide power when the station moves into night on
each orbit. The object to be used during STS-87 is not a real battery, although its size, 41 x 39 x 19 inches,
and mass, about 354 pounds, closely imitate a station battery. It is also stowed in Columbia’s cargo bay in
fittings similar to those planned for stowing such replacement units during space station operations. The
ORU carrier simulates a standard International Space Station work site.
The Cable Caddie is a small carrier device planned to hold about 20 feet of replacement electrical line for
the space station. The operations of the Cable Caddie were flight-tested on STS-72 and on STS-87 it will be
used only to simulate a small ORU for the space station. No cable will be unwound. The Cable Caddie has
a mass of almost 50 pounds.
Body Restraint Tether
The Body Restraint Tether (BRT) is designed to hold a spacewalker steady when clamped to a handrail in
order to free his hands for working. It was first flown on STS-69 and further evaluated on STS-72. The
BRT is planned to provide a quick method of supplying stability for a spacewalker in a variety of locations
where a foot restraint is not available. The 15-inch long tether essentially seeks to provide the astronaut
with a “third hand” to add stability while working. During STS-87, the BRT will be evaluated by Doi.
Multi-Use Tether
The Multi-Use Tether (MUT) is a device similar to the BRT, but it has the capability to perform a greater
variety of tasks. Different end effectors can be attached to the tether to grip station ORUs, various
spacewalking tools or handrails. During STS- 87, Scott will use the MUT and evaluate it while using it to
assist with the other planned spacewalk evaluations.
Handling Aids
Two Scoops, handholds designed to attach to square robotics fittings on the ORU, will be evaluated for use
with the simulated battery. Also, a D-handle, which looks somewhat like a small, half steering wheel, may
be attached to one of the Scoops and evaluated as a tool to assist with manually maneuvering the ORU. The
D- handle evaluation is a continuation of handling studies originally conducted during Space Shuttle
mission STS-69.
Restraint Aids
An ORU Tether, a flexible, spring-loaded, retracting tether that automatically can hold an ORU firmly
against a steadying bracket, will be attached to the crane. During the crane evaluations, the simulated
battery will be detached from its carrier and attached to the ORU tether to evaluate it as a temporary
restraint. Such temporary restraints may be needed by spacewalkers to hold ORUs during changeout
activities on the station when two ORUs must be attached to the crane for a short period of time. Another
type of restraint attached to the crane will be a Ballstack, a rigidizing tether similar to the BRT with two
EVA Changeout Mechanisms (ECOM) at either end. The use of the Ballstack as a temporary restraint for
the simulated battery will be evaluated in a manner similar to the ORU tether
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gattispilot

I think STS-63 should be part of the MIR/Shuttle. Although it never docked.

We have the Spartan and MPESS for it.

EVa on RMS with thermal cubes

Might need to add an attachment to the spartan for the eva guy to grab

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Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
STS-63  is a Shuttle-Mir mission. A dress rehearsal for the eventual docking of STS-71, just like Apollo 10 was a dress rehearsal for the landing of Apollo 11

gattispilot

The Spartan 204 is different.

Ericman832

Member
i don't understand this:
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Could not load vessel module: SPACESHUTTLE2016LATERmet
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Can you open a delta glider scenario. Then add the 2016spaceshuttle in as a new vessel?

In the config/vessels you should have the SPACESHUTTLE2016BEARLY AND SPACESHUTTLE2016B
its very impossible to do a delta scenario this addon really needs working and need all the addons inside the STS addon then send me it by replying and make sure its not screwed

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Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
The Space Radar Laboratory, which was used twice during STS-59 (Endeavour) and STS-68 (Endeavour). It looks a lot like the SRTM found in STS-99 but without the truss section

Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
I didn't know Discovery made a selfie during STS-64, which gives us a glimpse of its payload bay:

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gattispilot

STS63 with the MIR

I ran into an issue. There is a default dock on the shuttle. I may need to add a NODOCK line. Even though this shuttle had no dock it still docks with the MIR. Or change the code if NO ODS then no dock?

MIR from the Imax camera in the AFT

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Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
Yeah, the shuttles still has a ghost docking port even if ODS is not declared in the scenario. I actually used this advantage for my very old scenario (2020) for STS-88 with a static long ODS mesh long before it is encoded in the project's source code

gattispilot

Added nodock to the scenario. So no dock is present. So in the scenario. The shuttle can not dock with MIR.

I will put together another zip. I can't tell if the setup of the files in the zip are correct.

gattispilot

RMS light. I think it is wrong but not sure. The camera position and direction is correct. The light seems to be off.

The blue lines seems to show the light direction. I think the red lines should be it.

arm_tip[4] = RMS_EE_LIGHT_POS;
spot_beacon[i].pos = &arm_tip[4];
spotlightRMS = (SpotLight*)AddSpotLight((arm_tip[4]), arm_tip[1] - arm_tip[0], 20, 0.25, 0.8, 0.001, 80.0 * RAD, 80.0 * 1.1 * RAD,diff, spec, amb);
 void Atlantis::clbkPreStep(double simt, double simdt, double mjd) ... spot_beacon[8].pos = &arm_tip[4]; spotlightRMS->SetPosition(arm_tip[4]); spotlightRMS->SetDirection(arm_tip[1] - arm_tip[0]); 

Beacon in the correct position. But not sure about direction. The code is similar to SSU

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gattispilot

Fixed the RMS light. But found a mesh issue and code issue.

Ericman832

Member
What scenario? Also do a image of the space shuttle on the launchpad A or B, any scenario

gattispilot

The image is from STS 63. Working out the details of it.

Here is the latest base shuttle.
STS2016 6.29

I made a Vanilla orbiter and unzipped into it:

open the folder and copied all folders into the main orbiter folder:

Opened a DG scenario and scenario Editor. See the shuttles are listed

Selected a shuttle and then created it

And there she is:

The only things I added was the sts2016 6.29 and MS2015.

For launch scenarios. 3 things are needed. 1 scenario, 2 ini to tell which boosters, shuttle, tank,.... and last guidance file.

In the scenario. You need the launch date and time. Set the MET to -30seconds of launch time. You need to know where it launched from.

Guidance file.  -30.000 =orbit(246,274,40.3,-1) -6.0 =engine(0,100,6) 3.0 =engine(100,100,1.00) 30.0 =engine(100,72.00,5.00) 55.0 =engine(72.0,100,5.00) 521.0 =jettison() 

This is what I had for STS1

Not sure if the Orbit info is correct.

I believe once the shuttle got launched OMS burns changed the orbit. I don't know if there is a MFD,.... that can do that or the pilot will need to do that?

Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
I believe once the shuttle got launched OMS burns changed the orbit. I don't know if there is a MFD,.... that can do that or the pilot will need to do that?
The shuttle pilots themselves make the final circularization burns so that the External Tanks doesn't become Skylab-sized space debris in orbit. I think the old GPC MFD from the original ShuttleFleet has an autopilot for this, but I'm not sure. Usually I just manually fire the engines until it matches the orbital parameters written on the Wiki or the SPACEFACTS website

The initial perigee upon MECO always range from 95-104 km in altitude

gattispilot

Thanks.
So what does the orbit value need to be on the guidance file? Attached is STS 1 flight info.

Now that makes me under how to denote that info maybe in the notes MFD? Like STS 1 final orbit should be 150/150 nm.

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Gargantua2024

The Desktop Orbinaut
The figure on OMS-1 is near the expected perigee value on MECO (57 miles = 91 km)

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