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The Space Program (READ DESCRIPTION)

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Author: rtf54

Group: Default

Filesize: 1.6 MB

Date added: 2014-05-12

Rating: 6.1

Downloads: 3609

Views: 483

Comments: 6

Ratings: 3

Times favored: 0

Made with: Algodoo v2.1.0


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Inspired by the game Kerbal Space Program, I had a crazy idea to make a huge earth with gravity in algodoo and a space ship that you could fly into an orbit.

The earth's diameter is 2 kilometers or 1.2 miles. Because of that, it couldn't even fit into the screen when zoomed all the way out.
I also made the moon, which orbits the earth at around 10 kilometers (6 mi) away.

For realism's sake, I made the spaceship only 26 cm long and reduced the time scale to 0.01x.

Getting into an orbit with the spaceship is difficult enough, but trying to fly to the moon is almost impossible. The speed required for an orbit is about 100m/s, the space ship has a speedometer.

Zoom in to the red arrow where the space ship is located.
Arrow keys to control the space ship.
Try to follow the white guidance line.

Set the simulation frequency to 1200 Hz from the options for maximum accuracy! (if your computer can handle it)
Delete the tracers if you have lag issues

That's all, I hope. This is just something i threw together in a few hours..
Let me know if you need help or have any problems!:*)

(check my other scenes out, too!)
Last edited at 2014/05/12 16:37:00 by rtf54
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There are no clouds in space, so maybe you should disable the clouds (Right click anywhere on the background, then in the background tab, uncheck the checkbox labeled "draw clouds"). Other than that, nice job! :tup:
Thank you! I left the clouds in, because they give the sensation of movement that a blank background wouldn't have. Also, they kinda..? look like stars I think :rolleyes:
Last edited at 2014/05/12 18:43:47 by rtf54
To make stars, take another layer, take a starry texture, put two planes facing each other and overlapping with the texture.
Nice idea Vinayak! Hadn't even thought about that:tup:
I say could use some RCS, some SAS and some struts :wink: