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by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Spacecraft has launched, re-oriented towards Earth, and data is flowing again.
返信先: @haya2e_jaxaさん

[TD1-L08E1] 2/22 at 7:48 JST. We have confirmed the spacecraft began to rise as planned. This was announced by the Project Manager and everyone clapped again.
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

RockDoctor wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm
According to the Youtube link I mentioned somewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMwAdquDYM
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

I don't know about the Box link (kludge!), but they've re-oriented the spacecraft to ground-parallel (which breaks the high-speed data link), moved down to the surface (at a speed that shows up in less-directional radio Doppler), and touched down. They're just assessing the data over whether to send...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Would this version display the image? I've forgotten how to do this directly. https://app.box.com/file/408864973669 Caption : View of the descent of Hayabusa2 towards asteroid Ryugu. Spacecraft coming in from image left ; several trajectory gateways, go/no go decisions, spacecraft events shown as bo...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

There is a live track of the spacecraft orbit and descent to surface at http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/hayabusa2/misc/hy2trj3d/ (mouse to adjust orientation through spacecraft ; zoom in/ out to see the asteroid, and the previous parts of the spacecraft track. Box Link Ducking and diving. EDIT : Us...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Orbital Stations
Replies: 7
Views: 5924

Re: Orbital Stations

Lunar orbital factory (I haven't read the rest of the thread, I was browsing for something else.) Lots of solar panels. Fine. Does the code keep them approximately normal to the station-sun line? Of not, you're going to get power-loss Klaxons going off all over the place. Also, the ISS has radiator...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Weapon Laws OXZ
Replies: 27
Views: 12192

Re: Weapon Laws OXZ

Another thing I'll have to try at some point (when I'm backtracking by a saved-game, or something), but wouldn't the tactics of an energy bomb make it a bit of a suicide weapon. You hit a button, and something nasty happens to all ships in your vicinity - but not stations. So ... how did you surviv...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Weapon Laws OXZ
Replies: 27
Views: 12192

Re: Weapon Laws OXZ

Energy Bomb included (cim credited) Another thing I'll have to try at some point (when I'm backtracking by a saved-game, or something), but wouldn't the tactics of an energy bomb make it a bit of a suicide weapon. You hit a button, and something nasty happens to all ships in your vicinity - but not...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Weapon Laws OXZ
Replies: 27
Views: 12192

Re: Weapon Laws OXZ

Even the worm comes with a laser unless I'm very much mistaken. Never having tried other ships than the default Cobra and occasionally cargo hulks like an Anaconda (something I'll get round to when I've completed my "round", I think?), but wouldn't the reduced power plant of e.g. a Worm reduce the ...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

It's going to be a tight fit. This image shows the "docking pOOint", with the spacecraft to size, and a 3m-diameter docking circle. Fancy trying to parallel-park your car, with those solar panels, amongst those boulders?
Image
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Fascinating - thanks, Doc! Go JAXA! I was just browsing to try to work out how to control the images a bit better, something like (in BBCode) {img=width,height}url{/img}. There is an RTFM at https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=2105534 , but that's probably more like hard work than ...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

EDITS : I'm adding a couple of images from time to time, with the time-stamps, to show the "ground rush" effect. I've had people describe "ground rush" to me from a BASE jumper's point of view, which sounds rather adrenaline-ish. but it's buzzy enough abseiling a 100m (~4sec) drop or doing 5m fall/...
by RockDoctor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Elite Dangerous launches 10,000 player fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Elite Dangerous launches 10,000 player fleet

Cody wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:58 am
Didn't ED have a Mac port? Or was that abandoned once FD had copped the money?
Blind stag (no-eye deer). As I recall, I was so narked over my mistake that I went off hunting and discovered Oolite.
by RockDoctor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Elite Dangerous launches 10,000 player fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Elite Dangerous launches 10,000 player fleet

Elite Dangerous got a write up in last weeks - sorry, 2 weeks back - New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2190920-thousands-of-elite-dangerous-players-embark-on-epic-space-voyage/ "On 13 January, more than 10,000 people fired up Elite Dangerous, charged their ship’s faster-than-light d...
by RockDoctor
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Spaceship Found in a Car Boot Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2370

Re: Spaceship Found in a Car Boot Sale

ffutures wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Found this in a car boot sale yesterday, couldn't resist:

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I've had a lot of fun flying the Oolite version, it's nice to have a memento.

Anyone else found any interesting ships in weird places?
The "Leap, grab" reflex is strong in this one!
And quite bloody right too!