Re: The games are all crap; let's make a decent one.

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 23:01:25 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> wrote:
> > I suspect that the market for a REALLY accurate space simulator must be
> > small, or someone would have done it . . .
> Someone did do it. Its called STK or satellite tool kit, altho it
> really isnt a game exactly, its more a collection of stuff you would
> use to do orbit calcs. Probably some on this list have used it. I
> will look it up, see how to get aholt of a copy Greg. spike

Yeah, we have a copy of that at XCOR, but I've been staying away from
it, since I *know* it would suck my brain out. I once had an evaluation
copy of DAB ascent, a program to simulate space launch vehicles in
detail, derived from NASA POST. It has everything- Isp sensitivity to
altitude, mach number effects, lift and drag coefficients, staging
events, trajectory optimization, reentry dynamics... it was a good thing
the program had a built-in expiration.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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