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Thursday, August 24, 2000
 
Lunar Pilot Source Code
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A QuickDraw 3D game developed by what appears to be a satellite maker is becoming an open-source project for interested programmers. This simulator models the flight dynamics of launched rockets, and seems to be an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to develop a flight simulation. Here are the details:

Princeton Satellite Systems, Inc. is making the source code for its
spacecraft simulation, Lunar Pilot available to all interested parties.
Lunar Pilot is a complete Macintosh application that simulates the flight of
a spacecraft from earth orbit to the moon. It includes:

  • 3D graphics using QD3D
  • Basic Macintosh sound
  • Rigid body 6-degree-of-freedom dynamics
  • 4th order Runge Kutta integrator
  • Quaternion-based kinematics
  • Rocket engine models
  • Ephemeris models
  • Graphical user interface
  • Developer's manual

A CodeWarrior 5.3 project is included.


Lunar Pilot was developed in the summer of 1996 by two MIT summer interns
working at Princeton Satellite Systems.


Interested parties can get the project by sending an email to
map@psatellite.com

If you are an experienced programmer, or one just starting out, be sure and contact PSP and grab this project.

Princeton Satellite Systems


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