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MSFS Kennedy Space Center Scenery for MSFS2020

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A few quick screenshots of the current WIP on KSC scenery for MSFS2020, which as been sorely neglected by Asobo. Probably a first for MSFS, this scenery will be "temporal", as in, it will change depending on when you fly: We have incorporated a WASM module that will place appropriate space flight hardware according to the date of flight selected (Apollo/Shuttle/Artemis). The objects will be animated: The CrawlerTransporter moves slowly and precisely along the Crawlerway. When the scenery is loaded, the Crawler and it's "cargo" will be randomly placed on a few pre-selected positions (exiting out of the VAB, on its way to the pads, going back from the pads, etc.) with its history-appropriate launch hardware on top of it.
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Fantastic looking scenery! The ability to change scenery objects based on date is very interesting!
 
Alright - we have the rocket! We’ve successfully converted the Artemis Block 1 launch vehicle from P3D to MSFS2020! And, we have the code that stacks the various SimObjects together, with proper offsets, and slaves them to the “leader” vehicle, so that the whole assembly moves together! So in this case, Crawler Transporter is carrying MLP (launch platform), the launch tower and the rocket!

This will enable us to create all kinds of launch assemblies (based on the time of flight user chooses) and have them move along the crawlerway from the VAB to the launch pad! Still a lot of work to do, but we think it is coming along nicely!

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This looks incredibly good, a masterpiece of technology. May I ask whether the space vehicle will be static or will it also fly?

But either way, this is going to be a real hit in MSFS 👍
 
This looks incredibly good, a masterpiece of technology. May I ask whether the space vehicle will be static or will it also fly?

But either way, this is going to be a real hit in MSFS 👍

We developed SpacePort, a fully-functioning spaceflight module for P3D. The SimConnect code is almost identical for MSFS2020, but MSFS2020 has some limitations that we are working on overcoming (like an 85 km altitude ceiling). This scenery is sort of a "prep" for the full simulator, as we will need these facilities and models.
 
MSFS2020 has some limitations that we are working on overcoming (like an 85 km altitude ceiling).
Ok just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks, but first person view is largely "scenery" related, it is all about grass and canyons and above 200,000' there is little of that anyway. Beyond that altitude you could go into remote viewing mode and I don't know what you intend to simulate, Mars? ISS? Whichever, that could be your edited "former" Earth. You go up, watch some graphics of orbital maneuvers and then come back down to drive a rover on the Moon. If you use a cockpit modeled like a remote workstation, you could probably even swap external models. You could create an arrangement like this and project HTML videos or gauge elements onto the monitors.

 
We developed SpacePort, a fully-functioning spaceflight module for P3D. The SimConnect code is almost identical for MSFS2020, but MSFS2020 has some limitations that we are working on overcoming (like an 85 km altitude ceiling). This scenery is sort of a "prep" for the full simulator, as we will need these facilities and models.
Am so glad to hear that SpecePort is still going !!!!
 
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