Tschachim, I have flown the entire Apollo 7 vAGC mission but didnt document anything. I remember having a few problems with it but that was before the most recent update. If I documented the flight how would you want that done?
Thanks a lot! As a first step, some step-by-step instructions about how to calculate (especially with which "tools", i.e. IMFD, EOCA etc.) and execute the burns here in the forum would be great already. After that we should do Checklist MFD checklists for that (currently I'm writing on the Checklist MFD checklists up to CSM/LV separation when I have some time left) and do a kind of tutorial in the wiki (I didn't think about how to do / organize that exactly yet, I'd be happy to be able to fly the mission up to rendezvous for now). Also, there's much work to do in the wiki regarding reference articles. The SPS article (http://nassp.sf.net/wiki/SPS
) is a quite good example on how an article should be, the RCS (and SCS, EPS...) articles still need a lot of work (http://nassp.sf.net/wiki/CSM_RCS
These are the burns I'm talking about, from here http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/mscforum/index.php?topic=1456.msg18941#msg18941
#1 003:20:09 Phasing Maneuver (16.3 sec RCS ??)
#2 015:52:00 Phasing Maneuver #2 (17.6 sec RCS ??) Apparently the S-IVB's orbit didn't match predicted so a second phasing maneuver was needed.)
#3 026:24:55 Corrective Combination (9.26 sec SPS ??) Used to set up the subsequent Burn (CSI). We have this in the flightplan as the 1st SPS Burn.
#4 028:00:56 CSI (7.76 sec ??) SPS Put the CSM into a coelliptic orbit with the S-IVB. We have this in the flightplan as the 2nd SPS Burn.
#5 029:16:13 TPI (46 sec RCS ??) Transfer Phase Initiation.
#6 029:37:48 Midcourse Correction (TPM)
#7 029:43:55 Braking maneuver
Just to be sure: The goal is not to do exactly the same burns in the sense of direction / burn time, but to replicate the original trajectories / orbital parameters as good as possible, for example to do a first phasing burn and to have the CSM and S-IVB in the same orbits / positions relative to each other as in reality (I'm no native speaker, so I hope my explanations aren't too confusing...
There are already some threads about these burns:
Discussion about the Corrective Combination Burn: http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/mscforum/index.php?topic=2276.0
Discussion about the CSI Burn: http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/mscforum/index.php?topic=2279.0