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gimp1992
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« on: May 17, 2018, 10:28:22 AM »

What is with the snowflakes that engulf the LV at Sep?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 08:18:57 AM »

What you are seeing is essentially pieces of ice, thermal shielding, and other debris from the pyro charges separating the spacecraft.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »

OK thanks. It just seems big for ice and particals.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 07:01:10 PM »

Well, Orbiter has its own particle generating engine, and in order to keep realtime performance, the particles can only be so small. Plus, you'd be surprised how big debris chunks can be.
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