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Space Simulator

Space Simulator
Space Simulator

SystemDOS
Floppy (3.5")3

Microsoft

DOS

0  93007  01817  8

Release Date: 1/1/1994
Manufacturer: Microsoft
 
Microsoft Space Simulator is a space flight simulator program, based on MS Flight sim, for MS-DOS/Microsoft Windows. It is one of the first general-purpose space flight simulators and it incorporated concepts from astrodynamics and celestial mechanics.

Features

  • 14 spacecraft models ranging from a compact manned maneuvering unit (Shuttle's MMU) to an interplanetary passenger transport (Galactic Explorer) and a giant interstellar freighter (Zander Freighter),
  • Destinations including space stations (both almost-historical e.g. Space Station Freedom and futuristic e.g. Ring Station 1), bases (e.g. Kennedy Space Center or futuristic Marineris Base on Mars) and celestial bodies (including comets) in both the solar system and outside (e.g. in the Polaris or Vega star system),
  • Spacecraft instrument panel providing altitude and velocity information,
  • Video recording and screenshots
  • Predefined missions which task users with accomplishing certain objectives (like Apollo 17 moon landing or docking a Shuttle to Space Station Freedom),
  • Autopilot and Flight computer autopilot can be used to execute 15 maneuvers of different complexities (ranging from attitude/orientation control to automatic landing). Maneuvers can be also compiled into a complete flight plan that can be automatically executed,
  • Observatory mode that can be used as a planetarium for viewing stars and other celestial bodies
  • Slew control mode
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