Learn Physics with Free Space Flight Simulator

Posted on July 2, 2007  Comments (1)

image from Orbiter Simulator

The free, Orbiter Space Flight Simulator, is not a typical computer game.

The emphasis is firmly on realism, and the learning curve can be steep. Be prepared to invest some time and effort to brush up on your orbital mechanics background. Good starting points are JPL’s Basics of Space Flight, and R. Braeunig’s Rocket & Space Technology.

Improved physics: Gravity-gradient torque effects are now implemented. Vessels in low orbit will now experience torques as a result of their mass distribution. Orbiter’s model of angular motion has also been extensively overhauled.

via: Space Simulator Related: So You Want to be a Computer Game ProgrammerPhysics Concepts in 60 SecondsPhysicsQuestNon-Newtonian Fluid Demo

One Response to “Learn Physics with Free Space Flight Simulator”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Stellarium
    September 1st, 2008 @ 10:06 am

    Stellarium is free open source planetarium for your computer…

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