Basic Orbit CKAN

A simple orbit and target information panel

License: GPLv3

Game Version: 1.8.1

Source code: DMagic1/KSP_BasicOrbit

Downloads: 66,303

Author: DMagic

Mod Website: Forum Thread

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Followers: 130

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Basic Orbit adds three information panels to the flight scene, one with Orbital information, another with Target information, and a third with Maneuver node information. Each panel has multiple readout modules that can be controlled through the settings window. The panel background transparency and UI scale can also be adjusted.

Each panel's readout modules are displayed only when the information is valid or may be useful, so they are constantly adjusted based on your current flight situation.

All of the available readout modules can be toggled. Under the standard settings the readout modules are displayed or hidden based on your current situation and the need for each readout. For instance, orbital parameters don't really mean anything when you are landed, and terrain height or radar altitude are not so important in orbit. The target panel modules are displayed dependent on the type of target, celestial body or vessel. So

This mod is also meant to serve as an example and tutorial (which is forthcoming) for using the Unity 4.6 UI. It is built entirely with that system and uses none of the old OnGUI.

Version 9.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2019-10-31

  • Update for KSP 1.8

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Version 8.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.3

Released on 2019-02-12

  • Fix an error with the readout panel background image
  • Add a total maneuver node dV readout
    • Shows the total dV when more than one node is created

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Version 8.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.5.1

Released on 2018-09-11

  • Fix errors in closest approach calculation
  • Fix error in radar height calculation
  • Fix fuzzy toolbar icons

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Version 8.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.5

Released on 2018-07-27

  • Update for KSP 1.4.5

  • Some minor performance improvements

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Version 8.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.4

Released on 2018-04-30

  • Some UI related performance improvements
  • Decrease in garbage allocation

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Version 8.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.1

Released on 2018-03-14

  • Update for KSP 1.4

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Version 7.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-12-15

  • Allow for specifying label and readout text colors in the settings file
  • Fix bug preventing periapsis from being shown while in atmospheric flight

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Version 7.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-06

Fix UI errors for KSP 1.3.1

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Version 7.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-08-14

  • Add a post-maneuver node relative inclination readout

    • Combined with standard post-maneuver inclination readout
    • Only displayed when maneuver node and target share the same orbital reference celestial body
  • Fix an error in radar altitude calculations when on EVA

  • Fix errors in phase angle and inclination calculations for orbits around different celestial bodies
  • Change Terrain Altitude title to Terrain Height
  • Some tweaks to the toolbar window UI

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Version 7.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-06

  • Add vessel name and equatorial crossing node readout modules to the orbit panel
  • Borrow SirDiazo's Landing Height mod method for the radar altitude readout

    • Below ~2km the radar altitude will be calculated from the lowest point on your vessel
  • Fix error in readout panel UI scaling

  • Better handling for target vessels with long names
  • Properly indicate when a docking port is targeted

  • Change readout panel background to that used by the staging panels (only the grey portion)

  • Change readout text color

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Version 6.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-05-30

  • Fix a UI loading bug that may occur on some machines (Linux probably)

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Version 6.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-05-29

  • Updated for KSP 1.3.0

  • New UI style

    • Matches the stock KSP toolbar apps
    • Separate UI scaling for readout panels and the toolbar window
  • Several minor bug fixes and performance improvements

    • Information not always updated every frame
    • Fix for some potential errors in the maneuver node panel
    • Fix some window draw order problems

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Version 5.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2016-12-10

  • Updated for KSP 1.2.2; should work in any 1.2.x

  • New readout modules for post maneuver node orbit parameters

  • Prevent readout modules from flickering when on EVA or using a rover
    • This was particularly noticeable on low gravity bodies, with frequent landed to sub-orbital transitions
    • Only works with EVA Kerbals or vessels marked as the Rover type
  • Fix some errors when showing the maneuver node readout panel with no target selected
  • Fix some potential errors with NaN or infinity values

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Version 4.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.1

Released on 2016-11-05

  • Fix persistence of "Always Show" toggles
  • Fix improperly displayed rendezvous encounter information on the maneuver node panel when not in map view

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Version 3.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.1

Released on 2016-11-03

  • Update for KSP 1.2.1

  • New readout modules

    • Surface horizontal and vertical velocity components
    • Phase angle readout for target - Readout for current orbit position - Readout for maneuver node position
    • Show angle to prograde for maneuver node position
  • Toolbar window can be dragged

  • Fix inaccurate distance, terrain height, and radar altitude readouts

  • Tweak readout display behavior for terrain height and radar altitude
  • Fix relative velocity readout when target is landed
  • Fix improperly displayed rendezvous encounter information when not in map view

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Version 2.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-20

  • Add maneuver node info panel

    • Contains info on the next maneuver node
    • Incorporates info from Better Burn Time if that is installed
    • Gives target rendezvous information if any are selected
  • Target panel changes

    • Add target name readout module
    • Target rendezvous readout modules ignore maneuver node orbits
    • Target rendezvous readout modules calculated correctly when not in map view
  • Only one Panel Settings window can be opened at the same time

  • If the Toolbar window is below the mid-point on the screen the settings windows will spawn above it

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Version 1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-13

No changelog provided

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