Project Apollo 6.4 FAQ

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Almost every article of this side covers the upcoming Project Apollo 7.0 version, but the latest stable version is still Project Apollo - NASSP 6.4.3. With this version you can do complete moon landing missions and much more, but the spacecraft behave rather like Orbiter vessels than the real spacecraft and without the simulation of spacecraft systems or the Virtual AGC. There are already realistic panels, but only very few switches are actually working. The installation and the most frequently asked questions about Project Apollo - NASSP 6.4.3 are covered here.

How do I install the latest version of Project Apollo - NASSP?

You should be able to install Project Apollo in every normal Orbiter 2006-P1 Edition installation. Just extract the Project Apollo - NASSP zip-files listed below in the given order to your Orbiter folder (for example with WinZip). Make sure that the directory structure of the archive is retained, usually there's a "Use Folders" option box or similar, which should be ticked/checked.

If you want to do a clean installation from scratch, please install the all of the following modules/add-on's in the given order:

Files Source
Orbiter 2006-P1 Edition
  • orbiter060929_base.zip

Optional:

  • Earth060504_L10.zip
  • Moon060504_L8.zip
Orbiter - a free space flight simulator
OrbiterSound 3.0
  • OrbiterSound30.exe
Dan's Orbiter page
Project Apollo - NASSP NASSP SourceForge Project
NEP (NASSP Enhancement Pack) NASSP SourceForge Project
The file links open the SourceForge download page.

The NASSP Enhancement Pack is optional, but if you want to have the lunar landing site meshes for example you have to use it. Make sure that you run the mission specific .bat file before you launch a scenario if you're using NEP. The scenarios included in the NEP, which are in the "Scenarios\Apollo Lunar Landings" directory after the installation, are unfortunately mostly broken. But the NEP landing sites and vessels are also used by the standard NASSP scenarios in the "Scenarios\Project Apollo - NASSP" directory.

If you have problems downloading huge files, the Project Apollo 6.4.0 file comes in 2 versions: A standard zip-archive of about 40MB and a new 7z-archive of about 25MB. Use the open-source tool 7-Zip to unpack.

Where can I find more documentation or tutorials?

Unfortunately there is no comprehensive user's guide for Project Apollo - NASSP, we are working on new documention, but it will take some time until it's ready. Meanwhile please make sure that you read the documents and checklists in the Doc\Project Apollo - NASSP folder of your Orbiter installation.

  • Falconflyer did great Apollo flight plans together with checklists for the current version 6.4.3.

How can I separate the CSM or the CSM/LM stack from the SIVB?

Project Apollo 6.4 CSM separation switches.jpg

How do I activate the CSM RCS?

Use the checklist in "NCPP CSM RCS Checklist.pdf" in your Doc/Project Apollo - NASSP directory of your Orbiter installation:

SM RCS ACTIVATION

PANEL 2
SM RCS HELIUM 1 (4) - CLOSE
SM RCS HELIUM 2 (4) - CLOSE
PRIM PRPLNT (4) - OPEN
SEC PRPLNT (4) - OPEN
SM RCS He SEC FUEL/PRPLNT QTY - CHECK

PANEL 1
CSM ATTITUDE - ROLL
CSM ATTITUDE - PITCH
CSM ATTITUDE - YAW