Gravity Turn

Launch a craft into a low orbit with a few customizable settings.

License: GPLv3

Game Version: 1.12.1

Downloads: 2,897

Author: linuxgurugamer

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Launch a craft into a low orbit with a few customizable settings.

Performing a Gravity Turn is arguably the most efficient launch procedure. The plugin will take care of the entire ascent for you by maintaining a strict hold to prograde (as much as possible) and varying the throttle to keep the desired ascent curvature. The circularization burn will be up to you, but it's normally less than 50 m/s.

The "First Guess" button tries to find the best settings for a particular rocket. After the trajectory reaches the destination height and the vehicle leaves the atmosphere, you can revert back to launch and use the "Improve Guess" button to get a better set of parameters. Do this multiple times and you will get a very efficient launch.

Version 1.8.1.9 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.1

Released on 2021-07-27

Added AssemblyFileVersion Updated version file for 1.12

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Version 1.8.1.8 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.2

Released on 2021-06-17

Added option to use keybind or not
Removed keybind.cfg
Now always rewrites the keybind.cfg file to make sure both settings are there
Added button to clear the cache directory on the Settings page

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Version 1.8.1.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.2

Released on 2021-06-16

Fixed creating extra PluginData directories under the Plugin directory
Added support for ThrottleLimitExtended
Added keybinding, letter L will launch even if game UI is hidden.  Key can be changed by editing a file:  GravityTurn/PluginData/keybind.cfg
Added code to disable mod above atmosphere
Renamed DLL for better CKAN compatibility
Optimized InverseStageDecouplesActiveOrIdleEngineOrTank to reduce number of key access, also should solve the KeyNotFound errors

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Version 1.8.1.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.2

Released on 2021-05-14

    Guard reading rcsThrustAvailable with a null-check
    Remove zero-width non-breaking spaces.

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Version 1.8.1.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-11-27

Fixed error where launching from a planet with an atmosphere would set the initial destination height to be 1000x as high as it should have been.  Only occurred with new vessels

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Version 1.8.1.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-11-26

Fixed error when vessel name had a double-quote in it

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Version 1.8.1.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-10-21

Fixed autostaging with engine plates
Fixed saving values when reverting to launch

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Version 1.8.1.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-10-15

Reverted the fixed opening of the initial window position

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Version 1.8.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.0

Released on 2020-07-28

Made window open next to the toolbar on the right
Made stats window open to the left (or right) of the main window
Made Settings window open to the left (or right) of the main window

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Version 1.8.0.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.1

Released on 2020-03-25

No changelog provided

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