Space Shuttle

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

This unique expansion for Flight Simulator X takes Flight Simulation into orbit. Now, armchair pilots can swap their headsets for space suits and bring the Shuttle back from space to a safe landfall at Kennedy Space Centre.

The development team at Captain Sim has harnessed the skills of a Shuttle-trained Cosmonaut to develop a flight sim first. All six Shuttle orbiters are faithfully modelled and the systems and avionics are re-created to an extremely high level of detail. It's out of this world!

  • Panels include hi-res 2D, virtual cockpit, Commander view 2D panel, HUD, exterior model animation control panel, simicons panel, radio panel and GPS panels
  • Software features a video ‘launch’ to start the program and set the scene for the journey back to terra firma.
  • Amazing animations include payload bay doors, SRMS (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System), drag chute, radiators and landing gear.
  • Includes a voice package with 19 cues based on actual crew and Mission Control communications. This operates in real time according to current flight situation.
  • The package includes the radio aids that provide original Space Shuttle -19°/-17° steep OGS glide slope and shallow glide slope for runway 15 and 33 at the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (X68) in Florida.
  • Manual features a custom tutorial prepared by Just Flight to guide virtual astronauts back to Earth.
  • Bonus version with limited features for Flight Simulator 2004 is included in the package.

Please note: No launch, ascent or orbital phases/systems are simulated. Designed for FSX, Space Shuttle can be flown in FS2004 with certain limitations as detailed in the detailed decscription below


Highly detailed exterior models are available in the following six variations:

  • OV-101 Enterprise
  • OV-102 Columbia (lost during STS-107)
  • OV-099 Challenger (lost during STS-51-L)
  • OV-103 Discovery
  • OV-104 Atlantis
  • OV-105 Endeavour

Feature Summary

  • High resolution Commander view 2D Panel
  • HUD
  • Exterior model animation control panel
  • Simicons panel
  • Radio panel
  • GPS panels
  • 33 custom model animations
  • Highly detailed 3D virtual cockpit (VC) depiction of the flight deck with aft crew station, mid deck with airlock and payload bay
  • 238 custom 3D animations in the VC
  • 3D flight instruments
  • VC High resolution textures
  • Systems programming
  • Exclusive effects
  • Realistic flight model
  • Pre-saved flights
  • Voice package
  • Add-on scenery


Animations

  • Payload Bay Doors (2)
  • SRMS (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System)
  • Drag Chute
  • Radiators (2)
  • Side Hatch
  • Air Probes (2)
  • Antenna
  • Vent Doors (8)
  • Elevons (4)
  • Rudder
  • Speed Brake (2)
  • Body Flap
  • Landing Gears (extension/retraction, wheel rotation, shocks animation etc) (3)
  • Landing Gear Doors (4)

Highly detailed 3D virtual cockpit

  • Flight deck with aft crew station
  • Mid deck with airlock
  • Payload bay


Custom 3D animations in the VC

Flight deck

  • ADI (3)
  • Altitude/vertical velocity indicator (2)
  • Alpha/mach indicator (2)
  • Accelerometer
  • Surface position indicator
  • Control stick (2)
  • Pedals (4)
  • Pedals adjustment crank (2) left and right
  • Speedbrake control lever (2)
  • Switches, buttons, knobs, selectors (213)

Middle deck 

  • MD side hatch
  • Airlock hatch (2)

Payload bay

  • Antenna payload bay door (2)


High resolution 2Dpanels

  • High resolution Commander view 2D Panel
  • HUD
  • Exterior Model Animation Control Panel
  • Simicons Panel
  • Radio panel
  • GPS panels
  • Systems Programming

Pre-saved flights

Three flights are included in Space Shuttle

  1. Entry starts at Entry Interface Point (altitude 400,000 feet, M=26)
  2. TAEM starts at TAEM Interface Point (altitude 82,000 feet, M=2.6)
  3. Approach starts at A/L Interface Point (altitude 15,000 feet, 380KIAS)


Voice package

Space Shuttle includes a voice package (19 cues).

The voice package is based on actual crew and Mission Control Centre communications. It works in real time according to current flight situation.

Radio landing aids

Space Shuttle includes the radio aids that provide original Space Shuttle -19°/-17° steep OGS glide slope and shallow glide slope for runway 15 and 33 at the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (X68) in Florida.


Flight Simulator 2004

There is also a bonus version included for FS2004. Due to limitations in FS2004 this is a much simplified version and features:

  • 99,000 ft altitude limit
  • No Entry phase flight
  • TAEM flight start at lower altitude on HAC
  • Entry plasma trail and Orbiter body heat effects not included

"Takes FSX to whole new heights" PC Pilot (Classic FS Product award - Issue 46)

"Absolutely a top simulation!... Impressive, with a high grade of realism, brilliant graphics, suberb animations and famous sound effects... this add-on is both a challenge and an adventure... Whether you are a beginner, or airliner, hobby or professional pilot, this is a must have!" GamersHall.de (Gold Award - 9.4/10)

"Space Shuttle is a truly extraterrestrial experience. The detailed rendition of the cockpit is out of this world... This comes highly recommended for all FSX aces with a love for outer space" Game Review Database (Gold Award/96/100)


System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration/SP2 compatible)
  • 2.5GHz+
  • 1Gb RAM
  • 128Mb+ 3D graphics card
  • Windows XP
  • 1Gb hard disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive

Note: A Bonus version with limited features for Flight Simulator 2004 is included in the package - see the detailed description above for details.

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Packshot for Space Shuttle After a video 'launch' to start the program and set the scene for the journey back to earth, it's up to you to pilot the Shuttle down from space. Captain Sim's Shuttle expansion includes all six Shuttle orbiters with faithfully modelled systems and avionics.

A variety of cockpit panels and animations are included, along with a voice package providing 19 cues based on actual crew and Mission Control communications.
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