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ISS Docking Simulator – SpaceX

ISS Docking Simulator – SpaceX

DOCKING TIPS

Green numbers are corrections necessary to reach the ISS. Successful docking is achieved when all numbers are below 0.2.

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ROTATION CONTROLS

First use the buttons on the right to correct your axes of rotation in Roll, Pitch and Yaw. You must be properly oriented to dock.

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POSITION CONTROLS

Then use the buttons on the left to translate your position Up, Down, Left, Right, Backward or Forward torwards the ISS.

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PRECISION

Both controls have a precision toggle at their center. The default settings are small precise movements. Do not use large movements near the ISS.

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REACH YOUR TARGET

Your target is the Green Diamond that is overlayed on top of the Docking Adapter. It must be centered in the interface to dock.

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HEADS UP DISPLAY

Blue numbers are the rates (speed) that you are translating or rotating. Your RATE towards the ISS is located in the bottom right.

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SLOW DOWN

Keep your RATE below -0.2 m/s when your range from the ISS is below 5 meters. Go too fast and you risk running into the ISS.

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