Set any custom departure or arrival date and the Trip Calculator auto-finds the other.
Two stellar databases: Images (165 locations), 200 ly, (2041 locations) (over 160 million possible trips)
Choose Rendezvous or Fly-by mission types.
Find distances between any two locations.
Mission data: Days to Top Speed, Top Speed achieved, G-Force, Ship time dilation
Rendezvous missions, that fail to reach top speed, begin mid-point deceleration and become 'Inverted V' type missions. Similar, exception mission profiles for Fly-by, where top speed is not achieved, can also occur. With such missions, special case math and charts, are automatic.
Starship Simulator (v1.0) New April 24, 2018
Not all browsers are created equal.
The Starship Simulator has a [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen, which can only be viewed when you use the browsers; Internet Explorer version 11, Maxthong or SeaMonkey and have installed the free: Cortona 3D Plugin.
If you use other browsers, like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Edge you will not be able to use the Cortona plugin and so you CANNOT see the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen. If you use these browsers, the control buttons to open the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen will be hidden.
Updated guide version 1.0. Please right click and save this Guide to your computer. (11 MB)
What is it?
An educational, Starship reality based simulation with audio, animation and video effects. Features can run simultaneously, just like a flight simulator. There is no game play. Controls, buttons, pans and zooms are animated with cockpit sounds. Multiple Viewscreens for Earth, Moon, Mars, Solar System, [3D Local Stars], etc. can be opened separately and moved across a multiple monitor system. The Starship can fly to over 40 different destinations, show mission stats for 38 ship types. A lever control can open the Trip Calculator that allows more precise, mission profiles, between any locations. Additional features include: Comm link audio of historic and educational audio playlists and featured music for each destination.
All features work using these browsers:
Internet Explorer version 11
All features work, except the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen, when you use these browsers:
Full Starship Simulator
Any browser from the left column can access the Starship Simulator. Only the top, three browsers, IE-11, Maxthong or SeaMonkey with the free Cortona plug-in installed, will be able to see the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen feature.
The four browsers in the bottom left area have been tested to use all other Starship Simulator features, but they will not work with the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen.
Full Starship Simulator Cockpit Cortona 3D Plugin required for the [3D Local Star] Viewscreens.
Please allow the Starship Simulator several minutes to load. Graphics will load much faster after the first time.
Try the Starship Simulator
Remember, your choice of which browser you use, will affect whether you have access to the controls for the [3D Local Stars]
You may open [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen, here, directly, with these browsers:
Internet Explorer version 11
Maxthong Lunascape Browser
(Firefox versions 51, March 2017, and older will also work.)
[3D Local Stars] Viewscreen Only
The browsers, listed immediately to the left, with the free Cortona 3D Plugin installed, will work here and open the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen.
Pale Moon and Lunascape Browsers also work here. They are not listed above, because they fail for background position movement in the Starship Simulator.