Set any custom departure or arrival date and the Trip Calculator auto-finds the other.
Two stellar databases: Images (189 locations), 700 ly, (11,083 locations) (over 4.82 billion possible trips)
Sort the 700 light year dbase by 20 stellar types
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.
Manual mode allows different speed measurements: mph, kph, mps, kps, light c = 1 and different distance measurements: miles, kilometers, light years, parsecs, AU (Astronmical Units).
Starship Simulator (v1.0) New April 24, 2018
Not all browsers are created equal.
The Starship Simulator has a fly-through, [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen, which can only be viewed with some browsers, listed below. You also must have installed the free: Cortona 3D Plugin. (Install the browsers before the plugin.)
This [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen is an original, 3D world, which I created from scratch and it uses a Virtual Reality code, VRML, which still gives an amazing, 3D smooth, fly-through experience, better than any other code, in my opinion. It's worth checking out. I believe it is the largest VRML world online.
Android works, but has issues. I would not recommend it. There are ways to fix the code for smartphones, but I have no plans to do this. With all the layers of controls and options, the simulator is best experienced with a notebook or desktop.
Updated guide version 1.0. Please right click and save this Guide to your computer. (11 MB)
Starship Simulator - What is it?
An educational, reality based, Starship simulation with audio, animation and video effects. Features can run simultaneously, just like a flight simulator. There is no game play.
Download the illustrated manual, above, to see all the features.
Animated buttons, sliders and modules
Systems, navigation, destinations, ship views
Cycle speed, brightness, fade and stagger settings
Selectable 5 pop-up sizes for monitor views
42 Destinations with external Pan, Zoom and speed controls
Destination Data: Location status and weather data
Throttle and Warp Travel, Auto landing: audio effects and animations
If you are using any browser from the left column, you can access the Starship Simulator. (Other browsers will not work with all features.)
Full Starship Simulator Cockpit Cortona 3D Plugin required for the [3D Local Star] Viewscreens.
Please allow the Starship Simulator several minutes to load. Graphics and audio will load faster after the first time.
Try the Starship Simulator
Only Seamonkey and Maxthong (Firefox v51, Chrome v61 or before) browsers will show buttons for the [3D Local Stars]. But, other browsers, listed below, can skip the Starship Simulator and access the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen directly.
The [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen, works with these browsers:
You must install or use one of the browsers on the left, (each logo is linked to an official download page), and you also need to have installed the free Cortona 3D Plugin. Only then, will you be able to open the [3D Local Stars] Viewscreen. Always install new browsers first, then the Cortona Plugin.
If you use any other browser, or if you try to access the Viewscreen without installing the Cortona Plugin, you will just download copies of the [3D Local Stars] file and the 3D viewscreen will not open at all.