SpaceX is about to fly a Starship to 45,000 and belly-flop to a landing in Texas.
Here's your chance to fly the mission yourself.
And then... try it on Mars.
All with realistic physics.
Aircraft masses, thrust, specific impulses, and drags all printed in the SPECS screen for anyone to check my data and let me know of any vehicle spec updates.
Main engines take out SIDESLIP in orbital dynamics, so you fly in orbit under rocket thrust with... pitch and roll.
(When NOT running the main engines, you orient with pitch and YAW! This is because the maneuvering jets are well placed to control pitch and yaw... not so much in roll!)
Refined landing autopilot on Mars to touch down with a little less translational speed.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very challenging and hard to control
When I first played this, I thought the controls where similar or the same to XPlane, it fact, I was 100% wrong. It was extremely hard to control without some type of joystick or controller. One fun thing I found is when you get near the cars it sends them flying.
If you are interested in SpaceX and Starship development then this app by X-Plane is worth the time. Its a high quality and entertaining simulator that will give you a sense of the challenges involved in launching, landing and orbiting Earth and Mars. X-plane, Thanks for your time building this Free or Get app. I would recommend going to check out the X-Plane apps for mobile and desktop systems.
What a great app and way to get kids into physics!
This is simply an awesome application! Thank you so much Austin and team, my four-year-old son is interested in space. I’m not sure Austins briefings made much of a dent but they did allow us to talk about orbits and physics and landing in fuel. What more could you ask for? Thank you so much for all the work Austin and team
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.