Experience space flight and orbital mechanics, with Orbiter 3D Space Flight Simulator
Orbiter is a free real-time 3D Space Flight Simulator, a superb program you need to try, if you are interested in space flight. The concept is similar to traditional flight simulator software, but you are not limited to atmospheric flight. Orbiter allows you to experience manned and unmanned space flight missions from the pilot’s perspective. Take control from launch to orbtial insertion, rendezvous with space stations, deploy and recapture satellites, and re-enter and land on a planetary surface.
The playground is our solar system, and you can even execute missions to the moon or other planets. (Time compression is available to shorten long cruise phases.) Orbiter accurately models the physics of spaceflight, which makes it possible to either recreate historic missions, or use it as a sandbox for futuristic spacecraft concepts.
Features: Launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center and rendezvous with the International Space Station. * Recreate historic flights with addon spacecraft packages: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Vostok and more;
Plan interplanetary slingshots and tour the solar system with futuristic space craft. * Design your own rockets, or download addons created by other users. * Learn about the concepts of space flight and orbital mechanics by playing and experimenting.