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Marco2001

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EVA Calculator - idea
« on: April 08, 2011, 12:20:50 PM »
EVA Calculator

The Calculator is a button just like Mars-Time button, that after clicking will display the estimated EVA time:
Oxygen: 92 minutes
Power: 27 minutes
Radiation: 345 minutes

EVA calculator is something that astronauts have, and would help them estimate the duration of the EVA mission aswell as help to plan it.
Oxygen, Power and Radiation are the parameters that can be simply estimated by deviding it's current suply with the current usage (don't know if it's that easy to programm tho')

« Last Edit: April 08, 2011, 12:44:41 PM by Marco2001 »

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DieAngel

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Re: EVA Calculator - idea
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 02:39:14 PM »
Someone saw Mission to Mars recently? :P

Joke aside i fully agree to this feature, most divers use equipments simmilar to this , they usually average air consumption over a small period of time and evaluate how much time is left at this consumption rate. The math is fairly easy but it is very handy to have it at hand.

Obviously in our case it can add a lot of dramatic feel to mars exploration.

This sort of readout should also be available for the main base air supply.