Written by independent developer Martin Schweiger “ORBITER” is a complex, full-fledged flight simulator that takes you beyond the skies and into outer space. Highly detailed and deep in its implementation of existing spaceship control, this amazing, free program allows you to launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system among other things.
ORBITER is not a game, or space shooter. Schweiger has gone for as much realism as possible, and with that comes a steep learning curve. He recommends studying the Basics of Space Flight from Jet Propulsion Laboratories as well as R. Braeunig’s Rocket & Space Technology.
So if you are ready to take things a little more seriously and try your own hand at being an astronaut, take ORBITER for a spin and prepare to have your mind blown.