ORBITER Space Flight Simulator

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2006-P1 Edition - Basic distribution (v.060929)
This package contains the orbiter core distribution.
Package Time stamp Package size (Bytes) Unpacked size (MBytes) Notes
Base (full) 060929 63 627 079 152
Base (upgrade from v.060504) 060929 21 388 657 N/A

  • The Base package contains the main Orbiter distribution and is the only package required to install Orbiter. All other packages listed below are optional extension packages.
  • If you have Orbiter 2006 Edition installed already, you can download the "upgrade from v.060504" version of the Base package, and unpack it in your Orbiter folder. Answer "Yes" when asked about overwriting files. I recommend making a backup of your existing 2006 installation in case of problems.
  • For installation instructions, see the Download page.
  • The base package has no sound support, but there is a very popular sound addon by DanSteph which is widely used.

2006-P1 Edition - Software development kit (v.060929)
This package contains optional resources for addon developers.
Package Time stamp Package size (Bytes) Unpacked size (MBytes) Notes
Orbiter SDK (full) 060929 3 893 312 16.3
Orbiter SDK (upgrade from v.060504) 060929 2 373 937 N/A

  • The SDK package contains utilities and libraries for addon developers. It is not required to run Orbiter.
  • If you have Orbiter 2006 Edition installed already, you can download the "upgrade from v.060504" version of the SDK package, and unpack it in your Orbiter folder. Answer "Yes" when asked about overwriting files.

2006 Edition - Planetary extension packages
These are optional high-resolution packages which replace some of the planet textures in the base package. The Planets & Moons package combines most of the individual planets in one convenient download package.
Object Res. Time stamp Package size (Bytes) Unpacked size (MBytes) Notes
Planets & Moons var. 060504 71 985 175 109 Contains all packages marked with '*'
Mercury* L8 060504 12 984 041 16.4
Earth L10 060504 79 026 230 187
   Moon* L8 060504 12 587 177 16.4
Mars* L8 060504 11 931 227 16.4
Mars L9 060922 34 877 302 47.9 Requires also Mars L8 package.
Mars L10 060504 165 432 219 240 Requires also Mars L8 package. Not suitable for low-end computers
Mars* L10 local 060504 3 092 812 4.4 Local L10 resolution around Olympus Mons. Requires also Mars L8.
   Phobos* [L5] 060504 475 962 0.7
   Deimos* [L5] 060504 463 754 0.7
Jupiter* L7 060504 11 372 553 13.3 2 layers
   Io* L7 060504 3 343 531 4.4
Saturn
   Enceladus* L7 060504 2 520 033 4.4
   Enceladus L8 060504 8 148 306 16.4
   Tethys* L7 060504 2 630 945 4.4
   Dione* L7 060504 2 585 272 4.4
   Rhea* L7 060504 2 204 643 4.4
   Titan* L7 060504 3 486 970 13.3 Surface + clouds
   Iapetus* L7 060504 2 306 541 4.4

  • Before downloading any of the extension packages, download and install the base package, and make sure it works correctly.
  • To install a hi-res package, simply download to your main Orbiter directory and unzip. The files should end up in the Textures2 subdirectory.
  • You don't need to download multiple resolution packages for a single planet. The higher-res packages already include all lower-res versions. The exception is Mars, where the L8 package must be installed in addition to any higher-res packages.
  • If you install the Planets & Moons package, you don't need to install any of the packages marked with '*'.
  • Installing the high-resolution packages can affect the simulation frame rates and loading times. They should be used with caution, in particular on low-end computers.
  • The Planetary extension packages have not changed since version 060504. If you have them already, there is no need to download them again. However, a new version of the Mars-L9 package is available which fixes a bug in the previous version.

2006 Edition - Vessel extension packages
These are optional high-resolution packages which replace some of the spacecraft textures in the base package.
Object Time stamp Package size (Bytes) Unpacked size (MBytes) Notes
Dragonfly 060504 190 144 0.5