Hey thanks nozmajner, I think I get it now. It’s very counter intuitive to reason about velocity when all the the target and the frame of reference are all in motion relative to each other, and I think the sheer scale of the game universe make it seem that it is all static whenit is really not. One thing that helped get it is rendezvous with Torvalds platform from Earth and see how the Earth target vector behave once I’m in orbit
Hello, I just got into Pioneer and I am having lots of fun flying around the solar system. There is one thing that I don’t understand: the prograde and target prograde marker.
I more or less understand that the prograde marker shows us the direction the ship is moving (like we were looking through the butt of a velocity vector), but I don’t understand how to interpret the target prograde marker. The wiki says that the target prograde marker shows the direction we are traveling relative to the target. What does it mean? If both markers show us the direction we are traveling, how are they not always in the same position? After all, we can only go in one direction, so I feel like I’m missing something here.