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Access to NASA's JPL HORIZON Ephemeris System

Project description

NASA's JPL HORIOZON Ephemeris System API
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This Python API, is an effort towards opening NASA's PDS data sets to the public with a focus on ease of access. Thus creating, NASA's JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System API

Background
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeris:

For scientific uses, a modern planetary ephemeris comprises software that generates positions of planets and often of
their satellites, asteroids, or comets, at virtually any time desired by the user.


API Documentation
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g9q3ln9LVAATOZ15986HLTCaqcAj_Jd8e_jOGS3YWrE/pub

Resources
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Planetary Data System: http://pds.nasa.gov/

Jet Propulsion Labs: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

HORIZON User Manual: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?horizons_doc


Contributors
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Matthew Mihok (@mattmattmatt)
Dexter Jagula (@djagula)
Siddarth Kalra (@SiddarthKalra)
Tiago Moreira (@Kamots)


Changes
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v0.0.1, 2013-Apr-18 -- Initial release.

v0.0.2, 2013-Apr-21 -- Alpha release for NASA hackathon

v0.1.0, 2013-Apr-22 -- Package distribution release

v0.1.1, 2013-Apr-22 -- Updating package meta data

v0.1.2, 2013-Apr-22 -- Fixing standalone executable

v0.1.3, 2013-Apr-22 -- Removing bin standalone, adding convenience request_handler

v0.1.4, 2013-Apr-30 -- Changing API Calls major->get_major, minor->get_minor respectively

v0.1.5, 2013-May-05 -- Fixing major bodies query
* Fixing json output to include id, name, designation, and
alias
* Fixing major body type specification to return accuratly

v0.1.6, 2013-May-05 -- Fixing minor bodies query

v0.1.7, 2013-May-05 -- Removing unecessary debug prints, updated internal
docs

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