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orbital dynamics

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Python

DOOP

Still figuring out what I want to do with this

Some simple python code to do astrodynamics work in python.

  • hohman transfers
  • convert between classical orbital parameters and position/velocity in ECI
  • convert between some useful reference frames:
    • Earth Central Inertial (ECI) [x,y,z]
    • Earth Centered, Earth Fixed (ECEF) [x,y,z]
    • North East Down (NED) [x,y,z]
    • Geocentric [lat,lon,alt]

Documents

Two Line Elements (TLEs)

TBD

Classical Orbital Elements

  • Semimajor-axis (a)[km]: orbit size
  • Eccentricity (e)[unitless]: orbit shape (0=circule, 1=straight line)
  • Inclination (i)[deg]: orbital plane inclination measure from ascending node
  • Argument of Perigee (w)[deg]: orbit orientation
  • Ascending Node (Omega)[deg]: location of ascending node
  • True Anomaly (v)[deg]: location of satellite in orbit relative to perigee
  • Mean Anomaly (M)[deg]: fictitious angle that varies linearly with time

Other Useful Packages

  • spaceman3D reading tles, plotting, appears dead, don't think it works correctly ... everything has same RAAN
  • orbital reading tles, plotting, appears dead
  • spg4 propagation, seems ok
  • tle-tools not sure value, seems dead
  • ESA: pykep more for inter-planetary stuff
  • astrodynamics looks good, but it is Matlab code
  • OrPytal does orbits without specific parameters

References

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 Kevin J. Walchko

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