wis.py gives satellite positions at requested times. It manages kernel downloads. It requires astropy and spicepy.
MPC wis.py Project
wis.py tells you the position of a satellite (e.g. in heliocentric coordinates).
wis.py uses JPL spice kernels, so you need spicypy.
wis.py goes and gets the spice-kernels if you don’t have them.
wis.py is essentially a means to automate the retrieval of useful spice-kernels. All of the positional calculations are handled using spice/spiceypy.
wis.py does not know about all satellites.
So far it only knows about: * TESS * K2 * CASSINI
wis.py is very light & wispy …
wis * ~ Where Is Satellite * ~ Where Is Satellite-spice-kernel
Free software: MIT license
First release on PyPI.
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