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Posted: 07.05.2019, 02:32
by toutatis
As far as I know the most detailed model of Mars Express we have so far is quite terrible.

Yes, fyr02... agree..

Posted: 18.05.2019, 10:10
by gironde
It is true. Toutatis has accustomed us to look after the details :smile: :clap:

Posted: 19.05.2019, 00:10
by toutatis
Mars Express model by toutatis ( 2 models... for cruise and orbiter stage) will be ready soon... still some work...

Added after 3 hours 8 minutes:
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Posted: 21.05.2019, 17:08
by fyr02
Is Beagle 2 included?

Posted: 21.05.2019, 20:38
by toutatis
Is Beagle 2 included?

Yes...

Posted: 28.05.2019, 03:40
by toutatis
Mars Express models by toutatis are ready to use in Celestia... currently preparing add-on...

Posted: 01.06.2019, 04:27
by toutatis
Mars Express add-on by toutatis... (orbiter only... there is no data at HORIZONS for interplanetary cruise stage for this spacecraft... but model with a lander also included)...

Posted: 01.06.2019, 05:21
by fyr02
Amazing! As Always good job Toutatis!

Posted: 01.06.2019, 05:25
by toutatis
Correction for SSC-file... it's again about demensions... lol

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"Mars Express" "Sol/Mars"
{
   Class   "spacecraft"
   Mesh   "Mars Express-os1.cmod"
   Radius   0.006

   Beginning   "2003 12 30  12:10:00"
   Ending   "2005 06 14  18:00:00"

   OrbitFrame
   {
      EclipticJ2000   { Center "Sol/Mars" }
   }
    SampledTrajectory
   {
      Source   "MEX-Orbiter-1.xyzv"
      DoublePrecision   true
      Interpolation   "cubic"
   }   
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "-x"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express"
               Target   "Sol/Mars"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   FixedRotation
    {
      Period   0.00
   }      
}


"Mars Express(+M)" "Sol/Mars"
{
   Class   "spacecraft"
   Mesh   "Mars Express-os2.cmod"
   Radius   0.02

Timeline
[
   {
   Beginning   "2005 06 14  18:00:00"
   Ending   "2005 08 20  00:00:00"

   OrbitFrame
   {
      EclipticJ2000   { Center "Sol/Mars" }
   }
    SampledTrajectory
   {
      Source   "MEX-Orbiter-2.xyzv"
      DoublePrecision   true
      Interpolation   "cubic"
   }   
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "-x"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
               Target   "Sol/Mars"
            }
         }
      }
   }
   FixedRotation
    {
      Period   0.00
   }      
}
{
    Ending   "2022 01 01  00:00:00"   

   OrbitFrame
   {
      EclipticJ2000   { Center "Sol/Mars" }
   }   
    EllipticalOrbit
   {
      Epoch   2453602.5  # 2005 Aug 20 00:00:00
      Period     0.279800673461397
      SemiMajorAxis   8590.77373382230644
      Eccentricity   0.5714531044319604
      Inclination     65.31211882427604
      AscendingNode   223.1629732348163
      ArgOfPericenter   14.84817736451892
      MeanAnomaly    300.4891851886892
   }
   BodyFrame
   {
      TwoVector
      {
         Center   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
         Primary
         {
            Axis   "-x"
            RelativePosition
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
               Target   "Sol/Earth"
            }
         }
         Secondary
         {
            Axis   "y"
            RelativeVelocity
            {
               Observer   "Sol/Mars/Mars Express(+M)"
               Target   "Sol/Mars"
            }
         }
      }
    }      
   FixedRotation
    {
       Period    0.00
   }
}
]
}

Posted: 01.06.2019, 05:27
by toutatis
Amazing! As Always good job Toutatis!

Thanks fyr02! :smile:

Posted: 01.06.2019, 06:16
by SpaceFanatic64
In the old, now obsolete Mars Express, there was an xyz trajectory for the cruise stage. Maybe that can be used to show the full mission? Also, have you made any progress on the Pioneer Venus probes?

Posted: 01.06.2019, 06:19
by bh
Many thanks Toutatis...

Your models are so nice!

Posted: 01.06.2019, 07:46
by gironde
beautiful achievement

here are informations of ESA about Spice support (Mars Express Mex, Venus Express Vex, Rosetta Ros, and other coming soon)
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/psa/ancillary-data

:clap: :clap: :hi:

Added after 46 minutes 40 seconds:
Hey Toutatis
Correction for SSC-file... it's again about demensions... lol

for a radius of 6 meters (body + solar cells), write Radius 0.006 and not 0.0006

:wink:

Posted: 01.06.2019, 19:35
by toutatis
Many thanks Toutatis...

Your models are so nice!

Thanks bh! :smile:

Posted: 01.06.2019, 19:37
by toutatis
for a radius of 6 meters (body + solar cells), write Radius 0.006 and not 0.0006

OMG... again.... :biggrin: Thanks gironde! :smile:

Corrected already... :smile:

Added after 7 minutes 17 seconds:
here are informations of ESA about Spice support (Mars Express Mex, Venus Express Vex, Rosetta Ros, and other coming soon)
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/psa/ancillary-data

It's interesting... :think:

Posted: 01.06.2019, 19:50
by toutatis
In the old, now obsolete Mars Express, there was an xyz trajectory for the cruise stage. Maybe that can be used to show the full mission?

Let's see....

Also, have you made any progress on the Pioneer Venus probes?

Not yet...

Posted: 02.06.2019, 10:45
by toutatis
USS Toutatis... :biggrin: ... will start journey to Jupiter system during this month... to enter in orbit around Europa... (need to practice in modeling and making xyzv-trajectories...)

Posted: 02.06.2019, 12:10
by Lafuente_Astronomy
toutatis wrote:USS Toutatis... ... will start journey to Jupiter system during this month... to enter in orbit around Europa... (need to practice in modeling and making xyzv-trajectories...)

Bon Voyage to the King Planet my friend!

Posted: 02.06.2019, 19:31
by pirogronian
toutatis wrote:USS Toutatis... :biggrin:
:clap:

Posted: 02.06.2019, 23:59
by toutatis
Bon Voyage to the King Planet my friend!

Thanks very much my friend! :smile: