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Orbital Dynamics for Android

By Jack Hollow Free

Developer's Description

A simple app put together to simulate certain properties of orbital dynamics and attitude control for a satellite in orbit around the Earth.

Currently allows the following controls:

- add any number of satellites in various orbits from LEO to beyond GEO

- set satellites principle moments of inertia

- set 3 axis rotational rates and see cross coupling effects (integration starts when you release the button)

- fire main engine along or against orbit to raise or lower semi major axis

Future work would be nice:

- have engine work in any arbitrary direction to allow change of eccentricity and inclination

- add other (genuine) satellite types

- put satellites in eclipse behind earth

This was written to try out some of the maths covered in a university course I was taking, and isn't meant to be more than a bit of general interest.

Really optimised for a display of 960x540. Only been tested on a very limited selection of devices ...

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.2


Release October 15, 2020
Date Added October 15, 2020
Version 1.2.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.0 and up


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