INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

ISS rendezvous launch window

ISS rendezvous launch window

(OP)
Hi
I am currently doing a report on a small RLV. mission objective is to rendezvous with the ISS.  
I am using the Chase orbit method, for which the ISS orbit must be directly overhead of the sapce port.
I am looking for a programme or a web site that will allow me to calculate the position of ISS and its trace at any given future date and time.
Given this information i have developed a routine that will calculate lauch window and req azimuth.
The NASA human flight page that i visited only provides this information for past days, i need somthing to plan the launch windows.
Will greatly appreciate a programme .

RE: ISS rendezvous launch window

You might try Satellite Tool Kit from AGI as they usually have demo versions that will let you do what you are trying without having to pay for a license.  Not sure if you have tried them already.

Brian Lewis
The Aerospace Corporation
http://www.aero.org/

RE: ISS rendezvous launch window

(OP)
I tried going to the STK site. I couldnt find a downloadable version of their software. The only option avilable was to order it.
Can you Download it?? if yes i will greatly appreciate the link!!! :)
Thx

RE: ISS rendezvous launch window

No, you have to order the CD, but they'll send it to you for free.  

Their CD contains their entire, fully functional software that has a free, but limited, operating mode.  The rest of the CD requires purchase of a license.

TTFN

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close