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Diellur

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Research
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:15:47 PM »
Hello all,

I am working on a research project which involves sending a spacecraft into the outer solar system. As part of this, I need to investigate the various transfer orbits between Earth and the destination (probably Mars, although this might change). Universe Sandbox seems to be a good tool, although I am after some input in terms of functionality. Can this software account for a small object of given mass (the spacecraft) and, when selecting the destination from Earth, calculate the required transfer orbit?

Appreciate the help.

D.

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Re: Research
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 01:05:04 PM »
no it cannot. you can input the exact vector and position of any object but there is no way to calculate a transfer orbit.

it can, although, simulate satellites and spacecraft.

Diellur

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Re: Research
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 11:11:02 AM »
Thanks for the help.  :)

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Re: Research
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 05:12:17 PM »
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Re: Research
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 11:22:06 PM »
Mudkpiz is correct, there's currently no transfer orbit feature.



You might also want to check out Kerbal Space Program:
http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/
(although it doesn't take place in our solar system)