STK's Orbit Wizard Gets New Magic

We recently had a GEO station keeping class where using equinoctial orbital elements proved to be useful. Unfortunately, the last time I dealt with those was back in college (it’s been a while), so I struggled to remember my p’s and q’s (and h & k). We’ve always had an orbit wizard to let you visualize how each orbital element changes the orbit, but the previous version was a little past its prime. So I decided to start over from scratch, make it a UI plugin, and allow you to change more than just keplerian elements. To use this UI plugin, run the exe from here. When you start up STK11, you will get a new button on your STK GUI: . You can now select the coordinate type you want and change the orbital elements:

So hold on to your lion and tin man and enjoy the wizardry!

Jens Ramrath

STK Integration

Automate Systems Tool Kit (STK) and integrate it with other applications to extend its capabilities.