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Astrodynamics in Python

astro is Python package to perform basic astrodynamics.

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Installation

Install astro by running : pip install astro to install from pypi

To install a development version (for local testing), you can clone the repository and run:

pip install -e .[dev,test]

from the source directory.

You can use Anaconda to build a development enviornment as well:

conda env create -f enviornment.yml

Documentation

Docs will be hosted on Read the Docs

Citing astro

If you find this package useful it would be very helpful if you can cite it in your work. You can use the citation link above.

Dependencies

There are a limited number of dependencies. Much of astro is built on top of numpy, which is usually included in any scientific Python enviornment. Some additional dependencies are used to offer convient wrappers for common operations, such as downloading two line element sets or interfacing with SPICE.

  • numpy
  • spiceypy
  • spacetrack
  • kinematics

Contributors

To Do

  • Explain what the program can do to Jay
  • Installation instructions
  • Later on - create single executable file
  • Constellation planner and visualizer
  • Trajectories from The Expanse
  • Mission planner to utilize gravity assists, etc.