ephemeris#

This module contains a set of factory functions for setting up the ephemeris models of celestial bodies in an environment.

Functions#

direct_spice([frame_origin, ...])

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings entirely from Spice.

interpolated_spice(initial_time, final_time, ...)

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings using interpolated Spice data.

approximate_jpl_model(body_name)

Factory function for creating approximate ephemeris model settings for major planets.

constant(constant_state[, frame_origin, ...])

Factory function for creating constant ephemeris model settings.

custom_ephemeris(custom_state_function[, ...])

Factory function for creating custom ephemeris model settings.

keplerian(initial_keplerian_state, ...[, ...])

Factory function for creating Keplerian ephemeris model settings.

keplerian_from_spice(body, ...[, ...])

Factory function for creating Keplerian ephemeris model settings with initial state from Spice.

scaled_by_constant(...[, is_scaling_absolute])

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

scaled_by_vector(...[, is_scaling_absolute])

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

scaled_by_vector_function(...[, ...])

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

tabulated(body_state_history[, ...])

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings from tabulated data.

tabulated_from_existing(ephemeris_settings, ...)

Factory function for creating tabulated ephemeris model settings from existing ephemeris.

direct_spice(frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000', body_name_to_use: str = '') tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings entirely from Spice.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model directly and entirely from Spice. Requires an appropriate Spice kernel to be loaded.

Parameters:
  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • body_name_to_use (str, default = "") – Body from which Spice ephemeris is to be created.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create barycentric (origin: SSB) EphemerisSettings with axes along J2000, using data directly from spice:

frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.direct_spice(
     frame_origin, frame_orientation)

Alternatively, we can assign the DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings of Jupiter (or any other body for which a direct Spice ephemeris is available) to any custom body:

frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
body_name_to_use =  "Jupiter"
# create ephemeris settings from "Jupiter" spice data and add to body settings of body "CustomBody"
body_settings.get( "CustomBody" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.direct_spice(
     frame_origin, frame_orientation, body_name_to_use )
interpolated_spice(initial_time: float, final_time: float, time_step: float, frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000', interpolator_settings: tudatpy.kernel.math.interpolators.InterpolatorSettings = <tudatpy.kernel.math.interpolators.LagrangeInterpolatorSettings object at 0x7f43f1895ab0>, body_name_to_use: str = '') tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings using interpolated Spice data.

Factory function for settings object defining an ephemeris model from interpolated Spice data. Using this option the state of the body is retrieved from Spice at regular intervals before the environment propagation (as opposed to during the propagation). These data are then used to create an interpolator, which is put into the environment, and called during the propagation. This option has the downside of being applicable only during a limited time interval and requiring the tabulated data to be stored in RAM, but may for some special cases offer an advantage over a direct Spice ephemeris (direct_spice()).

Parameters:
  • initial_time (float) – Initial time from which interpolated data from Spice should be created.

  • final_time (float) – Final time from which interpolated data from Spice should be created.

  • time_step (float) – Time step with which interpolated data from Spice should be created.

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • interpolator_settings (std::make_shared< interpolators::InterpolatorSettings >, default=std::make_shared< interpolators::LagrangeInterpolatorSettings >( 6 )) – Settings to be used for the state interpolation.

  • body_name_to_use (str, default = "") – Body from which Spice ephemeris is to be created.

Returns:

Instance of the DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings derived InterpolatedSpiceEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

InterpolatedSpiceEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we define EphemerisSettings for Jupiter by retrieving ephemeris data from Spice at 3600 s intervals between t=0 and t=1.0E8:

# Define the interpolation settings
initial_time = 0.0
final_time = 1.0E8
time_step = 3600.0
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
# create ephemeris settings and add to body settings of body "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.interpolated_spice(
  initial_time, final_time, time_step, frame_origin, frame_orientation )

By default, a 6th order Lagrange interpolator is used (NOTE: the Lagrange interpolator is not reliable at the edges of the interpolation interval, as discussed here: lagrange_interpolation()). Settings for an alternative interpolator can be use by specifying the optional input argument. Additionally, as is the case for the direct_spice() and approximate_jpl_model() functions, an optional input argument body_name_to_use allows to use an ephemeris model from Spice for some body and assign it to a custom body.

approximate_jpl_model(body_name: str) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating approximate ephemeris model settings for major planets.

Factory function for settings object, defining approximate ephemeris model for major planets. In this highly simplified ephemeris model, Keplerian elements of the major solar system bodies are modelled as linear functions of time and several sinusoidal variations (described in this document). Note that this option is only available for solar system planets. For the case of the Earth the approximate ephemeris of the Earth-Moon barycenter is returned.

Parameters:

body_name (str) – String that is attempted to be matched to an identifier for the body that the ephemeris is to be created for.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived ApproximateJPLEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

ApproximateJplEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for Jupiter using JPL’s approximate planet position model:

# create ephemeris settings and add to body settings of body "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.approximate_jpl_model( "Jupiter" )

Alternatively, we can assign the ApproximateJplEphemerisSettings of Jupiter (or any other body for which an approximate JPL ephemeris is available) to any custom body:

constant(constant_state: numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]], frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000') tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating constant ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model with a constant, time-independent state.

Parameters:
  • constant_state (numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]) – Constant state that will be provided as output of the ephemeris at all times.

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived constantEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

ConstantEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for a time-independent, constant state of Jupiter:

# Define the constant cartesian state
constant_cartesian_state = [100.0e9, 100.0e9, 100.0e9, 10.0e3, 10.0e3, 10.0e3]
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
# Make the ephemeris settings
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.constant(
  constant_cartesian_state,
  frame_origin, frame_orientation)
custom_ephemeris(custom_state_function: Callable[[float], numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]], frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000') tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating custom ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model with a custom state. This allows the user to provide a custom state function as ephemeris model.

Parameters:
  • custom_state_function (Callable[[float], numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]]) – Function returning the state as a function of time.

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived CustomEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

CustomEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for Earth from a custom state history function:

# Define the custom state function for Earth
def custom_state_function(time):
    # Compute what fraction of the year it is
    frac_year = (time - 2451545) % (365.25*24*3600)
    # Distance and velocity of the Earth w.r.t. the Sun
    AU, v_E = 1.496e11, 30e3
    # Compute the position and velocity of the Earth in a 2D circle
    x_pos = np.sin(frac_year*np.pi) * AU
    y_pos = np.cos(frac_year*np.pi) * AU
    x_vel = np.cos(frac_year*np.pi) * v_E
    y_vel = np.sin(frac_year*np.pi) * v_E
    return [x_pos, y_pos, 0, x_vel, y_vel, 0]
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
# Make the ephemeris settings
body_settings.get("Earth").ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.custom(
    custom_state_function,
    frame_origin,
    frame_orientation)
keplerian(initial_keplerian_state: numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]], initial_state_epoch: float, central_body_gravitational_parameter: float, frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000', root_finder_absolute_tolerance: float = 4.440892098500626e-14, root_finder_maximum_iterations: float = 1000.0) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating Keplerian ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model which represents an ideal Kepler orbit from the given Kepler elements. These are taken as the elements at the initial_state_epoch and propagated to any other time using the provided central_body_gravitational_parameter. See Element Types and the astro module for more details on orbital elements in tudat.

Parameters:
  • initial_state_in_keplerian_elements (numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]) – Kepler elements at epoch given by initial_state_epoch.

  • initial_state_epoch (float) – Epoch at which initial_state_epoch represents the Keplerian state.

  • central_body_gravitational_parameter (float) – Effective gravitational parameter of the central body that is used in the computations. Note that when the Keplerian orbit is to represent the relative state of two massive bodies, with one of these bodies as the origin this values should be the sum of the two bodies’ gravitational parameters

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • root_finder_absolute_tolerance (float) – Convergence tolerance on iterative conversion from mean to eccentric anomaly; applies every time a cartesian state is requested from the kepler ephemeris, such as during propagation.

  • root_finder_maximum_number_of_iterations (float) – Maximum iteration on iterative conversion from mean to eccentric anomaly; applies every time a cartesian state is requested from the kepler ephemeris, such as during propagation.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived KeplerEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

KeplerEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for a simple, barycentric (SSB) Kepler orbit of Jupiter:

# Define the computation of the Kepler orbit ephemeris
initial_state_in_keplerian_elements = [100e9, 0.7, 1.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0]
initial_state_epoch = 12345
central_body_gravitational_parameter = 1.3284e20 # (sum of Sun and Jupiter)
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
# Create ephemeris settings and add to body settings of "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.keplerian(
    initial_state_in_keplerian_elements,
    initial_state_epoch,
    central_body_gravitational_parameter,
    frame_origin, frame_orientation )
keplerian_from_spice(body: str, initial_state_epoch: float, central_body_gravitational_parameter: float, frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000', root_finder_absolute_tolerance: float = 4.440892098500626e-14, root_finder_maximum_iterations: float = 1000.0) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating Keplerian ephemeris model settings with initial state from Spice.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model which represents an ideal Kepler orbit from an initial state from Spice. The Kepler elements inferred from the initial state are propagated to any other time using the provided central_body_gravitational_parameter. See Element Types and the astro module for more details on orbital elements in tudat.

Parameters:
  • body (str) – Name of body for which to create ephemeris settings and infer initial state from Spice.

  • initial_state_epoch (float) – Epoch at which initial_state_epoch represents the Keplerian state.

  • central_body_gravitational_parameter (float) – Gravitational parameter of the central body that is used in the computations.

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • root_finder_absolute_tolerance (float) – Convergence tolerance on iterative conversion from mean to eccentric anomaly; applies every time a cartesian state is requested from the kepler ephemeris, such as during propagation.

  • root_finder_maximum_number_of_iterations (float) – Maximum iteration on iterative conversion from mean to eccentric anomaly; applies every time a cartesian state is requested from the kepler ephemeris, such as during propagation.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived KeplerEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

KeplerEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for a simple, barycentric (SSB) Kepler orbit of Jupiter. The initial keplerian state is extracted from Spice as the state of body_name w.r.t. frame_origin

# Define the parameters for retrieval of the initial Kepler orbit elements from spice
body_name = "Jupiter"
initial_state_epoch = 12345
central_body_gravitational_parameter = 1.3284e20 # (sum of Sun and Jupiter)
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = 'J2000'
# Make ephemeris the settings and add to body settings of "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.keplerian_from_spice(
    body_name,
    initial_state_epoch,
    central_body_gravitational_parameter,
    frame_origin,
    frame_orientation )

Additionally, as is the case for the direct_spice(), approximate_jpl_model() and interpolated_spice() functions, the ephemeris model from Spice can be retrieved for some body and assigned to a custom body.

scaled_by_constant(unscaled_ephemeris_settings: tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings, scaling_constant: float, is_scaling_absolute: bool = False) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model based on an scaling of an existing ephemeris settings object. The user can apply a scaling factor (or an absolute value) to the resulting Cartesian states (for instance for an uncertainty analysis).

Parameters:
  • unscaled_ephemeris_settings (EphemerisSettings) – Sets base settings of ephemeris to be scaled.

  • scaling_constant (float) – Constant scaling factor to be applied to all elements of the Cartesian state.

  • is_scaling_absolute (bool, default=false) – Boolean indicating whether ephemeris scaling is absolute. Setting this boolean to true will add the scaling value to the state, instead of the default behaviour of multiplying the state by the scaling value.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived ScaledEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

ScaledEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create ephemeris settings for Jupiter, by scaling an existing EphemerisSettingsObject with a constant factor:

# define variable for scaling factor
scaling_constant = 1.001
# define variables containing the existing ephemeris settings
unscaled_ephemeris_settings = body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings
# make new ephemeris settings
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings =  environment_setup.ephemeris.scaled_by_constant(
       unscaled_ephemeris_settings, scaling_constant )

In the above case, the original Jupiter ephemeris setting is taken and each state element (x,y,z position and velocity) from the original ephemeris is multiplied by a factor 1.001.

scaled_by_vector(unscaled_ephemeris_settings: tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings, scaling_vector: numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]], is_scaling_absolute: bool = False) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model based on an scaling of an existing ephemeris settings object. The user can apply a scaling factor (or an absolute value) to the resulting Cartesian states (for instance for an uncertainty analysis).

Parameters:
  • unscaled_ephemeris_settings (EphemerisSettings) – Sets base settings of ephemeris to be scaled.

  • scaling_vector (numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]) – Vector containing scaling factors to be applied to each element of the Cartesian state.

  • is_scaling_absolute (bool, default=false) – Boolean indicating whether ephemeris scaling is absolute. Setting this boolean to true will add the scaling value to the state, instead of the default behaviour of multiplying the state by the scaling value.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived ScaledEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

ScaledEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create ephemeris settings for Jupiter, by scaling an existing EphemerisSettingsObject with the constant elements of a vector:

# Define the scaling vector
scaling_vector = [1.01, 0.99, 1, 1, 1, 0]
# Extract the unscaled ephemeris settings from Jupiter
unscaled_ephemeris_settings = body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings
# Create the scaled ephemeris settings and apply to the body "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings =  environment_setup.ephemeris.scaled_by_vector(
    unscaled_ephemeris_settings,
    scaling_vector)

In the above case, the original Jupiter ephemeris setting is taken and each state element (x,y,z position and velocity) from the original ephemeris is multiplied by the corresponding scaling factor in scaling_vector.

scaled_by_vector_function(unscaled_ephemeris_settings: tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings, scaling_vector_function: Callable[[float], numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]], is_scaling_absolute: bool = False) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating scaled ephemeris model settings.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model based on an scaling of an existing ephemeris settings object. The user can apply a scaling factor (or an absolute value) to the resulting Cartesian states (for instance for an uncertainty analysis).

Parameters:
  • unscaled_ephemeris_settings (EphemerisSettings) – Sets base settings of ephemeris to be scaled.

  • scaling_vector_function (callable[[float], numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]]) – Function returning a vector with the scaling factors to be applied to each element of the Cartesian state.

  • is_scaling_absolute (bool, default=false) – Boolean indicating whether ephemeris scaling is absolute. Setting this boolean to true will add the scaling value to the state, instead of the default behaviour of multiplying the state by the scaling value.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived ScaledEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

ScaledEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create ephemeris settings for Jupiter, by scaling an existing EphemerisSettings object with factors from a custom function:

# Define the scaling vector function
def scaling_vector_function(time):
    # Add a wobble in the x and y coordinates
    wobble = 1 + 0.1 * np.cos(time/50)
    return [wobble, wobble, 1, 1, 1, 1]
# Extract the existing unscaled ephemeris settings
unscaled_ephemeris_settings = body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings
# Create the scaled ephemeris settings and apply to the body "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings =  environment_setup.ephemeris.scaled_by_vector_function(
    unscaled_ephemeris_settings,
    scaling_vector_function )

In the above case, the original Jupiter ephemeris setting is taken and each state element (x,y,z position and velocity) from the original ephemeris is multiplied by the corresponding scaling factor in the vector returned by vector_scaling_function.

tabulated(body_state_history: Dict[float, numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]], frame_origin: str = 'SSB', frame_orientation: str = 'ECLIPJ2000') tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating ephemeris model settings from tabulated data.

Factory function for settings object, defining ephemeris model to be created from tabulated data. Currently the data that is provided gets interpolated by a 6th order Lagrange interpolator (hardcoded). At the edges of the interpolation interval a cubic spline interpolator is used to suppress the influence of Runge’s phenomenon.

Parameters:
  • body_state_history (dict) – Dictionary of the discrete state history data from which ephemeris is to be created. Keys representing the time (float) and values representing Cartesian states (numpy.ndarray).

  • frame_origin (str, default="SSB") – Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

  • frame_orientation (str, default="ECLIPJ2000") – Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is defined.

Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived TabulatedEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

TabulatedEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for Jupiter from tabulated state history data:

# Define the Dict containing Jupiter's tabulated state history
body_state_history = {
    0: [7.4713e11, 0, 0, 13.5e3, 0, 0],
    1000: [7.4711e11, 5e9, 0, 13.4998e3, 75, 0],
    2150: [7.4671e11, 2.5e10, 0, 13.498e3, 200, 0],
    # ... truncated
    15650: [7.3899e11, 1.1e11, 0, 13.416e3, 1.5e3, 0]
}
# Define the ephemeris frame
frame_origin = "SSB"
frame_orientation = "J2000"
# Create the tabulated ephemeris settings and add them to the body "Jupiter"
body_settings.get( "Jupiter" ).ephemeris_settings = environment_setup.ephemeris.tabulated( body_state_history,
    frame_origin,
    frame_orientation )
tabulated_from_existing(ephemeris_settings: tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings, start_time: float, end_time: float, time_step: float, interpolator_settings: tudatpy.kernel.math.interpolators.InterpolatorSettings = <tudatpy.kernel.math.interpolators.LagrangeInterpolatorSettings object at 0x7f43f18b5c70>) tudatpy.kernel.numerical_simulation.environment_setup.ephemeris.EphemerisSettings#

Factory function for creating tabulated ephemeris model settings from existing ephemeris.

Factory function for creating tabulated ephemeris model settings from existing ephemeris. The ephemeris that is provided gets tabulated in a given time frame, for a given time step. When called, this tabulated ephemeris will use interpolation, when needed, from the specified interpolator.

Note

Creating tabulated ephemeris from existing ephemeris can for instance be used when combined with estimation. This is because estimation needs the ephemeris to be tabulated to work.

Parameters:
Returns:

Instance of the EphemerisSettings derived TabulatedEphemerisSettings class

Return type:

TabulatedEphemerisSettings

Examples

In this example, we create EphemerisSettings for Io. First, we extract the existing ephemeris. Then, we define new tabulated ephemeris settings, from the original settings.

# Get the original ephemeris settings
original_io_ephemeris_settings = body_settings.get( "Io" ).ephemeris_settings
# Apply new tabulated ephemeris settings
body_settings.get( "Io" ).ephemeris_settings =  environment_setup.ephemeris.tabulated_from_existing(
  original_io_ephemeris_settings,
  initial_time,
  final_time,
  time_step )

Classes#

EphemerisSettings

Base class for providing settings for ephemeris model.

ScaledEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings from scaling existing ephemeris settings.

DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings of an ephemeris linked directly to Spice.

InterpolatedSpiceEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings of an ephemeris interpolated from Spice data.

ApproximateJplEphemerisSettings

Class for creating settings of approximate ephemeris for major planets.

ConstantEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings of constant ephemerides.

CustomEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings of a custom ephemeris.

TabulatedEphemerisSettings

Class for defining settings of ephemeris to be created from tabulated data.

class EphemerisSettings#

Base class for providing settings for ephemeris model.

Functional (base) class for settings of ephemeris models that require no information in addition to their type (and frame origin and orientation). Ephemeris model classes requiring additional information must be created using an object derived from this class.

property ephemeris_type#

read-only

Type of ephemeris that is to be created.

Type:

EphemerisType

property frame_orientation#

Orientation of frame in which ephemeris data is to be defined.

Type:

str

property frame_origin#

Origin of frame in which ephemeris data is to be defined.

Type:

str

property make_multi_arc_ephemeris#

Boolean denoting whether the ephemeris that is to be created is a multi-arc ephemeris.

Type:

bool

class ScaledEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings from scaling existing ephemeris settings.

EphemerisSettings derived class for a new ephemeris created from scaling an existing ephemeris settings object. It allows the user to apply a scaling factor to the resulting Cartesian states (for instance for an uncertainty analysis).

class DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings of an ephemeris linked directly to Spice.

EphemerisSettings derived class for ephemeris which are directly linked to Spice.

property converge_light_time_aberration#

read-only

Boolean defining whether to use single iteration or max. 3 iterations for calculating light time correction.

Type:

bool

property correct_for_light_time_aberration#

read-only

Boolean defining whether to correct for light time in retrieved values (of observed state).

Type:

bool

property correct_for_stellar_aberration#

read-only

Boolean defining whether to correct for stellar aberrations in retrieved values (of observed state).

Type:

bool

class InterpolatedSpiceEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings of an ephemeris interpolated from Spice data.

DirectSpiceEphemerisSettings derived class for setting ephemerides to be created from interpolated Spice ephemeris data.

property final_time#

read-only

Final time from which interpolated data from Spice should be created.

Type:

float

property initial_time#

read-only

Initial time from which interpolated data from Spice should be created.

Type:

float

property time_step#

read-only

Time step setting to be used for the state interpolation.

Type:

float

class ApproximateJplEphemerisSettings#

Class for creating settings of approximate ephemeris for major planets.

EphemerisSettings derived class for approximate ephemeris for major planets as implemented in ApproximateJplEphemerisSettings class and derived class (described in this document).

property body_name#

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class ConstantEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings of constant ephemerides.

EphemerisSettings derived class for ephemerides producing a constant (time-independent) state.

class CustomEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings of a custom ephemeris.

EphemerisSettings derived class for ephemerides which represent an ideal Kepler orbit.

property get_custom_state_function#

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class TabulatedEphemerisSettings#

Class for defining settings of ephemeris to be created from tabulated data.

EphemerisSettings derived class for ephemeris created from tabulated data. The provided data is interpolated into ephemerides.

property body_state_history#

read-only

Dictionary of the discrete state history data from which ephemeris is to be created.

Type:

Dict[[float], numpy.ndarray[numpy.float64[6, 1]]]