Orbital Mechanics

Motivation

Jan 4, 2016

This site was inspired by Space X and the excellent Space X subreddit. I have been following Space X for a while and had started reading the Space X subreddit pretty obsessively right before the ORBCOMM-2 launch.

I am a physicist by background but was not familiar with some of the orbital elements nomenclature that I read in one of the threads. I had been waiting for an opportunity to use the really nice mathbox JavaScript visualisation/presentation library since a recent new version was released, and having an orbital elements visualiser seemed like a nice little project. Then things got out of hand...

This site is still a work in progress and there will be more things to come.
I hope you find it useful,

Brana

Twitter: @GrayBits