Orbit Designer (beta)

Orbit Designer (beta)


Interactively design and explore satellite orbit geometries right on your device! Manipulate the satellite orbit and see the effects of the orbit and ground track in real time. See the earth from the satellites point of view.

*** This is a beta version, please send me any force close reports or email any suggestions you may have to improve this app.

Ads can be removed through a menu option

Features:
- manipulate the Keplarian elements
- show orbit and ground track
- view ground from the satellite's point of view
- load example orbits as a starting point for your design

Currently planned features to be added:
- manipulate other orbit element types (i.e. Equinoctial)
- show ground visibility region
- add orbital maneuver and see the effect on the orbit


Tags: satellite, orbit, ISS, GEO, space, hubble

Recent changes:
V 0.5
- Code re-write
- Added input boxes for elements
- Improved animation controls
- Added usage introduction

V 0.4
- Added Earth equator
- Added Equatorial plane

V 0.3
- Added ability to move the app to the SD card
- Fixed not switching to the correct layout for the screen orientation

V 0.2
- Fixed issue with options menu not showing

V 0.1
- Initial beta release
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3.8
User ratings
92
Installs
5,000+
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File size
5148 kb
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About Orbit Designer (beta)
Interactively design and explore satellite orbit geometries right on your device! Manipulate the satellite orbit and see the effects of the orbit and ground track in real time. See the earth from the satellites point of view.

*** This is a beta version, please send me any force close reports or email any suggestions you may have to improve this app.

Ads can be removed through a menu option

Features:
- manipulate the Keplarian elements
- show orbit and ground track
- view ground from the satellite's point of view
- load example orbits as a starting point for your design

Currently planned features to be added:
- manipulate other orbit element types (i.e. Equinoctial)
- show ground visibility region
- add orbital maneuver and see the effect on the orbit


Tags: satellite, orbit, ISS, GEO, space, hubble

Recent changes:
V 0.5
- Code re-write
- Added input boxes for elements
- Improved animation controls
- Added usage introduction

V 0.4
- Added Earth equator
- Added Equatorial plane

V 0.3
- Added ability to move the app to the SD card
- Fixed not switching to the correct layout for the screen orientation

V 0.2
- Fixed issue with options menu not showing

V 0.1
- Initial beta release

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A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
Superb!
A Google User
Mar 23, 2014
Strong. O L D S E E long
A Google User
Feb 5, 2014
Nice App!!!! Very interesting!!!!
A Google User
Feb 4, 2014
Not For birds
A Google User
Jan 22, 2014
Nice simulation Informative view of satellite orbits and the effect of changing parameters. Would be nice to show apogee and perigee when 'e' is changed. Also might show current altitude during the orbit?