Relative Motion Orbit Wizard
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Using the Relative Motion Orbit Wizard allows you to quickly configure the orbit state for a secondary Spacecraft with respect to a primary Spacecraft to create an orbit in one of the following orbit types:
Note: The Relative Motion Orbit Wizard is only accessible in the FreeFlyer scripting language.
Using the Relative Motion Orbit Wizard
The examples below show how to use the Relative Motion Orbit Wizard. In order to accurately model relative motion using the Relative Motion Orbit Wizard, the two Spacecraft should use similar propagator dynamics otherwise the differences in force will influence the relative motion orbit. Each relative motion orbit type is configured using a different method of the Spacecraft object.
Example: Using HCW Relative Motion Orbit Wizard
In this example, the HCW equations are used to propagate a secondary Spacecraft that had its orbit configured using the RelativeMotionUtilities object. The secondary Spacecraft is configured to orbit the primary Spacecraft in a Safety Ellipse over a four hour period. The image below the example shows a Safety Ellipse orbit configured using the RelativeMotionUtilities object.
Relative Motion Safety Ellipse Orbit Wizard