Spacecraft.Shadow Property

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Description

This property has been Deprecated. Please use Spacecraft.InShadow() instead.

 

Returns either a '1' or a '0' value indicating the Spacecraft is in any portion of either the Earth's or Moon's Shadow based on a penumbral condition.

 

The three regions of the spacecraft's central body's shadow, the umbra, penumbra, and annular, are shown in the diagram below. If a spacecraft is in any of the three regions of the shadow, Shadow returns a value of 1. A spherical central body and spherical Sun are assumed.

 

The three regions of the Spacecraft's central body's shadow.

The three regions of the Spacecraft's central body's shadow.

 

Timing Precision Mode

This page describes functionality in millisecond timing precision mode.

 

Attributes

Type:

boolean

Access:

read

 

Syntax

myVariable1 = mySpacecraft1.Shadow;

 

See also

Spacecraft Object

Spacecraft Propagation Guide

Coverage and Contact Analysis Guide