Spacecraft.UmbralShadowTimes Method

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Description

Determines the entry time, exit time, and duration of a Spacecraft's pass through the shadow of a central body. Events are reported for umbral shadow conditions only.

 

The image below shows the three regions of the spacecraft's central body's shadow, umbra, penumbra, and annular. UmbralShadowTimes reports events for the umbral shadow conditions only.

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

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

 

Note: This method uses a spherical model for the occulting body. Use the options available in the VisibilityCalculator to exercise more control over the analysis.

 

 

Timing Precision Mode

This page describes functionality in nanosecond timing precision mode.

 

Overload List

Signatures

Spacecraft.UmbralShadowTimes()

Spacecraft.UmbralShadowTimes(CelestialObject)

Spacecraft.UmbralShadowTimes(TimeSpanArray, Array)

Spacecraft.UmbralShadowTimes(CelestialObject, TimeSpanArray, Array)

 

See also

Spacecraft Object

Spacecraft Propagation Guide

Coverage and Contact Analysis Guide