Orbit Visualization Tool (OVT)
What is OVT?
The Orbit Visualization Tool (OVT) is a software for visualization of satellite
orbits in the
Earth's magnetic field. The program can display satellite orbits
in five coordinate systems
(GEI, GEO, GSM, SMC, GSE),
satellite footprints projected on the Earth's surface and shown in either
geographic (GEO) or geomagnetic (SMC) coordinates. In addition to satellite
orbits the software computes and displays various models of magnetospheric structures,
and electric potential,
and interplanetary field conditions. The models are time-dependent through
user-editable activity files, which control models structure and properties.
The program can be used to plan operations or interpret measurements from
scientific satellites, to prepare ground-based satellite coordination, or as
educational tool in astronomy and geophysics.
October 27, 2009
OVT for Mac OS X (Universal) is available for download.
June 28, 2007
Up to date orbital data for OVT can be found at the JSOC
OVT support page
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