We recently had a GEO station keeping class where using equinoctial orbital elements proved to be useful. Unfortunately, the last time I dealt with those was back in college (it’s been a while), so I struggled to remember my p’s and q’s (and h & k). We’ve always had an orbit wizard to let you visualize how each orbital element changes the orbit, but the previous version was a little past its prime. So I decided to start over from scratch, make it a UI plugin, and allow you to change more than just keplerian elements. To use this UI plugin, run the exe from here
. When you start up STK11, you will get a new button on your STK GUI:
. You can now select the coordinate type you want and change the orbital elements:
So hold on to your lion and tin man and enjoy the wizardry!