Heading to the Moon

We have transitioned our lunar lander work from the Spacecraft Control Toolbox to VisualCommander. Here is a simulation of the lander heading to the moon on the elliptical transfer orbit designed in our Landing on the Moon blog post.

Lunar Transfer

The model was discussed in our Moon Lander Design blog post. We exported it from the Spacecraft Control Toolbox as a Wavefront obj file. The textures were applied by Amazing3D Graphics. Amazing 3D Graphics builds very high quality models with low polygon counts that are ideal for simulation and games.

The attitude control system is our Precision ACS system. In the next few weeks we’ll be adding software to perform mid-course corrections, lunar orbit insertion and lunar landing. Say tuned!

Visual Commander satellite training demo

Visual Command is a revolutionary Mac OS X application for data acquisition, hardware control, simulation and visualization. VisualCommander provides a flexible, open environment that allows you to integrate all of your software tools and heritage code into one easy-to-use environment.

Check out this video about using Visual Commander for training satellite operators. This was the original goal of the Air Force SBIR that led to the development of VisualCommander.

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