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I just started reading the manuals and doing the tutorials for GMAT. I'd like to use it to model deploying multiple satellites from a launch vehicle and see their resulting orbits. Searching the manual however it's not immediately obvious how one would go about modeling this. Is there a way to "split" a satellite in GMAT? Is there a good example script or paper that describes this process?

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The way I've modeled that in the past is to using Python to generate a script with N spacecraft in it, each with their own initial states (chosen from the known distribution), and using a Propagate Synchronized statement.

Each phase of the mission would have its own script: upper stage in one script, and use the final state of that propagation statement to build the next script with the N spacecraft.

I hope this helps.

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  • $\begingroup$ yes it does, thank you! I'll look into the synchronized trajectory $\endgroup$ – Steve Y May 4 at 21:44

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