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I start to work with GMAT. I am looking into the API capabilites and I found several functions e.g. for the calculation of SSO Orbit Parameters, or Repeating Ground Tracks.

So apart from this, is there a mechanic implemented allowing to generate orbit parameters for specific requirements. Like the "Orbit Designer" which was presten in release version 2012 (!), where you could enter some parameters aimed for and GMAT calculated a suitable orbit.

Thanks in advance!

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  • $\begingroup$ This might belong on Astronomy or Physics SE, but there is an overlap $\endgroup$ Sep 10 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ @fasterthanlight GMAT questions go here for sure, thus the GMAT tag. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Sep 10 at 22:03
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    $\begingroup$ Could you provide an example of what you'd like to achieve? Typically, the design of an orbit to meet specific characteristics is the role of an astrodynamics engineer. $\endgroup$
    – ChrisR
    Sep 13 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ I guess he asking something like Orbit Wizard from the AGI STK? $\endgroup$ Sep 14 at 6:21
  • $\begingroup$ gmat.sourceforge.net/docs/R2020a/api/userguide/… says "navigation.jar - Orbit determination components" - not sure if that might contain what you're looking for? $\endgroup$
    – Nathan
    Sep 20 at 3:45

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