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Use of Scilab for space mission analysis

By Thierry Martin, CNES

Scilab has been used successfully for now several years, in CNES (French National Space Agency), in order to carry out flight dynamics activities and mission analysis (orbit design). The presentation will explain how Scilab is used throughout the satellite cycle of life, ie from the early trajectory design phases up to the operations. Scilab is one tool within the rich software environment and we will present how Scilab fit within the various tools used. Finally, we will give some words on the development and use of an orbit analysis toolbox written in Scilab.