Saturday, July 8, 2017

Simulate all the planets - and their moons

Some time ago I made a three.js extension to show all the planets as accurately as possible, and now added all the major moons. Here are all the objects dancing in a circle. And a test page showing all the planetary systems with at least one moon as an orbital simulation.
Alternatively with trajectories color-coded by orbital family. See the outer planet maps on my solar system exploration page for illustrated explanations of all the groups.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Solar System Missions Update 07/2017

Here's my map of all active and future Solar System Missions as of July 1st 2017.

The data, images and documentation are now available on my space exploration history GitHub repository and the associated website.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Space Exploration History documentation

After putting the data and code for my various space exploration infographics on a GitHub repository, I've also made many of the documentation resources available on the associated website.

The complete list:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Space Observatories Update 06/2017

With several new missions launched it is time for an update to the Space Observatories page, the x-ray telescope NICER on the ISS and the Chinese HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope) or as it is now known, Huì​yǎn (慧眼, Insight), likewise an X-ray mission.

In other news, the source data are now available on my space exploration history github repository, together with the included infographics.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Solar System Exploration History 1.5

I have finally put my interactive timeline of Solar System Exploration History on GitHub as an open repository, including all data and graphics. Don't look at the code too closely though, it has grown over a very long time and that is how it looks, like a shrub. Well, making it accessible is at least one incentive to improve it.

I'll also put up some documentation in the readme and several overview graphics, such as the ground systems associated with spacecraft operations above. All of it is accessible viathe page on this blog and on my site.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Solar System Missions Update 05/2017

Here's my map of all active and future Solar System Missions as of Mai 1st 2017.

And I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that Cassini won't be with us anymore in a few month. But the amazing data we get in the meantime make up for it at least.