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Open-source Software

August 10, 2012

Although I’m not a big fan of COTS software, I do use open-source or public domain source code software from reputable organizations. I prefer source code because I can examine the underlying algorithms as well as the programming style.

The following is a brief list with Internet locations for several programs and software suites.  There are many more. Surf the internet and I’m sure you’ll wash up on interesting sites.

General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT; NASA Goddard)

Solar Activity Site (NASA MSFC)


Naval Observatory Vector Astrometry Software (NOVAS)

Standards of Fundamental Astronomy (SOFA; IAU)

There are numerous resources for open-source and public domain numerical methods that are also useful for astrodynamics analysis.


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