Space explorer tracker
by Luca Cassioli 2018-2022
V. 5.1.0 - 08/MAR/2022
Created with plot.ly
-76([noOrbiterName]) around @499(Mars)

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Set 3d box width to km

Link to raw data from NASA Horizons site

Manual dates (yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM):
Start:     End:     Time step (*)    
Calculated dates limits: - 2021-1-22 13:19 - Outbound dates errors are not detected
Dates line in file: od179_v1_eph-edl-landed 2012-Jun-26 18:00 2012-Aug-06 05:18
(*) use "10m" for 10 minute, "1h" for 1 hour, "1d" for 1 day,...

List valid NASA Horizons code for bodies and spacecrafts: LINK



MARS 2020 EDL
Hope around Mars
Tianwen-1 around Mars
Osiris-Rex around Bennu
Hayabusa 2 back home

Use this format for other explorers: www.example.com/space-explorer-tracker.html?body=XXXX&orbiter=YYYY

USAGE
Please specify in URL:
body: NASA Horizons code for main body
orbiter: NASA Horizons code for orbiter
start: yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM - start date with optional time
stop: yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM - stop date with optional time
step: time step in minutes, hours or days depending on final letter (11d= 11 days); no letter = number of samples between dates
3dzoom: size of 3d chart in kilometers
radius: planet radius in km
Example:
Show orbits for Insight around Mars:
http://www.example.com/space-explorer-tracker.html?body=499&orbiter=-189&start=2010-10-1 10:10&stop=2010-10-2 12:00&step=1d

List of codes: link
NASA Horizons web interface: link



Horizons parameters:
VEC_TABLE=
1: X, Y, Z
2: X, Y, Z, VX, VY, VZ
3: X, Y, Z, VX, VY, VZ, LT, RG, RR
4: X, Y, Z, LT, RG, RR
5: VX, VY, VZ
6: LT, RG, RR

X X-component of position vector (km)
Y Y-component of position vector (km)
Z Z-component of position vector (km) VX X-component of velocity vector (km/sec)
VY Y-component of velocity vector (km/sec)
VZ Z-component of velocity vector (km/sec)
LT One-way down-leg Newtonian light-time (sec)
RG Range; distance from coordinate center (km)
RR Range-rate; radial velocity wrt coord. center (km/sec)



Italian excel table:



English table: