poliastro - Astrodynamics in Python¶
poliastro is an open source collection of Python subroutines useful in
Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics. It tries to provide a simple and
intuitive API and handles physical quantities with units (thanks to
astropy.units). Some of its features are:
- Orbit propagation
- Conversion between position and velocity vectors and classical orbital elements
- Hohmann and bielliptic maneuvers computation
- Trajectory plotting
And more to come!
poliastro works on both Python 2 and 3 and is released under a 2-clause BSD license, hence allowing commercial use of the library.
from poliastro.examples import molniya from poliastro.plotting import plot plot(molniya)
poliastro relies on some Fortran subroutines written by David A. Vallado for his book “Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications” and available on the Internet as the companion software of the book. The author explicitly gave permission to redistribute these subroutines in this project under the current license.
- Getting started
- User guide
- What’s new
- API Reference