poliastro.twobody.sampling

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Functions

sample_closed(min_nu, ecc, max_nu=None, num_values=100)

Sample a closed orbit

poliastro.twobody.sampling.sample_closed(min_nu, ecc, max_nu=None, num_values=100)

Sample a closed orbit

If max_nu is given, the sampling interval will go from the minimum to the maximum true anomaly in the direction of the orbit. If not given, it will do a full revolution starting in the minimum true anomaly.

Notes

First sample the eccentric anomaly uniformly, then transform into true anomaly to minimize error in the apocenter, see http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a605040.pdf