CAIMAD simulates interplanetary trajectories from any planet to any planet using the Hohmann and one-tangent burn transfer methods.
A must for space engineers and anyone interested in interplanetary travel!
Calculate the preliminary design parameters and plot the trajectories.
Compute the 100 possible launch-window opportunities since J2000.
Simulate the trajectory and planetary configuration at departure from home planet.
Simulate the trajectory and planetary configuration at arrival to target planet.
A 2D animation of flight can be run with instant data shown on display panel.
A 3D animation of flight can be run with instant data shown on display panel. You can choose to show or hide the orbits and vernal equinox direction. In addition, you can change the view perspective and and also move the camera to your object of interest as seen in the following screenshots.
The position of all planets in the solar system at the time of launch and arrival is shown
Two bodies in dimensionless frames and given position and velocity components rotate around their center of mass (C.M.). The first plot shows the system-centered trajectories (as if you are moving with it). The second plot shows the same system but with a moving C.M.
Three bodies in dimensionless frames rotate around their center of mass (C.M.). The third body gets a boost during its encounter with the second body and leaves the system in a hyperbolic trajectory.
In the Four-body system, the gravitational pull from each body affects the other three and all of them start to rotate around barycenter. The fourth body gets a boost during the encounter with the second and third bodies and leaves the system in a hyperbolic trajectory.
CRTBP is a special case of the three-body problem in which simplifying assumptions are made. A well-known example is the motion of a planet with a satellite around a star (e.g. sun-earth-satellite). The second body has a circular orbit and the third body is massless. There are many preset options that can be simulated.