Simulating Project Echo

On Github I posted a tutorial that shows you how to use GMAT to simulate Echo I, one of the largest inflatable satellites ever flown. This post has some working javascript charts to show off. You can click and drag and zoom and even take screenshots.

First orbit of Echo I

Ground track begins at orbital insertion, 15 minutes or so after launch from Cape Canaveral.

Comparison with historical data

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