Orbital context (default RSW placement)

Plots are in GSE (geocentric solar ecliptic) coordinates, so Earth is at [0,0], the Sun is at [1,0]. The plot is the projection of the orbit on the ecliptic plane.

New proposal for the grey shading representing downlink rates:

RS window (default) placement

Period

Window/GAM

EXT Start

Start

End

Hcentric

Distance

Range

Hgraphic

Latitude

Range

SC-Sun-

Earth

Angle

Conjunction

Safe Mode Comms Blackout

Largest Comms Roll

GAM Restrictions



















MTP 12South















MTP 12Perihelion















MTP 12North















GAMs and conjunctions

Science planning:

Example (from planning exercise SOWG#13):