Gravity and Precise Orbit Determination System

 

GEORB (Gravity and precisE ORBit determination system) GEORB is a software for Precise Orbit Determination (POD) of Low Earth Orbiters (LEOs) and satellite gravity missions, gravity field recovery and orbit design of future space missions. 


GEORB was written and created by Thomas as a long-term project and released as open source in 2022. It has been designed as a versatile tool that supports academic research and industrial applications in Earth observation and space exploration.

 

GEORB specialises in data analysis of satellite gravity missions and simulation of future space missions, supporting revolutionary missions such as the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE), and Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation (GOCE) missions. The current release delivers data products of precise orbits, calibrated accelerometer data and time-variable gravity field models for the NASA/GFZ' GRACE Follow-On mission. 


Source Code

GITHUB

Citing GEORB

T. Loudis Papanikolaou (2023). GEORB: Release for precise orbit determination of low Earth orbiters and satellite gravity missions, Software Impacts, doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpa.2023.100502.

References

T. Loudis Papanikolaou (2023). GEORB: Release for precise orbit determination of low Earth orbiters and satellite gravity missions, Software Impacts, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpa.2023.100502.

 

T. Papanikolaou (2022). Precise orbit determination and accelerometer data modelling of the GRACE Follow-On mission, GRACE/GRACE-FO Science Team Meeting 2022, Potsdam, Germany, 18–20 Oct 2022, GSTM2022-90, https://doi.org/10.5194/gstm2022-90, 2022.

 

T. Papanikolaou, D. Tsoulis (2016). Assessment of numerical integration methods in the context of low Earth orbits and inter-satellite observation analysis, Acta Geodetica et Geophysica, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 619-641, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40328-016-0159-3.