It fills us with astronomical joy to announce the release of poliastro 0.15.0! 🚀
poliastro is an open source (MIT) pure Python library for interactive Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics, with a focus on ease of use, speed, and quick visualization. It provides a simple and intuitive API, and handles physical quantities with units. It is used in academia and the industry by people from all around the world.
You can install it using pip or conda:
pip install poliastro conda install poliastro --channel conda-forge
This release shipped numerous new APIs, as well as several look & feel changes in our website and documentation. We introduced several experimental objects for the analysis of Earth satellites, new functions to compute field of view and ground range of satellite sensors, and new plotting utilities for ground tracks and Tisserand diagrams.
Thirty-six people contributed bug fixes and new features to this release. You can read the full release notes here:
If you want to know more, don't miss my talk on the Open Source Cubesat Workshop held at the European Space Operations Centre in 2017:
Please join our chat on Matrix and feel free to ask any questions you might have:
Per Python ad astra!