Re: Mars 96

Bjoern Gimle (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 11:21:48 +0100 (MET)

Though I was almost too late, and Mars 96 didn't escape Earth, and
I did not find the .kiam. web info, and Vladimir's list of vectors
did not include one after the final spacecraft burn ... I did write
a very simple vector integrator, which could be useful for future
escape tracks.

I used a one-term spherical gravitation model, yet it agreed within
100 km over a two-hour (6660 second) period with TrakStar, while
the (Blok D2 rockets) travelled from 474 km to 30875 km altitude.