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Suitable Software

So as to avoid re-inventing the wheel and to share experience, here are a collection of FOSS or other packages and applications that may prove helpful in the overall Lunar Numbat endeavour. Many of the following should be available in Distro repositories.

(In time this page will likely include a reference table.)

Printed Circuit Board design

  • Eagle - PCB design, including schematic capture, board layout, and autorouter.

Simulators

Stellar Reference

  • Celestia - 3D astronomy app. Dial up date/time/location and observe.
  • KStars - Desktop planetarium depicting an accurate simulation of the night sky
  • astronomical almanac - Orbital positions of planetary bodies + performs rigorous coordinate reductions

Spacecraft Reference

  • Gpredict - Predict the location and visiability of satellites from downloadable TLE files.
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