ESABASE 2 – Overview


ESABASE2 is a software application (and framework) for space environment analyses, which play a vital role in spacecraft mission planning. Currently, it encompasses Debris/Meteoroid, Atmosphere/Ionosphere, Contamination/Outgassing and Sunlight analysis capabilities. With these, it complements other aspects of mission planning like thermal or power generator design.

The application grew from ESABASE2/Debris, an application for space debris and micro-meteoroid impact and damage analysis, which in turn is based on the original ESABASE/Debris software developed by different companies under ESA contract. ESABASE2 adds a modern graphical user interface enabling the user to interactively establish and manipulate three-dimensional spacecraft models and to display the selected orbit. Analysis results can be displayed by means of the color-coded surfaces of the 3D spacecraft model, and by means of various diagrams.