ESABASE2 6.0 Release Notes

by Anatoli Miller • July 23rd, 2013

ESABASE2 6.0 Release Notes

These release notes include all features, updates, extensions and bug-fixes included in ESABASE2 since release 5.0.


  • It is now possible to define a lunar orbit in the Mission Editor.
  • It is now possible to generate lunar orbits for the meteoroid analyses.
  • Third body perturbation (geo-solar) and the perturbation due to spherical harmonics of the Moon
    can be considered for lunar orbit generation.
  • A new pointing ‘CENTRALBODY’ is introduced to point to the centre of motion. (Geometry Editor)
  • The pointing ‘EARTH’ points in the direction of the Earth, it is equal to ‘CENTRALBODY’ for Earth orbits.
  • The Mission Editor was slighly modified for better handling in the course of the provision of the lunar
    orbit definition possibility.

Debris Application:

  • Meteoroid environment analysis can be performed for lunar orbits.
  • The Grün meteoroid model can now be used for lunar orbit analyses.
  • The LunarMEM meteoroid model is now available for lunar orbit analyses.
  • It is now possible to use external trajectory files, describing a mission trajectory,
    instead of defining an orbit in the Mission Editor.

Bug Fixes:

  • The occurance of runtime problems in special constellations by using child objects has been fixed.
  • Problems with loading of some ESABASE2-3.0 geometries in ESABASE2 v5.0 have been fixed.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.