The “Orbit Data” page of the mission editor (s. screenshot below) allows to specify all necessary parameters to define the orbit and a mission, and the number of orbital points that should be analysed by ESABASE2/Debris.
To specify the orbit the user can choose between the central bodies Earth and Moon. For the Earth the user can choose between a predefined geostationary orbit (GEO) and a predefined sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), or he specifies the orbit by entering its orbital parameters manually. The latter option can be applied for both central bodies.
Instead of specifying the semi-major axis and the eccentricity the user can input the apogee and the perigee altitudes.
To complete the input of the mission file the user must specify the mission start and end time and the analysis time interval. ESABASE2 perfoms the analyses at dedicated orbital points. The user can either input the time interval between the orbital points or the number of orbital points.
The mission visualisation page of the mission editor enables a quick view on the specified orbit. Currently the visualisation is available only for Earth orbits.
The mission ground track page of the mission editor enables a quick view of the ground track of the specified orbit. Currently the ground track visualisation is available only for Earth orbits.