Tag: Pikaia

Earth-Mars Free Return

Let’s try using the Fortran Astrodynamics Toolkit and Pikaia to solve a real-world orbital mechanics problem. In this case, computing the optimal Earth-Mars free return trajectory in the year 2018. This is a trajectory that departs Earth, and then with

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Pikaia

I’ve started a new project on Github for a new modern object-oriented version of the Pikaia genetic algorithm code. This is a refactoring and upgrade of the Pikaia code from the High Altitude Observatory. The original code is public domain and was

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