GMAT Workshop 2017

Location: Physics Building, University of Leicester

Date: Saturday 25th February, 09.30 – 16:30

Workshop Contents: 

The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) is an open-source space mission analysis tool to answer just those  types of questions.  GMAT is developed by a team of NASA, private industry,  public, and private contributors. GMAT is designed to model, optimize, and estimate spacecraft trajectories in flight regimes ranging from low Earth orbit to lunar applications, interplanetary trajectories, and other deep space missions. Analysts model space missions in GMAT by first creating resources such as spacecraft, propagators, estimators, and optimizers.

The workshop will cover the basics of astrodynamics and you will learn how to simulate basic orbital manoeuvres and burns. If time allows we will also get on to precessions.

The workshop is being run by Dr Nigel Bannister, Lecturer at the University of Leicester. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

There are limited spaces so please book early to avoid disappoint and let us know if you can no longer make it so that someone else may take your place.

Please book at least two weeks in advance so that IT accounts can be set up. If you are bringing your own laptop, please come with GMAT preinstalled.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact at if you have any questions.

Tickets: £5 for sale here.