Solar System model (planetary n-body modelling) (Scripts) Publisher's description
from Stephen Walker
Using a table of initial positions and velocities derived from JPL's "Horisons" System
Using a table of initial positions and velocities derived from JPL's "Horisons" System (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?horizonshttp://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?horizons) , it is possible to predict the motion of all of the elements in the table.
The default table (supplied) contains 25 bodies - the planets of the Solar System (including the moons of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn), Voyager 1 and 2 as well as Halley's Comet. "trajectory_sim.m'' generates a data file, "trajectory_player.m" and ''trajectory_player-animate.m"' will play back the data file.
I welcome any feedback on improving this code.
System Requirements:MATLAB 7.8 (R2009a)
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall