Lunar High precision Orbit Propagator

version 1.0 (3.29 MB) by Ennio Condoleo
Lunar High precision Orbit Propagator


Updated 13 Sep 2017

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Two main codes are provided:
1) LHPOP runs a GUI to set the all the required inputs as the forces' model for the propagation of a lunar orbiter. The perturbations taken into account are the asymmetry of the lunar gravity field up to 165x165 harmonics, the Sun and Earth attractions, the solar radiation pressure and the Earth's albedo, the general relativity.
2) ORBIT3D permits the visualization and animation in a 3D window and on a planisphere of the motion of the orbiter.
IMPORTANT: mice toolbox (NAIF) is required.
1) Download mice toolbox from
2) Add the following paths to the default paths of Matlab:
*) mice\lib
*) mice\src\mice
3) Download the ephemerides file "de430.bsp" from
4) Copy the ephemerides file into the "ker" folder.

Cite As

Ennio Condoleo (2022). Lunar High precision Orbit Propagator (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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