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  •  12 Jan 2005 16:27

Release Notes: Changes include a rewrite of the Relativistic Corrections, Multipole Expansion (useful e.g. for low-Earth artificial satellites), texture support for all the Solar System planets (the textures can be downloaded automatically using the ORSA download tool), a URL with up-to-date GPS sats ephemeris, and the ability to force the planets and moon to the same position and velocity of the JPL ephemeris file.

  •  08 Jul 2004 21:22

Release Notes: All the known bugs have been fixed. The graphical user interface has been improved, in particular the 3D OpenGL viewer, with texture support and better rendering of orbits. This release also improves the stability and numerical algorithms, and changes the internal time representation. Import of artificial satellites, and export of numerical integration to an ASCII file is available. There are also improved object editing/generation tools, with the ability to use the orbital covariance matrix for virtual objects generation.

Release Notes: This release adds support for Mac OS X and Windows, as well as high performance computing via MPI. The overall stability and the debugging system have been greatly improved. A close approach tool has been added, and perspective projection has been implemented to the OpenGL scene, as well as an Earth map, XY-grid and Z bars, full screen, and orbit cache. A tree-code interaction algorithm has been added, and minor bugs have been fixed.

  •  25 Nov 2003 22:30

Release Notes: This release integrates the download and import of many asteroid/comet catalogs from MPC, JPL, Lowell, AstDyS, and NEODyS. There is initial support for comets, initial PostScript output support for OpenGL scenes, improved stability and reliability, and many minor bugfixes.

Release Notes: The numerical library has been extensively tested and debugged. Some useful widgets have been introduced. The user interface is more coherent. The OpenGL section has been greatly improved.

Release Notes: A new integration algorithm (RADAU 15) has been added. Many improvements were made to the numerical code. The xorsa GUI has been tested and improved. Many bugs have been fixed. The configure script tries to use more optimization options.

Release Notes: The main library has been greatly improved. The graphical xorsa program has been developed and now incorporates an object editor, an OpenGL viewer, and integration/analysis tools. Many sample programs have been added.

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