Constellation is a platform for research projects that use Internet-connected
computers to do research in various aerospace related sciences and engineering.
You can participate by downloading and running a free program
on your computer.
TrackJack memory limit Starting with the actual TrackJack batch the application memory usage is limited to 30...400 MB RAM per task. 20 May 2013, 9:56:50 UTC
Happy Birthday, Constellation! We're 2 years old! Hello everybody,
we're now 2 years old and to celebrate this, we started this "Space Race - Yuri's Night" team challenge on Boincstats, that will be active soon.
And you don't have to bring gifts for our party. We already got them, the best participants, you!
And don't forget to honor the first man in Space, who orbited there 52 years ago. You can do that worldwide on one of the many parties, like Yuri's Night Stuttgart this weekend.
Thank you all for you help! And don't miss Google Summer of Code, where you can code for us and will be financially supported by Google. The is still work to be done.
The Constellation Team!11 Apr 2013, 22:10:14 UTC
Google Summer of Code in Space, with AerospaceResearch.net 2013! Hello everybody,
I just keep it short: You code open-source space apps for Constellation, Google Summer of Code pays! Constellation was selected as one out of 177 organizations for this year's edition of Google Summer of Code.
For all of you already interested, just follow this link to get more information about Constellation, our application ideas and how to apply.
The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, in which Google awards stipends (of 5,000 USD, as of 2012) to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer.
We're looking for students within a wide spectrum. If you're just able to code a loop, but are an awesome mathematics modeler, or you're excellent with writing code but just know, what a Hohmann transfer is, we're looking for both of you! We're not just offering plain coding jobs.
Our Current Ideas are:
D1: Next Generation Distributed Super Computing - P2P-Science-Grid
A1: Solar System Grand Tour - a tour of one probe to all 8 planets plus pluto!
A2: Distributed Ground Station Network - tracking software for HGG.aero
A3: Airborne Observatory Flight Route Optimization - flight routes for airplanes like SOFIA
C1: Visualization / Screensaver
C2: Space Top Trumps (educational game)
Xx: your project! - if you have a great aerospace idea, just post it in our ideas thread.
And, to be honest, there are even more great organizations, where you could apply for. There is GNSS-SDR that could be very interesting for HGG.aero as well.
Just give them all a visit and decide, and then choose Constellation!
New app "TYCHO" for libration point mission is Go! Space Race can start! After almost two years of productive operation of Constellation, we are proud to announce our newest application "TYCHO" one week before the second birthday of Constellation.
TYCHO simulates trajectories from Earth to the libration points in the rotational Earth-Moon system. Libration points are five special points where the gravitational forces and the centrifugal forces keep satellites and other masses on this point and only small forces are needed for station keeping. That's is why these points or of special interest for space applications like space stations and communication or scientific satellites. Due to this n-body attraction of the Moon and the Earth on the satellite trajectories can't be analytically solved and numerical simulations are needed. TYCHO will help to find trajectories and will start with bringing a communication satellite to the Earth-Moon libration point EML-4 that will service as a relay satellite between Earth and the far side of the Moon. This mission is part of a diploma thesis at Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart. Further simulations to other EML points will follow.
If you want to know more, here's a short report "Hotline to the Moon" by German International Broadcast channel "Deutsche Welle" about TYCHO on Youtube.
You can now be part of near space mission with TrackJack and deeper space missions with TYCHO. Perhaps we will bring you even further away from Earth!
So the Space Race is on and during the 12th and 15th April you can even be part of the big community of Yuri's Night events. There is even one near you and if you don't want to sit by your PC and wait you could even go to Yuri's Night Stuttgart or another Party that can be found on their website.
And if you even want to do more, we're always looking for new team members with or without coding skills. Space is big, we have a place for you! And you can always donate small amounts to the project.
Have fun crunching!7 Apr 2013, 16:48:41 UTC