Calculating solar beta angle

I’ve looked through the baseline and I can’t seem to find a utility to compute the solar beta angle for a given Orbit. Am I missing something? Or, is there no such utility?

If there isn’t, would this be something worth adding?


Hi @greyskyy,

Currently i believe there is no such utility to directly compute this. Personnally i think that it would be a worthwhile addition !

For now you would have to do some classic geometry to work out the angle.


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You can look at GNSSAttitudeContext.beta(date).


thanks all! i’m still a week or so away from my implementation, but i’ll submit a MR when i get a simple utility ready.