As part of a University project we need to design a GEO satellite which uses electric propulsion as its main source of thrust. We’re currently trying to do some initial trajectory work to be able to size the motors etc, however I have some questions regarding the best implementation using the python wrapper.
I have managed to get the numerical propagator to work with a continuous thrust maneuver, but this is only providing the final state. Is there anyway of accessing the previous states of the propagation or is it better to run a for loop of discrete propagation steps to achieve this?
Is it potentially desirable to use the DSST propagator instead of a numerical propagator for the transfer to GEO?
Thanks in advance,