Dear Orekit community,
Orekit 10.2 has been released the 15th of July 2020. Since the last release, a lot of bugs were fixed, and a lot of new features were developed, representing a total 41 issues tagged 10.3 in the Orekit issue tracker.
- Fix of short period Jacobian calculation in DSST orbit determination
- Fix Kalman issues
- Fix CCSDS ADM issues
- Relativistic clock correction for most of measurements
- Piecewise model for empirical forces
- One-way GNSS Range and Phase measurements
- Support for Laser Ranging data (i.e. both CPF & CRD formats)
- Lense-Thirring and De Sitter relativistic effects
- Clock drift for RangeRate measurements
- Support for AGI LeapSecond.dat files
- New interfaces for attitude ephemeris files
- Knocke model for Earth’s albedo and infrared
- Possibility to use multiple handlers for one event detector
- A lot of other issues fixed
Because we have developed a lot of new features since Orekit 10.2, it is time to think about the new Orekit release!
Are the previous features sufficient for a new release?
Do you have any feature under development to add in the program?
There is a lot of new features and bug fixed (41!). Furthermore, there are all compatible for a minor release of Orekit. Therefore, I propose to perform a 10.3 release of Orekit for the end of the year. I think it must be the last release of the 10.Y family. After 10.3 release, we could start to work on the next major release: the 11.0.
I just want to add #740 in the program. I need one day to perform the development.
If there is no new major contribution to add in the program, we can start the release vote next week, probably next Monday.