• Visualization Tool for Space Data

    VTS Timeloop

    VTS is a software from CNES and it is available for free.

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VTS is an extensible platform for synchronizing visualization applications.
Widely used from well-known space missions to academic research.
VTS is designed to be robust, extensible and user-friendly.

 

VTS Mission

Syncronization & Visualization

VTS doesn’t aim to do everything for everyone.

Instead, it focuses on synchronizing and visualizing your data

leaving domain-specific features out of the scope.

Synchronize

Simplified Data Analysis

VTS makes synchronization between timed-based applications easy.

PLOT

PLOT

Value = f(t)

2D

2D

Latitude and longitude = f(t)

3D

3D

Attitude and position = f(t)

SYNOPTIC

SYNOPTIC

State = f(t)

TABLE

TABLE

Current line = f(t)

Visualize

Bundled with Client Applications

Timeloop VTS is not a single application. It's a workshop for creating projects and synchronizing client applications. Standard client applications are bundled for 2D, 3D visualization and data plotting.

Data Correlation

Data Correlation

VTS can synchronize multiple client applications, simplifying data analysis.

Broker

Broker

The Broker is the core application during visualization of a VTS project. It controls and synchronizes all client applications in time.

Celestia

Celestia

Celestia is the main 3D client application in VTS. This open-source space simulation software is based on the Hipparcos Catalogue.

SurfaceView

SurfaceView

SurfaceView can display a map of a planet in multiple projections. Satellite Orbits, Ground Stations, Sensor Footprints and Mission Events are examples of the multiple entities that can be visualized.

SensorView

SensorView

SensorView displays a projection of the celestial sphere as seen from a satellite sensor. Celestial bodies and satellites are projected according to their position relative to the sensor.

SkyView

SkyView

SkyView displays a 2D star chart based on the Hipparcos Catalogue. Celestial bodies and satellites are projected into the celestial sphere.

PrestoPlot

PrestoPlot

PrestoPlot is a simple, user-friendly tool for plotting time-based data such as telemetry, simulation results or experimental records.

Your Own Application

Your Own Application

A simple communication protocol allows you to integrate your existing applications or create a specific one. Please refer to the VTS documentation to learn more about it.

Data Sources

Provide your own data

Text File Data

  • CIC/CCSDS format
  • Easy generation and editing
  • Suitable for multiple data types

AND

Real-time Data

  • Simulation
  • Satellite Control Center
  • VTS live from the ATV Control Centre :

VTS in Action