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.
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.
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.
VTS can synchronize multiple client applications, simplifying data analysis.
The Broker is the core application during visualization of a VTS project. It controls and synchronizes all client applications in time.
Celestia is the main 3D client application in VTS. This open-source space simulation software is based on the Hipparcos Catalogue.
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 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 displays a 2D star chart based on the Hipparcos Catalogue. Celestial bodies and satellites are projected into the celestial sphere.
The ZenithView client application displays half of the celestial sphere as seen from a specific ground station.
PrestoPlot is a simple, user-friendly tool for plotting time-based data such as telemetry, simulation results or experimental records.
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.
Provide your own data
Text File Data
- CIC/CCSDS format
- Easy generation and editing
- Suitable for multiple data types
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