MarCO-A (& -B) Mars fly-by and future orbit

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#1

Based on the ephemerides published by JPL Horizons for Marco-A and Marco-B,
a visualization of the orbit of Marco-A before and after the recent fly-by (during which both CubeSats relayed the telemetry data from NASAs InSight landing):
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This graph was created using the great poliastro library (by @astrojuanlu).
Source code: see the my jupyter notebook (here you can also find graphs showing the development of the orbital parameters during the fly-by)


#2

Beautiful use of poliastro :slight_smile: Thanks for the shoutout!