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Announcing GMAT R2015a

The GMAT development team is pleased to announce the release of GMAT version R2015a. The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) is the world’s only enterprise, multi-mission, open source software system for space mission design, optimization, and navigation. The system supports missions in flight regimes ranging from low Earth orbit to lunar, libration point, and deep space missions. GMAT is developed by a team of NASA, private industry, public, and private contributors and is used for real-world mission support, engineering studies, as a tool for education, and public engagement.... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2015-11-02

Upcoming leap second

Blog post edited by Joel Parker

As discussed in a number of sources, a leap second is being added on June 30. Here's how to prepare your copy of GMAT:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-06-25

Planned outage, Friday, March 6

Blog post added by Joel Parker

Our server provider has scheduled some updates that will require an outage for the following services:

The outage will take place at the following time:

Friday, March 6, 2015
11:00 AM–1:00 PM EST 

Thank you for your patience.... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-03-02

GMAT Team to Support Winning AIST Proposal

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-12-22

Release R2014a

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is pleased to announce the release of the General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) Release 2014a. GMAT R2014a is the first public, production-quality release of GMAT. It is rigorously tested with nearly 12000 automated scripts tests executed nightly and over 3400 automated GUI tests executed weekly, and features nearly 700 pages of quality end user documentation.

GMAT has been used to support the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite), ARTEMIS (Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun) , LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter), MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission), and OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer) missions and numerous mission concepts.... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2014-09-30

Release 2012a Beta

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is pleased to announce the release of the General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) Release 2012a Beta. R2012a is our feature-complete beta release in preparation for the first production release (non-beta) of GMAT scheduled for early 2013.

GMAT is a space trajectory optimization and mission analysis system developed by NASA and private industry in the spirit of the NASA Vision. GMAT is a collaboratively developed, open-source tool that enables the development of new mission concepts and provides capabilities that can improve current mission support in a transparent and verifiable way through release of source code.... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2012-05-23

Release 2011a Beta

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) Release 2011a Beta.

GMAT is a space trajectory optimization and mission analysis system developed by NASA and private industry in the spirit of the NASA Vision. GMAT is a collaboratively developed, open-source tool that enables the development of new mission concepts and provides capabilities that can improve current mission support. The system has been used in support of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), ARTEMIS (Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun) , Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. GMAT’s state of the art features include high fidelity orbit propagation, impulsive and finite maneuver models, parameter optimization solvers, boundary solvers, MATLAB integration, command line and GUI interfaces, 2-D and 3D graphics, custom scripting and plug-ins, among many others and it provides these features in a transparent and verifiable way through release of source code.... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2011-05-05

New Release of General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT)

The GMAT team is pleased to announce an intermediate release of GMAT which is now
available for download. GMAT is still in beta form on Windows, and Alpha form on Mac
and Linux.

--------- What's New?

- Wiki containing user and project information
- 55 bug fixes (see readme.txt contained in distribution for details)
- Improved script error checking
- Improved error messages in script syntax checking
- Improved animation controls
- Expanded Architectural Specification
- Improved targeter controls in OpenGL plots
- Addressed platform issues with different versions of Linux
- Added ability to build console version on mac
- Built mac application on Intel (not tested or included in distribution yet!!)... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2007-12-18

NASA OSS Release: The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is pleased to announce the immediate availability of open source software for space mission analysis and trajectory design. The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) has been under development by NASA, in partnership with Thinking Systems, Inc., for four years, and is an ongoing technology development effort. GMAT is offered free of charge to use, modify, and share as described under the terms of the NASA Open Source Agreement. ... read more

Posted by Steven Hughes 2007-08-23

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