GPS Spin Video


Demonstrates the use of FreeFlyer for visualizing the launch and orbit insertion of a GPS satellite. The mission phases are as follows:

  • Coarse Spin Precession Maneuver (CSPM)
  • Apogee Kick Motor (AKM)
  • Despin #1
  • Despin #2
  • Earth Acquisition

The perspective in this visualization shows a 3D view of the GPS spacecraft’s attitude.