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Manuscript Title: LEOrbit a program to calculate parameters relevant to modelling Low Earth Orbit spacecraft-plasma interaction
Authors: R. Marchand, D. Purschke, J. Samson
Program title: LEOrbit
Catalogue identifier: AENY_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 184(2013)866
Programming language: FORTRAN 90.
Computer: Non specific.
Operating system: Non specific.
RAM: 7.1 MB
Keywords: Low Earth Orbit, Earth magnetic field, Ionospheric plasma, Spacecraft-plasma interaction.
Classification: 19, 4.14.

External routines: IRI, IGRF (included in the package).

Nature of problem:
Compute magnetic field components, direction of the sun, sun visibility factor and approximate plasma parameters in the reference frame of a Low Earth Orbit satellite.

Solution method:
Orbit integration, calls to IGRF and IRI libraries and transformation of coordinates from geocentric to spacecraft frame reference frame.

Restrictions:
Low Earth orbits, altitudes between 150 and 2000 km

Running time:
Approximately two seconds to parametrise a full orbit with 1000 points.