Orbit Thermal Loads
Application ID: 109801
This model demonstrates how to define Earth properties that are spatially varying on the planet. A satellite in orbit experiences solar, albedo, and planetary infrared (IR) loads, where albedo and planetary IR can vary with latitude and longitude. In this example, these inputs are read from spreadsheet and image data. The total irradiation and flux onto the satellite are evaluated over several orbits and the albedo flux is plotted over the surface of Earth.
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