• Heliospheric view
  • Bodies lighting and maps
  • Orbit and attitude
  • Instrument bore sight
  • Bow shock and magnetopause
  • Van allen belts (L-Shells)
  • South Atlantic Anomaly
  • Stars
  • Ground trace
  • Ground stations
  • ASCII file data export
  • Image and movies generation
  • Simulation and observation data
  • Cube, 2DCut, spectra, vector and scalar visualisation

2016/10/24: V1.11
  • Parker spiral: footprints of magnetic field lines on the Sun surface
  • histogram for physical quantities accumulated along several S/C trajectories
  • New coordinate systems: RTN, RTP
  • New orbit data: Pioneer 10 & 11, PVO, Phobos, ExoMars/TGO
  • Footprints: definition of the footprint altitude
  • Addition of the ESA / Cluster Science Archive as a new data provider in Remote Data
  • Visualisation of CME fronts modeled as fixed point structures (use of the HELCATS catalogue)
  • Independent time interval and time step for individual S/C different from the main scene
  • Plotting scalar quantities along trajectories in 4 possible orientations
  • Europlanet/VESPA: discover planetology data with the EPN-TAP protocol

All release notes versions

3DView is a science tool that offers immediate 3D visualization of spacecraft position and attitude, planetary ephemerides, as well as scientific data (observations, simulations and models) representation. Orbits and attitudes are handled through SPICE kernels and related files from ESA or NASA repositories.

3DView is a versatile, lightweight and interactive tool, intended to be intuitive and easy to use.

The licence (GPLv3) is owned by CNES. Before any use or modification of the source code please inform the team.

The following scientific missions are included: Cluster, Rosetta, Mars-Express, Venus-Express, Cassini, Galileo, Ulysses, Voyager1-2, Stereo, ACE, Wind, Geotail, SOHO, Giotto, Themis, Interball, ...
See the complete list here.
Supplementary missions are regularly added, as well as new functions. See releases versions on the left. The last one is the conjunction search (between spacecraft and ground based facilities).

3DView is connected via web-services to the AMDA and CDAWeb databases as well as to the LATMOS, FMI and SINP model databases. 3DView also enables planetary science data discovery through a dedicated EPN-TAP client, as well as a connection to the APIS database. IVOA SAMP is implemented for VOtable and CDF file exchange.

For a detailed description of the 3DView/CDPP capabilities, please read the tutorial and the user guide. Read also the paper edited in Planetary and Space Science and access supplementary information here.

3DView/CDPP runs as a JAVA webstart application; it is compatible with WINDOWS XP, VISTA, SEVEN, as well as MAC OSX and LINUX *

* JAVA 7u80 or more recent required. See also java3D requirements
When using multiple screens, 3D scene must be initialized in main one.


 More pictures and movie samples here.

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