NASA JPL Development Ephemerides (DE440)
Version 1.1.1 (99.2 MB) by Meysam Mahooti
High precision (less than one-centimeter error) computation of planetary ephemerides
Updated Fri, 27 May 2022 14:01:13 +0000
The planetary and lunar ephemerides called DE440 and DE441 have been generated by ﬁtting numerically integrated orbits to ground-based and space-based observations. Compared to the previous general-purpose ephemerides DE430, seven years of new data have been added to compute DE440 and DE441, with improved dynamical models and data calibration. The orbit of Jupiter has improved substantially by ﬁtting to the Juno radio range and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) data of the Juno spacecraft. The orbit of Saturn has been improved by radio range and VLBA data of the Cassini spacecraft, with improved estimation of the spacecraft orbit. The orbit of Pluto has been improved from use of stellar occultation data reduced against the Gaia star catalog. The ephemerides DE440 and DE441 are ﬁt to the same data set, but DE441 assumes no damping between the lunar liquid core and the solid mantle, which avoids a divergence when integrated backward in time. Therefore, DE441 is less accurate than DE440 for the current century, but covers a much longer duration of years −13,200 to +17,191, compared to DE440 covering years 1550–2650.
Park et al., The JPL Planetary and Lunar Ephemerides DE440 and DE441, 2021.
Meysam Mahooti (2023). NASA JPL Development Ephemerides (DE440) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/111935-nasa-jpl-development-ephemerides-de440), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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