CreditsThe SPICE-enhanced version of Cosmographia is an extension of the open source Cosmographia application developed by Chris Laurel of Fifth Star Labs LLC: NAIF is pleased that Chris has agreed to allow NAIF to release the extended version of his program.
For rendering, Cosmographia uses the VESTA library from Astos Solutions. NAIF thanks Astos Solutions for permission to use the VESTA library in the SPICE-extended version of Cosmographia.
The User's Guide and templates for preparing catalog files used to connect SPICE data to Cosmographia were prepared by summer students Michelle Park and Farhan Alam, with updates by Boris Semenov and Charles Acton. Farhan Alam also built the custom catalog editor tool.
Summer student Nicholas Edington developed the prototype scripting interface which was subsequently enhanced by Eric Ferguson.
Summer student Michelle Park drafted the on-line Cosmographia User's Guide, which was subsequently tweaked by Boris Semenov to discuss additional capabilities.
Eric Ferguson, Drew Hall, and Eric Castello, supported by the NAIF Team, developed the SPICE extensions to Cosmographia.
The SPICE format generic planet, satellite and asteroid ephemerides are produced by JPL's Solar System Dynamics Group.
SPICE format planet, satellite and asteroid size, shape and orientation data are taken from the "Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2009."
NAIF Team members Nathaniel Bachman, Boris Semenov and Edward Wright, and their predecessors, developed the SPICE system components used extensively within this version of Cosmographia.
SPICE development occurs under the auspices of the Planetary Data System program of NASA's Planetary Science Division, for which William Knopf is the NASA Program Executive and Thomas Morgan is the PDS Project Manager.