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   spkw08_c ( Write SPK segment, type 8 ) 

   void spkw08_c ( SpiceInt            handle,
                   SpiceInt            body,
                   SpiceInt            center,
                   ConstSpiceChar    * frame,
                   SpiceDouble         first,
                   SpiceDouble         last,
                   ConstSpiceChar    * segid,
                   SpiceInt            degree,
                   SpiceInt            n,
                   ConstSpiceDouble    states[][6],
                   SpiceDouble         begtim,
                   SpiceDouble         step           )


   Write a type 8 segment to an SPK file.






   --------  ---  --------------------------------------------------
   MAXDEG     P   Maximum degree of interpolating polynomials.
   TOLSCL     P   Scale factor used to compute time bound tolerance.
   handle     I   Handle of an SPK file open for writing.
   body       I   NAIF code for an ephemeris object.
   center     I   NAIF code for center of motion of BODY.
   frame      I   Reference frame name.
   first      I   Start time of interval covered by segment.
   last       I   End time of interval covered by segment.
   segid      I   Segment identifier.
   degree     I   Degree of interpolating polynomials.
   n          I   Number of states.
   states     I   Array of states.
   begtim     I   Epoch of first state in states array.
   step       I   Time step separating epochs of states.
   MAXDEG     P   Maximum allowed degree of interpolating polynomial.


   handle      is the file handle of an SPK file that has been
               opened for writing.

   body        is the NAIF integer code for an ephemeris object
               whose state relative to another body is described
               by the segment to be created.

   center      is the NAIF integer code for the center of motion
               of the object identified by body.

   frame       is the NAIF name for a reference frame
               relative to which the state information for body
               is specified.

   last        are, respectively, the start and stop times of
               the time interval over which the segment defines
               the state of body.

   segid       is the segment identifier. An SPK segment
               identifier may contain up to 40 characters.

   degree      is the degree of the Lagrange polynomials used to
               interpolate the states. All components of the
               state vectors are interpolated by polynomials of
               fixed degree.

   n           is the number of states in the input state vector

   states      contains a time-ordered array of geometric states
               ( x, y, z, dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt, in kilometers and
               kilometers per second ) of body relative to center,
               specified relative to frame.

   begtim      is the epoch corresponding to the first state in
               the state array. Because extra states are needed
               at the beginning and end of the segment in order
               for the interpolation method to work, begtim will
               normally precede first.

   step        is the time step separating the epochs of adjacent
               states in the input state array. step is specified
               in seconds.


   None. See -Particulars for a description of the effect of this


   The parameters below are declared in the Fortran include file, which is part of the Fortran SPICE Toolkit (aka
   SPICELIB). The values of those parameters are used in CSPICE code
   generated by running f2c on SPICELIB source code. They are not
   directly referenced by code in this module.

      MAXDEG         is the maximum allowed degree of the interpolating

                     The value of MAXDEG is 27.

      TOLSCL         is a tolerance scale factor (also called a
                     "relative tolerance") used for time coverage bound
                     checking. TOLSCL is unitless. TOLSCL produces a
                     tolerance value via the formula

                        TOL = TOLSCL * max( abs(first), abs(last) )

                     where `first' and `last' are the coverage time
                     bounds of a type 8 segment, expressed as seconds
                     past J2000 TDB.

                     The resulting parameter TOL is used as a tolerance
                     for comparing the input segment descriptor time
                     bounds to the first and last epoch covered by the
                     sequence of time intervals defined by the inputs
                     to spkw08_c:


                     The value of TOLSCL is 1.e-13.


   If any of the following exceptions occur, this routine will return
   without creating a new segment.

   1)  If `frame' is not a recognized name, the error
       SPICE(INVALIDREFFRAME) is signaled by a routine in the call
       tree of this routine.

   2)  If the last non-blank character of `segid' occurs past index 40,
       the error SPICE(SEGIDTOOLONG) is signaled by a routine in the
       call tree of this routine.

   3)  If `segid' contains any nonprintable characters, the error
       SPICE(NONPRINTABLECHARS) is signaled by a routine in the call
       tree of this routine.

   4)  If `degree' is not at least 1 or is greater than MAXDEG, the
       error SPICE(INVALIDDEGREE) is signaled by a routine in the
       call tree of this routine.

   5)  If the number of states `n' is not at least degree+1, the error
       SPICE(TOOFEWSTATES) is signaled by a routine in the call tree
       of this routine.

   6)  If `first' is greater than `last', the error SPICE(BADDESCRTIMES)
       is signaled by a routine in the call tree of this routine.

   7)  If `step' is non-positive, the error SPICE(INVALIDSTEPSIZE) is
       signaled by a routine in the call tree of this routine.

   8)  If the start time of the first record exceeds the descriptor
       begin time by more than a computed tolerance, or if the end
       time of the last record precedes the descriptor end time by
       more than a computed tolerance, the error SPICE(COVERAGEGAP)
       is signaled by a routine in the call tree of this routine. See
       the -Parameters section above for a description of the

   9)  If any of the `frame' or `segid' input string pointers is
       null, the error SPICE(NULLPOINTER) is signaled.

   10) If any of the `frame' or `segid' input strings has zero
       length, the error SPICE(EMPTYSTRING) is signaled.


   A new type 8 SPK segment is written to the SPK file attached
   to handle.


   This routine writes an SPK type 08 data segment to the open SPK
   file according to the format described in the type 08 section of
   the SPK Required Reading. The SPK file must have been opened with
   write access.


   The numerical results shown for this example may differ across
   platforms. The results depend on the SPICE kernels used as
   input, the compiler and supporting libraries, and the machine
   specific arithmetic implementation.

   1) This example demonstrates how to create an SPK type 8 kernel
      containing only one segment, given a time-ordered set of
      discrete states and epochs.

      Example code begins here.

         Program spkw08_ex1
      #include "SpiceUsr.h"

      int main( )

         Define the segment identifier parameters.
         #define SPK8         "spkw08_ex1.bsp"
         #define REF          "J2000"
         #define BODY         3
         #define CENTER       10
         #define DEGREE       3
         #define NSTATS       9

         Local variables.
         SpiceChar          * ifname;
         SpiceChar          * segid;

         SpiceDouble          begtim;
         SpiceDouble          first;
         SpiceDouble          last;
         SpiceDouble          step;

         SpiceInt             handle;
         SpiceInt             ncomch;

         Set the array of discrete states to write to the SPK
         SpiceDouble          states [NSTATS][6] = {
                            {101.0, 201.0, 301.0, 401.0, 501.0, 601.0},
                            {102.0, 202.0, 302.0, 402.0, 502.0, 602.0},
                            {103.0, 203.0, 303.0, 403.0, 503.0, 603.0},
                            {104.0, 204.0, 304.0, 404.0, 504.0, 604.0},
                            {105.0, 205.0, 305.0, 405.0, 505.0, 605.0},
                            {106.0, 206.0, 306.0, 406.0, 506.0, 606.0},
                            {107.0, 207.0, 307.0, 407.0, 507.0, 607.0},
                            {108.0, 208.0, 308.0, 408.0, 508.0, 608.0},
                            {109.0, 209.0, 309.0, 409.0, 509.0, 609.0} };

         Set the start and end times of interval covered by
         segment, and the time step separating epochs of states.
         first = 100.0;
         last  = 900.0;
         step  = 100.0;

         `ncomch' is the number of characters to reserve for the
         kernel's comment area. This example doesn't write
         comments, so set to zero.
         ncomch = 0;

         Internal file name and segment ID.
         ifname = "Type 8 SPK internal file name.";
         segid  = "SPK type 8 test segment";

         Open a new SPK file.
         spkopn_c ( SPK8, ifname, ncomch, &handle );

         Set the epoch of first state in `states' array to be
         the start time of the interval covered by the segment.
         begtim = first;

         Create a type 8 segment.
         spkw08_c ( handle, BODY,   CENTER, REF,    first,  last,
                    segid,  DEGREE, NSTATS, states, begtim, step );

         Close the SPK file.
         spkcls_c ( handle );

         return ( 0 );

      When this program is executed, no output is presented on
      screen. After run completion, a new SPK type 8 exists in
      the output directory.






   N.J. Bachman        (JPL)
   J. Diaz del Rio     (ODC Space)


   -CSPICE Version 2.1.0, 10-AUG-2021 (JDR)

       Edited the header to comply with NAIF standard. Added
       complete example code from existing fragment.

       Changed the input argument name "epoch1" to "begtim" for
       consistency with other routines.

   -CSPICE Version 2.0.0, 11-JAN-2014 (NJB)

       Relaxed test on relationship between the time bounds of the
       input record set (determined by `begtim', `step', and `n') and
       the descriptor bounds `first' and `last'. Now the descriptor
       bounds may extend beyond the time bounds of the record set by a
       ratio computed using the parameter TOLSCL (see -Parameters above
       for details). Added checks on input polynomial degree.

   -CSPICE Version 1.0.0, 29-JUN-1999 (NJB)


   write SPK type_8 ephemeris data segment
Fri Dec 31 18:41:13 2021