• Heliospheric view
  • Bodies lighting and maps
  • Orbit and attitude
  • Instrument bore sight
  • Distances time evolution
  • 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 data
  • Observation data
  • Cube, 2DCut, spectra, vector and scalar visualisation


3DView/IMPEx is a science tool that offers immediate 3D visualization of spacecraft position and attitude, planetary ephemerides, as well as scientific data representation (observations and models).

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

It is currently being improved by the GFI company under a CNRS contract for the EU FP7 IMPEx project. The property licence is owned by CNES.

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.

3DView/IMPEx is connected to the AMDA tools as well as to LATMOS, FMI and SINP model databases.

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

For a detailed description of the 3DView/IMPEx capabilities, please read the tutorial and the user guide.

* JAVA 1.7.0_45 or more recent required. See also java3D requirements

More pictures and movie samples here.

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Europlanet 2020 RI has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654208

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