The UNILIB library has been developed in the framework of the Trapped
Radiation ENvironment Development project for ESA/ESTEC. It implements
a series of tools for coordinate transformations, magnetic field computation,
magnetic coordinate evaluation, magnetic field line and drift shell tracing,...
The UNILIB library has been distributed
in the form of Fortran object libraries for
Currently the UNILIB library is maintained as part of the SPENVIS project, funded by ESA through the General Support Technologies Programme.
Project Manager: Dr M. Kruglanski
SPENVIS stands for SPace ENVironment Information System. It is a WWW based interactive tool providing space engineers and scientists with information on the space environment and its likely effects on space systems. With SPENVIS, you can generate spacecraft orbits and then evaluate the orbital environment over a specified mission. You can also make some first-order predictions of the space environmental effects. SPENVIS is also a place-holder for space environment information available on the Internet.
Inside SPENVIS, each user has a permanent personal account to ensure that the inputs to the models and the results of the computations are not lost between two SPENVIS sessions. It is also possible to compare different runs by defining several projects, each characterised by its own set of inputs.
Subscription to SPENVIS: online form
The Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy is created in 1964 on the initiative of professor M. Nicolet. Its main tasks are: public service and research in the field of the space aeronomy, i.e. tasks that require data knowledge, gathered using rockets and satellites, within the framework of physics and chemistry of the higher atmosphere and outer space.
The activities of the institute offer the national community access to advanced knowledge resulting from the application of space investigation methods. The implementation and diffusion of these methods allow scientists and engineers to get introduced into this technical field of research, which is continuously developing. They also provide to industry 'first hand' information on advanced technologies such that technical progress can be established.
BIRA-IASB is part of the Federal Scientific Institutes and is under the authority of the Minister in charge of Science Policy (BelSPO)