In my research, I often need specific tools which are not readily available:
from numerical models of cometary physics to mission simulators.
As much as I can, I like to share those programs freely with the community,
in the hope they may be useful for others.
This page provides a short summary of my software, all tools can be found at comet-toolbox.com.
shapeViewer has been used for operations planning and scientific analysis by the camera teams of Rosetta (ESA) and Dawn (NASA) missions. It currently supports DART (NASA) + Hera (ESA), and Comet Interceptor (ESA).
COSSIM: COma Structures SIMulator
The model has been applied to constrain the spin axis orientation and activity of several targets : 73P-B/C, 9P, 81P, & 67P. All results have been confirmed by in-situ measurements from Deep Impact, Stardust, Rosetta. I have analysed and simulated the activity of 67P over the last two perihelion passages, and predicted succesfully what the Rosetta mission would observe in 2014-2015.
A limited version of COSSIM is open-source and implemented in the Finson-Probstein tool. I am rewriting the full simulator in Python for Comet Interceptor and hope to release it publicly before the mission launches in 2028.