Heliocentric Orbits for Space Stations

Is there a way to set a space station into a heliocentric orbit around a planet such that the planet always remains between the station and the sun?

Is there a way to do that without some hellacious math and having to learn how to write plug-ins? lol....

Has someone already done this, perhaps?


  • I just realized that what I'm looking for is essentially the L2 point. Does AS3 have the L points already part of the package or is that a plugin?

  • No, it doesn't calculate those. The best thing to do is put the station as a satellite of the planet, and then note it as being in L2. You can also configure the system display fields to show that.

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