The goal of the project is to create a 3D map of the solar system showing the constantly-updated positions of all NASA missions. The map will be navigable in 3D space via a Unity3D web player.

This project is solving the Space Adventure: From the Earth To the Limits of the Solar System challenge.


The goal of the project is to create a 3D map of the solar system with the positions of NASA missions shown relative to the planets they are associated with. Data on the positions of these missions (the ISS, Curiousity, etc) will be constantly fed into an XML file from an automatic process that collates data from a number of sources into common metrics (miles relative to Sun, rotation in 360 degrees, etc). This file will then be used by a Unity3D application to show the positions, and the solar system will be navigable in real time.

Some nice-to-haves could include: - Accurate positions of stars relative to the model - Showing the path of the Curiosity rover

This project has not yet submitted a Source Code/Project URL

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)


XML - http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.ASP
Unity3D - http://unity3d.com/
Satellite Positions - http://satellitedebris.net/satellite/spaceobjectsnolabel.kmz


  • Jonathan Merkle
  • Jonathan Merkle