Visualization Capabilities


Emergent performs advanced 3D visualization research and development, and these fully-interactive demonstrations provide a glimpse of our capabilities. Click and drag on the visualization window with your mouse to change the view direction. If you have a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, such as an HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Google Cardboard, you can select the "Enter VR" button on each demo to view it in VR.


The rainbow-colored paths represent twenty spacecraft trajectories, where each spacecraft is part of a cluster-flight simulation. The spacecraft themselves are then moved along the lines simulating their movement relative to the leader spacecraft, while the entire cluster orbits the Earth. You can adjust the rate at which time passes within the simulation in the top-right control box.


This visualization shows a simulation of the Japanese HTV spacecraft docking in the International Space Station, with maneuver parameters taken from [insert reference/link here]. The red line depicts the HTV's path as it completes this maneuver, and the ISS can be found behind the user on startup. Expand the drop down in the top right corner to adjust the movement speed and swap the camera view to follow the HTV craft. In real time, this docking process takes about 4 hours and 47 minutes.

The HTV spacecraft model was extracted from here. The paper the trajectory is based on is available here