The Kessler Run

April 3, 2017, 7 a.m. UTC

May 1, 2017, 10 p.m. UTC


The competition is over.

The data for this competition can be downloaded as a compressed zip file.



The following file is contained in the zip:

Additional files are also included in the zip and their purpose explained on the submission format page.

Input File

The input file is a CSV file. After a one line header, each row/line in the file represents a particular debris piece described by its id, the reference epoch [MJD2000] and its osculating Keplerian elements: \(a,e,i,\Omega, \omega, M\) all in SI units. The position and velocity of each orbital debris at any epoch may then be determined following the equations given in the equations page.