Feedback on current Open-Source space simulation?

My paper, titled "The Development and Use of Open Source Spacecraft Simulation and Control Software for Education and Research" has been accepted to the Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology to be presented in at NASA JPL in Pasedena, California this coming July.

It primarily will present the original development as well as current users & users of the Open-SESSAME Framework (Open-Source Spacecraft Simulation And Modeling Environment).

I know there are some space-geeks that check out the blog, I'd like to ask for any comments or feedback you have on the use of open-source software in spacecraft research, simulation, education, operations, and/or analysis. Software packages, experiences, desired features/functionality in software and even open-source hardware.

You can either leave a comment on the site, or email me at

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.