A module for loading SPICE kernels.
SPICE is a NASA toolkit for calculating the position of bodies (including planets and spacecraft) within the solar system. This module builds on the spiceypy package to provide a high level interface to the SPICE toolkit for performing orbital calculations using spice kernels.
As well as allowing positions to be calculated in any coordinate system defined
in the SPICE toolkit,
heliopy.spice can also construct
astropy.coordinates.SkyCoord objects if the frame is implemented in
astropy or SunPy. See the documentaiton of
heliopy.spice.Trajectory.coords() for information on which frames are