Welcome to the GMAT project! This page contains resources that may be helpful to you as a new project member.
First, you should download GMAT and start using it.
- Download GMAT using the instructions on the Downloads page. If you are an official project member, see the "Internal Users" section.
- Look through the User Guide. Especially read the Getting Started section and try some of the tutorials.
- Run some of the sample missions, located in the
samplesfolder in your GMAT installation.
You need the following accounts to get started:
- SourceForge (self-created)
- GMAT Forums (self-created)
- GMAT bug tracker (self-created) - GMAT wiki uses this login also
- SourceForge repository (send SourceForge username to Joel or Steve)
- Sender access to email@example.com (send SourceForge username to Joel or Steve)
- Google (self-created)
If you have an official relationship with NASA (employee, intern, contractor, etc.), you can also get the following accounts:
- NDC (official NASA login; email Joel or Steve)
- Jazz (internal repository; email Joel or Steve)
Sign up for the following mailing lists:
You'll need to install the following software to work with the code. This list applies mainly to Windows users.
- Repository access: TortoiseGit + git (or whatever git client you prefer)
- Script test system: MATLAB
- User guide: XMLMind (from
You'll need to check out all of the following repositories that apply to you:
- Main development repository (git):
- Internal-only plugins (git):
- Jazz (test systems) (svn):
Coding style guide
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