3D Asteroid Viewer – CSU


Cleveland State University


Cobalt Class (2019 – 2020)


Gagan Dahal, Computer Science
Roman Kadoutchek, Computer Science
Cassidy Reaser, Computer Engineering
Nate Ullman, Computer Science


Dr. Daniel Wenkert, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Dr. Michael Adams, Chair and Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, Cleveland State University
Dr. Wenbing Zhao, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University


In preparation for arrival at the Psyche asteroid, teams are working to create a light, web browser-based application with the ability to rotate and zoom on an arbitrary-shaped body in a normal web browser and to indicate all the places on the model where space-based data have been collected. Although we do not yet have data for Psyche, there is ample data, including shape models, for other main belt asteroids, which are being used in developing the viewer.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Cleveland State University Capstone Course “EEC 493”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.