When discussing the physical state of a thing (e.g. a satellite), you can refer to its attitude state (which, to me, consists of its attitude and its derivatives/rates) and its.... non-attitude state (which, to me, consists of its position and its derivatives/rates).
What word goes there?
I keep thinking kinematic state, but that doesn't make sense because attitude is also kinematic.
Up until now, my simulations have had
State which consisted of all six degrees of freedom and their rates. However, I'm trying to split it into 3+3 degrees of freedom to make many things easier (e.g. "propagate the non-attitude state by calculating using orbital-elements and propagate the attitude using an RK4 integrator").
So, as an example:
attitude = object.currentAttitude print attitude.orientation # quaternion blaaaaaa = object.currentBlaaaaaa # Agh! What is this called? print blaaaaaa.position # vector