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Multiple Orbital Satellites (updated) ISS, 796+


N7NXS Oct 8, 2005 6:14 PM
Posted in group: Dynamic Data Layers
So far:

ISS, HUBBLE, ITAMSAT, LUSAT, NOAA*, OSCAR*, PACSAT, PCSAT and RS-20

Soon to come frequency / status information for amateur radio satellites. Gonna try and add all amateur radio satellites I can find data for.

Weill probably add the SUN and MOON eventually.

Earth kinda looks like a large ball of string.

UPDATE:

For those of you who remember this thread and the original KML/KMZ files I came out with, and for those who've never heard of our Google Earth Satellite tracking interface I'm re-introducing our files to the group.

I've created a new KML interface to display live satellite data (including live position reports refreshing every 60 seconds) which is a significant improvement from our previous interface which only provided a snapshot every hour. This also includes orbital paths, actual pictures of the satellite (if available) and any data I could find on it.

Our new KML files can be accessed a few different ways:

1. Point your web browser at: http://www.openaprs.net/satellites.html and once loaded click [google earth: satellites] which will appear right below the right hand input box and Go botton.

-OR-

2. Point your web browser at: http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/

You also have the option of finding a single satellite if you know the name:

http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/<NAME>
Example: http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/ISS

If you'd like dates and times displayed in your timezone you can use this format:

http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/<TIMEZONE>/
http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/<TIMEZONE>/<NAME>

Example: http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/America/Los_Angeles/
Example: http://www.openaprs.net/engine/satellites/America/Los_Angeles/ISS

Timezones supported may be found at http://www.openaprs.net/timezones.html

The orbits are calculated using current keplerian data sheets which are updated every day or so.

In tracking mode GE will actually scroll with the satellite as it moves per refresh update.

Greg