Satellite position listing generator based on bulk catalog two line elements

Updated 22 April 2010

20©01-20©10 Jens T. Satre

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NOTE: This calculator does not work in most browsers anymore
Use the
Satellite Position List for accessing the lists(list update interval 5-10minutes)


The calculator uses three-line format bulk catalog downloads from http://www.space-track.org/

Example output

Only confirmed to work in IE6. In IE7 and IE8 it is not allowed for a javascript to load txt file. Unfortunatly this casues the script not to work.


Some sources of information used:

Johannes Kepler 1571-1630
Kepler's laws of planetary motion
M. Richharia - Satellite Communications Systems
http://home.att.net/~srschmitt/script_clock.html
Satellite Times Computers and Satellites
Two Line Elements - Space Track
Two Line Elements - Celestrak
View Earth from satellite
View Earth from satellite (example THOR 5)
Clarke Belt Snapshot Calculator (lists satellitte longitudes)
Heavens Above
ORBITRON
C sourcecode example for TLE based orbit calculations
Paul Schlyters Stjarnhimlen
REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING
ORBITRON tracker (free)
N2YO Real Time Satellite Tracker (based on TLE)

The calculator uses three-line format bulk catalog downloads from http://www.space-track.org/

The satellites are listed by longitude. The script uses long time and is slow. It does not work in Mozilla Firefox

Only satellites that drifts less than 1 degree pr. day is listed

20©01-20©10 Jens T. Satre