[amsat-bb] Re: Keps for Sputnik I

Sil - ZL2CIA zl2cia at paradise.net.nz
Sat Sep 22 16:02:14 PDT 2007


There has been a discussion of this on the "seesat" reflector and 
several people provide suitable keplerian element sets. A google search 
using Sputnik and seesat turned up a few examples. Take a look here:


Or take a look through the recent archives:



Pughkeithd at cs.com wrote:
> Does anyone have a set of Keplerian Data that would produce a reasonably 
> accurate simulation of the initial flight of Sputnik I, launched on 4 October 
> 1957?  I would like to be able to use these Keps in any of the popular Satellite 
> Tracking Programs to illustrate the initial orbit of Sputnik I.  Of course the 
> launch time for purposes of this set of Keps could be on the 50th Anniversary 
> of Launch, 4 October 2007.
> 73 - Keith, W5IU
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