[amsat-bb] Re: satellite los footprints
josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 11:34:46 PDT 2013
What tracking program is that?
I was thinking of making my satellite icons configurable. This way the satellite would look like the actual satellite. Even better, I could store collada models for them and load them in place of the icon. Oh la la, that's an idea.
On Mar 26, 2013, at 7:58 AM, Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
> On 3/25/2013 6:42 PM, Ken Ernandes wrote:
>> 2. If you decide to give the users the ability to input their location, them the option to provide either a single minimum elevation angle or a local map -- i.e., 360 individual minimum elevations as a function of Azimuth. It's much easier to project this and the user is generally interested in an unobstructed LOS with respect to his/her location.
> It's not the best resolution but in the image below, you can see how there are "cut outs" in the circles surrounding NASA's ground stations - the software has clearly implemented the idea Ken outlined above. For example, there is apparently some obstruction to the south east of the Hawaiian tracking station. If the sub-satelite point is inside the white line it's AOS. The surface of the earth visible to the shuttle, on the other hand, is simply a red circle, just faintly visible in this image.
> -Joe KM1P
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