[amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 Keplerian Element Analysis

Joseph Armbruster josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 21:26:44 PST 2012


I started digging into the ARISSat-1 Keplerian Elements in more details.  See some of my effort here:


Right now I am generating some basic plots but I wish to do much more with this, such as:

- intersect this with the telemetry data - there are many ways to do this the first will be plotting temperature values along the line of orbit as the satellite entered / exited eclipse
- maybe generate a few fly-by videos that show line-of-site to a particular station that was receiving telemetry / sstv at that particular time

If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to share them.  I am really excited right now because I am using my code and made my first correct plots this evening!

If we knew (or could predict) the satellites orientation at a particular moment, I could drop in a model of ARISSat-1 into the scene and orient it correctly.

I think this will be a great way to interactively visualize what happened during the satellites lifetime.

Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO

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