[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 Keplerian Element Analysis

Tue Feb 14 05:12:27 PST 2012


Great project.  When I went there with Firefox, no graphics, and with IE,
only placeholders.  Tried in safe mode with both programs, but no help.



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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Joseph Armbruster
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 11:27 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISSat-1 Keplerian Element Analysis


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

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

Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO
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