Re: Observation data of NOAA (-15,-18,-19) and the ISS available?

From: Petrus Hyvönen via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 17:36:06 +0200
Hi Jorge,

You may want to have a look at orekit, a astrodynamics library that recently also include orbit determination parts.
https://www.orekit.org/static/architecture/estimation.html <https://www.orekit.org/static/architecture/estimation.html>

The core library is in java but has a python wrapper (that I maintain :) )
https://www.orekit.org/forge/projects/orekit-python-wrapper/wiki <https://www.orekit.org/forge/projects/orekit-python-wrapper/wiki>

Best Regards
/Petrus



> On 26 Apr 2018, at 21:12 , Jorge Pérez via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 
> Dear Satobs community,
> 
> I am new to this new community and would like to say “hello” with my first
> email.
> 
> I would like to know if there are people here who are observing the NOAA
> satellites and the ISS and regularly release their data.
> 
> I am interested in these data sets because I would like to use observation
> data from these objects to validate the OrbitDeterminator software my team
> is working on. I am taking part in Google Summer of Code 2018[0] with
> AerospaceResearch.net and we want to process tracking data and generate
> Two-Line Elements (TLEs) from there.
> 
> I checked the last couple of days of the archive[1] and could not find data
> for it. So it would be really nice of you to answer here, if you are
> observing them, or point me to a person I could contact. I would really
> appreciate your help.
> 
> [0] https://aerospaceresearch.net/?page_id=612
> 
> [1] http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Apr-2018/index.html
> 
> Objects I would like to evaluate:
> 
> 25338 NOAA-15
> 
> 28654 NOAA-18
> 
> 33591 NOAA-19
> 
> 25544 ISS
> 
> 
> Thank you in advance,
> 
> Jorge
> 
> 
> 
> If you want to know more about the project I will work on:
> 
> The goal of the project is track cubesats with the Distributed Ground
> Station Network by by trilatering the position of their transmitted
> signals. The OrbitDeterminator software is used to process the data and
> create the TLE for it.
> 
> My task is to evaluate the software by comparing the results generated for
> the same object but from different “sources”. The ISS for example is
> transmitting APRS radio transmissions the DGSN can track. We will use the
> NORAD TLE to compare it. But the software shall also be able to import
> other formats like your observations to calculate the TLE. And of course
> this will generate another result for checking how good the software is.
> 
> The code is already open source and I will add the explained features to
> it. Check our github code[2].
> 
> 
> [2] https://github.com/aerospaceresearch/orbitdeterminator
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