Re: recommendation for tracking program?

Willie Koorts (wpk@saao.ac.za)
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 14:00:16 +0200 (GMT+0200)

On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Philip Chien wrote:

> I've got a couple of tracking programs for the Mac and PC, but none has a
> feature I'm looking for.
> 
> Is there a program which generates which areas on Earth are visible by a
> particular satellite.  (i.e. input the keps for Mir and the program maps or
> generates tables which show which regions have the proper sun angles for
> visibility).

Hi Philip and the list

I don't know of a computer program, but if you point your browser at
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html you can do exactly that,
online. If they don't have the satellite you want your vantage point from in
their very extensive database, you can supply your own elements and ...
presto! 

Regards
Willie
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