Re: ISS Observations and Questions about 2 line elements

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sun Aug 31 2003 - 03:31:05 EDT

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    Tony's answer may be all you need, but I was hesitant wether you meant
    "calculate your own TLE from observations" as Tony assumed, or "calculate
    your own predictions from TLE ".
    
    In either case there are programs to help you do that, see the Tracking
    Programs and TLE sections at seesat
    
    http://www.satobs.org/orbsoft.html http://www.satobs.org/tletools.html
    
    and Mike's place:
    http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/
    
    ...
    
    > Also I am having trouble understanding 2 line elements. I know the
    first
    > part is the satellite's designation but what is the rest of it all? And
    how
    > is it possible to calculate your own numbers??
    
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