Re: New Web Site for Realtime Sat Tracking

From: George Roberts (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2011 - 16:11:59 UTC

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    Very impressive!  And useful to me.  I already added a link to this on my 
    private home page and this is quite an honor as I only add about one link 
    per year.
    Of course I already have a simple feature request.  Please allow me to 
    specify lat/lon in the URL as heaven's above does.  I want to be able to add 
    something like &lat=40.5&lon=70.5 as I do with heavens-above.  You could 
    have a "bookmark" button or something where it creates the url for me. 
    Similar to google maps.
    And a question - my understanding is that heavens-above only does *active* 
    iridiums but the inactive ones flash just fine also.  Also heavens-above 
    only does antenna flashes and not panel flashes (the program iridflar does 
    active, inactive, antenna and panel).
    Do you do the inactive iridiums and do you do solar panel flashes?  And have 
    you removed the tumbling iridium(s)?
    - George Roberts
    -----Original Message----- 
    Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:23 AM
    Subject: New Web Site for Realtime Sat Tracking
    Dear list,
    I am glad to announce that I started a new experimental service on my
    web site for online satellite tracking.
    The service allows users to track satellites, to predict their passes
    and flares completely online.
    It is possible to predict Iridium flares or see them either in realtime or 
    simulated time.
    The service is interactive and it allows the user to change the time to see
    or past events.
    Flares are represented graphically, particularly, it is possible to see the
    ground track, which can help the user to identify the best location
    (flare centre) for the observation (theoretically even at street level).
    New functions are already planned and should be added soon.
    The service is optimized for Firefox and Chrome. The following links allow 
    to track the ISS, the NanoSail-D and the Iridium Satellites, respectively:
    The service is still experimental! Your comments, suggestions and bug 
    will be very precious!
    Best regards,
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