Calculating SpaceX StarLink Satellite Orbit

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Calculating SpaceX StarLink Satellite Orbit

Postby AstroChris » Fri May 15, 2020 6:22 am

Hey folks,
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https://youtu.be/jO7z-k20wbg

I captured some stripes of a starlink satellite recently.
After a bit of thinking I was able to calculate the orbit of this satellite just by a single frame.
Cool thing: You can apply this to any satellite stripe (with two ends) you can get an image of and then calculate the orbit.
There are low orbit satelltites (observation and high data/low ping communication) - medium orbit satellites (GPS etc) and geostationary satellites (like TV satellites).
It was a lot of fun - I hope you like it :mexwave:
Greetings
Chris

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Re: Calculating SpaceX StarLink Satellite Orbit

Postby rwillits » Sat May 16, 2020 9:00 pm

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