Satellite Catalogs Are Beautiful Things

It is very nice to spend time developing cool technology - but we gotta ask what we are gonna do with it? For instance the visualization that is now available - Cesium on CelesTrak, AstriaGraph - what is it used for?

This is one example - why doesn’t TruSat start looking at the SeeSat list every month to see which “off the books” satellites are getting close to reentry? Now the CSpOC has released most of the orbits of interest and probably will continue to do so - but it would be a cross check on them. For instance object 4194 has a low perigee - but will they release the orbit in the next couple of years? TruSat could ask them to release that object’s orbital information.

Charles

Object 41941 oops

Charles