Calling all Test Pilots
We’re excited to announce our first mission for Test Pilots: find and report the position of the International Space Station.
While many of you may have seen the ISS before, making and reporting an observation with precision, and in a format that supports orbit calculation, is a multi-step process that takes some practice. We’ll walk you through this process with detailed instructions.
The mission runs from the 9th to the 22nd of December, 2019.
What’s the purpose of this mission?
By learning to track a specific satellite, you’ll build the skills needed for TruSat’s ultimate space sustainability missions.
By sharing your “mission log” of notes along the way, you’ll help us triangulate the biggest pain points in the process. This way, we can build the right tools to make satellite tracking easier for everyone, allowing for a more distributed and resilient citizen sensor network.
What do I need to do?
Just follow the instructions here.
There’s no sign-up step required if you’ve already registered as a test pilot. If you haven’t yet registered, you can register by entering your email in the test pilot form at TruSat.org/join
If you get stuck, we want to help! Use this thread to ask us questions about any part of the process.