I have a bunch of satellite tracking scripts for Google Earth and Twitter, and the recent Space Shuttle launch prompted a lot of enquires about tracking Atlantis in orbit. So here is a Google Earth KMZ file for doing just that: Google Earth STS-135 tracker for Space Shuttle Atlantis.
With the final Space Shuttle launch last week, I’ve had a lot of interest lately about my satellite tracking scripts for Google Earth. They had fallen a little out of date so I have updated them and the page has been updated and linked to from the blog once more.Satellite Tracking on Google Earth [UPDATE]
Tuesday February 10th saw the accidental collision of an operational, and privately owned communications satellite (Iridium 33) and an old, unused Russian satellite (Cosmos-2251). Celestrak are now providing tracking data for the debris of this collision and I have patched it through to Google Earth using my Satellite KML code. You can download the Google Earth... Continue Reading →
Continuing my series of posts regarding Google Sky and Google Earth, here is a KMZ file that will let you find some of the prominent and interesting space telescopes and satellites on Google Earth. This file includes real-time position tracking and 1 hour flight paths for: Swift Gamma Ray Mission (NASA) RoSat (NASA, UK, Germany)... Continue Reading →
I was presenting this week’s Astrolunch talk at university. I chose to discuss space debris, and this included a quick overview of the Chinese missile test last year, which create a huge cloud of fragmented debris, much of which is still orbiting the Earth. In January 2007, China launched a surface-to-orbit missile that destroyed a... Continue Reading →
I have updated and fixed the files for tracking satellites and the ISS on Google Earth. You are no longer offered driving directions to the satellites either.
UPDATE: New Google Earth tracking files for Space Telescopes are now up. Hot on the heels of putting all the SCUBA data onto Google Sky, I am now sharing some Google Earth goodies. The KML files below will allow you to view the location of any satellite on Google Earth with latitude, longitude and altitude... Continue Reading →