3D realtime map of objects in Earth orbit


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/06/3d-realtime-map-of-objects-in.html


#3

The “find all objects from this launch” option is eye opening.


#4

The Iridium 33 collision debris field is massive.

That’s allot of nuts and bolts wizzing around the planet at high velocity.


#5

Fixed that for you.


#6

True that. Here’s another visualization (that I found in the youtube recommendations after watching the one you posted).


#7

We need to be careful not to trigger the Kessler syndrome. It could be devastating to our space activities.


#8

If I were a billionaire I would pay India to launch a hostile manueverable satellite that I use to approach and hack all the state-owned surveillance ones.

Maybe I should just write a short story!


#9

#10

It would be helpful if I knew what search terms to look for.

I searched for “ISS” and got about a dozen results.


#11

Of those results, ISS (Zarya) is the International Space Station.

Zarya (“Sunrise”) is the name of the Russian-built command module that was the first module of the ISS to be launched.


#12

Here is a snapshot of what Stuffin.space shows for just the Iridium 33 debris field currently orbiting Earth: https://i.imgur.com/DBPA8HK.jpg

If you want to see it on the site, just go to stuffin.space and hover the mouse pointer over the “Group” word. A menu of choices will show up…choose Iridium 33. Then GASP!

TQQdles™


#13

Stuffin.space is NOT Real-Time tracking. They do update the site to show orbital paths of all tracked objects. But they were still showing the Tiangong-1 Station following its orbital path…2 days(!) after it had already been destroyed.

Key for stuffin.space: Red dot = Satellite, Blue dot = Rocket body, Grey dot = Debris, Yellow dot = unknown and/or meteorite fragements.

Here are a few other satellites to view on stuffin.space…

http://stuffin.space/?intldes=2008-048A

http://stuffin.space/?intldes=2017-071N

http://stuffin.space/?intldes=2017-042G

TQQdles™


#14

If you like this, try www.radioiss.com. I need to update the radio station URL streams, so it doesn’t play an Australian police scanner while flying over Madagascar.


#15

Should be a mobile game. CROSSY ORBITS.


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