Subject: ISS Predictions

Following is a recent report of the International Space Station that I
made. ISS can easily be seen without aid if the weather permits. Sites
on the internet for getting orbital elements include
http://www.space-track.org (very current data from the Department of
Defense), http://celestrak.com (maintained by Col TS Kelso) and
http://www.prismnet.com/~mmccants (maintained by Mike McCants). The last
site contains satellite elements of classified objects.
- Jeff Stetekluh   (jeff.stetekluh@acm.org)


2017-12-15  3:37:11 AM

Station:    Stetekluh House
Latitude:   38 deg 51 min 10 sec N
Longitude:  77 deg  3 min 35 sec W
Height:     18 meters

Pass - From: Fri 2017-12-15  1:00:00 AM EST
       To:   Mon 2017-12-25 11:00:00 PM EST

Satellite            ISS           
Catalog Number         25544
Int Des               1998 067A  
Epoch                  2017 348.94784722  2017-12-14 22:44:54 UTC
Drag2                       0.00010868 Rev/Day^2
Drag3                       0.0000e+00 Rev/Day^3
BStar                       1.7092e-04
Ep Type                     0
Element Set               999
Inclination                51.6412 Deg
RAAN                      217.2063 Deg
Eccentricity                0.0003097
Argument of Perigee       238.8451 Deg
Mean Anomaly              306.3658 Deg
Mean Motion                15.54168039 Rev/Day
Epoch Revolution         8986

Semimajor Axis          6783.22 km
Precession              4.9877 Deg West/Day
Period                     92.65 Min
Apogee                    407.18 km
Perigee                   402.98 km

         Time   EST              Az     El    Range  Height          Satellite
DOW  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS        Deg    Deg       km      km   Mag   Visibility

Fri  2017-12-15  6:07:00 PM     306      2     2129     407   2.0  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:08:00 PM     305      6     1716     407   1.5  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:09:00 PM     303     13     1308     408   0.9  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:10:00 PM     299     23      917     408   0.1  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:11:00 PM     288     43      578     408  -1.2  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:12:00 PM     203     67      442     408  -2.3  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:13:00 PM     150     37      651     408  -1.7  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:14:00 PM     141     20     1009     409  -0.9  Illuminated
Fri  2017-12-15  6:15:00 PM     138     11     1406     409  -0.2    In shadow
Fri  2017-12-15  6:16:00 PM     137      5     1816     409   0.4    In shadow
Fri  2017-12-15  6:17:00 PM     136      1     2230     410   0.8    In shadow

         Time   EST              Az     El    Range  Height          Satellite
DOW  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS        Deg    Deg       km      km   Mag   Visibility

Sat  2017-12-16  5:15:00 PM     312      3     2011     407   1.5     Daylight
Sat  2017-12-16  5:16:00 PM     314      8     1602     407   1.0     Daylight
Sat  2017-12-16  5:17:00 PM     317     15     1202     407   0.2     Daylight
Sat  2017-12-16  5:18:00 PM     325     27      826     408  -0.8  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:19:00 PM     349     49      533     408  -2.1  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:20:00 PM      74     53      501     408  -2.6  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:21:00 PM     106     29      763     408  -1.7  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:22:00 PM     114     16     1131     409  -0.8  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:23:00 PM     118      9     1528     409  -0.1  Illuminated
Sat  2017-12-16  5:24:00 PM     120      4     1937     409   0.4  Illuminated