ISS Tracking and Predictions

//ISS Tracking and Predictions
ISS Tracking and Predictions 2018-02-15T20:02:02-05:00
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)


2021-01-20  3:37:00 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: Wed 2021-01-20  1:00:00 AM EST
       To:   Sat 2021-01-30 11:00:00 PM EST

Satellite            ISS           
Catalog Number         25544
Int Des               1998 067A  
Epoch                  2021  20.23529309  2021-01-20 05:38:49 UTC
Drag2                       0.00000706 Rev/Day^2
Drag3                       0.0000e+00 Rev/Day^3
BStar                       2.0745e-05
Ep Type                     0
Element Set               999
Inclination                51.6454 Deg
RAAN                      354.5066 Deg
Eccentricity                0.0000274
Argument of Perigee       311.5070 Deg
Mean Anomaly              176.5516 Deg
Mean Motion                15.49303672 Rev/Day
Epoch Revolution        26566

Semimajor Axis          6797.40 km
Precession              4.9509 Deg West/Day
Period                     92.94 Min
Apogee                    419.45 km
Perigee                   419.08 km

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

Wed  2021-01-20  6:51:00 PM     254      1     2281     423   4.4  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:52:00 PM     258      5     1889     422   3.6  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:53:00 PM     263     10     1510     422   2.7  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:54:00 PM     273     17     1160     421   1.5  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:55:00 PM     292     25      878     421   0.2  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:56:00 PM     325     32      745     421  -1.0  Illuminated
Wed  2021-01-20  6:57:00 PM       2     27      837     421  -1.2    In shadow
Wed  2021-01-20  6:58:00 PM      23     18     1098     420  -0.8    In shadow
Wed  2021-01-20  6:59:00 PM      34     11     1438     420  -0.3    In shadow
Wed  2021-01-20  7:00:00 PM      40      6     1812     420   0.2    In shadow
Wed  2021-01-20  7:01:00 PM      44      2     2202     420   0.6    In shadow

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

Thu  2021-01-21  6:03:00 PM     242      0     2309     423   5.2  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:04:00 PM     244      5     1901     423   4.5  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:05:00 PM     247     10     1499     422   3.5  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:06:00 PM     253     18     1112     422   2.1  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:07:00 PM     265     31      766     422   0.4  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:08:00 PM     304     49      547     421  -1.5  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:09:00 PM       8     42      612     421  -2.0  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:10:00 PM      31     24      901     421  -1.3  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:11:00 PM      40     14     1269     420  -0.6  Illuminated
Thu  2021-01-21  6:12:00 PM      44      8     1663     420  -0.1    In shadow
Thu  2021-01-21  6:13:00 PM      47      3     2068     420   0.4    In shadow