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)


2018-09-20  3:37:08 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: Thu 2018-09-20  1:00:00 AM EDT
       To:   Sun 2018-09-30 11:00:00 PM EDT

Satellite            ISS           
Catalog Number         25544
Int Des               1998 067A  
Epoch                  2018 263.26339273  2018-09-20 06:19:17 UTC
Drag2                       0.00001341 Rev/Day^2
Drag3                       0.0000e+00 Rev/Day^3
BStar                       2.7748e-05
Ep Type                     0
Element Set               999
Inclination                51.6409 Deg
RAAN                      264.8979 Deg
Eccentricity                0.0004580
Argument of Perigee       175.0379 Deg
Mean Anomaly              252.4459 Deg
Mean Motion                15.53869451 Rev/Day
Epoch Revolution        13330

Semimajor Axis          6784.08 km
Precession              4.9855 Deg West/Day
Period                     92.67 Min
Apogee                    409.06 km
Perigee                   402.84 km

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

Sat  2018-09-22  8:34:00 PM     239      4     1932     412   2.0  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:35:00 PM     241      9     1523     412   1.5  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:36:00 PM     244     17     1124     411   0.7  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:37:00 PM     252     30      755     411  -0.3  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:38:00 PM     283     56      490     410  -1.7  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:39:00 PM      15     50      525     410  -2.1  Illuminated
Sat  2018-09-22  8:40:00 PM      37     27      822     409  -1.3    In shadow
Sat  2018-09-22  8:41:00 PM      43     15     1200     409  -0.5    In shadow
Sat  2018-09-22  8:42:00 PM      47      8     1601     408   0.1    In shadow
Sat  2018-09-22  8:43:00 PM      48      3     2011     408   0.6    In shadow

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

Sun  2018-09-23  7:42:00 PM     223      4     1940     413   1.9  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:43:00 PM     221      9     1530     412   1.3  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:44:00 PM     218     17     1129     412   0.4  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:45:00 PM     212     30      756     411  -0.7  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:46:00 PM     183     57      485     411  -2.2  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:47:00 PM      85     52      515     410  -2.5  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:48:00 PM      64     27      814     410  -1.6  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:49:00 PM      59     15     1194     409  -0.7  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:50:00 PM      56      8     1597     409  -0.1  Illuminated
Sun  2018-09-23  7:51:00 PM      55      3     2008     408   0.4    In shadow

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

Tue  2018-09-25  7:34:00 PM     244      2     2150     412   3.2  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:35:00 PM     246      6     1744     412   2.8  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:36:00 PM     250     12     1346     411   2.2  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:37:00 PM     258     21      971     411   1.4  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:38:00 PM     277     36      659     410  -0.0  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:39:00 PM     333     48      538     410  -1.5  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:40:00 PM      19     33      714     409  -1.5  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:41:00 PM      35     19     1045     409  -0.9  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:42:00 PM      41     11     1427     409  -0.2  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:43:00 PM      45      5     1827     408   0.3  Illuminated
Tue  2018-09-25  7:44:00 PM      48      1     2233     408   0.7    In shadow