archiv~1: Re: SETI log, identify, and track LEO signal sources?

Re: SETI log, identify, and track LEO signal sources?

David Ocame ( )
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 19:36:01 -0500

Brian Wong wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Nov 1998, Wayne Shanks wrote:
> > Has there been any thought about compiling a data base of the LEO
> > satellites, time and rough position of the hit? Perhaps, piecing
> > together the orbital elements. This could be another way of quickly
> > eliminating the possible hit. It may also be interesting on it's own.
> >
> > Or is this some what frowned upon?
> > Does Seti League have any policy on this?
> >
> > Wayne S
> I think a database of LEO and Geo-sync sats correlated with possible hits
> is a good idea also. There are existing satellite databases available on
> the net. You can get the satellites over your area by just entering your
> latitude, longitude, and time. Just correlate their position at time of
> passage with your hit candidate. I can't speak for the league, but with
> such resources available on the web the SL would probably not wish to get
> into the business of tracking sats. But you can easily do this yourself.
> For the major satellites go here:
> For recon, geo-sync, and smaller sats, you'll have to use a sat tracking
> program you can get here: (I believe most of the data ulitmately comes
> from US Space Command so the data is reasonably accurate.)
> Regards,
> Brian Wong
Just discovered these sites a few days ago. They are very useful!