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

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

MarcusJohn@aol.com
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 21:30:16 EST

In a message dated 11/21/98 5:20:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, logis@logis.com
writes:

> 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.

I think the next version of Seti software should have a satellite tracking
module to help weed out the false hits. Since the satellite Keplerians are
available on the web, keeping up to date with the thousands of sats up there
shouldn't be a huge technical problem. Especially if it is done on demand
only.

John Marcus.
KE3SW.
Stonesoup member.