The following are some pointers to various sources of further information.
- Orbital Elements
- Space-Track.org is the primary
distributor of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 2-line orbital elements and
related data, replacing NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Orbital
Information Group (OIG), which permanently ceased operations on 2005 Mar 31.
- T.S. Kelso provides orbital elements and related software via his
- NASA's Human Space Flight
predicted ISS elements, which take into account planned orbit
- AMSAT's WWW server
provides elements of satellites of interest primarily to radio amateurs.
- On-line Predictions
in Munich, Germany provides prediction services for bright satellites,
including the ISS, the shuttle, and Iridium satellites. You can either input
your own coordinates, use a nearby city or determine your coordinates using
their data base. Further information for beginning observers can be found
- Satellite Observing
for other great satellite information pages...
- Space Information
- Jonathan McDowell's Space
Report details the most recent launches and provides mission
- Bob Christy's Go For Launch!
provides the launch schedule for the current six months, plus on-orbit and re-entry
or landing events of satellites and spacecraft.
- Ron Baalke maintains
the Space Calendar at
the JPL. It details upcoming launches with background information and
- The SPACEWARN
bulletins at the NSSDC provide launch and re-entry details.
- Looking for the satellite catalog number or international designation for a
known (common name) satellite? Take a look at T.S. Kelso's
SATCAT search form.
- Rick Oestmann maintains a database of pictures
of various satellites.
- Ben Huset's Space Pages
provides links to various space related web sites.
- Anatoly Zak's Russian Space Program
provides background information on some of Russia's rocket projects.
- Space News Services
- Space Shuttle
- Mir space station
- Chris van den Berg's archived MIR news
reports contain information on Progress and Soyuz launches and the
activities of the Mir cosmonauts. The latest reports are also
- The EuroMir 97
Links to the: VSO Home Page, Tracking Programs & TLE Resources,
and Satellite Predictions.