Aggregating amateur satellite tracking data

From: Allen Thomson via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:53:00 +0000 (UTC)
FWIW

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/17/space-assets-citizen-powered-tracking-network-q-and-a-190630

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TruSat, which was first unveiled in October by ConsenSys Space, aggregates objects in space from inputs uploaded from people around the world who locate and photograph a satellite in the night sky and process the data from a time-stamped image. The information collected by multiple users is then used to predict a satellite’s orbit. 

Previously, the tool was restricted to a small group of space enthusiasts who helped test the site. Now hundreds of people -- mostly in the United States and Europe -- are submitting data...


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