Realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit

Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL.

Stuff in Space updates daily with orbit data from Space-Track.org (US Department of Defense), to calculate satellite positions.



James Yoder of Stuff in Space, an alum of FIRST Robotics, the high school robotics competition, explains to Gizmodo:

“Using those orbital parameters, stuffin.space uses a propagation model to predict the location of every satellite in real time, with an accuracy of within a few kilometers, and displays the data using a WebGL visualization with an accurate view of the Earth’s rotation and sunlight angle.”

Realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit (2)

via Gizmodo



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