[FPSPACE] FW: [HASTRO-L] Sputnik Orbital Elements
jrespler at superlink.net
Tue Jul 31 21:20:14 EDT 2007
Many years ago, I gave a lot of early orbital info to Joel Runes who
converted it to TLEs. I think Mike McCants now has that archived on his web
I'd love to see a full size copy of Sputnik put into orbit. I've seen all
the early payloads and rockets still in orbit except for V1. I never saw the
first Sputnik so it would be great to track an exact copy now. Maybe they
can drop one off the Shuttle. Who can arrange that?
LARRY KLAES wrote:
>>From: Davin Flateau <dflateau at EXPLORATION.ORG>
>>Reply-To: History of Astronomy Discussion Group <HASTRO-L at listserv.wvu.edu>
>>To: HASTRO-L at listserv.wvu.edu
>>Subject: [HASTRO-L] Sputnik Orbital Elements
>>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:23:31 -0500
>>I know this may be slightly off topic, but I was wondering if anyone here
>>might be able to lend a hand to those os us who work in Domes That Do Not
>>In the whiz-bang digital planetarium world, we have the ability to show the
>>position and movement of satellites. With the 50th anniversary of
>>Sputnik's launch coming up, some of us have been trying to track down or
>>recreate the orbital elements of the tiny satellite. One of my colleagues
>>put in a request for historical elements from Celestrak, but with no luck,
>>and we're aware of some data on Wikipedia, but I thought the expertise in
>>this group would have some thoughts to bear on the problem.
>>Thanks for any help!
>>Head, CyberDome Theater
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