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scotty
07-28-2005, 11:06 AM
Hi there,

I've developed a little script, that reads the positions from the nasa page and displays it in google earth.

the position is updated every three minutes and the last 5 orbits are (back-)tracked.

after the two have met, the script will change in only one track.

have fun,
scotty

Stadsman
07-28-2005, 11:12 AM
Very nice, I'm almost tempted to wait and see the two meet. But the weather is too nice to stay inside today...

Just a note to users, make sure to zoom out far enough.

scotty
07-28-2005, 12:08 PM
after the two have met, the script will change in only one track.
- done -

Matthias
07-28-2005, 03:59 PM
that's awesome

scotty
07-29-2005, 07:34 PM
script update: added viewing range of the ISS

Keysi
07-29-2005, 08:43 PM
Will you also update the sricpt, when Discovery is returning to earth? (really hope they will)

scotty
07-29-2005, 09:30 PM
Will you also update the sricpt, when Discovery is returning to earth?
yes, I will, but the docking process was not calculated accurate on the nasa page, where I get my data...
...so both were shown on different positions, but they were already docked.

but I will update the script near to the seperating time

scotty
07-29-2005, 09:35 PM
and - if in a suitable data format - the landing ground track as overlay or path.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/groundtracs/index.html

StarQuest
08-06-2005, 03:29 AM
Wonderful file! Thank you! :)

But I believe the viewing range is a bit too small.

And also, the title "USS Discovery" should be wrong. "Discovery OV-103" or "STS-114 Discovery" would be better. Could you change it? :)

And what if the Atlantis or Endeavour is up there? Will the file be updated automatically?

scotty
08-06-2005, 07:18 AM
Wonderful file! Thank you! :)you're welcome! :)


But I believe the viewing range is a bit too small.give me a source, where I can calculate another range and I will change it!


And also, the title "USS Discovery" should be wrong. "Discovery OV-103" or "STS-114 Discovery" would be better. Could you change it? :)I've changed the naming.


And what if the Atlantis or Endeavour is up there? Will the file be updated automatically?
The file doesn't update itself by the labeling - only the positions is taken from the nasa page.
I have to change something for the descent of the Discovery and when other shuttles launch.

StarQuest
08-06-2005, 07:23 AM
Thanks! Great work! :)

StarQuest
08-06-2005, 08:19 AM
I have one more suggestion:

Could you replace the ISS icon, which shows the complete Station, with a actual assembly configuration view?

If that is possible, then maybe I have two usable images for you. :)

jericho.one
08-06-2005, 08:39 AM
this is really fantastic! I'm deeply impressed!

jericho.one
08-06-2005, 08:55 AM
Just figured out that you live in my hometown. So we're quite neigbours ;-)!

Are you somehow connected to the ESA in Porz or so?

Grüße aus Sülz

j.o.

scotty
08-07-2005, 05:27 PM
Will you also update the sricpt, when Discovery is returning to earth? (really hope they will)
I've updated the file. Both have again sperate tracks now. :)

Steeefan
08-07-2005, 06:03 PM
Very cool, I really like it!

Der Frangge
08-07-2005, 06:56 PM
I´ts right ?
the Shuttle is unlocked from the ISS since a few hours ?

StarQuest
08-07-2005, 07:18 PM
That's absolutely great! :)



the Shuttle is unlocked from the ISS since a few hours ?

Space Shuttle Discovery undocked yesterday at 3:24 a.m. EDT (9:24 CEST).

For more infos you can go to the TrekUnited forums - to this thread: STS-114 - Return to Flight (http://www.trekfansunited.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2929).

The Landing is tomorrow at 4:46 a.m. EDT (10:46 CEST).

Good Luck, Discovery! :)

guest
08-07-2005, 07:49 PM
This is your work!?
Realy nice, famous job, great thing and verry needful!

If i could things like you do, i would like to have a camera-flight, maybe in realtime, right the direction the ISS go, with center view to earth and maybe, with some variable zoom-scaling during the flight...

MfG

StarQuest
08-08-2005, 02:57 AM
@scotty:

Something is wrong with the file! :confused:

Can you check it?

And what about my ISS image suggestion?

scotty
08-08-2005, 06:37 AM
@scotty:

Something is wrong with the file! :confused:

http://science.nasa.gov/temp/ShuttleLoc.html :

No Shuttle is currently in orbit, or the Shuttle is in a launch or landing phase.

StarQuest
08-08-2005, 07:13 AM
Okay.