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Re: WTD: Orbital analysis with IDL
Randall Skelton wrote:
> I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have IDL routines for
> calculating and plotting satellite orbits from state vector data (i.e.
> the space shuttle). I have measurements made on the shuttle which are
> accurately time stamped, and I have the orbit parameters below... If no
> one has code, can anyone recommend a good book on orbital mechanics?
Unless you are extremely keen to learn the intricacies of orbital
mechanics, I'd recommend one of the many existing packages available on
You may also want to look into the Satellite Tool Kit (STK), available
An evaluation version can be obtained at no cost, and it will propagate
orbits given a Two-Line-Element (TLE) set like the one you showed in