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Originally posted by dreamseeker
reply to post by strangeness
did uars disappear for you as while after updating? I woner if uninstall an reinstall if it will work again but then if it is not accurate what goo is it?
UPDATE #8 - As of 7 a.m. EDT Sept. 22, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 115 mi by 120 mi (185 km by 195 km). Re-entry is expected sometime during the afternoon of Sept. 23, Eastern Daylight Time. The satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period. It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any more certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 24 to 36 hours.
Originally posted by alfa1
In the last few hours there have been posts from people concerned that the tracking sites are failing due to user overload.
This is only going to get worse 24 hours from now when the thing is really due for reentry.
Solution: Calculate the orbital position using software on your own computer, because thats all those "tracking" sites do. They dont have a bunch of radar antennas looking up into the sky. They just run some calculations based on the orbital numbers.
You can do that at home.
I've been using a program called Orbitron, but there are quite a lot of different ones.
The numbers describing the orbit of the satellites are Two Line Elements (TLE's). If your software cant update them automatically, they are available from celestrak
1 21701U 91063B 11265.34013018 .02956678 11365-4 56620-3 0 6201
2 21701 56.9403 270.9626 0008692 17.4575 342.7829 16.31143830108897
Originally posted by Plan2exist18
According to InfoSatellites...the UARS is actually climbing in altitude.
.51 miles every minute about..