Space

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International Space StationOrbital Tracking Information in real time
About the Space Station (as of Dec. 2006)
Weight : 471,444 pounds
Habitable Volume : 15,000 cubic feet
Dimensions Span of Solar Arrays : 240 feet Length : 146 feet from Destiny Lab to Zvezda; 171 feet with a Progress docked Truss 191 feet. Height : 90 feet
Computers at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, receive International Space Station telemetry data via satellite downlink, process the data and make it available through the Information Sharing Protocol (ISP). The Advanced International Space Station Tracking Monitor uses ISPresso, a Java version of the ISP client library which allows Java-enabled browsers to tap directly into ISP telemetry streams. Using ISPresso, your browser will receive the ISP data directly from the ISP stream delivered to the Human Space Flight Web server from the Mission Control Center. What information can be obtained from the tracking monitor?
(A)
The map of the world.
(B)
The International Space Station; the center represents its current latitude/longitude.
(C)
The blue line tracks the International Space Station’s path over the ground.
(D)
The red circle around the International Space Station represents its horizon — the area on the ground from which the orbiter is visible.
(E)
Header Information : GMT and Houston and Moscow times are displayed in DAYS/HOURS:MIN:SEC format.
(F)
Footer Information : The footer contains information about the vehicles. Parameters include latitude, longitude, phase, signal, altitude, speed, roll, pitch, yaw, temperature, humidity and air pressure. Also included is a Zoom feature. This feature can be toggled on (+) or off (-). Turning this feature on will open a window that shows a view of the selected vehicle over a zoomed, detailed view of the Earth (mountains, rivers, etc.)
(G)
The yellow ball represents the Sun’s zenith (high noon on Earth).Crew of ISS Expedition 15 that was launched on 7th April 2007. Read their latest space mission status

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(L-R) : Sunita Williams (Flight Engineer); Fyodor Yurchikhin (Commander); Oleg Kotov (Flight Engineer).Real time tracking of uncrewed satellites in spaceImages & Contents Credit : NASA

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