What’s Up: A Visual Database of Satellites and Debris

October 20, 2011 | Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve pondered creating something like this a bunch of times: a way to visualize all the satellites currently in Earth orbit. Somebody beat me to it, using Google Earth and a .kml file. It’s pretty astounding just how packed low earth orbit is, and it’s cool to check out the band of geostationary satellites as well.

Check it out!

What’s Up: A Visual Database of Satellites and Debris.

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Comment from N6LY
Time 10/21/2011 at 7:25 am

That looks like a scene from Wall-E!!!

Comment from Mark VandeWettering
Time 10/21/2011 at 1:06 pm

In fact, it’s a scene that I actually worked on in Wall-E. :-)

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