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20Oct/112

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

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

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


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