Orbipedia Track Satellites Live Locations and Orbits
Orbipedia Track Satellites Live Locations and Orbits

Orbipedia: Track Satellites, Live Locations and Orbits

A space tracker made to track all satellites infromation, live locations and orbits.

Now, more than ever, private and public space exploration companies such Space-X, NASA, and Blue Origin are sending out rockets. Equipped with all kinds of exploration and science payloads, the increase in launches has made it ever hard for the space enthusiasts to keep up to date. To address this, today, I would like to introduce you to Orbipedia: A space track website that allows you to search space payloads and show their live location.

Orbipedia Demo
Orbipedia Demo
Orbipedia Track
Orbipedia Track

Setup Instructions

  • Head to space-track and create an account.
  • Clone Orbipedia:
git clone https://github.com/JaniniRami/Orbipedia
  • Enter your space track credentials in credentials.py file.
  • Install the requirements for Orbipedia:
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
  • Run Orbipedia website:
python3 app.py
  • Head to localhost:5000 in your browser and enjoy!

How it works

Orbipedia uses python flask library to retrieve data from the space-track API, clean and process the data, and sends it to the front end website. After doing so, the front end processes the TLE lines of the selected space object and uses satellite.js library to decode the TLE lines and show the live location of the selected space object and the orbit of it. In order to visually display the object’s live location, Open Layers maps are used.

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A space tracker made to track all satellites infromation, live locations and orbits.

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