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February 16, 2005 10:37 AM   Subscribe

J-Track 3D is an interesting JAVA web-app offered by NASA which gives a 3D interactive display of over 500 satellites currently orbiting the Earth.
posted by numlok (8 comments total)
Finally an easy to use applet for my sts missiles.... nasa will rue the day they made global conquest this easy for me..... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
posted by sourbrew at 10:41 AM on February 16, 2005

Incredibly interesting. Thanks for that.
posted by brheavy at 11:01 AM on February 16, 2005

Wow. This is awesome. There goes my afternoon.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:12 PM on February 16, 2005

Very interesting. But geosynchronous satellites don't move much!
posted by ParisParamus at 12:23 PM on February 16, 2005

Love it, thanks for the link.

I see a Halo sequel...
posted by Busithoth at 12:29 PM on February 16, 2005


I think this sort of technology should be applied to tracking police cars (and thereby avoiding them while driving)...
posted by pkingdesign at 12:42 PM on February 16, 2005

For those who are interesting, there's a great program for the Mac called Freefall that does all this in real time with tons and tons of fun features. I use it as a screen saver.
posted by petrilli at 12:48 PM on February 16, 2005

Also, here's a site that tracks satellites and tells you (based on user-input city name or GPS coordinates) when and where to look to the skys for dazzlingly bright Iridium satellite flares.
A cool resource if your into this sort of thing...
posted by numlok at 8:05 PM on February 16, 2005

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