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  • 25 July 2022
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This question was originally asked April 11, 2022 03:38 by user Jasper Braakman.

Is it possible to know the flight path schedule of the planet satellites in advance? I need to determine the ground truth by going outside at the same time as the satellites. However, for this, I need to know when to go outside in advance. Is this possible?

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Best answer by elyhienrich 25 July 2022, 17:24

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Adam Valore replied on April 12, 2022 at 17:13.

 

Hello,

Thank you for your question regarding ground tracks for our constellation. I have several resources here for you that should get you what you need. First https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/ this site is intended for public consumption and will tell you more about our flock and their orbits. Second, https://platform.leolabs.space/visualization this is a site that has many options to choose from, just search for our "flock" to see the doves and SkySat for our higher resolution constellation. Just one additional point to bring up here as well, most of the Doves are in a small range of sun-synchronous orbital planes and pass overhead at around 10:30 AM local solar time, plus or minus 30 minutes or so. so the image will be taken around that time. 

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Adam Valore replied on April 12, 2022 at 17:13.

 

Hello,

Thank you for your question regarding ground tracks for our constellation. I have several resources here for you that should get you what you need. First https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/ this site is intended for public consumption and will tell you more about our flock and their orbits. Second, https://platform.leolabs.space/visualization this is a site that has many options to choose from, just search for our "flock" to see the doves and SkySat for our higher resolution constellation. One last site is http://stuffin.space/?search=Skysat which is easier to sort through than the others. Just one additional point to bring up here as well, most of the Doves are in a small range of sun-synchronous orbital planes and pass overhead at around 10:30 AM local solar time, plus or minus 30 minutes or so. so the image will be taken around that time. 

Very useful - thank you! Please note stuffin.space seems to no longer exist. 

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Thank you @Brittany for bringing this to my attention! I have removed the link from the post! 

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The LEO Visualization is awesome! I’ll be integrating into some of my lectures as well.

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My students really liked the LEO visualization tool. 🤗

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