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About the ESA Satellite Tracker
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The ESA Spacecraft Tracker is a web "gadget" that combines real-time satellite position data with maps provided via Google Maps to deliver a dynamically updated image showing the ground track of several ESA and ESA-related missions.
The tracker automatically starts displaying the location of the International Space station (ISS). It also shows ground tracks for ESA (and ESA-partner) space observatory missions, including Integral, XMM-Newton, Cluster and the Hubble Space Telescope; for GIOVE-A, our first Galileo-related mission; and for our Earth observation missions ERS-2, Envisat and Proba.
ESA satellites not shown include deep-space missions Mars Express, Venus Express and Rosetta; these are not orbiting Earth, thus their ground track on this planet has little relevance.
How it works
The ESA Spacecraft Tracker is based on an original version created by C. Sufitchi, principle at http://www.n2yo.com, one of the Web's best sites for satellite location information, updates and data.
More ESA gadgets
ESA also provides several real-time news gadgets, which display the latest news from the ESA portal via RSS feeds. These can be added to your Google homepage; links are available here.
Add ESA news to your site or blog
If you have a blog or host your own website, you can add the "ESA News" gadget to your homepage.
Simply copy and paste the HTML code here into your blog or site and the gadget will be displayed to your visitors; news will be updated automatically via our RSS feeds.
Last update: 31 May 2007
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