description of what CASTOR is about, including
introductory white papers, advantages, qualifications and published research
papers and articles.
The basics of the number of satellites, satellite orbits and apparent satellite
In-depth descriptions of the orbit characteristics of satellites, Keplerian orbit elements, Two-Line
Element Sets (TLEs) and a glossary of satellite orbit terms.
A full description of how a satellite's apparent position can be predicted using
a satellite's orbit elements.
A step-by-step preliminary orbit determination of a satellite.
The amateur radio logbook of VE3HEO (my new call sign).
A list of present and former CASTOR headline news.
|PAPERS AND ARTICLES||
CASTOR articles and papers published since 1999.
shortcuts to all the data CASTOR has collected for the past several years. This
include images, tumble periods,
photometric (brightness) analyses, astrometric analyses,
All legal information, including business code of conduct, copyright notices,
|ABOUT MIKE EARL||
Biography, accomplishments and CV for Michael A. Earl, the owner/founder of CASTOR and
the creator/webmaster of this web site.
|SATELLITES ON RADIO||
Recordings of transmitting
amateur satellites; mainly cubesats.
A unique catalogue that is
comprised of those satellites
that can be detected with medium-aperture telescopes (10 to 16 inches) and
research-grade CCD detectors. This catalogue continues to grow as
CASTOR conducts additional surveys of the accessible satellite population.
Images of the wonders of our heavens collected by the
since January 1990.
CASTOR press releases, images, audio clips and
|ASTRONOMICAL CALCULATIONS||Interesting calculations of astronomical values, such as orbital velocity, lunar mountain eights.|
CASTOR Web Site Map Was Last Modified On June 08, 2013