I took the plunge, I visited the Heavens-Above website after reading here that the alleged "ISS" cannot be tracked in reverse! It does not leave a trail of Data behind it.Why? "Because it would require too much processing power". I have never heard such horse-shit in all my days. We have 64bit SQL Databases and Petabyte hard drives and Cloud Storage. One 64 bit integer can store a value of 9,223,372,036,854,775,807. And if the Data Stream is too big, we can has Sampling
. If the "ISS" does not leave Data where are they getting the Altitude Values for last month? What would be of interest as Live Data? Time, Location and Altitude maybe some System Report
s! I will put a MySql Database Server on an old Linux machine I have in the shed, if they want to give me their mysql:// URL I will throw a CMS together in 5 minutes on Dynamic DNS and hook it up for the World for free!!
But it's all academic anyway because there is no ISS.
Prediction : prophecy, conjecture, guess.
So it's no better than a Horoscope site or a Palm Reader, it serves the same purpose too, a crutch for certain individuals to get through life, poor things. Belief
is an awful thing!
I'd like to add some more but don't want to start a new post!
Does the ISS have a computer on board?
Is there a Database Server running on board?
Does the ISS have any Life Support Systems on board?
Does the ISS have any Mission Critical systems on board?
Does the ISS have any Navigation systems on board?
Does the ISS have the latest high speed Internet Connection?
What's it's IP address? Can I "Ping" the ISS?
Are there any Sensors connected to the Mission Systems and Life support?
Are the Sensors connected to the Computer?
Is all this MISSION CRITICAL DATA not relayed to "the ground" in REAL TIME?
Nope! You go to Heaven-Above and look at some .cgi generated charts and have your p(s)alm read.
:sorry about all the edits