Tracking IMAGE (26113)


#1

I am using Gpredict 2.3.12-420a and I am trying to track IMAGE (26113). But every time I try to add IMAGE on my tracking list, gpredict freezes, without any useful message, even on debug level.

Any ideas, would be greatly appreciated !


#2

Sometimes, the prediction algorithm ends in an infinite loop when it hits some corner cases. Make sure you have the TLE updated. Otherwise, I will need the TLE and your approximate location to see if I can reproduce it.


#3
[Satellite]
VERSION=1.1
NAME=IMAGE
NICKNAME=IMAGE
TLE1=1 26113U 00017A   11058.24124170  .00000211  00000-0  10000-3 0   198
TLE2=2 26113  92.2863 218.9354 7430213 215.3715  58.9161  1.68636772 67280

QRA
38.0246N
23.8442E


#4

I looks like this TLE is from 2011. I don’t think the algorithms in gpredict are geared to handle that.


#5

Thank you. I used the TLE from n2yo.com which are from 2018, and it seems to work fine.


#6

Ok, cool. If you can find it which group it is in in Celestrak, you can add that file to gpredict and it will automatically update.