software . 2022

SOIT: Satellite Overpass Identification Tool

Hatcher, Simon; Ahmed, Ashfaq; Kim, Minki; Wilhelmus, Monica M.;
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  • Published: 21 Apr 2022
  • Publisher: Zenodo
The Satellite Overpass Identification Tool (SOIT) is a Python program for identifying the daytime overpass time of the Aqua and Terra satellites closest to a point of interest for a given range of dates. Using Skyfield (an existing Python orbital mechanics package) and (an online source of satellite data), the program determines the precise overpass times for Aqua and Terra. The algorithm can be easily modified to retrieve data for other satellites.
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free text keywords: satellite overpass, remote sensing, orbit tool, Aqua, Terra, MODIS
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