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I'm looking for a software test tool with a specific capability:

Given the lat/long/altitude of a point on the ground and the az/el/range from that spot to a point in space, generate a TLE for a simulated satellite that will fly through that point at a specific time.

So, kind of a satellite tracker in reverse. Has anyone come across such a thing?

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  • $\begingroup$ The problem is way underspecified. You can have a wide range of semimajor axes, eccentricities and inclinations that will all pass through a given look-angle cone for example. That said, it's an interesting question! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jul 2 '19 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ I agree, there are an infinite number of orbits which could fulfil that requirement, so you'd need to add some additional constraints. Forcing it to be a circular orbit with the lowest inclination possible would limit it to two possible orbits if I've visualised it correctly. $\endgroup$ – PeteBlackerThe3rd Jul 4 '19 at 9:47

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