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You can get much of the software you would need from the same place you get TLEs. Go to https://www.space-track.org/documentation#/sgp4 , register for a free account, and download the file Sgp4Prop_small_v8.0.zip . Inside that is the official US government implementation of Simplified General Perturbations version 4, together with wrappers in C, C++, C#, ...


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I would say it is a good reference. It is not a book, but rather a 33 page paper (one page is distribution page so no real information). I got a copy of the pdf from dtic.mil. A quick search shows the url is https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a069296.pdf but dtic is down right now. Semanticscholar.org reproduces the figure and gives the url above, ...


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