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Space Command

Project description

The space command allows to compute the position of satellites and their passes above our head.

In order to do this, it uses the beyond library.


$ pip install space-command


Retrieve orbits as TLE from celestrak

$ space tle get
$ space tle name ISS
1 25544U 98067A   18217.29289738  .00001607  00000-0  31893-4 0  9999
2 25544  51.6423 133.9734 0005443  28.3880 115.1824 15.53801660126150

Animated map showing position of a satellite (e.g. the ISS)

$ space map ISS

Compute and display moon phase

$ space moon <station> --graph

Retrieve Solar System bodies ephemeris

$ space planets Moon
$ space planets Mars Jupiter Saturn

Predict passes of planets or satellites

$ space planets Mars | space passes <station> -
$ space tle find OSCAR 7 | space passes <station> -


[0.4.1] - 2018-11-01


  • TLE database dump and statistics
  • Station map
  • Stations’ characteristics defined in config file are now set as attributes of the station object

[0.4] - 2018-10-20


  • Compute ephemeris of solar system bodies (Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Titan, etc.)
  • Moon phase computation
  • Centralised date handling, via command space clock
  • Allow TLE retrieval from Space-Track


  • Database classes are now suffixed with Db
  • Subcommand retriving data from the web now use the argument fetch instead of get.


  • Light propagation delay no longer taken into account. The computation was tedious, and has been removed from the beyond library

[v0.3] - 2018-07-24


  • Possibility to create your own commands with the space.command entry point.
  • Search TLE containing a string
  • Retrieve all chronological TLE of an object
  • space map displays real-time position of objects
  • Compute moon phase
  • Every command taking object names can also take TLE or CCSDS ephemerides via stdin
  • add mask handling for stations
  • Passes zenital display optional


  • MIT licence replace GPLv3


  • EOP database disabled by default.

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