Satellite Speed

06-24-2018 05:36 PM
New Contributor II

Sorry to ask such a simple question over geo net, but here it goes. I'm working with ESRI Sample stream layers for geo event server, sample layer here: WorldSatellites (StreamServer) 

If you go to the sample satellite stream it has a field for speed and the speed is shown as "Speed = 5.57459006297416e-9" I have no idea what measure the speed is in (nothing on the site explains it). Anyway I'm trying to convert it to miles per hour.

1. What speed is being displayed

2. How do I convert it to miles per hour or even kilometers per hour.

Thanks for any help for this satellites newbie

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New Contributor II

my javascript web site of world satellites using the sample stream layer. It shows speed in popup, but I have no clue what the speed actually is.

World Satellites - a 3D map

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MVP Frequent Contributor

Some of the folks in this group on GeoNet might know:

Tagging: for greater exposure.Imagery and Remote Sensing

Chris Donohue, GISP

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