How can you map the orbits of Earth’s man-made satellites?

Image of Earth and satellites Wolfram Summer School 2015—William Bensky

Given the real-time positions of satellites, how do you communicate this effectively?

Who does what?
  • Find suitable live data from Wolfram|Alpha servers.
  • Choose the method to display the positions and the Earth simultaneously on different scales.
  • Provide visualizations of the positions.
  • Import the data and translate to a computable form.
  • Compute 3D visualizations of the live data.