I finally created an open source project to promote Google Earth Satellite Tracking, see ge-satellite-tracker. The goal of this project is to provide a simple, python-based solution for tracking satellites. The front-end of course, is Google Earth. This project is going to force me into formalizing all of the code I wrote to analyze ARISSat-1. You will likely see a few blog posts about the implementation soon. If you're interested in joining the project, let me know!