Santa doesn’t launch for several hours but elves are in the tracking center right now getting ready to follow him. They fire up the computers, layout the big world map, place elves in strategic positions around the world, organize incoming data about weather and Santa secret spy reports from all over the world, and communicate all that to Santa and to us at the same time. It is a huge job.
I can see elves over there right now very busy on phones, radios, computers and in meetings to make sure it all happens. It is their mission to not only get Santa around the world but also to help report on where he is and what he is doing.