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Re: Orbit number

Jeff, W4JEF wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 1999 00:46:40 +0000, Francisco Costa <nop06152@mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> > Can anyone point me to a tracking program that output orbit 
> > number if we input date and time (of a specific sat)?
> Predict, by John Magliacane KD2BD, is a simple, but effective tracking
> program that outputs data in a tabular format which includes the orbit
> number of the particular satellite you are tracking. I guess you could alter
> the date and time on your computer to accomplish what you are asking.

There's no need to adjust the PC's clock/calendar to do this.  Just enter
the date and time in question into the starting time of PREDICT, and
the program will start making orbital predictions at the date and time
specified.  :-)

BTW, I'm working on a new version of PREDICT that will allow more
flexibility and add some additional features.  I've made LOTS of internal
changes to the program over the past few weekends (ever wonder why SpaceNews
has been going out late recently?).  The DOS and Linux versions will be
virtually identical in features.  You'll need at least a 386 to run the
new DOS version since it is being compiled under a 32-bit compiler.

73, de John, KD2BD

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