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Re: Parise MIR KEPS

> I posted my thoughts once before, but they seem to have
> gotten lost for the last 2 days.  I had this problem
> with NOVA and the MIR keps from Parise.  I noticed that
> if I cut/paste the E-mail KEPS into NOVA, it would not
> accept it.  I discovered that the name MIR had 3 trailing
> spaces, like  MIR___  but when I delete the 3 spaces, it
> works fine.  Just my observation.  Good luck.
> Vy73,  Mike.  KD9KC.  MARS: AAV6EV
> kd9kc@whc.net    -    kd9kc@amsat.org
> Home  page:   http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/

It sounds like Nova might be using the name of the satellite for
reference purposes.  That's generally not a good idea since satellites
many times have multiple names (UoSAT-2, UO-2, UO-11, OSCAR-11,
UoSAT-OSCAR-11 are all the same satellite), not to mention the extra
whitespace problem you're seeing.  A much better approach is to have
the program reference satellites by object number.  That's what I do
in PREDICT and it works very well.  (I realized that could be a problem
years ago.)

73, de John, KD2BD

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