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Re: AMSAT-BB-digest V2001 #657

on 11/2/01 3:00 AM, AMSAT-BB-digest at owner-AMSAT-BB-digest@AMSAT.Org

> Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 03:38:49 -0500 (EST)
> From: Chuck Hemker <n2por@AMSAT.Org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] sgp4/sdp4 vs sgp8/sdp8
> There is a note in "Spacetrack report No. 3" that Norad was thinking of
> switching from sgp4/sdp4 to sgp8/sdp8.  I was wondering if anyone knew which
> models Norad and Nasa are currently using.  Just thinking that you get the
> best
> answers using the same model the people who came up with the keps were using.

I think Norad is using the SGP4/SDP4 model and the 2 line elements are set
up for that model.


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