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RE: Sat Names for LoTW




Log Window takes the names from NOVA. Does NOVA create them or are they 
part of the Keps that Nova gets?
Since Nova is the #1 satellite tracking software I suggest we stay with the 
names that Nova uses.

W4SCO

At 05:36 PM 10/14/2003, you wrote:
>Why don't we, as the user community suggest what that standard should be?
>
>Either as a list (AO-07, FO-29, AO-40) and/or as a standard (Prefix (AO,
>FO, SO, UO) and hyphen and a leading zero padded numeric suffix (this
>could either define the required length of the suffix or require any
>matching process to pad leading zeros to get the lengths the same)
>Standard constructions would then be a string match after adjusting for
>length (AO-7 would match AO-07 and AO-007).
>
>The definition should have enumerated exceptions (Shuttle, ISS, Mir) or
>some designator for those items that adhere to the standards.  One way
>might be to prohibit an exception from having a hyphen (and requiring the
>use of the hyphen otherwise).  (STS-40, for example, would fit the first
>definition and be easily identified as different from AO-40)  Exceptions
>would require a complete string match to be considered the same.
>
>Just a starting point and probably less clear than I would like.
>
>Fire away!!
>--
>Clark B. Wierda, N8CBW
>cbw@io.com
>
>
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