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Re: Space Track Web Site



First, thanks Bruce for providing the simpler file format to the group!!

Up on soap box.....
I agree that that this is 2-(or more!) steps backwards from Celestrak! I 
should have figured this would be the result after ackowledging the 
multi-paragraph user agreement that would make any lawyer smile. I'm sure there are concerns 
over some covert group getting access to sensitive data, but seems like this 
data is going to be avaialble by other (maybe manual) means anyways. Amazing 
the amount of productivity that is lost due to lowest common denominator 
bureacracy. I better stop now.

Off soap-box

FYI, there is a slightly better way to access the data.There's a "My 
Satellites " button where you can define which satellites you want info on. HOWEVER, I 
tried to JUST get 2-line keps for Nova and it leaves the SatCat (I thin kthat 
was the cryptic name) 

One more option is a section that has just the amateur satellites (forgot 
which sub-section it's buried in). HOWEVER, I downloaded the info and it doesn't 
even have AO-51/Echo in the line up! I did confirm that ECHO is in the Keps 
database.

REALLY off soap box now.

Hopefully there will be enough grass roots folks that truly understand a 
"customer's" needs and will address them.

tnx es 73

Bruce -W3NJ



In a message dated 1/4/2005 18:40:20 Central Standard Time, kb5mu@amsat.org 
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> Subj:Re: [amsat-bb] Space Track Web Site
> Date:1/4/2005 18:40:20 Central Standard Time
> From:    kb5mu@amsat.org (Paul Williamson)
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> To:    pyantis@earthlink.net
> 
CC:    amsat-bb@amsat.org (Amsat BB)

> 
> 
> 
> 
> At 4:59 PM -0500 1/4/05, Perry Yantis wrote:
> >My question is why is it that Kelso makes things simple and everyone else
> >seems to go out of their way to make things more trouble then it is
> >worth????
> 
> My question is why program authors make their 2-line format reading 
> routines too dumb to skip some headers and footers.
> 
> >Is there anywhere I can download keps in TEXT format WITH NO HEADERS and
> >keep things simple??????
> 
> Your impassioned plea motivated me to add a feature to the AMSAT.ORG 
> keps processor to generate a stripped file of just the valid 2-line 
> element sets from the KEPS mailing list bulletins. From now on, you 
> can find what you requested at
> 
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt
> 
> or by anonymous FTP from ftp.amsat.org in /amsat/keps/current/nasabare.txt
> 
> This file, like the existing amsat.all and nasa.all files in the same 
> place, is updated automatically whenever the KEPS bulletins come out. 
> Usually, once a week on or about Friday.
> 
> 73  -Paul
> kb5mu@amsat.org
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