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Re: Idea, kepler data in the future for ham-sats

William Leijenaar wrote:

> Hi AMSATs,
> As it will only be available via internet, via Space-Track, and only 
> when you are registered (and propably pay a lot) there seems to be no 
> problem for ham world...

Registration is easy and free. It's not limited to US citizens. Worked 
fine for me so you should all go ahead and register.
You do have to agree to various conditions and must not distribute them 
to anybody else or make the information public.

> Although the problem is that you are not allowed to distribute the 
> kepler data. I just don't know how they want to check this, but when 
> it is not allowed to distribute their 2line-keplers, then we can still 
> distribut it in AMSAT-Kepler-format on amateur packet networks, as it 
> is not their format...

Not if you used their data to compile the "other" format.

> When it is only for the amateur satellites there must be no national 
> security problem for the US at all.
> Is there no other organisation that can distribute the keplers of our 
> ham-sats ?
> We can not do it our-selves ??

You need their authorisation to distribute data. There's no reason they 
should refuse but a national or international society would be more 
likely to get the right results.

Nigel A. Gunn. 59 Beadlemead, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HF, England. 
Tel +44 (0)1908 604004
e-mail nigel@ngunn.net or  nigel@ngunn.demon.co.uk
www    http://www.ngunn.net  or  http://www.ngunn.demon.co.uk
Amateur radio stations  G8IFF, KC8NHF
Member of  AMSAT-UK #182, ARRL, GQRP Club, QRPARCI, SOC #548  RAYNET
           Flying Pig #385, Dayton ARA #2128, AMSAT-NA  LM-1691,

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