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Re: Re KEPS



Yes Mike, and I am ESPECIALLY interested to observe that if the CUBESAT
community does not please them, we will not have an information source.
It's damn hard doing anything with the obstacles presented by government
much less this sort of hindrance!     Cliff K7RR

Mike Hooles wrote:
> 
> I'm happy to register and take the info from NORAD.
> The problem NORAD will have if it starts charging for or limiting the
> distribution of KEPS information, is that it now makes this a purely
> commercial venture.
> Globally there are plenty of amateur groups of astronomers who currently
> observe the satellites and debris, record the info and pass it around
> amongst themselves. The next move for some of them would be to provide KEPS
> on all packages in space at a cheaper rate than NORAD.
> At a stroke NORAD (and the U.S.) loses control on what is disseminated and
> what is suppressed for security purposes,
> 
> Regards
> Mike G3LGR
> AMSAT 33643
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