[amsat-bb] Re: Tracking Santa ?

Joe Fitzgerald jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu
Fri Dec 21 04:04:48 PST 2007

Keith N4ZQ wrote:
> The grand kids would like to track Santa Christmas eve, just to make sure he is on his way. Anyone got any Keps for him and his team of reindeer?
Sorry, Keith, Santa's trajectory is far to complex to be described by 
Keps.  The stochastic nature of disturbances and external forces (e.g. 
Cindy Lou Who) are not well modeled by our tracking programs. NORAD has, 
however, developed special techniques  to track him.  Please see 
http://www.noradsanta.org/ for details.

-Joe KM1P

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