[amsat-bb] Re: manual keplerian calculations
Jeff Wandling W7BRS
jw at w7brs.com
Mon Oct 13 12:57:13 PDT 2008
To all so far, Thanks. I think I'll take the question back and keep
studying the problem.
> http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/norad.html , which is a
> translation of Kelso's pascal code into ANSI C. [...]
Getting a little far away from the question. Re-interpreting source code
is one way to verify that the software design solution used by the author
of the code predicts the tracking. I can probably (and did already
actually) run this code and generate tracking data. The formulae in the
code are suspiciously close to the handbook, but there was a lot of
reorganization of the equations to the point I had to replace the
brain-fuse. Glad there are spares handy.
I'm sure Dr. Kelso, et al. code is just peachy.
It's not quite what I'm after. I need to use the formulae in the handbook
to arrive at the same answer.
If I stumble across an email reply that addresses the questions regarding
the formulae in the handbook, I'll summarize. I may trip over the answer
myself if I keep re-reading the handbook.
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