[amsat-bb] AMSAT Satellite STATUS page

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 23 07:31:38 PST 2009

> They are all listed on the front page of www.amsat.org.

I use the STATUS page to help my students track and find
satellites but the arrangement of that page has always been
frustrating to me for two items that I think could be fixed to
improve the user friendlyness.

1) Put them in launch/oscar-number order.  The present order
seems random.

2) Put both their NAME and oscar number in the table.  With so
many cubesats, their Name is more meaningful than their oscar
number as to remembering function.  List both, let the user use
what he remembers.

3) Include all satellites that are in the amateur band, whether
they are OSCARS or not.

If we want to reach out to students and others about the
excitement of space, the AMSAT web page is a great resource.
But the few tweaks above would make it much more user friendly.

USNA Satellite Lab

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