[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Satellite STATUS page

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 23 09:05:31 PST 2009

Well,  I feel stupid.  They are in order of launch, it was the
separate numbering series of the different countries that threw

Nevermind.    Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> > 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
> what he remembers.
> 3) Include all satellites that are in the amateur band,
> 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
> Thanks
> Bob, WB4AAPR
> USNA Satellite Lab
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