[amsat-bb] Re: Web Site Suggestions - THANK YOU!
Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
nigel at ngunn.net
Sat Feb 20 14:55:19 PST 2010
I got approved without further question and I was living in another country.
You just fill in the form and e-mail it.
Given a new bird, Space Track has the keps a couple of weeks before Amsat bothers to include them and has much more choice.
Whilst I agree that there are more friendly places to get them from, lets at least try to encourage people to help
themselves and not rely on some other agency to obtain, sanitize and distribute keps for them.
On 20-Feb-10 21:46, Clint Bradford wrote:
>>> ... SpaceTrack, where we should be encouraging people to get keps from ...
> A new visitor to SpaceTrack gets hit with this statement ...
> DUE TO EXISTING NATIONAL SECURITY RESTRICTIONS PERTAINING TO ACCESS OF AND USE OF U.S. GOVERNMENT-PROVIDED INFORMATION AND DATA, ALL USERS OF THIS WEB SITE MUST BE AN APPROVED REGISTERED USER TO ACCESS DATA ON THIS SITE.
> Not to be argumentative (Who, ME?!?!) - but I am not in the business of scaring off folks to this aspect of our hobby. There's no Keplerian data that SpaceTrack offers for the "easy-to-work" satellites that isn't available at much more "user friendly" sites.
> Clint, K6LCS
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