[amsat-bb] Re: Planet Pseudo-Keps

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 27 07:30:09 PST 2010

I would have to guess that this is entirely possible otherwise Mars and Moon 
missions would be shots-in-the-dark.  The software to do this is most likely 
completely different from that which predicts simple satellites around one 
planet.  Tracking other planets relative to ours would be more like 
predicting angles and velocities from one LEO to another LEO.  The software 
would need to contain the "keps" of the solar system, and then give results 
from the perspective of one of the satellites.  This software probably 
already exists, but in the proprietary domain.

On second thought, the software that runs the fully-automated personal 
telescopes already does most of this, except for the relative velocity part.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs at cox.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 2:09 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Planet Pseudo-Keps
  Which brings to question.  Are there any pseudo-keps for the
> planets?
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS

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