[amsat-bb] Re: Web Page VS Orbitron

Sat Feb 19 12:12:52 PST 2011

I don't use Orbitron, but there is something a little odd here.  Celestrak
gets the Keps from Spacetrac, and according to the Orbitron site, they get
theirs from Celestrak and another site which seems to get at least some of
theirs from the same place.  I am not saying people aren't seeing something,
but it is almost certainly not the accuracy or timeliness of the Keps.
Perhaps a formatting issue?


-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 1:35 PM
To: Zachary Beougher
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Web Page VS Orbitron

That was it!  the stoff.pl set uploaded and now they agree!



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On 2/19/2011 1:17 PM, Zachary Beougher wrote:
> Joe,
> I have found Orbitron's to be off when I download the keps from 
> celstrak.com.  I assume you are downloading them from there - 
> correct?  If so, try getting it from stoff.pl.  I have always found 
> them to be right on. I have checked N2YO's tracking program out 
> before, and it is very dependable.  If the two disagree, I would go 
> with N2YO.
> 73!
> Zack
> -----Original Message----- From: Joe
> Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 1:55 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Web Page VS Orbitron
> I found a web page that says it can track
> http://www.n2yo.com/?s=7530
> and i installed a new Orbitron, and gave it the latest set of keps it
> wanted to do.
> Thing is the two things do not agree at all where Oscar 7 is at.  not
> even close.
> soo  how do I tell who is right other than to wait for a pass from
> either one and see if i hear anything.
> Joe WB9SBD
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