[amsat-bb] How I deal with Keps and SatPC32, new birds, etc.

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 14:52:56 PST 2013

Okay, so here is what I do to help with Keps and SatPC32:

First, get a Space Track account

Second, get TLE Retriever 3 working manually.

Then, use a batch file like this one to combine numerous files into one--and copy to the correct location in SatPC32.  You can select amateur3.txt as the source for keps, and the new birds, cubesats, etc. are all in one big file.

I call it updatekeps.bat and have Windows run every nite in the wee hours of the morning as a scheduled event.  You can also run the .bat file manually

Edit paths/folders/usernames to match your system!!!!


TLERetriever3.exe -auto
copy "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur.txt" + "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\tle-new.txt" + "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\cubesat.txt" "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur3.txt"

copy "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur3.txt" "C:\Program Files\SatPC32 12.7\Kepler"

This is not a tutorial and comes with no support.  But maybe it will inspire somebody...makes my life easier!


Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH] 

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