[amsat-bb] Adding NO-84 PSAT to Gpredict

Stephan Greene ks1g04 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 01:19:18 UTC 2015

Thanks to everyone who replied - I downloaded the keps file from Amsat and
loaded them from local file.  I think Gpredict tries to load anything it
finds in the local file directory you tell it to use, as long as it's ascii
and looks like keplerian elements. Bernard - running GPredict 1.13 on
Raspbian Wheezy.  Installed via apt-get, so there is also a collection of
stock config files in /usr/share/gpredict.  For other RPi users, if using
the GUI that installs with Raspbian, it has a setting to view the hidden
directories, which may make working with your specific configuration a bit
easier vs. command line.  The Debian dpkg tool can also list files used by
gpredict and where they are installed.

Alan - thanks for the reminder - I recall now the discussion following the
launch why there were no keps at Celestrack.  When I went back to
celestrack and searched by NORAD ID, it shows the elements are not

I am impressed with the increased computing power in the Pi 2 - running the
GUI, Gpredict, and Direwolf (using a USB dongle for sound and another
system to display the APRS traffic) runs smoothly.

73 Steve KS1G
ks1g at amsat.org

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