[amsat-bb] BRICSat

Joe Fitzgerald jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu
Sat May 30 15:42:59 UTC 2015

On 5/29/2015 9:27 AM, Alan wrote:
> Paul,
> My understanding is that they were added "by hand" from the pre-launch values, rather than through the
> normal process.  When the new set was generated, they probably got broomed, so standy by.

Alan is correct.  An automated process on the web server is subscribed
to the KEPS mailing list, and updates nasabare.txt as well as the
predictions page based on the 2l bulletin.  Since there were no elements
for BRICSAT, PSAT and LIGHTSAIL in this week's bulletin, they were
removed from the list through the automated process, and I evidently
botched my  manual web site fix up Thursday night.   This morning I
added the new NORAD/AFSPC elements.

Steve AI9IN wrote:

> <>
> <> Are the BRICSat and PSAT predictions the same? They are not that far apart
> <> are they?
> <>
> <> Steve AI9IN

Until this morning they were.  Now that we have data from NORAD, they
are tracked independently.  The Planetary Society provided separate
elements for Lightsail, so those elements were in use until Thursday.  
>From here on out, we expect that NORAD elements will be the best
available, and they will be included in next week's KEPS list.

Looks like CAMSAT will give us another opportunity to iron out kinks in
our KEPS/web prediction systems in July before Fox-1A launches.  See

-Joe KM1P

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