[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Orbit Prediction in Python

Joseph Armbruster josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 05:53:15 PDT 2009

Awesome stuff!!  I'll have to check out this library tonight.  I started
hacking at something similar but started digging into the internals of
SGP4/SDP4, then got distracted and never finished.  If you have a rotator,
it'd be a cool quick project to slap pyserial on there and control your
rotator.  It'd be pretty awesome to have a Kep to Rotator Control in about
10 lines of code :-)

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM, Rich Dailey (Gmail) <redailey1 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Great stuff, Mark.  I'm an old, dusty assembler, and later a C programmer.
>  Used to program for fun,
> then for profit, then after a few years of life I looked around and the art
> had snuck ahead of me.
> I used to hack up the PREDICT code for my own devious purposes, and just to
> have fun
> with the source.
> Your blog post reminded me of how fun it is to cobble together one's own
> code to
> solve a particular problem.  Keep it up!
> Rich, N8UX
> Mark wrote:
> >You can find some of the simple example code at my blog:
> >
> >
> http://brainwagon.org/2009/09/27/how-to-use-python-to-predict-satellite-locations/
> >
> >I'll probably be porting all of my existing scripts to use this soon.
> > In the mean time, if you have a similar task, you might look to it to
> >solve your custom satellite prediction problems.
> >
> >73 Mark K6HX
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