[amsat-bb] Re: Charge for Satellite Tracking?

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue Nov 1 03:21:16 PDT 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Armando Mercado" <am25544 at triton.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:44 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Charge for Satellite Tracking?

> Greetings,
> Well, how would we feel if  USSTRATCOM started
> charging for the use of their data that we use to
> track our satellites?
> 73, Armando N8IGJ
Hi Armando, N8IGJ

If our satellite has an onboard transponder it is possible
to create the keplerian elements at a  ground control station
using the following method:


And this is why a linear transponder is justified on board of
our AMSAT satellites. 

If the satellites is equipped with an apprpriate GPS system
like on AO40 it's onboard computer can calculate it's position
on the space and a ground control station can derive it's 
keplerian elements in real time and distribute it to the users
via TLM messages.


73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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