[amsat-bb] Re: TLE distiller / generator

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 06:59:25 PST 2014


Most of these programs date back to the DOS and OS/2 days.  At one point I started on a Python program
which would:

Read and clean multiple Kep files. 
Remove duplicates, selecting the most recent.
Rename objects to the AMSAT standard names.
Sort the order of the objects.
Write a file with only selected objects.

I think I got half of the first line done before moving on to another, more urgent project.  :)  On my
To Do list after I retire, for the 4th time.



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<[mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Gordon JC Pearce
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<Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: TLE distiller / generator
<On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 06:25:49AM -0600, Alan wrote:
<> Norm,
<> There are some programs to sort and filter Keps here:
<> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/softwareArchive.php
<> Over time, as version of Windows have changed, they have 
<stopped working on at least some of my
<> machines.  For instance, SORTNENG will not work on my WIN7 
<machine with an AMD chipset, but works on
<> my other WIN7 machine with an Intel chipset.
<Sounds like the sort of thing that could be easily written in 
<something like Python that will work across all platforms.
<If it uses Windows or other proprietary software, it's not 
<really amateur radio.
<Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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