[amsat-bb] How I generate custom TLE sets

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 09:21:02 PST 2014

It has been asked here a time or two recently what methods can be
utilized to generate custom TLE sets.  Some focused on how to
manipulate files while I offer a suggestion for downloading a custom
set tailored to the satellites you seek to observe.

The method I utilize is via the website Space-Track.org.  There you
can define favorites lists containing the satellites you desire to
track.  From the Favorites list you can then retrieve a custom set of
TLE based on the list you create.

You can create multiple Favorites lists containing satellites that
suit your fancy.  I have two lists created; one for inactive
satellites I occasionally monitor and one for active transponder

Visit https://www.space-track.org and follow directions.  The site is
fairly straightforward to utilize and works fine in Internet Explorer,
Chrome, and Firefox..


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