[amsat-bb] A pass from the past
Pavel Milanes Costa
co7wt at frcuba.co.cu
Thu Apr 2 03:54:45 UTC 2015
Get gpredict for (windows/linux) it has a nice time controlling feature,
and of course you want to use a "updated" tle for that (past) day.
Just ask the list members for a tle set for a date, I'm also one of
those the get it weekly via email since ever...
El 01/04/15 a las 17:17, Bryan Green escribió:
> Hello, all!
> Long story short:
> I have handwritten notes and a recording from a past AO-73 pass.
> My notes are dated that the pass was from 05:18Z - 05:31Z on 2015-01-29.
> My recording indicates that the start was at 05:19Z on 2015-01-29. (I have the clock on the MP3 device set to UTC).
> I have a spreadsheet of every pass I've tracked since the beginning of the year, and I'm going back to update the AOS, Max, and LOS azimuths, since I didn't start recording those until February.
> Here's what I did:
> Fed the AMSAT TLE file from 2015-01-30 into Orbitron.
> It predicts AO-73 AOS at 05:32Z, and LOS at 05:39Z
> Got the old-school predict program, fed it the same file, and got exactly the same results.
> How can I best simulate an orbit prediction from the past?
> I have SatPC32 but I don't understand how to use it to get a pass prediction.
> Thanks in advance for the help!
> -- bag
> Bryan KL7CN/W6
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