CelesTrak Web site issues - an update from Dr. T.S. Kelso


David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Dr. T.S. Kelso has provided an update and answers to some questions on Twitter
here:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1544368221272227841

No need to reply, but I hope you will find that helpful.

Cheers,
David
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geojohnt@...
 

David,

I updated my Keps via WXtrack this morning in the usual way using the Update Keplers from the Internet Option dropdown and everything loaded as usual from celestrak.

I've read Tom's comments and it seems the format has changed?

Will I/we, well you, have to make any changes to WXtrack in the future?  

Regards,
John



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Subject: [MSG-1] CelesTrak Web site issues - an update from Dr. T.S. Kelso

Dr. T.S. Kelso has provided an update and answers to some questions on Twitter
here:


No need to reply, but I hope you will find that helpful.

Cheers,
David
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Twitter: @gm8arv






David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

On 06/07/2022 10:56, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
David,

I updated my Keps via WXtrack this morning in the usual way using the Update
Keplers from the Internet Option dropdown and everything loaded as usual from
celestrak.

I've read Tom's comments and it seems the format has changed?

Will I/we, well you, have to make any changes to WXtrack in the future?

Regards,
John
John,

WXtrack uses the Internet Web connection provided by your PC, which already
handles the 200/301 issue.

There are now some 53000+ satellites and the range of numbers is only up to
69,999. The new format is designed to handle this, but it could mean
substantial reprogramming, in my case several programs. I would like to try
and keep WXtrack working in the meantime.

Six years time when the numbers may run out I will be 80 - will I still be
interested or even capable then? Who knows!

Cheers,
David
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geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for the explanation.

In 6 years time I will be 85 so I too wonder 'about the future.'
And we have to think about MTG and Metop SG as well.

I'm considering buying my last (ever) car - which definitely won't be electric.
My lovely SEAT Leon ST Technology 2 L diesel - EURO 5 - which is now 8 years old, low mileage and still in showroom condition - and running very well - does 53 mpg and is really poky torque-wise.
600 miles on one 'charge' (tankful)!

Why on earth would I go electric - till I'm forced to?
If I change it will be another 2 L diesel (EURO-6) from the VW Group.

A bit OT, sorry folks, but that's todays 'thought for the day.'

Regards,
John




John,


WXtrack uses the Internet Web connection provided by your PC, which already
handles the 200/301 issue.

There are now some 53000+ satellites and the range of numbers is only up to
69,999.  The new format is designed to handle this, but it could mean
substantial reprogramming, in my case several programs.  I would like to try
and keep WXtrack working in the meantime.

Six years time when the numbers may run out I will be 80 - will I still be
interested or even capable then?  Who knows!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: https://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv




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To: MSG-1@groups.io
Sent: Wed, 6 Jul 2022 11:54
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] CelesTrak Web site issues - an update from Dr. T.S. Kelso

On 06/07/2022 10:56, geojohnt via groups.io wrote:
> David,
>
> I updated my Keps via WXtrack this morning in the usual way using the Update
> Keplers from the Internet Option dropdown and everything loaded as usual from
> celestrak.
>
> I've read Tom's comments and it seems the format has changed?
>
> Will I/we, well you, have to make any changes to WXtrack in the future?
>
> Regards,
> John