Re: VISUAL.TLE and RAE TABLES

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 25 Aug 1996 15:19:08 +0200

Bart De Pontieu wrote:
> 
> Nick Quinn writes:
> 
> >In message <199608050216.WAA02894@nj5.injersey.com> Jay Respler writes:
> >> RAE table is a book, unfortunately not available on www.
> >> Purchase info available from:
> >>
> >> The RAE Table of Earth Satellites
> >I'm not sure if they have any left, but the British Interplanetary Society had
> >some copies of this that they were selling off at a ridiculously cheap price,
> >(something like 7 pounds 50 pence plus 5 pounds postage).
> >Might be worth E-mailing them at bis@cix.compulink.co.uk.
> 
> A few years ago, Leo Barhorst distributed (in the BWGS, on our Flash-disk)
> a set of files which contained most of the RAE-Tables. He has apparently
> typed in most of the RAE-Tables by hand, and I know that Tristan Cools had
> a similar project going 5 years ago. Maybe it's time for us to put it on the
> SeeSat-archives (e-mail, ftp or WWW), if the author(s) agree. Leo should be
> back from holidays next week, I think.
> 
> Cheers,
>      Bart
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> Bart De Pontieu --  Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
> bdp@mpe-garching.mpg.de  --      http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bdp/satintro.html
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> BWGS-coordinator -- Flash editor -- SeeSat-L administrator -- would-be-observer
>    "Life is like a jigsaw. You get the straight bits, but there's something"
>        "missing in the middle." -- XTC, "All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late)"
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Hello everybody,

Indeed I'm back from holiday. Due to some enginetrouble with my boat a weel later 
than expected.
I'm catching up with the e-mail backlog.

Regarding the above mentioned satlist:
I've a dBase 4 file based on the RAE tables and WSL containing the following fields:

Noradnumber, Cospar ID, satname, launchdate, lifetime and decaydate (when sat has 
decayed) and remarks

The file is not complete yet. The first two fields are updated untill may 96; the other 
fields arwe almost complete.

The total file is about 2.2 MB.

I've no problems in making this file available to seesat.
Tristan's file has additional information about the launchrocket, launchsite

Frank Weissferdt in Germany also has some sort of satelitte database.

Perhaps the three of us (Tristan, Frank and Leo) can combine the lists?

Greetings
Leo Barhorst