Re: Space Track API - Problems

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@online.nl)
Date: Fri Aug 31 2012 - 10:23:39 UTC

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    Op 31-8-2012 10:21, Ciprian Sufitchi schreef:
    >  Or leave the API the way it is now, but keep generating the TLE
    > bulk file once every 6 hours or so.
    
    
    Maybe I am missing something here.
    
    I don't see at all why you'd need such frequent full database updates.
    
    One full catalogue download a day is MORE than adequate to generate adequate 
    predictions or check sightings.
    
    In case of following objects near decay, or newly launched objects, the elements 
    of these can better be retrieved short before the intended observation via the 
    option to retrieve one or a few catalogue number elements.
    
    I download the bulk tle files 1 or 2 times a week at best, and that is more than 
    adequate.
    
    - Marco
    
    
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