Dr. Kelso's Master List Changes

Fri, 25 Dec 1998 01:28:35 EST

Effective 1999 January 01, the master list will be converted to a list
containing only items launched within the last 30 days. Many of the objects
currently found in the master list are already available in other categorical
lists (e.g., amateur radio, GPS, weather) and the format of the current list
results in many objects being downloaded which users don't use or need.
Objects not currently in one of the existing categorical lists will be added
to one (or placed in a miscellaneous list, if needed). A master index will be
provided to make it easy to find which list(s) a particular satellite is in.

In addition to trying to help users more easily get the data they need, this
change should also help to reduce the overall amount of data downloaded from
this site by eliminating the unneeded data. Monthly downloads are quickly
approaching the 3GB level, which when exceeded will double our monthly
operations costs to upgrade to the 4GB/month level.

It is my intention to continue to keep this site available to all users at no
cost and ensure you can easily get the data you need. I need your
understanding and support to help keep maintenance costs down. Once the new
system goes into effect, if you can't find a particular satellite you're
looking for, please let me know and I'll be sure it's added to the appropriate
list.  - TS Kelso

Is it time to set up a distribution network to ease the load on his server?

Don Gardner
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609
39.1796 N,  76.8419 W, 34m ASL