Fw: AGI Announcement on TLE Availability

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 18:26:31 EST

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    From: <analyticalgraphics@agi.com>
    To: <thomsona@flash.net>
    Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 5:18 PM
    Subject: AGI Announcement on TLE Availability
    
    
    > AGI Announcement on TLE Availability
    
    > Due to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress, the Air Force Space 
    > Command will no longer distribute space surveillance data via NASA. The 
    > official replacement site is Space Track www.space-track.org, which 
    > introduces new restrictions on data distribution. As such, AGI is no 
    > longer able to provide updates to its satellite database.
    
    > For registered users of Space Track, AGI will offer a tool that retrieves 
    > space surveillance data directly from the site and inputs it into STK. In 
    > the meantime, AGI recommends that current TLE users set up an account with 
    > Space Track (www.space-track.org) to download the data and import the 
    > files via STK's menu command ‘Insert/Satellite From TLE File.’
    
    > For users who do not create an account with Space Track, the online update 
    > feature in STK will continue to function, but the data will no longer be 
    > up-to-date. This also holds true when downloading the satellite database 
    > (www.agi.com/satdb) directly from AGI’s Web site.
    
    > We appreciate your patience as we work to assure easier access to this 
    > information for our users. If you have any questions about the use of 
    > Space Track data with STK, please contact AGI Product Support at 
    > support@agi.com.
    
    > We welcome feedback on your experience with STK and Space Track at 
    > stkfeedback@agi.com.
    
    > Sincerely,
    > Analytical Graphics, Inc.
    > 220 Valley Creek Blvd.
    > Exton, PA 19341
    > Phone: 1.610.981.8000
    > Toll-free: 1.800.220.4785
    
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