Re: Y2K

From: Stephmon@aol.com
Date: Sun Jan 02 2000 - 22:53:54 PST


Well, here we are in 2000 and I'm afraid I've got a minor Y2K bug to report. 

I tested Satellite Hunting with 00001 TLE's and the predictions, star/path 
plot and ground track functions work flawlessly. However, the "Epoch Age" 
field in the "View TLE Info" screen is being calculated against 1/1/1900. You 
will either see very large values for epoch age, or receive an "Overflow" 
error when accessing the "View TLE Info" screen. Of course, this is a simple 
error to fix and I will have the update available next weekend. My apologies 
for any inconvenience.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Yokohama Science 
Center, of Yokohama Japan, for their kind offer to mirror the full download 
version of Satellite Hunting. If you experience a slow download from my 
server at fathom.org, you can follow the link to the mirror site.

As always, Satellite Hunting is available for download at...
http://stephen.fathom.org/sathunt.html

Regards,
Stephen

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