Re: Can anyone help me????
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 18:19:36 -0400 (EDT)


Being fairly new to this, I'd be happy to help you and I can keep out of all
the technical talk.

I use a combination of 3 shareware programs.  I don't really track satellites
so you should try the other guys for advice.  The software has been great for
conducting re-entry simulations on a problem I'm studying.

I've found STS be a very nice program.  And, 2 others.
STS Plus only tracks a few least in my version.  But, I do
have a cheapy version that tracks around 4000! :>)  The quality of graphics &
data isn't the same, but it does allow you to see the bigger picture and
orbital patterns.

Let me know and I'll send you some.

All you have to do is keep up with the latest NORAD two line elements (TLE's)
floating around and import them into your software program...usually as a
text file.
There's other methods...but that's what I do. :>)

Good luck.