Hoping to avoid the problems we've been discussing, I sent the following message to the OIG Web page administrator yesterday: Subject: Comprehensive data file? With the upcoming demise of the OIG1 BBS, will the Web site give consideration to providing a comprehensive zipped file of elements for all 8,000 + objects? Weekly or semiweekly updates of such a file would probably be good enough for most users. And received this reply: From: admin Date: 1998/06/11 15:24:59 Message: WMAAAAAAJL Subject: re: Comprehensive data file? In order to have access to all 80000+ Objects, you would have to be approved by NASA to become a super user, you would have to justify in writing your need to have access to all objects in orbit. System Admin. I've just now asked the system administrator to whom such a letter should be addressed, and if there are guidelines or precedents for what constitutes adequate justification for being granted "superuser" status.