Re[3]: "U" vs "C" vs ... in elsets

Björn Gimle (
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 19:57:49 +0200

I agree we should not compromise your vows
>      All I'm asking is that consideration be given to the selection of 
>      certain letters that may give the appearance that those of us who have 
>      security clearances have broken the rules.  As others have suggested, 
>      there are good alternatives to using "C" and "S" in an elset.
and Jim's remark about policy discussions:
> I'll try to keep my rebuttal short, as it is close to off-topic.
But this is on-topic: I think it has a positive value for us amateurs that we can distinguish between official elsets, elsets computed from amateur observations, estimated, search orbit alternatives, extrapolations, SatEvo evolutions..., and the eighth character is the most obvious choice.

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