RE: Updated TiPS elset

Jeff Hunt (
Sat, 25 Oct 97 13:19:24

Hello Craig,

There are links on vsohp to TiPS info.

If you look at the "Telescope" page /telescope.html you will find a link to 
the NRL site along with some pictures of TiPS.

If you look at the "Tracking Program & TLE Resources" page /tletool.html you 
will find a pointer to Alphonse Pouplier's site.  He maintains info on TiPS 
including predictions, info and an elset that includes a recent update on 
TiPS. I assume he modifies the elements (as you did) to make them useable 
for tracking programs.

At this point I would not add the NRL site as a source of elements on the 
getskep.html page. In my opinion it seems the elements from NRL have to be 
massaged to make them functional on some prediction programs.

Perhaps it is time to come up with a vsohp page that consolidates these 
pointers so the user doesn't have to browse through all the other pages. I 
will work on something in the near future.

Jeff <>

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--- On Sat, 25 Oct 97 06:47:23 PDT  3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL wrote:

>To Jeff, Neil, and Bart...
>Perhaps it might be a good idea to include a link to the NRL TiPS page
>somewhere on the VSOHP?  I didn't see one there.  My concern is that
>beginners aren't able to see the tether because the Molczan elset is old,
>and they may be unaware of TiPS since there's no obvious mention of it
>on the VSOHP.  I think a link to the TiPS elset page at
> would be a nice
>addition to