Re: Disappointing Iridiums ?

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Sat Oct 28 2000 - 10:26:07 PDT

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    > wrote:
    > > 
    > > Thanks again to all for fascinating and very enlightening info for 
    > the
    > > novice--I too have a PDA--a Handspring Visor, 8 mb.  Do you think 
    > your
    > > "Pocket Universe" would work on mine?  And how do I download a 
    > real accurate
    > > GMT?  This is so exciting--thanks again! Stella
    Speaking of PDA's, does anyone know if there is anything on the Web, or
    even in a book, that if you plug the values in your TLE-set, it will
    yield predicitions?  I have a $130 calculator (more like palm-sized
    computer, based on what it can do).  It can interface with my computer, I
    can download things into the calculator (to just slightly less than
    100k).  I could write the program.  There are times when I want to see
    satellites, but I don't have Internet access, and sometimes not even
    computer access.  With such a program, I would then know and be able to
    make a prediction in <10 minutes.  I already know how to predict the
    magnitude of a satellite.  Besides the fact that I would find it to be a
    fascinating exercise, and I would gain an appreciation for the
    mathematics involved in getting predictions.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39d45'N   75d33'W
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