Re: DOS command line prediction program

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Mon Sep 02 2002 - 17:08:25 EDT

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    SeeSat.exe does this this, exept that it does need input.
    But this can be redirected from  <myini.in or whatever.
    And C code is available too.
    
    Look at http://www.satobs.org/tletools.html
    http://www.satobs.org/orbsoft.html
    http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/programs/index.html
    
    The last one has a link to seesat.zip
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Brad Feinner" <brad91243@yahoo.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 8:13 PM
    Subject: DOS command line prediction program
    
    
    > I need a DOS command line sat prediction program that:
    > 
    > 1. Uses a standard TLE file of up to 1500 sats
    > 
    > 2. Takes all other inputs (user lat/long, UTC Offset,
    > time range for predictions, etc.) from command line
    > parameters and/or a .ini file
    > 
    > 3. Outputs a text file with all visible passes,
    > listing each sat position by az/el, preferably with
    > range and alt for each position, at 1 sec intervals
    > 
    > 4. Does all of the above, and exits, with no user
    > intervention.
    > 
    > A good example of the functionality I'm looking for
    > would be Traksat 4.09, running Batch Mode with output
    > to a file, and Step Size = 1 sec (0.0167 Min).  The
    > text file it outputs is what I need and then some. 
    > Unfortunately (for me), Traksat comes up in a "window"
    > which requires user intervention to enter time and
    > mode info, and to exit when done.  If there were a
    > command line version of Traksat, that would meet my
    > needs, but there isn't.
    > 
    > If anyone has, or knows of, a program that fits my
    > description, please let me know how I can get a copy. 
    > If you have source code in C or C++, I can compile it,
    > so that would be OK.  Thanks for any info.
    > 
    > Brad
    > Westminster, CA
    > 
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