Re: Year 2000 Problem for TLEs??

Don Horton (
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 06:01:23 +0200

At 02:59 PM 8/21/97 -0700, you wrote:

>What with all we're hearing about the forthcoming cyber-calamity of the
>"year 2000 problem" (when lots of programs crash or foul up when they
>cannot calculate the date correctly), can anyone state with certainty:
>do the common Two-Line Elements files suffer from the "year 2000 problem",
>or do they not?

        I've run a test using STSPLUS and current keps with the date set to
1/01/2000.  No problem.  I suspect it depends on your bios (mine is no
problem) and the tracking software being used (Dave has already taken the
21st century into consideration.


                      Don Horton              N1ISB

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