Re: KH alert and "Do we need a TLE format change"

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2005 - 18:38:06 EST

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    > In addition we should add codes for:
    >But we might have to go to a 3-line format at that point.
    There are obligatory blanks in the present format 
    ( that could be used creatively. 
    For convenience when inspecting TLEs visually, I'd suggest choosing ones 
    near the left hand side of the lines, namely 2 and 9 in line one and maybe 2 
    and 8 in line two.  Restoring them to blanks for use in programs that want 
    to see that shouldn't stress the state of the programming art. ;-)  I'm 
    tempted to suggest using the present classification position for 
    non-government TLEs, but there's really no need and it might turn out to 
    remain useful at some future time.
    1W34680UX96072A   05037.68460000  .00010000  00000-0  13476-3 0    12
    2Y34680Z 98.0020 102.6299 0527534 220.5041 359.8411 14.72668894  1018 
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