SatSpy 3.0 Now Available

David Cappellucci (dcappell@rmii.com)
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 12:32:07 -0700

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Version 3.0 is now available.  It is a windows-based graphical satellite
tracking program. You can download a demo version from
<underline><color><param>0000,0000,ffff</param>http://www.satspy.com</color></underline>.
 Registered users of earlier versions are eligible for a free upgrade. 
See the website for details.


SatSpy 3.0 is an major update over version 2.5.  It is a 32-bit 

application compatible with Windows95/98/NT.  SatSpy 3.0 will not

run under Windows 3.1x.  


NEW FEATURES:

  All graphical windows can be animated in real-time and sim-time

  Rotatable local sky views

  Multiple satellite display in Groundtrace and 3D Orbit Views

  Cone filtering for pass identification

  Satellite Ephemeris tabular window

  Relative Motion Analysis tabular window

  Planetary Ephemeris tabular window

  Geosynchronous Satellite Position tabular window

  Customizable Colors

  User defined units for tabular windows

  Special features for laptop operations (night colors, full screen)


IMPROVED FEATURES:

  More stars (to magnitude 7.0)

  More planets (Mercury, Uranus, Neptune)

  More constellations, primarily in the southern hemisphere

  More viewing locations in Australia and New Zealand

  Improved elset management (save to file and delete from memory)

  Improved zoom/pan operations

  New Az/El grid style for local sky windows

  New toolbox style celestial controls dialog

  Viewing Opportunities window is now zoomable with better scrolling

  Improved sorting on the Elset Summary window

  Improved Elset Detail dialog adds elset display in TLE format


Thanks to all of you who helped to make this release possible!


Dave Cappellucci


NOTE: European users should see the bug list
(http://www.satspy.com/buglist.htm) before downloading.  Depending on
your Windows configuration, you may have to modify the initialization
file before running SatSpy 3.0 for the first time.  

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