Re: Question: r/e Orbital math (SGP4/SDP4?)

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 07:18:40 +0200 (MET DST)

>>>Kerry L. Bonin wrote:
>Basically, I want a clean class (in C++, maybe port to Java) that lets me
>integrate satellite information into any application.  And I want one that
>is not tied to somebody's GUI, O/S, or compiler.  Just a simple mathematical
>resource/tool that abstracts and encapsulates satellite orbital propogation
>from orbital elements.  (Yes, I know that to perform the above application
>requires a great deal of additional operations that are memory and database
>intensive etc...)
>
>If someone has written such a cleanly generic piece of code, and it's
>available free of charge and license restrictions, please tell me about it!
>In the mean time, back to the keyboard...
>

I have not seen anything available in C++, but Seesat (SGP4) is available
in C source. TrakStar by TS Kelso is available as Turbo Pascal source units,
and the documentation says a C (or C++) port is underway. (The source code
part (Fortran) of the Spacetrack report is also available in pure text form.)

TS Kelso is at http://www.grove.net/~tkelso/         [tkelso@grove.net]

His Pascal code SGP4-PL2.zip, and spacetrk.for is at 
ftp://archive.afit.af.mil/pub/space/


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