Satelem file name format change

Allen Thomson (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:06:30 -0500

I'm thinking of changing the names of the elset files I send to  the satelem
directory of from the current elYYMMDD format to
YYYYMMDD.  E.g., 19990630 instead of el990630.  The reason, I trust, is
obvious, not to say trendy.

This would only apply to new files; ones already there would retain the
elYYMMDD format  unless there were a demand for change and the JPL
proprietor of the site would agree to change the old ones.

If anyone would be seriously inconvenienced by this, please let me know by
e-mail ( or on UseSat-L.