Re: Differential Orbit Correction

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:37:38 +0200
Hi Charles,

Thanks for your email. I am familiar with the code made available by 
Vallado,Kelso and many others but, unless Im missing something, this is for 
prediction purposes  hich I am familiar with having used Fortran, Matlab and 
Pascal. I am not interested in writing prediction software as I have done this 
many times in the past  50 odd years so no stranger to this task.   I also have 
the excellant book ORBITAL MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS by Curtis plus 
several of the other standards dealing with celestial mechanics etc but I have 
yet to find differential orbit correction presented in a manner that I can fully 
understand and apply. I have forgotten most of the maths I learned at University 
50 years ago!

My "fun" used to be  writing my own software where I could - nowadays there are 
plenty of excellant freeware packages that do the task of predicting so 
certainly no need to buy such.   There are also several freeware programs that 
do something similar to what I was looking for but I was specifically interested 
in getting a program listing that I have to run properly so it was the challenge 
of the program itself and understanding it rather than buying a "black box" to 
do the task.

Cheers
Greg 

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