Re: Automating predictions

From: Roger (
Date: Fri Dec 30 2005 - 01:07:22 EST

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    > Each day I get compilations of TLEs from Space-Track
    > and Mike McCants' What do you find best
    > to automate these tasks?
    > * Login to Space-Track
    > * Get the whole-catalog zip file (a different name
    > each day)
    > * Maybe get the TIP upcoming decayers if there are any
    > * Logout
    > * Get Mike McCants'
    > * Unzip these
    > * Merge the TLE files into one big TLE compilation
    > * Run the predictions using Rob Matson's Skymap
    > I could do this all using batch files or Perl scripts,
    > but would welcome any existing solutions!
    You mention Perl, are you running linux?
    I have a batch script that grabs what I want from  I just
    run it whenever I want to update the list.  It just uses wget to retrieve
    the data and dump it in a file.
    I use gpredict for viewing the predictions.
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