Files - Vector Format Data
*.VEC, *.VIF Text files in standard bulletin format (with
data). Can often be created by simply saving a packet or HF RTTY/AMTOR
bulletin directly to disk - most of the extra lines will be ignored by the
program. May contain multiple data sets.
A sample data file is provided with the program: STS-73.VEC, containing vectors
distributed during the recent STS-73 mission. This file shows the ability of
WinOrbit to deal with extraneous information. Note that this file can
also be read as a
file, to obtain the elements from the AMSAT format data included in it.
At present, formats 7 (inertial) and 117 (relative to earth) are fully
supported, and 10117 (pre-launch) can be read, but the epoch will have to be
filled in by hand.
In addition to the packet radio networks, similar data sets can be obtained
from the amsat-bb mailing list, and various internet sites, possibly including
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