Introduction - Features
The principal feature of the program is a series of map windows, one per
satellite, which display the current position of the satellite and the observer
on a simple world map, together with information such as bearing (azimuth),
distance, and elevation above the observer's horizon. (To see the latest
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Additional noteworthy features include:
* Simultaneous tracking of up to 20 satellites.
* Real-time, pseudo-real-time, and manual calculation
* Choice of 4
view from space
map presentation showing what a particular satellite sees.
* Computation of Doppler shift and path loss for communications satellites.
Selectable tracking detail,
including doppler shift and free-space path loss, for a single satellite.
* Utility functions for
and comparing published element sets, including post-launch updating of
pre-launch elements, and
composite data files compiled from various sources.
DDE server interface
to tracking-antenna or doppler-shift correction hardware controllers.
* Tracking data (Keplerian element sets) read from standard, off-the-air
bulletins in three different formats (up to 500 satellites).
No pre-processing is needed,
just select a bulletin file.
(QTH) data (latitude, longitude) may be imported from a simple text database
(up to 1000 locations).
Printing of tables
of tracking data (Ephemerides) in several formats. Table printing does not
interrupt tracking. Table output may be directed to a disk file.
* On-line help including direct access to text information about each
from the map windows.
* Standard Windows interface for all functions - no commands to memorize. Both
mouse and keyboard can be used for most functions.
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