Posts by erikjber

by erikjber
03.06.2019, 16:36
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC

onetwothree wrote:if you don't mind, we include it to our tools collection.

I don't mind. In fact, I'm thrilled!
by erikjber
02.06.2019, 07:54
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC

You can send a massage to the devs with regards to your contributions I don't want to bother the devs with a minor thing like this. But I would suggest including the orbits of planets as well. That's an interesting suggestion. I would need a reliable source of planetary ephemeris. I'm not sure if m...
by erikjber
01.06.2019, 18:11
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC
Replies: 4
Views: 589

orbit_translate, a script for fetching and converting TLE to SSC

The orbits of many of the earth satellites included in Celestia are out of date. Especially low-flying satellites like the ISS are frequently in need of update, as atmospheric drag, dockings, and course corrections perturb the orbits. To automate this task, I've created a python script that download...
by erikjber
01.06.2019, 17:43
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Earth satellites and comets
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Earth satellites and comets

> Did you create a script to automatically generate the ssc files from the NORAD data or type them out manually? First off, sorry for the incredibly slow response. Second off, I've created a script that, I think, does what you want: Take any object in the CelesTrak database and output the SSC data. ...

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