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Satellite Tracker
Satellite Tracker has awakened from the dead with the first upgrade to include renewed
Orbital Element (TLE) data downloads again from Celestrak.com and is released as version
2.5.0 on March, 31, 2014. The next version, 2.5.1, released on April 5, 2014, incorporates
Orbital Element (TLE) data downloads from SpaceTrack.org. I am working on the next release,
version 2.6.1. Satellite Tracker development is now moving forward. I have finally got it
to run with the new PowerBASIC compiler version 10.04 which is a big step forward for me.
Version 2.6.1 has just been released on December 23, 2014! Stay tuned!

There is a new link to the new forum called Satellite Tracker! It is the intention of this
forum to replace the Yahoo Groups Satellite Tracker. Please visit the forum and be sure to
register so that you will be able to view all the details. This forum also contains the
official release of the Satellite Tracker Applications software and will no longer be on the
Yahoo Groups Files section. You must be registered to the forum to download the Satellite
Tracker application software.

I have added another link called Yahoo Group Messages which is a link that will open in a new
page and will display all 8000+ messages starting with message 1, the first message Brent
published when he started the Yahoo Group Satellite Tracker. It is rather lengthy but it makes
for good reading. You can use the Find on this page command if you would like to do a search.

See the International Space Station and other satellites with your telescope!

Click here to see the amazing videography by Philip Masding and Mike Tyrrell using a 10" Meade LX200 driven with Satellite Tracker!

[Screen shot of Satellite Tracker]

Satellite Tracker is a 32-bit Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/WIN7 program which calculates satellite positions using NORAD SGP4/SDP4 orbital models. An interface to the Meade LX200, LX200GPS, AutoStar, LX200 Compatible, Celestron Ultima, Celestron CGE, NexStarGPS and NexStarGT telescopes allows automatic tracking and viewing. Satellite Tracker is a fast and compact single executable, with no other runtime libraries or supporting DLLs required!

© Copyright John Eccles 2015 All rights reserved. (A Brent Boshart design up to Version 2.4.9b)
LX200 and AutoStar are registered trademarks of Meade Instruments Corporation
Ultima and NexStarGPS are registered trademarks of Celestron International
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/WIN7 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation