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Re: [Orekit Users] Application for 30-day free trial at Metawerx to evaluate Orekit at a Java-supporting webhost

Hi Michael,

Michael Turner <michael.eugene.turner@gmail.com> a écrit :

Below, a copy of a message I sent as part of an account application at
a webhost.

Explanation of all addressees to all other addressees:

  - Metawerx is an Australian provider of Java-based webhosting. Their
support seems good; Australia's timezones overlap Japan's.

  - Orekit is an open source orbital mechanics package in Java. I have
already contacted its developers about KickSat. They seemed receptive.

  - kicksat-gs is the mailing list for the KickSat ground station
network; this effort is just getting started.

  - Zac Manchester is the project lead on KickSat.

  - Project Persephone is taking the lead on evaluating Orekit for use
in predicting radio contact opportunities for KickSat and its sprites.

Message to Metawerx:
I am looking at the 30-day free trial to see if an orbital mechanics
package (Orekit) can be hosted under some kind of interface (TBD) at
Metawerx. This is in support of the KickSat project (see Kickstarter),
and specifically of the ground station network -- we want to see if we
can webify support for tracking the Sprite picosatellites, using
Orekit to help predict opportunities for radio contact. If metawerx
looks good for this, longer-term hosting (through late 2013, possibly
later if launch schedule slips again) could be considered.

I'm glad to see this project is ongoing. So not hesitae to ask for help for setting up the computation on the orekit lists. The tutorials should be almost enough for simple prediction, and you may also find the recent orbit determination contribution useful. This contribution is not integrated in the library itself, but it is available as a side download on the orekit site (same Apache V2 licence with full source available).

best regards

Michael Turner
Project Persephone
1-25-33 Takadanobaba
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 169-0075
(+81) 90-5203-8682

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