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NAME

       seesat5 - provides satellite visibility information.

SYNOPSIS

       seesat5 [ report ] [ go <Label> ] | [ <command> ... ]

DESCRIPTION

       This  program uses the sgp4 algorithm provided by NORAD to produce position information on
       a satellite. Seesat5 can produce tracking information for one satellite over a  period  of
       several  days,  or  for  a  collection of satellites over that period. By providing filter
       conditions seesat5 prints out only those satellites you might have a chance to see  rather
       than all the satellites that pass above the horizon.

       Seesat5 is typically run by placing control commands into an init file called SEESAT5.INI.
       See seesat5 (7) for the description of these commands.  If there is no init  file  Seesat5
       will present the operator with a '>' prompt where commands can be entered. From the prompt
       seesat5 will begin analysis when sufficient parameters have been entered to begin the run.

       Seesat5 uses selection conditions to  filter  the  data  so  that  only  high  and  bright
       satellites  are  printed. Note that the selection conditions are used to select whether or
       not the current passes data will be printed. If it is printed, then the complete pass data
       is  printed.  ie.  all  data  from when the satellite comes over the horizon until it goes
       below.

       For lines that satisfied ALL the selection conditions, a "+" sign is printed as the  first
       character.

   Options
       report This option will disable printing of report records in the output of the run. These
              include all command lines found in SEESAT5.INI or entered from the command line  or
              the prompt.

       go     Followed  by  a label, this option causes branching within the SEESAT5.INI to begin
              execution at the line following label. Branching occurs when the cmdline command is
              executed in the SEESAT5.INI file.

       command
              Most of the commands that can be found in SEESAT5.INI can be entered on the command
              line. If you desire the SEESAT5.INI file to execute after the command line be  sure
              to make the last command RET.

FILES

       SEESAT5.INI
              The control file for seesat5

       *.tle  Two line element files used by seesat5.

SEE ALSO

       seesat5(7), SEESAT5.INI(5), tle(5), cr(1)

BUGS

       Seesat5 is not always able to check data integrity. Since computation and output is driven
       by the data in the two line element, subtle errors in  a  tle  can  cause  floating  point
       exceptions.  In  addition  there are several commands that do not work well together, like
       SHOWTLE  and  RUNTIME.  Please  report  any  problems  with  seesat5   to   Dale   Scheetz
       <dwarf@polaris.net>.