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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001337SkyChart1-Softwarepublic14-06-16 20:11
ReporterRonald Hillstromb Assigned ToPatrick Chevalley  
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
Platformx86_64OSWindows7, 8 and 8.1OS Version7, 8 and 8.1
Product Version3.10 
Summary0001337: Satellite Predictions in error
Description  The +/- column all show 500 and are in error.

  Iridium Flares are all in error.
Steps To Reproduce  Select Calendar then select artificial satellites then select refresh
Additional Information  I removed the sample.TLE files from the program folders and replaced with up-to-date visual.TLE and Iridium.TLE. Same problem. Unable to determine the date the displayed information is displayed for. Checked against StarChart 2.76c and nothing matches. Same error on Toshiba Satellite Core I7, Windows Surface Pro and HP Desktop I3
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Patrick Chevalley

14-06-15 11:44

administrator   ~0002885

You must not replace the TLE files in the program folder, they are only used the first time the program is initialized.

The location you must put the files is show in a message if you click the "Download TLE" button in the Calendar.
For Windows 7 this must be: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Skychart\satellites\


Ronald Hillstromb

14-06-15 17:30

reporter   ~0002887

Update to Resolved - User Error.

  Placed the TLEs in the correct folder and all works as expected now. Checked against XP 2.76c and all values are valid.

  Thank you. And Thank you for this software, especially now that the Satellites are back in it.

Ron Hillstromb

Patrick Chevalley

14-06-16 08:01

administrator   ~0002888

Thank you for your confirmation.
BTW satellites are back in V3 since 2010 :)

Patrick Chevalley

14-06-16 20:10

administrator   ~0002889

I make a change in revision 2961 to indicate the date of validity for the first element in the TLE file. See screenshot.
This my help to avoid this problem.

Patrick Chevalley

14-06-16 20:11


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tle_date.jpg (6,643 bytes)   

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
14-06-15 02:50 Ronald Hillstromb New Issue
14-06-15 11:44 Patrick Chevalley Note Added: 0002885
14-06-15 11:44 Patrick Chevalley Assigned To => Patrick Chevalley
14-06-15 11:44 Patrick Chevalley Status new => feedback
14-06-15 17:30 Ronald Hillstromb Note Added: 0002887
14-06-15 17:30 Ronald Hillstromb Status feedback => assigned
14-06-16 08:01 Patrick Chevalley Note Added: 0002888
14-06-16 08:01 Patrick Chevalley Status assigned => resolved
14-06-16 08:01 Patrick Chevalley Resolution open => no change required
14-06-16 20:10 Patrick Chevalley Note Added: 0002889
14-06-16 20:11 Patrick Chevalley File Added: tle_date.jpg