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NAME ^

SpaceTrack - Perl application to fetch satellite orbit data.

SYNOPSIS ^

This application provides a command-line interface to the Astro::SpaceTrack module, based on the Astro::SpaceTrack::shell subroutine.

This gives you interactive access to all Astro::SpaceTrack methods, plus pseudo output redirection (with tilde expansion) if you want your output to go to a file.

Commands can be passed in on the command line. After all command-line commands have been processed, you get an interactive prompt unless one of the command-line commands was 'exit'. Beginning with 0.014, commands can also be piped in, or redirected in from a file.

The one and only option is -filter, which sets the 'filter' attribute of the Astro::SpaceTrack object. This prevents informational output (such as the banner and 'OK' messages) to STDOUT. The idea is that with -filter asserted, you can pipe the output to another program, and only have orbital elements written to the pipe.

Please see Astro::SpaceTrack for the details.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ^

The author wishes to thank Dr. T. S. Kelso of http://celestrak.com/ and the staff of http://www.space-track.org/ (whose names are unfortunately unknown to me) for their co-operation, assistance and encouragement in the development of the Astro::SpaceTrack module.

AUTHOR ^

Thomas R. Wyant, III (wyant at cpan dot org).

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 2005-2006, 2010-2014 by Thomas R. Wyant, III (wyant at cpan dot org).

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5.10.0. For more details, see the full text of the licenses in the directory LICENSES.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The data obtained by this script may be subject to the Space Track user agreement (http://www.space-track.org/perl/user_agreement.pl).

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