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The next generation of satellite tracking software for Windows
The next generation of satellite tracking software for Windows

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Version 2.4.0.13 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add ability to add satellites to, and remove satellites from, a view via the Connections interface
• Prevent drag-and-drop of satellite or observer when dragging view's center position
• Add "Planet" and "Spire" to the satellite groups
• Update the installed satellite TLE data
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Version 2.3.0.12 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Fix problem with displaying of constellation shapes in radar view
• Remove support for the Google Earth API as it is no longer supported by Google
• Update from version 3.26 to 3.30 of the Google Maps JavaScript API
• Clarify Connections documentation for requirement of null-terminated strings
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Version 2.2.0.11 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Update political and geographical boundary information. Use GIS shapefiles (.shp) in place of Arcinfo interchange files (.e00) to reduce space requirements
• Update city information and restrict to cities with a population of over 5000 to reduce space requirements
• Fix problem (in Windows 7 and newer) with reporting the size and position while resizing and/or repositioning a view
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Version 2.1.0.10 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add ability to move center of map views with a mouse drag operation
• Add ability to change viewing angle of spherical view with mouse wheel
• Add ability to accelerate/decelerate view's passing of time via menu or shortcut
• Fix potential crash when dropping an observer onto the Listing or Passes views
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Version 2.0.3.9 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Institute delay between the end of a pass and the parking operation, in case a remote client is simply transferring control to another pass
• For the 'M2RC2800P [New]' rotor controller check that the direction of motion is as expected, else issue a 'STOP' command so that the commanded position will be updated
• Fix problem with saving and loading of the spherical view across sessions
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Version 2.0.1.7 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

This is a patch release which includes:

• Fix problem with communication with Space-Track
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Version 2.0.0.6 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add support for Solar Sytem bodies (Sun, Moon, and other planets) in most views
• Add support for a decays view, which gives predicted and historical satellite re-entry information based on data from Space-Track
• Add support for a SATCAT Boxscore view, summarizing the total number of satellites by status and country
• Add option to choose between UTC and the system defined time zone
• Add ability to re-order the columns in textual views
• Add option to download satellite catalog (satcat) data from Space-Track and CelesTrak
• Add option to delete decayed satellites based on satcat data
• Update the NASA NAIF SPICE kernels, including the leapseconds kernel for the positive leap second added at end of day (midnight) on December 31, 2016
• Add support for 'Cylindrical - Google Maps' view on 64-bit platforms
• Add tooltips for observers and satellites in 'Cylindrical - Google Maps' view
• Update the searchable list of places in the Search tab of the Observers dialog and significantly reduce the number of entries
• Set the Google Maps JavaScript API version to v=3.24, to ensure changes to the API do not impact functionality
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Version 1.4.0.5 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add support for a WebGL version of the spherical view
• Add support for a WebGL version of the cylindrical, elliptical, Robinson, sinusoidal, and radar views
• Remove the 'Spherical - Google Earth' view as the Google Earth API has been deprecated by Google.(http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2014/12/announcing-deprecation-of-google-earth.html). "Note: The Google Earth API has been deprecated as of December 12th, 2014. The API will continue to work on supported browsers until December 12th, 2015, and will shut down on that date."
• Remove "Yesterday", "Two days ago", and "Three days previous" options from Space Weather view as these are no longer supplied by NOAA in JSON format
• Ensure that in the Tracking view the currently selected rotor is released when the selected rotor is set to <None>
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Version 1.3.0.4 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add support for top-level views within Tracker, allowing the use of multiple displays
• Add label option to the existing Clock view
• Add Clock view which provides a large analog time display
• Add TRACKING_STATUS_EXT0 connection command which reports whether the currently tracking satellite is within the horizon mask of the observer
• Add support for the Orbital 2.4AEBP rotor controller
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Version 1.2.0.2 of STL Tracker is now available for download at stltracker.com/download

New features include:

• Add Space Weather view based on the NOAA Space Weather Scales
• Update support for messages from NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) following the transition to their new website on December 9th, 2014
• Update NOAA SPWC websites linked to from Tracker
• Set the default serial number at installation to 111-1111111: the serial number for the demo mode
• Enhance performance for views with a large number of symbols, lines, or text items added through connection commands
• Restrict the number of queued responses to a connection to prevent unlimited memory consumption
• Incorporate "30 Aug 10  david vallado" changes into the SGP4 model for improved performance
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