Changes for version 0.086_02
- Throttle Space Track queries to 1 every 3 seconds. Space Track announced August 19 2014 that they intend to throttle queries to less than 20 per minute per user as of September 22 2014. They seem to have jumped the gun though, since throttling seems necessary now. Remove all RCS-specific functionality. This includes making -rcs do nothing. On August 18 2014 Space Track started returning 0 for RCS, instead going for "small," "medium," and "large" in a new JSON field. The -rcs option is now deprecated, and being put through the usual deprecation cycle. Set default value of verify_hostname attribute to false. This is because Perl does not accept Mike McCants' GoDaddy certificate. The default can be overridden using environment variable SPACETRACK_VERIFY_HOSTNAME if it is defined.
Changes for version 0.086_01
- Remove all references to obsolete spacetrack() canned queries full_fast and geosynchronous_fast in the documentation. The queries themselves are long gone. Prepare for removal of the RCSVALUE datum in Space Track's satcat data, which is announced for August 18 2014. Add 'prompt' attribute. Add ISS data to celestrak_supplemental. Support the various Space Track data formats. This involves providing a -format option, with values corresponding to the Space Track formats, plus 'legacy' (the default) to provide what is essentially the Version 1 data format. The old -json option is equivalent to -format json.
- Astro::SpaceTrack - Retrieve orbital data from www.space-track.org.