Uploading PAM files to the SOAR Laser Clearing House Software

1) Download the PAM file from www.space-track.org

  •     Login with the appropriate credentials
  •     Click on "Files" in the upper dark grey bar. Then on the "Download" tab, then on the zLCH folder, then on SAM_SOAR, and then on PAM. You will end up with something like the screenshot shown below in Fig.1. Download the appropriate PAM file(s).



2) Copy the PAM file(s) to a file with the following sintaxis:   PAM_YYYYMDD.txt.   If you have more than one PAM file, add "-N" to the name, where N is an integer. For example, if your downloaded PAM file is  PAM_SOAR_SAM_1_T-1_15SEP2016_For_JDAY260_RADEC1.txt  you will copy it to PAM_20160916-1.txt, since JDay 260 = Sep 16, 2016.  The "-1" means that for that night we had more than one PAM file, i.e., there was a PAM-20160916-2.txt file.


3) Upload the PAM_2016MMDD-N.txt file(s) to the /home/PAM/ directory in the soaraom computer, using the appropriate user and password:

scp PAM20160916-1.txt  USER@soaraom.ctio.noao.edu:/home/PAM/


4) Load the PAM files into the LabView SLCH software in soaraom (Fig.2)

Figure 2.SLCH software main window. Files are uploaded by click on the small folder icons.

Updated on June 8, 2021, 12:39 pm