Re: S509356: weird object in cis-lunar orbit

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 12:24:59 +0200
Op 9-4-2016 om 12:10 schreef Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l:
>
> Hi all,
>
> The SONEAR asteroid survey discovered an object in geocentered orbit yesterday,
> with PANNSTARS later providing precovery imagery from a week earlier.
>
> The object is called S509356 and is in a weird distant orbit with apogee at half
> a lunar distance, perigee near geosynchronous altitude. Inclination 48 degrees,
> period 3.58 days.


To be clear: given the orbit this is almost certainly an artificial object.

The question now is: from which launch?

- Marco


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