R.B. Minton (
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 07:14:26 -0600

In message <960813111433_100533.2016_JHB86-2@CompuServe.COM> Bruno Tilgner 
> Would somebody be kind enough and let me know the official designation of
> the 'TIPS' satellite. Recent orbital elements, or a pointer to them, would
> be even better.
> Thanks in advance.
> Bruno Tilgner
> Paris, France
I have been calling TiPS 96-29?.  This follows the BWGS name style.  This means
is was the 29th launch in '96 and the ? means that it was a classified launch &
the order of payloads is unknown (A=primary payload, etc.).

R. B. Minton