Re: OPTSAT-3000 TLE Lost?!

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:18:19 +0200
Last night I imaged 42902 on time and track wrt the last TLE on Space-Track.
It was about mag 6-7, so probably 17 044C AVUM Deb.

No other object was imaged from a few minutes before to a few minutes after.

Leo



2017-08-04 15:03 GMT+02:00 Jonathan McDowell <planet4589_at_gmail.com>:

> Presumably the initial orbit of OPTSAT is very simlar to AVUM DEB - but
> it's not
> clear how much delta-V capability it has.
>
> On 4 August 2017 at 05:41, Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> wrote:
>
>> You're right Phillip.
>> Another one to look for and to follow.
>>
>> Leo
>>
>> 2017-08-04 10:07 GMT+02:00 Phillip Clark via Seesat-l <
>> seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:
>>
>> > Since OPTSAT 3000 is an Italian reconnaissance satellite I am assuming
>> that
>> > the TLEs are classified.
>> >
>> > Phillip Clark
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Seesat-l
>> > [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+phillipclark=btinternet.com_at_satobs.org] On
>> Behalf
>> > Of John Gerrard via Seesat-l
>> > Sent: 04 August 2017 09:00
>> > To: Seesat List
>> > Subject: OPTSAT-3000 TLE Lost?!
>> >
>> > As you may know OPTSAT-3000 along with Venus were successfully launched
>> at
>> > Aug-2-2017. According to "tle-new" on CELESTRAK, it seems that the
>> launch
>> > is
>> > named 17041 and NORAD IDs 42900, 42901, and 42902 are assigned to the
>> > objects OPTSAT-3000, Venus, and AVUM DEB, respectively.
>> > However, although Venus and AVUM DEB tle's are published on "tle-new",
>> > OPTSAT-3000 haven't appeared, yet. Is it weird? or it will appear in
>> next
>> > days?
>> > B.R.
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