Re: Mislabeled TLE?

From: Rod Sladen (
Date: Fri Feb 20 2009 - 15:08:11 UTC

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    On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Ralph McConahy <> wrote:
    > I am wondering if anyone noticed this:
    > Catalog #33598 has parameters similar to Cosmos 2251 debris, and even has the International number of 93-036.
    > However, it is labeled in SpaceTrack as "BREEZE M R/B".
    > Notice the previous cataloged object (33597) is "BREEZE M DEB (TANK)" but its parameters are nothing like 33598's.
    > Did SpaceTrack mislabel 33598?  I'm guessing that they did, and it should actually read "COSMOS 2251 DEB".
    It looks like TLEs have been released under identifier 33598 for two
    objects in completely different orbits - one (09007D) presumably being
    the real ""BREEZE M R/B", and the other (93036E) one of the "COSMOS
    2251 DEB" objects, possibly the one also being tracked as 33770.
    Note the relabelling of the objects 33757 to 33770 - originally called
    93036F to 93036U, but then amended to 93036E to 93036T.
    This is certainly not the first time that more than object has been
    tracked under the same number!
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