Hotbird 10 : Object B 33750

From: T V I (tvinvestigations@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Sun Feb 22 2009 - 15:24:53 UTC

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    I'm getting reports that as of this morning test signals have been seen at 4 degs - 5 degs east , on the arc.
    
    Latest TLEs show this to be Object B 33750 ( 2009 008B )
    ......which I would expect to be Hotbird 10 ( This area is a proving ground for new Eutelsats )
    
    However Object B should be NSS 9 , carried on the same launch...HB10 is catalogued as Object A.
    
    Does anyone have an clarification on this please.
    
    I know it sometimes happens that the object numbers are transposed and assume this is the case here as NSS 9 is Pacific bound and is showing at 173.5 west at present.
    
    Thanks
    
    John
    
    
    
    
          
    
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