Re: TLE's & Common names

Neil Clifford (clifford@astro.ox.ac.uk)
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 19:26:04 +0000 (GMT)

|>     Does anyone on SeeSat-L know of a web page or other resource where a 
|>     person can cross-reference between the NORAD/International numbers 
|>     found in TLEs and the common spacecraft name?

Satellite situation report:

ftp://tie.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/dransom/sat.sit.report

mirrored at ftp.satellite.eu.org, or go to OIG. This includes Cospar ID,
NORAD number and _a_ common name.

|>     because so many people talk about it. But what about other, less 
|>     common, satellites when only the name is known?
|>
|> [edit]
|>
|>     the data. Problem is, which elset goes with which common name 
|>     satellite?

To cross reference common names I can only suggest trying different
satellite catalogues - eg RAE tables, or some of the web based satellite
directories:

http://www.tele-satellit.com:80/tse/
http://leonardo.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/home.html

Alternatively plug names into a web search engine (eg altavista) and see
what web pages turn up.

regards,

-- 
Neil Clifford                                       <neil@satellite.eu.org>
                                  http://www.satellite.eu.org/satintro.html