a general decrease in the numbers of TLEs since November?

From: Geoffrey E Forden (forden@MIT.EDU)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 19:35:54 UTC

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    An analyst I respect a lot has told me that the number of cataloged TLEs posted
    by space-track has decreased by 40% since November (since roughly when those
    six satellites, including the CLUSTER II satellites, were lost).  I'm only able
    to check a few satellites at a time and was wondering if anyone had also noticed
    this? Thanks!
    Geoffrey Forden, Ph.D
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