Re: multiple ways of designating a satellite

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 17:45:01 EDT

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    Tom Wagner wrote:
    >I'm a bit confused about satellite designations. I see that the NSSDC 
    >designation for a satellite is the same as the International Code, right? 
    >Heavens-Above allows a person to search using the US Space Command ID or the 
    >International launch designator. Is there a website that allows a person to 
    >get all three (or more if there are more) designations at once for a 
    >particular satellite? Like if you know one of the numbers or the name like 
    >Hubble can you find the others?
    Jonathan McDowell provides an extensive (5 MB) satellite catalog which 
    contains all these designations:
    But if you are interested in just a particular satellite then Heavens-Above 
    and also and probably a number of other sites would give 
    you that.
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
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