Re: NOSS 2-3 names/numbers ?

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 15:27:29 +0100

Bob King wrote : "... I am confused about NOSS 2-3 ..."

So am I. Trying to make sense of OIG and USSPACECOM published
designations, shouldn't we try to adopt their numbering, and
attach them to what we think are correct objects?

Ted Molczan wrote:
> Earlier, Rainer Kracht posted Pierre Neirinck's latest
> NOSS 2-3 elsets. Here they are again, expressed in SGP4 format:

I have tried to combine these facts. I know that C,D,E is an
established sequence for NOSS subsatellites, but this appears
to be different. The observations of this NOSS deployment,
the timing, and the USSPACECOM numbering seem to confirm that
#23893, #23907 and #23908 (A,B,C,  that we call C? D? E? )
is the triad (USA 119/120/121)
The numbering gaps are also similar to previous deployments.

USA 122 "D" (A?)15.0  4.0  0.0  4.2              1197 x 1183
1 23862U 96029  D 96169.99087760  .00000040  00000-0  10127-3 0    05
2 23862  63.4122 177.7426 0009599  79.3299 280.7782 13.18617626    01
NOSS 2-3 r G(B?) 9.8  3.0  0.0  5.0              644 x 277
1 23863U 96029  B 96167.04034880  .00010874  00000-0  90342-4 0    09
2 23863  63.4053 158.3698 0268349 158.6300 202.5118 15.35240645    04
USA 119 "A" (C?) 3.0  2.0  0.0  6.5              1166 x 1050
1 23893U 96029  C 96164.95843730  .00000403  00000-0  72357-3 0    07
2 23893  63.4067 189.7243 0076402 176.5124 183.5412 13.40263382    02
USA 120 "B" (D?) 3.0  2.0  0.0  6.5              1166 x 1050
1 23907U 96029  B 96166.97298310  .00000405  00000-0  72691-3 0    03
2 23907  63.4096 184.7627 0077241 168.3640 191.8156 13.40261246    04
USA 121 "C" (E?) 3.0  2.0  0.0  6.5              1163 x 1053
1 23908U 96029  E 96165.92846750  .00000139  00000-0  24989-3 0    06
2 23908  63.4083 187.4135 0073682 168.4129 191.7576 13.40256549    08

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