Mysterious ECS-1 (AYAME)) rocket?

Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 16:05:50 +0200

Todays Satellite Catalog Action Report shows as a new SpaceCom registration
         #25776 (UNK)    1979-009B

1979-009A is the Japanese Experimental Communications Satellite - ECS 1 - 
or AYAME 1. In all earlier editions of the Satellite Catalogue I haven't seen
a B - object. But in the " R.A.E. Earth Table of Earth Satellites 1957 - 1989"
there is 1979-009B (rocket) with an epoch and the usual orbital informations. 
Within the changes over the past 20 years the "R.A.E rocket body" seems identical 
with SpaceCom's "new" object.
Any clues or ideas ?

Harro

Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de
Berlin, Germany