Re: Old Nanosail D orbital data on heavens above

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 02:35:55 UTC

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    At 09:00 AM 6/06/2011, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >Was checking on what iridium flares will occur, and then looked at 
    >Nanosail D passes, and noticed a difference to what my computer gives.
    >I then looked at the orbital data, and the epoch of the orbit is for May 23.
    >For some reason, the orbit hasn't been updated on the heavens above site.
    >The OTV and other sat's are fine.
    The Nanosail dashboard has epoch May 26, while classfd.tle has a tle 
    epoch June 4.
    Note that Heavens-above still has lacrosse 2 as being in orbit though it is
    fairly certain that it has been de-orbited.The epoch of the TLE
    is March 28. I have pointed this out to Chris P twice already.
    Tony Beresford
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