Re: TLE questions

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 23:34:45 -0500 (EST)

On 18 Mar 1997, ROB MATSON wrote:
> And can someone confirm that the Mir Deb LV-LZ sequence is out of order
> relative to the Norad #?  I have the following associations:
> 
> 23934 Mir Deb LT
> 24287 Mir Deb LU (dec)
> 24419 Mir Deb LV
> 24657 Mir Deb LY (dec)
> 24658 Mir Deb LW (decay imminent if not already)
> 24659 Mir Deb LX (dec)
> 24672 Mir Deb LZ (decay imminent)
> 
> First off -- are these correct?  And if so, have decay letter sequences been
> out of order before for other objects?  Thanx in advance!  --Rob

I don't have them in front of me just now, but I have seen other 
sequences out of order.
The letter sequence is in order of catalog date rather than decay date.


Jay Respler
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