Re: Falcon 9

From: Dr. T.S. Kelso (
Date: Tue Oct 01 2013 - 23:22:39 UTC

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    Yes, it seems odd that we don't have more than one TLE that is close to 
    the known payloads. I have wondered if the loss of the AFSSS (Air Force 
    Space Surveillance System, formerly known as the NAVSPASUR Fence) has 
    anything to do with this. I guess we'll see.  - TS
    Dr. T.S. Kelso
    On 2013-10-01 13:10, Allen Thomson wrote:
    >> However, you can see that the remaining 19 objects are scattered all
    >> around the orbit plane. Something isn't adding up. I provide this
    >> information to hopefully help others sort through the possibilities.  - TS
    > FWIW, I've just been looking at the TLEs for Kuaizhou-1 and see rather odd differences from one element set to another. Perhaps a consequence of losing NAVSPASUR (or whatever the USAF called it) data and associated processing at Dahlgren???
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