Re: Why optical sensors are not used along with radars for generating TLEs of LEO objects?

From: Brian Weeden via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 19:15:18 -0400
I'll add that is is possible to do a pretty good LEO catalog using a large
distributed network of fairly small optical telescopes. There are papers
floating around on the concept.

But that's not an architectural choice that the Air Force made, largely
because they had a different set of needs.



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Brian


On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Brent Gordon via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

> The GEODSS system is used for objects beyond 3000 miles; obviously not LEO.
>
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Space_Surveilla
> nce_Network#Ground-based_Electro-Optical_Deep_Space_Surveillance>
>
> Brent
>
>
> On 9/8/2017 12:49 PM, John Gerrard via Seesat-l wrote:
>
>> Why optical sensors are not used along with radars for generating TLEs of
>> LEO objects?
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