[amsat-bb] Re: Shenzhou object number & SpaceX Falcon

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Mon Sep 29 06:48:48 PDT 2008


Of course, the spacecraft, as launched, has split into 3 parts to extract the re-entry module, which has now landed so I guess the question is, 
which object is the satellite and is it transmitting anything we can usefully receive.

Space Track now lists an Objext H.

OBJECT A
1 33386U 08047A   08272.15013951  .00054573  00000-0  29582-3 0   158
2 33386 042.4044 178.2230 0005368 282.1563 235.6774 15.79173201   410
OBJECT B
1 33387U 08047B   08273.16486755  .00325302  82837-5  23439-3 0   190
2 33387 042.4065 171.1579 0089600 151.1146 338.4513 16.06393261   587
OBJECT C
1 33388U 08047C   08273.16548304  .17339353  77079-5  36395-2 0   218
2 33388 042.5562 171.1969 0068223 167.5297 192.7906 16.23206867   581
OBJECT D
1 33389U 08047D   08273.14301888  .09276831  78839-5  39833-2 0   195
2 33389 042.5365 171.6287 0107704 169.6583 340.4200 16.09045925   578
OBJECT E
1 33390U 08047E   08273.03387694  .04395134  77585-5  35557-2 0    47
2 33390 042.2885 173.1463 0175741 141.7480 301.2890 15.88629832   302
OBJECT F
1 33391U 08047F   08273.46256944  .04168032  77011-5  34082-2 0    49
2 33391 042.2350 170.6011 0173283 148.5087 208.4764 15.89010588   365
OBJECT G
1 33392U 08047G   08273.22238605  .00019872  00000-0  11175-3 0    72
2 33392 042.4049 171.6220 0006752 286.1477 212.5348 15.78777424   253
OBJECT H
1 33394U 08047H   08273.15670370  .00057461  00000-0  31173-3 0    37
2 33394 042.4132 172.0125 0005298 291.8156 195.4335 15.79138991   579


Armando Mercado wrote:
> Greetings,
> There's been a thread on the BBS about which object is/was
> the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft.  For what it is worth I have been using
> Object A keps.  Central China Television (CCTV) covered the flight
> extensively and mostly live as it happened.  Whenever they showed
> the big screen at mission control, my tracking program matched their
> screen, so it's Object A for me.


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