[amsat-bb] TLE's for new satellites
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Jan 27 09:06:09 PST 2011
RAX, OREOS, NANOSail-D,
I feel dumb asking this,
1) Because we see these questions everyday here and I ignore them all
2) I assume they just have not looked on celestrack
But now I went to get TLE's for the recent launches and I'm getting nothing.
AMSAT web pages have nothing on them. CELESTRAK has nothing. Or I can't
I've spent 2 days getting ready for a student lab searching for individual
pages (if you can find them). But it seems to be extraordinary that people
with satellite pages: Never put the object number RIGHT UP FRONT once they
are launched. Some (FAST-1 and FAST2) list TLE's with object numbers in the
90xxx range which I assumed were just pre-launch predictions. Then I have
to cut and paste and fight all the checksum problems.
For decades, I have always just gone to CELESTRAK and everything was there.
Clearly I'm having a brain freeze.
STK even has no satellites in its database above 36xxx.
What happened while I was asleep?
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