[amsat-bb] Re: TLE's for new satellites

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 27 09:32:29 PST 2011

NORAD/DOD/SpaceTrack/?whoever classified that launch like it was an NROL 
launch; no published keps. AMSAT (namely Ray Hoad) has been getting them 
from the webpages of the individual projects and including them in the 
keps distribution emails. I'll forward the last keps email I can find to 
you separately.

73, Drew KO4MA

On 1/27/2011 12:06 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 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
> find them.
> 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?
> Thanks
> Bob
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