[amsat-bb] Re: International Designators
n2wwd at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 13 04:34:30 PST 2013
It shouldn't disrupt systems. The specification for the international designator allows for one to three (3) suffix characters (i.e., A through ZZZ).
73, Ken N2WWD
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On Nov 13, 2013, at 5:44 AM, "Graham Shirville" <g.shirville at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> At least one of the forthcoming launches is planning to having more than 26 objects being deployed. I think this is the first time that this has occurred.
> Our TLEs include these references. I understand that after Z is used, the sequence will be AA, AB, AC, AD, etc.
> Question - will this extra digit disrupt the existing systems we have for distribution of this data or when importing the files into the various prediction programmes that we all use?
> I may be worrying unnecessarily but ..........just in case!
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