[amsat-bb] Cubesats launch and IDs

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 21 13:29:26 UTC 2017


All,

Apparently the Tubesat deployment from TuPOD on 2017-01-19 was
around 23:30 UTC (so not around 22:00 UTC).

Either Tancredo 1 or OSNSAT is now tracked by the JSpOC as object
41936, 1998-067KY. (There is a typo in the TLE set: '16067KY' should
read '98067KY'.)

73,
Nico PA0DLO


On 20-01-17 16:03, Nico Janssen wrote:
> All,
>
> Last Monday 2017-01-16 six cubesats were launched from the Japanese
> Kibo module of the ISS, using the J-SSOD cubesat deployer.
>
> ITF 2, Waseda-sat 3 and Freedom were deployed at 09:10 UTC. EGG was
> deployed at 09:20 UTC. AOBA-Velox 3 was deployed at 10:40 UTC. TUPOD
> was deployed at 10:50 UTC.
>
> The JSpOC published the first TLE sets two days after the launch and
> assigned preliminary IDs to the new cubesats. Detailed doppler
> measurements show that some of these IDs are not correct:
>    ITF 2 is object 41932, 1998-067KU
>    AOBA-Velox 3 is object 41935, 1998-067KX
>    TUPOD is object 41931, 1998-067KT.
>
> Around 22:00 UTC on 2017-01-19 the first ever Tubesats were deployed into
> orbit from the cubesat TUPOD, i.e. Tancredo 1 (Brazil) and OSNSAT (USA).
> Tancredo 1 is still close to TUPOD, so for the time being TUPOD's TLE set
> can be used to track this Tubesat.
>
> 73,
> Nico PA0DLO
>
>
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