[amsat-bb] Can't digipeat APRS thru satellites

Ray Hoad ray.hoad at mypbmail.com
Thu Jul 16 02:52:11 UTC 2015

We have chosen to use the NORAD ID 40654 as the object number for PSAT.
NORAD ID 40654 is labeled as PSAT in the SpaceTrack website where we get all
the rest of the our Keplerian elements for other satellites in TLE format.
We have chosen to follow SpaceTrack's lead to avoid confusion in the future.

Note ... because PSAT was launched on a military rocket flight, we cannot
get the TLEs directly from SpaceTrack. We can get them from the satellite
owner/operator.  This is how we acquire the TLEs for PSAT and BRICSat each
week.  But the owner/operator, in many cases, does not try to sort out who
is who on a launch with multiple cubesats. The TLEs we get from the
owner/operator are not labeled as BRICsat and PSAT, so we rely on our own
amateur community (Nico Janssen, PA0DLO and others) to sort the list of TLEs
out for us and to verify who is who.

Ray Hoad

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:44 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Can't digipeat APRS thru satellites

On 7/15/2015 7:37 PM, Ted wrote:
> What is the proper object number for NO-84, please

-Joe KM1P

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