[amsat-bb] [keps] CAS-3 Satellites Added to KEP Distribution

Ray Hoad ray.hoad at mypbmail.com
Thu Sep 24 21:11:28 UTC 2015

The Chinese new Long March 6 (CZ-6) launched 14 objects into orbit on 
2015-09-19 at 23:01:14.331 UTC. Of the these 6 have been identified so far, 
including the CZ-6 rocket body itself.  (Thanks go to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO 
and those emailing on AMSAT-BB for their much appreciated efforts.)

The satellites added are as follows:
Object A  - NORAD CAT ID 40899
Object B  - NORAD CAT ID 40900
Object C  - NORAD CAT ID 40901
Object D  - NORAD CAT ID 40902
XW-2A     - NORAD CAT ID 40903 (Object E)
Object F  - NORAD CAT ID 40904
XW-2F     - NORAD CAT ID 40905 (Object G)
XW-2C     - NORAD CAT ID 40906 (Object H)
Object J  - NORAD CAT ID 40907
LILACSAT-2- NORAD CAT ID 40908 (Object K)
XW-2E     - NORAD CAT ID 40909 (Object L)
Object M  - NORAD CAT ID 40910
Object N  - NORAD CAT ID 40911
Object P  - NORAD CAT ID 40912
Note there are no OBJECT I or OBJECT O in the Spacetrack list. I assume, 
because of the similarity between I and 1 and between O and 0 (zero).

The CZ-6 rocket body is NORAD CAT ID 40913 and has not been included in the 
KEP distribution.

Ray Hoad

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