[amsat-bb] PSAT (90720) status?

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Apr 12 13:17:13 UTC 2016

It's in AMSAT's nasabare.txt as NO-84. The NORAD ID is 40654 (the
9XXXX numbers are temporary placeholders).

1 40654U 15025D   16098.21432098  .00009367  00000-0  21408-3 0 00832
2 40654 055.0059 011.4499 0210126 256.7411 101.0085 15.23792075013214

You will not find it on CelesTrak, Heavens Above, or several of the
other sites because it was a secondary payload on a classified
military launch (like AO-85).


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
<ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
> I was just informed that my PSAT APRS object orbit isn't matching that shown
> at n2yo.com.  Imagine my chagrin when I discovered that I've been using a
> TLE from June of 2015!
> However, checking into the standard TLE files, I don't find mention of
> either PSAT nor ID 90720.  Does anyone here know the current status of PSAT,
> particularly the ID number if it is still in the air?
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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