[amsat-bb] New CAS-4A and B Sats

Ray Hoad ray.hoad at mypbmail.com
Thu Jun 22 03:11:14 UTC 2017

The next AMSAT-NA TLEs for 6-22-2017 (tomorrow) will use CAS-4A (NORAD CAT
ID 42761) and CAS-4B (NORAD CAT ID 42759).  I suggest using CAS-4A and

There is also some confusion with the naming used by SpaceTrack, from which
AMSAT's KEP data is obtained.  Based on doppler corrected passes, Nico
Janssen, PA0DLO has confirmed that object CAS-4A is in fact NORAD CAT ID
42761 and CAS-4B is NORAD CAT ID 42759. SpaceTrack is not currently correct.

Ray Hoad
Orbital Elements Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Richard Lawn
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 20:49
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Subject: [amsat-bb] New CAS-4A and B Sats

In updating SatPC32 which name should I use ZHUHAI-1 01 (CAS-4A) or just
CAS-4A? I noticed in the Keps file the full long name is given. So the
question is what goes in the AmsatNames.text file.

Rick, W2JAZ
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