[amsat-bb] TLE Elements for PSAT2

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jun 28 03:56:14 UTC 2019

I've been using object 44348 but PSAT2 is arriving maybe 2 or 3 minutes
Steve Dimse guesses 44357 below
SATNOGS guesses  44354 or 44355 and thinks they see BRICSAT2 9600 bd on
-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig <aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org> On Behalf Of Steve Dimse
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:54 PM
To: Max Harper via aprssig <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Designation for PSAT2

> On Jun 25, 2019, at 8:33 AM, Max Harper via aprssig
<aprssig at lists.tapr.org> wrote:
> Yes, the keplerian elements or TLE is what I'm looking for. I didn't
know that AMSAT assigned the numbers like NO-84 so I'll just have to wait
for them to assign a designation to PSAT2.
The Falcon Heavy launch was designated 19-036 in NORAD elements, and there
were more than 20 satellites from that one launch (designated by a final
letter). Watching when IGates receive the beacons, my wild-ass guess is
PSAT2 is 19-036U, but it could be R, S, or T, those are still pretty close
together. Here is the latest TLE for 19036U

1 44357U 19036U   19178.41227610  .00060436  00000-0  94415-3 0  9996
2 44357  28.5325 187.1376 0389997 127.0282 350.5130 14.97361557   296

NORAD is releasing new keps for these several times a day as they refine
them, so even if this is the right bird expect these to be worthless in a
couple days.

Steve K4HG

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