RE: SpaceTrack added 478 "TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED" for their line 0

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:52:38 -0400
Tom Wagner wrote:

> A friend of mine, who is not a member of SeeSat-L pointed out that this morning the
> SpaceTrack list added 478 new objects that all have "TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED" for their line 0.
> Does anyone know what those are? A new batch of space debris?

They are indeed most likely debris. They are known as analyst objects, which are reliably tracked objects that have yet
to be correlated with a launch. Therefore, they do not have an international designator. Space Track has made them
public since October 2018.

Ted Molczan

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