Re: Sputnik 1 and 2 TLE

Bill Bard (wtba@eci-esyst.com)
29 Aug 1997 05:52:21 -0400

A good standard would be for prelaunch elements (ie until a catalog 
number has been assigned), the catalog number should be (as a minimum) 
9XXXX, where X is originator defined. These numbers shouldn't be used for =

a while and the only confusion will be between other prelaunch elements.

Bill Bard
wtba@eci-esyst.com