Re: End of the world?

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Sun Aug 08 2004 - 18:00:49 EDT

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    > For those of us such as I who enjoy watching many satellites,  including
    space junk (e.g., Centaurs, flashing geosynchs, etc.), just for fun, it's
    sounding like the end is nigh.  It's been fun for 8.5 years....
    Maybe it's  the end of the world as we know it[*].  And maybe we should feel
    fine about that, or at least inspired to create an interesting afterlife.
    I.e., how hard would it be, absent OIG/NORAD,  to maintain adequate TLEs on
    the brighter satellites that people actually watch, maybe even some others?
    Certainly the record of the folks here maintaning elements for non-OIG
    satellites seems to indicate some possibilities.  And I've been encouraged
    that the HearSat list has shown some interest in keeping track of their sats
    by radio means.
    [*] Or not. I don't have the impression that the US government has its act
    together as yet.
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