Re: Space Track augmentation(?)

From: Brian Weeden via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:30:17 -0400
They're adding TLEs for analyst satellites to Space Track. These are
objects that they track regularly but have not yet (or cannot) correlate to
a specific launch and thus can't put into the official catalog. There are
several thousand of them.



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Brian



On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:24 PM, Allen Thomson via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

> I don't know what this PR emanation actually means, but it might be
> worthwhile to keep an eye on Space Track.
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> http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/494687/officials-expand-space-tracking-website.aspx
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> Officials expand space-tracking website
> By Amaani Lyle, DOD News, Defense Media Activity / Published August 26,
> 2014
>
> WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Defense Department officials announced additions to
> its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website.
>
> In a recent telephone interview with DOD News, Maj. Gen. David D.
> Thompson, U.S. Strategic Command’s director of plans and policy at Offutt
> Air Force Base, Nebraska, said the release of new high-quality positional
> information on space debris of an unknown origin will help owner-operators
> better protect their satellites from objects and ultimately create less
> space debris.
>
> “We run a predictive program that shows where the objects are, where they
> will be in the future, and the potential for these objects to run into each
> other,” Thompson said.
>
> Thompson explained that most of the debris that is considered “objects of
> unknown origin” resulted from launches or space collisions, but has not
> been definitively identified by source.
>
> [etc.]
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