Re: Space Track augmentation(?)

From: Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:44:33 -0400
Cool. So the 80000 series objects?
(I really hope they have a plan for when the main satcat hits that
number...)


On 26 August 2014 20:30, Brian Weeden via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
wrote:

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