RE: Newbee Question

Ted Molczan (
Mon, 30 Dec 1996 12:31:09 -0500

Kent Frazier asked:

>My question is:  What does the "R/B" stand for after some of the object
>names?  For example:
>NORAD#:  00876  OBJECT NAME:  Cosmos 44
>NORAD#:  00877  OBJECT NAME:  Cosmos 44 R/B

R/B means rocket body - it is an upper stage of
the rocket that placed the payload in orbit.
R/B is not the only designation you will see for
rockets; I use an r instead.

Ted Molczan