"Allen Thomson" <email@example.com> said: >Previous posters were correct; NASA now identifies them as > >1998-069D 25564 STS 88 DEB (WIRE CARRIER > >1998-069E 25565 STS 88 DEB (SOCKET) These are fairly small items which I suppose gives some idea of how small a piece in a LEO USSPACECOM can track if it's given an approximate starting orbit. Lead Flight director Bob Castle said that NASA notifies USSPACEOM when items are lost overboard so USSPACEOM doesn't have to try to figure out what they're tracking. The Wire carrier held the "slide wire" which the crew installed on the outside of the Node. The socket is a Portable Foot Restraint (PFR) component which is used to give the spacewalker a movable work location. Philip Chien, KC4YER Earth News world (in)famous writer, science fiction fan, ham radio operator, all-around nice guy, etc.