Re: UNID from 2014-02-14

From: <wkitty42_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:57:57 -0500
On 2/15/2014 5:35 AM, Leo Barhorst wrote:
> Yesterday I reported:
> 99999 14 545A   4172 G 20140214045100417 17 25 0324994+594543 37 S
> 99999 14 545A   4172 G 20140214045110396 17 25 0302472+601432 37 S
>
> Reviewing the images again the UNID was in exact the same orbit as 16624 1986-14E NOSS 7(E).
> But the time of 16624 with TLE of 14-02-14 is 4.5 minutes earlier, when passing the observed spot.
> No other sats fit with the UNID. Checked with the SatTrack full catalog download of 2014-02-15.
>
> So could it be another 1986-14 object?
>
> In classfd.tle only TLE’s for objects A, E, F and H.
> As it was bright it could be 1986 14 B, the NOSS 7 rocket.

FWIW: Dr. Jonathan's satcat.txt has the following for the 1986-014 launch...


S016591 1986-014A      USA-15                                   PARCAE 8 
          NRO/USN      1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1990 Apr 27 
LEO/I      107.44   1080 x   1137 x  63.4
S016592 1986-014B      MSD plume shield                         - 
          USN          1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1997 Nov 22 
LEO/I      107.01    869 x   1308 x  63.3
S016622 1986-014C      USA-16 cover?                            SSU cover? 
          USN          1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1997 Nov 22 
LEO/I      107.43    870 x   1345 x  63.4
S016623 1986-014D      USA-17 cover?                            SSU cover? 
          USN          1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1990 May  7 
LEO/I      107.44   1039 x   1178 x  63.3
S016624 1986-014E      USA-16                                   SSU 
          NRO/USN      1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1992 Nov 25 
LEO/I      107.43   1038 x   1178 x  63.4
S016625 1986-014F      USA-17                                   SSU 
          NRO/USN      1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1992 Nov 19 
LEO/I      107.43   1038 x   1178 x  63.4
S016630 1986-014G      USA-18 cover?                            SSU cover? 
          USN          1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1997 Nov 22 
LEO/I      107.42    878 x   1337 x  63.4
S016631 1986-014H      USA-18                                   SSU 
          NRO/USN      1986 Feb  9 In Earth orbit                1990 May  3 
LEO/I      107.44   1015 x   1202 x  63.4



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