Re: Any "Humanity Star" sightings?

From: Tony Rice via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:11 +0000
I spoke with Morgan Bailey at rocket lab and they are unsure which NORAD id
Humanity Star was assigned. Either 43166 or 43168. They are also estimating
magnitude 0.7

Time will tell.
-Tony

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 6:13 PM Dave Hartzell via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

> I'm pretty sure Humanity Star and other sats (non-maneuverable) went in to
> an orbital inclination of around 83 degree.
>
> The above TLE also matches well to Humanity Star's web site (which clearly
> indicates a polar inclination as well).
>
> So until we know officially, my bet is still on 43166...
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 1:16 PM, Jim Cook via Seesat-l <
> seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Launched from New Zealand last week on a 46 degree inclination, assigned
> > NORAD ID 43163,
> >
> >
> >
> > Has that ID number been officially assigned anywhere specifically to
> > Humanity Star?   I have seen three different IDs from among the 6 objects
> > released, each reported to be Humanity Star.   Yet they all can't be
> > correct.  You have it as 43163.  N2yo.com has it as 43166.
> > Heavens-above.com has it as 43168.
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=43166
> >
> > http://www.heavens-above.com/satinfo.aspx?satid=43168
> >
> >
> >
> > But I haven't seen anything from the Humanity Star staff confirming which
> > one it is.
> >
> >
> > Jim Cook
> > Germantown, MD, US
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Seesat-l Digest, Vol 47, Issue 26
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:18:19 +0000
> > From: Tony Rice <rtphokie_at_gmail.com>
> > To: Charles Phillips <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> > Subject: Any "Humanity Star" sightings?
> > Message-ID:
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> >
> > Launched from New Zealand last week on a 46 degree inclination, assigned
> > NORAD ID 43163, has anyone spotted this meter wide highly reflective
> "disco
> > ball"?  Any magnitude estimates?
> >
> > 1 43163U 18010A 18025.74241954 .00000328 -10343-5 00000+0 0 9998
> > 2 43163 82.9341 134.8637 0176416 206.1648 153.1367 15.52139150 727
> >
> > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5308317/
> > Disco-nights-Rocket-Lab-launches-glinting-sphere-orbit.html
> >
> >
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