RE: MOS id?

Tristan Cools (
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 10:26:42 +0200 (MET DST)

>In the n2l file, there are MOS 1 (87018A) and MOS 1-B
>(90013A) and their rockets. The 1989 RAE (Royal 
>Aerospace Establishment) Table of Satellites called 87018A 
>MOS 1, but recent NASA Satellite Situation Reports call 
>it MOS 1A.

MOS 1A and MOS 1B have been renamed into Momo 1A and Momo 1B once they were
in orbit.  Maybe we should use those names because they are the 'official'
ones.  MOS means Marine Observation Satellite and Momo is Japanese for
'peach blossom'.

I have never supported changes in nomenclature.  It is often the origin of

Tristan Cools
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