Re: Notice on space track site

From: Henry Hallam via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:15 -0700
The data was of pretty poor quality anyway, wide variations between
objects that were known to be physically identical, and no sigmas
provided.
But still, I'd rather have it than not :(
Henry

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:57 AM, Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l
<seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> This is too bad. I guess someone decided these should not be public. Even
> worse, currently  "SMALL" will mean either small or unknown - there are a
> lot of zeroes in the RCSVALUE field that aren't real zeroes, just 'not
> measured' and now it won't be possible to distinguish these from
> measured small values unless they tweak their plan.
>    - Jonathan
>
>
> On 23 July 2014 05:06, Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> wrote:
>
>> What has appeared.
>>
>> USSTRATCOM has added scaling of RCS values to the SATCAT. Until 18 Aug 14,
>> there will be a dual-feed of both current values (RCSVALUE) & scaled values
>> (RCS_SIZE). RCS_SIZE has 3 values: Small (< 0.1m2), Medium (0.1m2 – 1m2), &
>> Large (>1m2). Space-Track will show only scaled values starting 18 Aug
>> (RCSVALUE will show static value of 0 in satcat, satcat_debut, & decay
>> classes). There is no change to CDM spaceflight safety notification info or
>> procedures. Contact admin_at_space-track for more info.
>>
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