Re: Oldest SAT

=?iso-8859-2?Q?Anton=EDn=20V=EDtek?= (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 12:30:56 +0200

The rule assigning the first letters to the payloads, then to the rocket bodies
and then to debris cann not be obeyed strictly. It happens that parts of the
payload are catalogued at later date - it may be due to the tracking problems or
that the payload splits at later date. Examples are Cosmos recon sats - the
maneuvring engine separates few hours before reentry and many debris items (eg.
detector covers) are catalogued few days after launch.
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