NOSS 1-6 plume shield recovered

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:50:33 -0400
I have determined that the UNID discovered by Cees Bassa on Jun 3 UTC, assigned the temporary designation 15654A /
99448, is the plume shield of the NOSS 1-6 launch. Below is the current TLE, with the correction designation.

NOSS 1-6 PS                                             459 X 1257 km
1 14691U 84012B   15157.21577995  .00040840  00000-0  52880-2 0    04
2 14691  63.2750 103.4606 0551462  85.7000 280.6841 14.10126829    02 
Arc 20150603.97-0606.24 WRMS resid 0.012 totl 0.010 xtrk

It was last observed a year ago. Kevin Fetter discovered it as an UNID, then observed it a second time, which enabled a
reasonably accurate orbit to be determined. Mike McCants made the identification.

Below are the new observations reported by Cees and myself, with the correct designation.

14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231414840 17 25 1910121+163857 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231417761 17 25 1911638+153256 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231421038 17 25 1913263+142115 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231423896 17 25 1914768+132117 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231531480 17 25 1936832-024853 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231537779 17 25 1938315-034935 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231547661 17 25 1940427-051832 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150603231555735 17 25 1942101-062672 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230410900 17 25 1842066+143594 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230412776 17 25 1843499+135433 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230415558 17 25 1845301+125432 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230418278 17 25 1846987+115762 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230420499 17 25 1848318+111268 37 S
14691 84 012B   4171 E 20150604230421579 17 25 1849113+105122 37 S
14691 84 012B   2701 G 20150606054315880 17 25 1129078+392136 66 S
14691 84 012B   2701 G 20150606054322250 17 25 1138799+390738 28 S

Ted Molczan


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