email@example.com asked- >Did anybody observe the japanese satellite HALCA, which is used for >VLBI radio interferometry? >I couldn't identify the satellite with the common name query on the OIG >page. >Can anybody give cross references, catalog numberr or COSPAR designation? I've got the satellite listed as Muses-B (prelaunch designation) and Haruka as its on-orbit designation. It's catalog number is 24720 and COSPAR id is 1997 5A. Launch occured on February 12, 1997 on an M-V launch vehicle. Philip Chien, KC4YER Earth News world (in)famous writer, science fiction fan, ham radio operator, all-around nice guy, etc.