Re: NORAD 40050

From: wkitty42_at_gmail.com via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:32:36 -0400
On 10/23/2014 11:02 PM, Henry Hallam wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:01 PM, wkitty42_at_gmail.com via Seesat-l
> <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>>
>> does anyone have an idea what NORAD 40050 is supposed to be? it hasn't been
>> updated at space-track yet...
 >
 > I believe it was a placeholder for the BRITE-CA 2 (BRITE-Montreal)
 > nanosatellite intended to be deployed from the June 19th Dnepr launch
 > (COSPAR 2014-033).  The satellite was apparently not successfully
 > deployed from the upper stage.

ahhh... i remember updating wikipedia about the montreal unit not separating... 
i hadn't thought about it being that missing assignment...

if that is what it is, then i'll probably assign it in my stuff and point it to 
the rocket stage where its launcher was mounted (2014-033AP) since those two 
will have the same TLE values... orbit data for that object's TLE from Oct 18 
2014 indicates a 608x1453x97 orbit which is matched/confirmed by JSR:699...

valid concept?? perhaps space-track and/or their providers might do the same?

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