Re: Debris count

From: George Olshevsky (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 14:38:48 EDT

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    On 9/25/07, Leo Barhorst <> wrote:
    > The large number of debris from 1999-25 and 1999-57 prompted me
    > to make a Excelroutine that after entering the fragment characters it
    > returns the fragmentnumber.
    > A bias value is entered to deal with the 'normal' pieces of a launch.
    > 1999-25CWT is #2246 (4 regular pieces)
    > 1999-57 QZ is #383 (2 regular pieces, but fragment LY is double)
    > Anyone interested in the small Excel routine please send me an email
    > and I'll mail it to you.
    This might save me a little hand-calculator work from time to time! I
    just calculated the same number independently, so I can still do
    simple arithmetic.
    I don't think LY is doubled any more. There's just one LY, #26751. The
    other number may have been reassigned.
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