RE: object still near the ISS

From: Erkenswick, Tom M. \(JSC-CM341\) via Seesat-l <"Erkenswick,>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:27:33 +0000
It's probably the retired JEM ICS-EF, which was jettisoned from ISS on Friday.  From https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/ and https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2020/02/21/iss-daily-summary-report-2212020/:

ISS Daily Summary Report - 2/21/2020

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Inter-orbit Communication System (ICS)-Exposed Facility (EF) Jettison: At 12:50 CT today, robotics ground controllers commanded an SSRMS disposal jettison of the retired JEM ICS-EF, a sub-component of the JEM ICS communications system. The Kibo Inter-Orbit Communication System (ICS) provided an independent intercommunications network between the Kibo module and Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The ICS-EF was launched on the STS-127 mission (2J/A) in July of 2009, and was attached to the Exposed Facility Unit (EFU)-7 where it was in service until August of 2017. Kibo science data is now delivered via the ISS Ku-band system which utilizes the expanded coverage of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) network.


Tom


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Op 24-2-2020 om 12:31 schreef Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l:
> I went to observe a pass of the ISS, and see where the other object 
> was, that I has observed yesterday.
> 
> It was still near the ISS, and could see both in the same feild of view.
> 


Anyone any idea what this object is? There does not appear to be an obvious candidate, other than one of the recently released cubesats, which however are very small.

- Marco


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