Short Satelem

Allen Thomson (
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 18:03:05 -0700

Ralph McConahy <> asked:

>The latest file posted to
> contains only about
>1700 TLEs. Some of the missing TLEs are:
>Does anyone know if this abbreviated list is a permanent thing or will it
>back to its full size next week?

I  posted just those 1700 TLEs because they were the only new ones I could
get since the previous satelem.

As the producer of satelem,  I certainly hope that the abbreviated form is
only due to the holidays.  But, until the government decides that it's not a
danger to US national security to release the entire file for general access
on OIG or elsewhere, one can't promise anything.