Current TLEs (NOT)

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Sat Nov 01 2003 - 15:37:41 EST

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    Has any one a clue as to why most TLEs from OIG are approaching two
    days of age?  I'm aware we had some very significant solar activity
    this past week (which gave us here in NJ, USA, a nice aurora display
    Thursday evening) which, among other effects significantly increased
    the atmospheric drag for some satellites [thus making fresh elements
    more necessary], but was there some subtle terrestrial phenomenon
    causing the apparent cessation of current TLEs for most satellites?
    Just wondering. (Usually, my impatience causes me to ask such questions
    sooner ... which then almost guarantees the prompt issuing of fresh
    Ed Light
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