Re: chronology of designation of in OIG

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 13:21:36 EDT

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    At 18:54 1/10/01 +0200, you wrote:
    >May be they register A for the first object they detect and identify, B
    >for the second, etc...
    Not really, that would mean that many rocket bodies and debris would get an
    A designation and that isn't the case.  Most payloads get the first
    However, the first satellite beeing catalogued was not Sputnik 1 but its
    rocket !
    rocket=1957-alpha1(now 1957-1A)
    Sputnik 2= 1957-alpha2(now 1957-1B)
    So strictly spoken, the first satellite was its rocket and not the
    payload(chicken and egg question here)
    Tristan Cools
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