Re: chronology of designation of in OIG

Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 04:20:05 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...
    That was the original scheme. Later on it was changed so that primary payload
    was A. Additional payloads would be B, C  etc.
    Rocket took B or next available letter.
    Debris continued with whatever letters were next.
    There are occasional departures from this.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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