[aprssig] Designation for PSAT2

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Thu Jun 27 22:53:39 EDT 2019

> On Jun 25, 2019, at 8:33 AM, Max Harper via aprssig <aprssig at lists.tapr.org> wrote:
> Yes, the keplerian elements or TLE is what I'm looking for. I didn't know that AMSAT assigned the numbers like NO-84 so I'll just have to wait for them to assign a designation to PSAT2.
The Falcon Heavy launch was designated 19-036 in NORAD elements, and there were more than 20 satellites from that one launch (designated by a final letter). Watching when IGates receive the beacons, my wild-ass guess is PSAT2 is 19-036U, but it could be R, S, or T, those are still pretty close together. Here is the latest TLE for 19036U

1 44357U 19036U   19178.41227610  .00060436  00000-0  94415-3 0  9996
2 44357  28.5325 187.1376 0389997 127.0282 350.5130 14.97361557   296

NORAD is releasing new keps for these several times a day as they refine them, so even if this is the right bird expect these to be worthless in a couple days.

Steve K4HG

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