What I thought was a good identification of the satellites launched on
9/17/2012 ELaNa launch was incorrect. The identification of the objects in
the cluster of satellites is still unsure.
Therefore, I must start over naming the satellites by Object C, Object D,
and so on. Yes, very disappointing. This can be a long process particularly
if the cluster takes a long time to disperse.
The objects that I have included in the KEPs this week are as follows:
Object D - Cat # 38761
Object E - Cat # 38762
Object F - Cat # 38763
Object G - Cat # 38764
Object H - Cat # 38765
Object J - Cat # 38766
I depend on you all to help identify the actual names of these satellites. I
can add or subtract from this list as necessary. Please listen to the
downlink frequencies of these satellites and by observing the AOS and LOS
times, determine which object is which.
You can go to http://amsat.org/pipermail/ans/2012/000651.html to find the
downlink frequencies for each satellite. Click on the previous ANS until
you see ANS 260. The first article in ANS 260 has the frequencies to listen
Thanks for your help and I will give credit as credit is due.
Sorry for the late KEPs this week. My father (90 Years old) is in hospital
with pneumonia, but is doing well and will go home next week. I dropped
everything to be with him.
Japan's PROITERES satellite has been successfully launched from India's ISRO
Satish Dhawan Space center on 9-9-12 at 04:23 UTC. I have not seem KEPs for
this news satellite, but will keep looking. See
http://www.oit.ac.jp/elc/~satellite/index-e.html for details.