Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO for the following updates to the
AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution:
Cubesat Atlantis, object 42737, has recently reentered and
has been removed from the TLE Distribution.
SNUSAT 1, object 42733, is not active. But its brother (or
sister?), SNUSAT 1B,object 42727, is active on downlink
SNUSAT 1, object 42733 has been removed.
SNUSAT 1B, object 42727 has been added.
Note that these last two cubesats are not correct in the
Space-Track catalog. Their NORAD CAT ID's have been
reversed. Nico has informed Space-Track of this issue.
If you remember, SNUSAT 1 and SINUSAT 1B were part
of 10 QB50 satellites were launched from the ISS on
May 27, 2017. A total of 27 satellites deployed
from the ISS from May 5 through May 27, 2017.
Which could explain the confusion.
I am pleased to announce that AMSAT's request to re-distribute JSpOC
Keplerian elements from SpaceTrack has been approved for the period
April 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019. Our USSTRATCOM ODR (Orbital Data Request)
to distribute the AMSAT-NA TLEs was approved on March 27, 2018.
Thanks to JSpOC, Perry Klein, W3PK and Paul Williamson, KB5MU for their
help in this process.
We are "good to go" for another year.
On another note, sadly, the PICSAT team has announced today that PICSAT
is no longer operational. But, I will continue to carry PICSAT TLEs for