The following satellites have decayed from orbit and have been removed
from this weeks distribution:
CHALLENGER - NASA CAT ID 42721 - decayed 8-12-2018
DUTHSAT - NASA CAT ID 42724 - decayed 8-26-2018
The following satellite has been removed from this weeks distribution:
OBJECT PJ - NASA CAT ID 43597 is NOT SiriusSat 2.
Detailed doppler measurements show that SiriusSat 2 is NORAD CAT ID
43596. Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO for the identification.
The following satellites have been added to this week's AMSAT-NA TLE
SiriusSat 1 - NORAD CAT ID 43595
OBJECT PH - NORAD CAT ID 43596.
OBJECT PJ - NORAD CAT ID 43597.
Note that SiriusSAT 2 is either OBJECT PH or PJ.
Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO.
The following satellites have been renamed:
UiTMSat 1 is now NORAD CAT ID 43589. (was OBJECT PD)
Maya 1 is now NORAD CAT ID 43590. (was OBJECT PE)
Bhutan 1 is now NORAD CAT ID 43591. (was OBJECT PF)
Thanks to DK3WN for identification.
The following satellites have been removed form the AMSAT-NA TLE
OBJECT NU - NORAD CAT ID 43546 (CUBERRT)
OBJECT NV - NORAD CAT ID 43547 (TEMPEST-D)
OBJECT NW - NORAD CAT ID 43548 (?)
OBJECT NX - NORAD CAT ID 43549 (HALOSAT)
OBJECT NY - NORAD CAT ID 43550 (?)
Note also that the Chinese lunar orbiting satellites DSLWP-A and DSLWP-B
May 20, 2018) have been given new OSCAR designations as follows:
DSLWP-A is now Lunar OSCAR-93 (LO-93).
DSLWP-B is now Lunar OSCAR-94 (LO-94).
LO-93 (DSLWP-A) was lost after one day in orbit but signals were heard from
Thanks to Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA (OSCAR Number Administrator).
LO-93 and LO-94 do not have NORAD CAT ID's since they orbit the moon and are
included in the AMSAT-NA TLE distribution. (Just point your antenna at the
The following objects which are BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1
have been have been added to the distribution list this week:
OBJECT PD - NORAD CAT ID 43589
OBJECT PE - NORAD CAT ID 43590
OBJECT PF - NORAD CAT ID 43591
Awaiting identification of who is who.
Also note that BEESAT-3 is now listed as NORAD CAT ID 39135. Change by
(Thanks to Merlin Barschke for pointing out this correction.)