This week's AMSAT TLE distribution reflects the following satellite name
change per AMSAT News Service Bulletin 135.01 dated May 14, 2020:
HuskySat 1 (NORAD Cat. ID 45119) is now HO-107 (HuskySat-OSCAR 107) per Drew
Glasbrenner, KO4MA AMSAT VP Operations (and OSCAR Numbers).
The following satellites have been identified and their NORAD Cat IDs have
been changed as follows:
AztechSat 1 - NORAD Cat ID 45261.
QARMAN - NORAD Cat ID 45263.
Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO for the identification of these satellites.
The following satellites have been and added to this week's AMSAT-NA TLE
Phoenix - NORAD Cat ID 45258.
Quetzal 1 - NORAD Cat ID 45598.
Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO for the identification of these satellites
Guatemala's first satellite QUETZAL-1 was deployed from the ISS on April 28,
2020. Below is a TLE set for QUETZAL-1
QUETZAL-1 will send mostly telemetry of its health status. It also has a
camera that will take pictures of the earth.
A downlink of 4800 bps GMSK on 437.200 MHz has been coordinated with the
See AMSAT-UK website at
https://amsat-uk.org/2020/04/30/guatemala-quetzal-1-cubesat/ for more info.
1 45598U 98067RL 20123.49846198 .00008475 00000-0 15720-3 0 9990
2 45598 51.6450 214.5908 0002193 263.8257 183.8606 15.49834326 660
AMSAT-NA Orbital Elements Manager
The following satellites have decayed from orbit and have been removed from
this week's AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution:
ALMASAT-1 - NORAD Cat ID 38078 (Decayed from orbit April 25, 2020).
nSIGHT1 - NORAD Cat ID 42726 (Decayed from orbit April 25, 2020).
The following satellite has been activated and added to this week's AMSAT-NA
RS-44 - NORAD Cat ID 44909.
Per Nico Janssen, PA0PLO concerning RS-44:
"The new amateur payload DOSAAF 85 (RS-44) appears to work very well.
Doppler measurements confirm that it is indeed object 44909,
2019-096E. The satellite identifies itself as "RS44" (i.e. Radio
Sputnik 44) on its CW beacon on 435.6043 kHz. The passband is
about 63 kHz wide. It may also have a downlink between 2400 and
2485 MHz. The frequencies of RS44/DOSAAF 85 have not been IARU
coordinated. The satellite is in an elliptical orbit with a perigee of
1175 km, an apogee of 1511 km and an inclination of 82.5 degrees.
The payload is apparently attached to the Breeze-KM upper stage of
a Rokot launch vehicle that launched three Gonets satellites on
December 26, 2019. It was originally expected to launch in 2015.
It is based on the Yubileiniy platform."