Things happen fast in the amateur satellite world!
On December 9, 2022, CAMSAT's CAS-5A satellite was launched on a Smart
Dragon-3 Y1 launch vehicle from the Chinese sea launch platform in the
Yellow Sea. See AMSAT News Service Bulletin ANS-345 (Dated December 11,
2022) for transponder data.
At the request of CAMSAT and the CAS-5A team, AMSAT has designated the
satellite as Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118) on December 15, 2022. See Drew
Glasbrenner, KO4MA and OSCAR Number Administrator's bulletin entitled
"CAS-5A Designated Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118)" (dated December 15, 2022) for
Originally FO-118 was thought to be NORAD Cat ID 54682, but more recent TLE
have revealed that CAS 5A is actually object 54684 (2022-167C). Thanks to
Nico Janssen, PA0DLO, for the update on the correct NORAD Cat ID for FO-118
Therefore, the following satellite has been added to this week's AMSAT-NA
FO-118 NORAD Cat ID 54684.
AMSAT-NA Orbital Elements Manager