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Offline jcm

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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #420 on: 05/23/2013 02:34 AM »
So they fixed up the designator for the Cygnus mass simulator, but not for the Dove 1 nanosatellite, which is 39144 (they still have that catalog number mistakenly assigned to the Phonesat "Alexander").  I did already notify JSpOC about this a few weeks ago... I wonder if it will ever be corrected.  I wonder how many other historical objects are misidentified.  I guess now that everything has reentered it doesn't make too much difference.

I would say misidentifications run at the few percent level. As I slowly trawl the satcat with a fine toothcomb, I come across them here and there, like 05426, which is labelled as debris from a Soviet lunar lander test but is actually a despin weight from the French Eole satellite.
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Re: LIVE: Orbital Antares A-ONE LAUNCH ATTEMPT 3 UPDATE THREAD
« Reply #421 on: 05/24/2013 05:02 PM »
Or 06731 and 06732, labelled as Explorer 23 debris but actually S-2 retro-rocket covers from the Skylab launch.

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