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Re: What Satellite is that?



On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Rick Allnutt wrote:
> In the most recent Amateur Radio Keps, UNK3 and UNK4 appear.  I can not find 
> reference to them anywhere on the net except in Kep sets.  What are they?

In the first hours/days after a launch, the keps of a new satellite often 
are named as UNKnown until positive id is made, then the name is changed.

Picosat 3
1 26091U 00004J   00182.09177035  .00001693  00000-0  61298-3 0   646
2 26091 100.2134  46.6916 0036079 115.5323 244.9594 14.34792260 19801
Picosat 4
1 26092U 00004K   00181.57905934  .00001037  00000-0  38194-3 0   614
2 26092 100.2078  46.0453 0038446 117.8169 242.6918 14.34928807 19759
Picosat 5
1 26093U 00004L   00182.13978726  .00001902  00000-0  68146-3 0   731
2 26093 100.2112  46.7854 0038357 116.7803 243.7308 14.35059466 20052
Picosat 6
1 26094U 00004M   00181.60096362  .00001060  00000-0  39196-3 0   503
2 26094 100.2128  46.1049 0037957 117.7430 242.7686 14.34684337 19452

They were to be StenSat, JAK, Thelma & Louise,
but id as to which was which could not be made,
as they failed to transmit after release from OPAL.

Jim, N1DUY@amsat.org
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