[amsat-bb] FO-29 orbit number wrong

Pedro Converso pconver at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 18:23:03 UTC 2016

Hello Perry,

You are right, problem shows due orbit number in TLE Keps is just 5 digits.

Therefore after 99999 , counts goes to 0.

In fact FO-29 is now at orbit 100,044 , same happens with ISS and AO-7.

I have accounted for this on http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm that show
correct and updated Orbit Numbers for satellites old enough to have
overflowed the Orbit number.

73, lu7abf, Pedro

On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Perry Yantis <py41 at att.net> wrote:
> I see that the newest keps I downloaded yesterday has the wrong orbit number for FO-29!!!The last time I worked FO-29 was on 10/31/16 at 1619 gmt and the orbit number was 99797.
> Now I get an orbit number in the 50's.Has anyone else noticed this???? Perry WB8OTH
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