The TLE Lottery pt 2
Just a few minutes after our last post on the subject we received viable information that suggests that FUNcube-1 is actually object 2013-066AE
Here is an email that has just been circulated to the AMSAT-BB
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Object IDs
Hi all, The story so far!
The first object number that was issued for the contents of ISIPOD-1 – ie HinCube, FUNcube-1 and ZAcube was 2013-066B
Some days later, 2 new objects were identified -2013-66AE and 2013-066AF.
Generally we thought that the best fit for FUNcube-1 was object 2013-066AF but more recent evaluations by our expert trackers now shows that FUNcube-1 is most probably 2103-066AE.
They are still only about 100km apart after almost a month in orbit. So we have been correct to hang back a bit before making any claims!
The FUNcube team will monitor results for just a little longer before doing so.
Our “latest tles” page has been updated again to reflect this change!