[Neocp_artsats] ST22G18 = 2019-040A = Spektr-RG
pluto at projectpluto.com
Sat Jul 30 09:55:48 EDT 2022
As above. This object is at the earth-sun L2 point, and maneuvers
every few months, often ending up on NEOCP in the process. It was
found about 40' off prediction, so it probably maneuvered a few weeks
ago. Possibly longer; I usually get incidental astrometry from ATLAS
for it, but they last got it on May 4.
I've updated TLEs and submitted an artsat ID to MPC, so it should
come off NEOCP and stay off for at least a few days. The current arc
isn't all that long, so we may need more observations in a week or so.
It's also possible that now that the TLEs are good, I'll start seeing
astrometry for it from ATLAS again. So targeted observations may not
really be needed.
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