Mar
13
2009

TLEs – Satellite Name

This post is part of a series on understanding the meaning behind the values contained in a Two Line Element set, or Keplerian Elements. The main article is here.

Satellite Name

Did you really need detail on this one?

This is simply the common name of the satellite. It can be up to 24 characters long.

Examples:

VANGUARD 1
DELTA 1 R/B
FENGYUN 1C DEB
ISS (ZARYA)
ISS DEB (TOOL BAG)
IRIDIUM 33 DEB
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