The classified elements zip file
This file is updated whenever I receive and process new observations.
The integrated tles elements zip file
This file is updated every day at 12 Noon and about 6 or 7 PM Central time. It contains some tles from the classified file that have been integrated to the present date using either the int2 or the int3 program.
Here is a discussion of the methods used for this integration.
The integrated cogo tles elements zip file is no longer being generated.
The new cogo tles are in classfd.zip and they are integrated in inttles.zip.
The iridium comments page
This web page contains comments about which objects are assumed to be operational, which are assumed to be spares, and which are known to be tumbling.
Current tles can be obtained from T. S. Kelso's web site: iridium.txt
Names and data for objects that would be in the "mccants" file: mcnames.zip. This file is for use with the xf6 selection program. This file will be updated periodically. (8/18/16)
The description of the fields after the name is given on this page.
The mcnames file has a different definition of standard magnitude compared to the quicksat.mag file. See this description of the differences.
Names for objects that would be in the "visual" file: vsnames.zip. This file is for use with the xf6 selection program. This file will be updated periodically. (12/19/14)
Jonathan McDowell has "history" files on individual objects (up to Feb., 2005) at: