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It appears the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite had an attached experimental subsatellite, the NovaWurks PODSAT, ejected from it after insertion into orbit.— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) March 8, 2018
@planet4589 9 ч.
В ответ @Skitt0608
The fact that the gap was left for object B and has now been filled may indicate that the ejection only happened today. (and @Skitt0608 knew about it in advance) .. or that it was only tracked today because it was small and in a high orbit.
@13ericralph31 4 ч.
В ответ @ShuttleAlmanac
I believe PODSAT was funded by DARPA as a tech demonstrator. So that would explain the secrecy, I suppose...
@planet4589 3 ч.
В ответ @Skyrocket71
Yes. Now trying to confirm it really is NovaWurks and not just SSL/MDA
sslmda.com/pods/index.html - it's been suggested that these are the same project with SSL and NovaW being partners on the DARPA contract but I can't find any doc that says that. Do you have independent info?