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Is TESS really lost? What does Celestrak mean exactly?

You're right; these objects aren't lost. However, Space-Track doesn't actually track a lot of higher-orbiting objects. They just don't seem particularly interested in anything with a multi-day ...
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Has IBEX "gone dark"?

IBEX is a small satellite, with less than 1 square meter of area visible. In addition it is very far out, at the closest point is is 59,000 km or so away from Earth. Space Track has stated that they ...
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