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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 orbit; I don't know why. Of the four objects you mention, TESS and IBEX are tracked by the people operating those missions. I know of no public data for IBEX, ...


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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 can track an object at Geosynchronous orbit that is about the side of IBEX. It seems that it can only be tracked when it is at it's closest, and there are ...


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