[Iaude] MPEC E109: RETRACTION OF 2018 DM4 [a=2.95, e=0.51, i=10.3, H=19.9]

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Wed Mar 14 17:19:17 EDT 2018

M.P.E.C. 2018-E109                               Issued 2018 Mar. 14, 21:07 UT
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                            RETRACTION OF 2018 DM4

     The designation 2018 DM4, announced on DOU MPEC 2018-E82, is being
retracted.  The object is on a geocentric orbit and was added to the MPC's
DASO page (https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/artsats/artsats.html) on
Feb. 23, but for some reason, was not removed from the NEOCP at that time.
It was then designated during a bulk removal of confirmed but poorly-observed
objects from the NEOCP.

     Since the designation 2018 DM4 never appeared in a permanent MPC
publication, the designation will be recorded as "omitted".

Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2018 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2018-E109

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