Aw man. I really wanted this whole thing to have been a smokescreen for a secretly successful launch.
But bringing it up again, after the initial hoo-hah and died down, and then linking it to a specific part... that's too detailed.
I now believe this satellite is at the bottom of the ocean, and not going to be discovered by an amateur radio astronomer, flying stealthily in the night skies...
Kinda sad about that.