SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 464

A publication of NASA's National Space Science Data Center/World Data Center-A for Rockets and Satellites on behalf of IUWDS/COSPAR
June 25, 1992

SPACEWARN Activities

All information in this publication was received between May 25, 1992, and June 24, 1992.

A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates.

USSPACECOM Catalog numbers are in parentheses.

1992-033A (21998) RESURS-F15   Jun 23  1992-030E (21980) Cosmos 2191  Jun 03
     032A (21989) INTELSAT K   Jun 10       030D (21979) Cosmos 2190  Jun 03
     031A (21987) EUVE         Jun 07       030C (21978) Cosmos 2189  Jun 03
     030H (21983) Cosmos 2194  Jun 03       030B (21977) Cosmos 2188  Jun 03
     030G (21982) Cosmos 2193  Jun 03       030A (21976) Cosmos 2187  Jun 03
     030F (21981) Cosmos 2192  Jun 03       029A (21975) Cosmos 2186  May 28

B. Text of Launch Announcements.

RESURS-F15, a Russian remote sensing spacecraft, was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Initial orbital parameters were: period 88.6 min,apogee 257 km, perigee 190 km, and inclination 82.3 deg.

INTELSAT K, an ITSO geostationary communications spaceraft was launched by an Atlas-Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral. Initial orbital parameters were: period 630.5 min, apogee 35765 km, perigee 189 km, and inclination 26.7 deg.

EUVE, USA's Extreme Ultra Violet Explorer, was launched by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral. It carried four grazing incidence telescopes, one fixed in the antisolar direction, and the other three rotating about this axis. Initial orbital parameters were: period 94.8 min, apogee 527 km, perigee 515 km, and inclination 28.4 km.

1992-030H, -030G, -030F, -030E, -030D, -030C, -030B, -030A
Cosmos 2194, 2193, 2192, 2191, 2190, 2189, 2188, and 2187 were launched by Russia from Plesetsk Cosmodrome by a single Cosmos carrier rocket. Initial orbital parameters for all of them were: period 115.3 min, apogee 1506 km, perigee 1444 km, and inclination 74 deg.

Cosmos 2186 was launched by the C.I.S from Plesetsk Cosmodrome by a Soyuz booster rocket. Initial orbital parameters were: period 89.7 min, apogee 350 km, perigee 195 km, and inclination 62.9 deg.

C. Spacecraft Particularly Suited for International Participation

Category I
  1. Spacecraft with essentially continuous radio beacons on frequencies less than 150 MHz, or higher frequencies if especially suited for ionospheric or geodetic studies. To see a list select here.

  2. Global Positioning System satellites useful for navigational purposes and geodetic studies. To see a list select here.

  3. Satellites useful for simultaneous observation programs with small cameras; and for gravitational and atmospheric studies. (* indicates updated information since the last issue. The magnitude is an approximation; it assumes 75% illumination of the satellite and 900 km range. SPACEWARN would appreciate suggestions to update this list.)

    Due to budgetary constraints, this category has not been listed.

  4. Satellite objects that are nearing their decay into the atmosphere. (Orbital observations of these objects during the decaying phase are useful for atmospheric studies. Note: For maneuverable spacecraft the prediction may be invalid.)

    Due to budgetary constraints, this category has not been listed.

  5. Actual decays/landings of payload spacecraft and rocket bodies (R/B) only. Additional information is not available.

    Designations          National Name 1992
    1989-026A (19911)     USA 36          Jun 23
    1992-025A (21953)     COSMOS 2185     Jun 11
    1992-029B (21974)     RB/COSMOS 2186  Jun 03
    1992-016A (21920)     COSMOS 2182     May 30
    1992-024A (21951)     RESURS F-14     May 29
    1990-015B (20497)     USA 52          May 24

D. Launching Reports and Updated Information.

Due to budgetary constraints, reports on future launches are not included.

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