SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 476
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, 1993
All information in this publication was received between
May 25, 1993, and June 24, 1993.
A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates.
USSPACECOM Catalog numbers are in parentheses.
1993-037A (22684) STS 57 Jun 21 1993-035A (22671) Molniya 1-86 May 26
-036A (22675) Cosmos 2251 Jun 16
B. Text of Launch Announcements.
STS 57, a U.S.A. shuttle spacecraft, was launched from Cape Canaveral
at 09:07 UT. It carried the SPACEHAB-01 research laboratory, designed
for six experiments on material science and six biotechnology
experiments. In addition, it was also expected to conduct five
experiments of interest to JSC, one experiment relatable to a future
space station, and one designed to grow non-linear optical crystals.
STS 57 retrieved the EUREKA spacecraft that had been released from a
previous shuttle. Initial orbital parameters are period 93.5 min,
apogee 483 km, perigee 407 km, and inclination 28.4 deg.
Cosmos 2251, a C.I.S. spacecraft, was launched from Plesetsk by a
Cosmos carrier rocket. Initial orbital parameters are period 101 min,
apogee 821 km, perigee 783 km, and inclination 74 deg.
Molniya 1-86, a C.I.S. communications spacecraft, was launched from
Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Molniya booster at 04:07 UT. Initial orbital
parameters are period 12 hr, 17 min; apogee 40,883 km; perigee 454 km;
and inclination 62.7 deg.
C. Spacecraft Particularly Suited for International Participation
- 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.
- Global Positioning System satellites useful for navigational
purposes and geodetic studies. To see a list select here.
- Actual decays/landings of payload spacecraft and rocket bodies (R/B)
only. Additional information is not available.
Designations Common Name 1993
1993-033A (22663) RESURS F-17 20 Jun
1993-035B (22672) R/B MOLNIYA 1-86 16 Jun
1993-025B (22634) R/B MOLNIYA 3-44 30 May
1993-021A (22592) COSMOS 2240 07 May
- Miscellaneous Items. (This section contains information/data that
are entered on occasion and may not be repeated in each issue of the
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Last updated: 24 May 1995, EVB II