1997-025A (24808) THOR 2A 20 May 1997-020D (24795) IRIDIUM 5 05 May 1997-024A (24806) Cosmos 2343 15 May 1997-020C (24794) IRIDIUM 6 05 May 1997-023A (24804) STS 84 15 May 1997-020B (24793) IRIDIUM 7 05 May 1997-022A (24800) Cosmos 2342 14 May 1997-020A (24792) IRIDIUM 8 05 May 1997-021A (24798) DONGFANGHONG 3 11 May 1997-019A (24786) GOES 10 25 Apr 1997-020E (24796) IRIDIUM 4 05 May
The last full list appeared as a part of SPX 520. The list will reappear only after major updates to the list are available.
Carsten Groen-Nielsen of the VEGA Space Systems Engineering company reports that Meteosat 3 listed in the section remains deactivated since late 1995.
High precision (<20 cm) GPS constellation tracking data obtained from the network of about 80 dedicated global stations that are of interest to geodetic study may be obtained through the following services provided by the International Association of Geodesy (IGS)
FTP: igscb.jpl.nasa.gov [directory /igscb] WWW: http://igscb.jpl.nasa.gov/ E-mail: email@example.com
The standard format of the GPS situation appeared in SPX-518. It will not be repeated since an excellent source of trajectory- and science-related GPS information is at http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/gps/gps.html#DODSystem It provides many links to GPS related databases.
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general COSMOS series. The COSMOS numbers (nnnn) invoked by USSPACECOM have often differed from the numbers (NNNN) associated in Russia; when different, the USSPACECOM COSMOS numbers are shown in parentheses. The corresponding GLONASS numbers are Russian numbers, followed by the numbers in parentheses that are sometimes attributed to them outside Russia.
The operating frequencies in MHz are computed from the channel number K. Frequencies (MHz) = 1602.0 + 0.5625K and L2 = 1246.0 + 0.4375K.
The standard format of the GLONASS situation appeared in SPX-515. It will not be repeated in view of the excellent updated source at: http://www.rssi.ru/SFCSIC/glonass.html maintained by the Coordinational Scientific Information Center (CSIC),Russian Space Forces.
Designations Common Name 1997 1997-023A (24804) STS 84 Landed on 24 May 1997-024B (24807) R/B SOYUZ-U 20 May
It has come to the notice of SPACEWARN office that the Pegasus XL rocket 1997-018B (24780) that launched the MINISAT (1997-018A, 24779) has a microcapsule, appropriately named Celestis, containing the ashes of some long-dead people and that more such capsules may be available for past and future ashes.
Planned Spacecraft Mission 13/1100 Z MAY "97 FM CRL KOKUBUNJI JAPAN 232611 DEMPA J TO COSPAE/ISES WORLD WARNING AGENCY FOR SATELLITES WORLD DATA CENTER-A FOR R & S, NASA/GSFC CODE 633, GREENBELT, MERYLAND, 20771.USA PRELAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT Spacecraft name Communications and broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite(COMETS) Planned Launch DATE August 18.1997 Country Japan Orbit Type Geo-stationary Satellite Orbit Perigee approx. 35786km Apogee approx. 35786km Weight approx. 2166kg (Beginning of life) Orbit Period approx. 23h 56m Geographic Longitude 121.0 degree East Longitudinal Tolerance +/- 0.1degree Transmitting Frequencies *2269.680 MHz 3 W & Output Power *2025.000 MHz 75 W ( 2044.250 MHz) ( 2076.479 MHz) ( 2076.940 MHz) 50 W ( 2096.730 MHz) ( 2106.400.MHz) *19685.000 MHz 30 W *20095.000 MHz 0.3 W *20115.000 MHz 0.3 W *20165.000 MHz 0.15 W *20370.000 MHz 3.8 W *20700.000 MHz 250 W Transmitting Frequencies *20982.000 MHz 23 W *23157.052 MHz 2.5 W *43746.000 MHz 26 W End of mission period of 3 years Launch Organization National Space Development Agency of Japan Spacecraft Missions The Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite (COMETS) is a research and development satellite aimed at developing new technology in communications and broadcasting fields such as inter-orbit communications, advanced satellite broadcasting, advanced mobile satellite communications, and upgrading large geo-stationary satellites. It is also used for conducting experiments and verifying the above subjects. *NAME COMETS *Lift-off Time(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SEC 1997 08 18 06 50 00 *EPOCH(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SEC : 1997 08 18 07 17 12.320 *OSCULATING ORBITAL ELEMENTS(NOMINAL) S.M.AIS (km) : 24491.180 ECCEN. : 0.7293718 INCL. (deg) : 28.500 ASC.NODE (deg) : 105.631 ARG.PER (deg) : 179.000 M.ANOM (deg) : 0.801 ______________________________
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