1997-064A (25017) USA 133 24 Oct 1997-060A (25006) FOTON 09 Oct 1997-063A (25013) STEP 4 22 Oct 1997-059A (25004) ECHOSTAR 05 Oct 1997-062A (25010) APSTAR 2R 16 Oct 1997-058A (25002) Progress M36 05 Oct 1997-061A (25008) Cassini 15 Oct
The last full list appeared as a part of SPX 520. The list will reappear only after major updates to the list are available.
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.
The latest member of the GPS fleet is NAVSTAR 43 (1997-035A), launched on 23 July 1997.
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 1997-054B (24961) R/B PROGRESS M-36 14 Oct 1997-044B (24910) R/B ATHENA 1 13 Oct 1997-033A (24851) PROGRESS M-35 08 Oct 1997-058B (25003) R/B 07 Oct 1997-055A (24964) STS 86 Landed on 06 Oct 1997-037B (24884) R/B PEGASUS 29 Sep 1997-044A (24909) SSTI LEWIS 28 Sep
There has been no contact with the Mars Pathfinder since 27 September 1997, although it had continued to be operational well beyond the expected 30 days.
After 43 days around Mars, the Mars Global Surveyor mission encountered solar panel problems; further aerobrakings are delayed until analysis of the status of a deformed/flapping solar panel is made.
The perigee of IRS 1D has now been raised from 300 km to the planned 800 km.
INSAT 2D has now been declared inoperational.
SPACEWARN 33854 Prelaunch Announcement Spacecraft Name Engineering Test Satellite-VII (ETS-VII) Planned Launch Date November 19. 1997 Country Japan Orbit Type Low Earth Orbit Orbital altitude approx. 550km Inclination approx. 35.00 degrees Weight approx. 2860kg (beginning of life) Orbit Period approx. 01hour 36min Transmitting Frequencies & Output Power (1) Chaser 2276.99 MHz 20 W 7 W 2 W 11mW 2044.25 MHz 2.1 W 1mW (2) Target 2220.00 MHz 3 W 1.9 W 7mW Probability of survival at the end of mission period of 1.5 years more than 70% Launch Organization National Space Development Agency of Japan Spacecraft Missions The major mission of ETS-VII is to acquire the basic technologies of rendezvous docking and space roboties which are essential to future space activities such as retrieval, resupply and exchange of equipment on orbit. ETS-VII consists of two satellites named "Chaser" and "Target". ETS-VII (Engineering Test Satellite-VII) ORBITAL INFORMATION SPACECRAFT *NAME ETS-VII *Lift-off Time(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SEC 1997 11 18 20 40 00 OSCULATING ORBITAL ELEMENTS AT EPOCH (Time of Satellite Separation 1668.577 seconds after the lift-off) *EPOCH(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SEC 1997 11 18 21 07 48.577 *OSCULATING ORBITAL ELEMENTS (NOMINAL) S.M.AXIS (km) : 6842.331 ECCEN. : 0.012540739 INCL. (deg) : 35.000 ASC.NODE (deg) : 11.054 ARG.PER. (deg) : 185.999 M.ANOM. (deg) : 7.264 ORBITAL INFORMATION FLYING OBJECT *NAME H-II Launch Vehicle 2nd Stage *Lift-off Time(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SECOND 97 10 31 20 40 00 OSCULATING ORBITAL ELEMENTS AT EPOCH *EPOCH(UTC) YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR MINUTE SECOND 97 10 31 22 22 00 *OSCULATING ORBITAL ELEMENTS (NOMINAL) SEMI-MAJOR AXIS(km) : 6842.5 ECCENTRICITY : 0.01212 INCLINATION(deg) : 34.478 ASCENDING NODE(deg) : 12.557 ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE(deg): 179.114 MEAN ANOMALY(deg) : -62.174 (True of Date)
NSSDC/WDC-A-R&S is an archival center for science data from many spacecraft.
Some data are on line for electronic access. Please contact the NSSDC Request Coordination
Code 633, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., for specific
Information on the current
status of the instruments on board from the investigators will be most
welcomed. Precomputed trajectory files
and orbital parameters of many magnetospheric and heliospheric science-payload
spacecraft may be FTP'ed from NSSDC's ANON_DIR:[000000.ACTIVE] and its
several subdirectories. (See About the SPACEWARN Bulletin
for access method; a file in the ACTIVE directory named AAREADME.DOC, outlines the contents.)
It can also be accessed via the WWW at:
This URL also enables executing several codes related to the orbits
of many geocentric science payload spacecraft. The codes related to
the heliospheric spacecraft trjectories can be executed through:
Magnetospheric, Planetary, and Astronomical science data from many spacecraft
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