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COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) --------------------------------------------------------- 2003-007A (27683) Intelsat 907 15 February 2003 2003-006A (27681) Progress M-47 02 February 2003
|2003-007A||Intelsat 907 is a geostationary communications spacecraft of the Intelsat corporation which had been a global, multigovernment-owned consortium that was privatized in 2002. It was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 07:00 UT on 15 February 2003. The 4.7 tonne spacecraft will provide data-relay among installations in North America, South America, Western Europe and Africa through its array of C- and K-band transponders after parking over 27.5° W longitude. It replaces the aging Intelsat 605. This was the last and 116th launch of the Ariane 4 series which will be replaced by the Ariane 5 series.|
|2003-006A||Progress M-47 is a Russian automatic cargo carrier that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 12:59 UT on 2 February 2003. It was the 100th launch of the Progress craft series (with 43 Progress, 46 Progress M, nine Progress M1, and one Progress M-SO1). It transported food, fuel, and equipment to the ISS and docked automatically with the Zvezda module of the ISS at 14:49 UT on 4 February. The previously docked Progress M1-9 had been undocked and deorbited in advance. The initial orbital parameters were period 92.4 min, apogee 400 km, perigee 384 km, and inclination 51.6°.|
Note: The full list appeared in SPX 545. The list will not be repeated in future issues until significantly revised again.
High precision (<20 cm) GPS constellation tracking data obtained from the network of about 400 dedicated global stations that are of interest to geodetic study may be obtained through the following services provided by the International GNSS Service (IGS). The IGS is a service of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).
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 SPACEWARN Bulletin No. 518.
It will not be repeated since an excellent source of trajectory- and science-related GPS
information is at:
It provides many links to GPS related databases.
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general Cosmos series. The Cosmos numbers 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 last appeared in SPACEWARN Bulletin No. 545. It will not be repeated in view of the excellent updated source at: http://www.glonass-ianc.rsa.ru/ maintained by the Information-Analytical Center (IAC), Russian Space Agency.
The latest additions to the GLONASS fleet are Cosmos 2394, Cosmos 2395, and Cosmos 2396.
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Designations Common Name Decay Date (2003) 2003-006B (27682) R/B Soyuz-U 04 February 2002-059B (27614) R/B(1) Molniya-M 03 February 2003-003A (27647) STS 107 01 February 2002-045A (27531) PROGRESS M1-9 01 February
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