All information in this publication was received between 1 February 2004 and 29 February 2004.
USSPACECOM Catalog numbers are in parentheses.
COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2004-005A (28163) Cosmos 2405 18 February 2004 2004-004A (28158) USA 176 14 February 2004 2004-003A (28154) AMC 10 (GE 10) 05 February 2004
|2004-005A||Cosmos 2405 is a Russian military communications satellite that was launched from Plesetsk by a Molniya-M rocket on 18 February 2004. The two tonne satellite was launched into a highly elliptical orbit. Initial orbital parameters were period 718 min, apogee 39,729 km, perigee 634 km, and inclination 62.8°.|
|2004-004A||USA 176, also known as DSP 22, is an American, geostationary military surveillance satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral by a Titan 4B rocket at 18:50 UT on 14 February 2004. Like all the 21 earlier DSPs, the 2.4 tonne satellite carries infrared detectors to monitor rocket launches and nuclear explosions. The parking longitude of a DSP is rarely revealed.|
|2004-003A||AMC 10 (GE 10) is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket at 23:46 UT on 05 February 2004. The 1.8 tonne satellite will provide high-definition digital video channels to North America through its 24 C-band, and several direct-to-home Ku-band transponders, after parking over 135°W longitude. It will replace the current GE Satcom C-4 satellite after a few months of tests.|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The latest addition to the fleet is Navstar 53, 2003-058A.
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.
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/bulk_files.pl. Users must register. Conditions apply.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2004) 2003-030B (27839) R/B Pegasus 22 February 2003-014B (27719) R/B Atlas 3B/Centaur 12 February 1988-022D (18983) R/B(2) that launched MOLNIYA 1-72 23 January
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/60day_decay_predict.pl. Users must register for access. Conditions apply
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