All information in this publication was received between 01 December 2004 and 31 December 2004.
USSPACECOM Catalog numbers are in parentheses.
COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2004-053C (28510) Cosmos NNNN 26 December 2004 2004-053B (28509) Cosmos NNNN 26 December 2004 2004-053A (28508) Cosmos NNNN 26 December 2004 2004-052C (28507) Mikron (KS5MF2) 24 December 2004 2004-052A (28505) SICH 1M 24 December 2004 2004-051A (28503) Progress-M 51 23 December 2004 2004-050A (28500) USA 181 21 December 2004 2004-049G (28498) PARASOL 18 December 2004 2004-049F (28497) ESSAIM 4 18 December 2004 2004-049E (28496) ESSAIM 3 18 December 2004 2004-049D (28495) ESSAIM 2 18 December 2004 2004-049C (28494) ESSAIM 1 18 December 2004 2004-049B (28493) Nanosat 1 18 December 2004 2004-049A (28492) Helios 2A 18 December 2004 2004-048A (28472) AMC 16 17 December 2004 1997-061C N/A Huygens 25 December 2004
NNSS denotes U.S. Navy Navigational Satellite System. Updates or corrections to the list are possible only with information from the user community.
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 54, 2004-009A.
SPACEWARN requests updates/additions from readers to this list.
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) 2001-037F (26897) R/B(Aux.Mot.) 19 December 2004-053D (28511) R/B(1) 27 December 2004-051B (28504) R/B 26 December 2004-047B (28486) R/B Delta 2 23 December 2004-032A (28399) PROGRESS-M 50 22 December 1990-101D (20952) R/B Molniya 15 December 2003-020B (27812) R/B Atlas 5 12 December 2000-060B (26560) R/B Ariane 42L 12 December 1976-066C (09017) R/B(2) Delta 1 06 December
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/60day_decay_predict.pl. Users must register for access. Conditions apply
Cosmos Number Sequence:
It appears that sometimes a spacecraft with a given Cosmos Number is later renamed as something else, thereby facilitating a "recycle" of that number for a future satellite. Dr. Dieter Kaemmer of Pharmaplant Company, Germany, has kindly alerted us that according to the Russian journal Novosti Kosmonavtiki (31 May 2004), Cosmos 2405 was renamed Molniya 1T-93, and Cosmos 2406 as Raduga 1-7. This entailed the next Cosmos to become Cosmos 2405. Looking back, this renaming process may account for other duplicated Cosmos numbers, if any, in the past.
NSSDC/WDC for Satellite Information is an archival center for science
data from many spacecraft. Many space physics datasets are on-line for
electronic access through:
For off-line data, please contact the Request Office, NSSDC, Code 690.1,
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., for specific information
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 obtained from:
Other files of interest for Earth-centered spacecraft can be generated via the URL,
Programs related to the heliospheric spacecraft trajectories can be executed
through the URL:
Magnetospheric, Planetary, and Astronomical science data from many spacecraft
may be accessed through links from the URL: