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COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2005-023A 28707 Express-AM3 24 June 2005 2005-022A 28702 Intelsat Americas 8 23 June 2005 2005-021A 28700 Progress-M 53 16 June 2005
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: 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.
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 (2005) 1976-022B (08745) R/B that launched COSMOS 897 28 June 2005-020B (28687) R/B Soyuz-U 24 June 2005-001C (28519) R/B(1) Delta 2 20 June 2005-021B (28701) R/B Soyuz-U 19 June 1971-003A (04849) METEOR 1-7 14 June
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Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:41:09 +0900 From: makita
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Pre-launch Announcement 33821 05/0040UT JUNE 23 FM NICT(OLD:CRL) KOKUBUNJI JAPAN 232611 DENPA J TO COSPAR/ISES SPACEWARN 33821 Pre-launch Announcement 1. Spacecraft Name ASTRO-EII 2. Planned Launch Date July 6, 2005 3. Country Japan 4. Orbit Type Near circular orbit 5. Perigee approx. 2560km (just after the orbit injection just after entering an orbit) The altitude of orbit, its perigee will be maneuvered up to about 550 km. 6. Apogee approx. 550 km 7. Inclination approx. 32 degrees 8. Orbit Period approx. 1 h 33 m 9. Mission Life about 3 years 10. Launch Organization JAXA 11. Spacecraft Missions Observations of cosmic X-ray sources International space observatory Mr. Yoshiyuki Makita Chief, Science and Technology Information Group Research Support Division, General Affairs Department National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Address: 4-2-1,Nukui-Kita,Koganei City,Tokyo 184-8795,Japan) (E-mail: email@example.com) (tel: +81-42-327-6846 or +81-42-327-6094) (fax: +81-42-327-7603)
A Russian-American satellite named Cosmos 1 was launched from a Russian submarine in the Barents Sea on 21 June 2005 by a modified ICBM. The 103 kg satellite was equipped with eight triangular sails of side 15 m that would navigate the satellite by solar radiation pressure alone. However, the satellite crashed soon after, and some debris were later located in the sea.
A Russian Molniya-M rocket, carrying a military satellite, was launched from Plesetsk at 00:49 UT on 21 June 2005. The rocket crashed in Siberia soon after lift-off.
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: