All information in this publication was received between 01 November 2005 and 30 November 2005.
COSPAR/WWAS USSTRATCOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2005-046B 28903 Telcom 2 16 November 2005 2005-046A 28902 Spaceway 2 16 November 2005 2005-045A 28901 Venus Express 09 November 2005 2005-044A 28899 INMARSAT 4-F2 08 November 2005 2005-043G 28898 Moz 5/Safir/Rubin 5 27 October 2005 2005-043F 28895 CubeSat 11-5 27 October 2005 2005-043E 28894 SSETI-Express 27 October 2005 2005-043D 28893 Sihah 1 27 October 2005 2005-043C 28892 UWE 1 27 October 2005 2005-043B 28891 TopSat 27 October 2005 2005-043A 28890 Tsinghua 27 October 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: 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 57, 2005-038A.
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) 2005-037B (28872) R/B Minotaur 29 November 1993-002A (22309) MOLNIYA 1-85 15 November 1988-076A (19445) COSMOS 1966 10 November 1985-045A (15808) COSMOS 1658 12 November
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/60day_decay_predict.pl. Users must register for access. Conditions apply
This section contains information or data that are entered on occasion and may not be repeated in each issue of the SPACEWARN Bulletin.
The Japanese mission, Hayabusa (2003-019A) to an asteroid, Itokawa, appears to have been successful. Some dirt samples may have been collected by the probe, but confirmation is possible only when it returns back to Earth in June 2007.
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: