All information in this publication was received between 01 December 2006 and 31 December 2006.
COSPAR/WWAS USSTRATCOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2006-063A 29678 COROT 27 December 2006 2006-062C 29672 Cosmos NNNC 25 December 2006 2006-062B 29671 Cosmos NNNB 25 December 2006 2006-062A 29670 Cosmos NNNA 25 December 2006 2006-061A 29668 Meridian 24 December 2006 2006-060A 29658 Sar Lupe 1 19 December 2006 2006-059A 29656 Kiku 8 18 December 2006 2006-058B 29654 GeneSat 1 16 December 2006 2006-058A 29653 TacSat 2 16 December 2006 2006-057A 29651 USA 193 14 December 2006 2006-056A 29648 MEASat 3 11 December 2006 2006-055A 29647 STS 116 11 December 2006 2006-054B 29644 AMC 18 08 December 2006 2006-054A 29643 WildBlue 1 08 December 2006 2006-053A 29640 Fengyun 2D 08 December 2006
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 59, 2006-052A.
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 (2006) 1992-003D (21850) R/B Molniya 13 December
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.
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: