All information in this publication was received between 01 January 2007 and 31 January 2007.
COSPAR/WWAS USSTRATCOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2007-002A 29714 Progress-M 59 18 January 2007 2007-001D 29712 PehuenSat 1 10 January 2007 2007-001C 29711 SRE 1 10 January 2007 2007-001B 29710 CartoSat 2A 10 January 2007 2007-001A 29709 LAPAN-Tubsat 10 January 2007
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 SPACEWARN Bulletin No. 545. The list will not be repeated in future issues until significantly revised.
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 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.
According to CSIC the latest additions to the fleet are Glonass 717, Glonass 715, and Glonass 716. Their International IDs are 2006-062A, 2006-062B, and 2006-062C, respectively.
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/bulk_files.pl. Users must register. Conditions apply.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2007) 1993-054C (22781) R/B Delta 2 18 January 2006-025A (29245) PROGRESS-M 57 17 January 1990-104B (20967) R/B that launched COSMOS 2106 08 January 2002-049B (27551) R/B Long March 4B 06 January 2006-063B (29679) R/B Soyuz 2 04 January 1994-010C (22997) R/B Long March 3A 01 January 1986-065D (16925) R/B(2) that launched COSMOS 1774 28 December 2006 1997-021B (24799) R/B Long March 3A 24 December 2006 2006-042C (29488) R/B(1) Delta 2 23 December 2006 2006-055A (29647) STS 116 Landed back on 22 December 2006
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.
Cosmos 2426 (Glonass 717, 2006-062A), Cosmos 2424 (Glonass 715, 2006-062B), and Cosmos 2425 (Glonass 716, 2006-062C) are three Russian spacecraft in the Glonass navigational fleet that were launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 20:18 UT on 25 December 2006. They are being maneuvered into planned planes/slots. SPACEWARN Bulletin No. 638 carried additional information, but without their Cosmos/Glonass numbers. (These numbers were provided to us by Richard Langley of the University of New Brunswick, Canada.}
A Chinese ICBM was launched on 11 January 2007 by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China (PRC) that destroyed the Chinese Fengyun 1C (1999-025A), a defunct weather satellite into thousands of debris, probably more numerous than were so engendered by another country many years ago. Since the altitude of Fengyun 1C was about 650 km, the swarm of debris is expected to orbit at least for a decade.
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: