All information in this publication was received between 01 October 2007 and 31 October 2007.
|Spacecraft Name||Launch Date (UT)|
|2007-052C||32277||Cosmos 2433||26 October 2007|
|2007-052B||32276||Cosmos 2432||26 October 2007|
|2007-052A||32275||Cosmos 2431||26 October 2007|
|2007-051A||32274||Chang'e 1||24 October 2007|
|2007-050A||32272||STS 120||23 October 2007|
|2007-049A||32268||Cosmos-Oko||23 October 2007|
|2007-048D||32266||GLOBALSTAR-D||20 October 2007|
|2007-048C||32265||GLOBALSTAR-C||20 October 2007|
|2007-048B||32264||GLOBALSTAR-B||20 October 2007|
|2007-048A||32263||GLOBALSTAR-A||20 October 2007|
|2007-047A||32260||GPS 2R-17||17 October 2007|
|2007-046A||32258||WGS F1 (USA 195)||11 October 2007|
|2007-045A||32256||Soyuz TMA-11||10 October 2007|
|2007-044B||32253||Intelsat 11||05 October 2007|
|2007-044A||32252||Optus D2||05 October 2007|
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 60, 2007-047A.
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 2007-052A, 2007-052B, and 2007-052C.
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/bulk_files.pl. Users must register. Conditions apply.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2007) 2007-041B (32061) R/B Delta 2 28 October 2007-052B (32276) R/B Proton-K 27 October 2007-048E (32267) R/B Soyuz 24 October 1998-016B (25259) R/B Atlas-Centaur 24 October 2007-008A (31100) Soyuz-TMA 10 Landed on 21 October 1996-060A (24640) MOLNIYA 3-48 18 October 2000-082B (26644) R/B Long March 3A 17 October 2007-045B (32257) R/B Soyuz-FG 14 October 2007-040B (32059) R/B Soyuz-U 14 October 2003-061B (28141) R/B Long March 2C 14 October 2003-061A (28140) DOUBLE STAR 1 (TC-1) 14 October
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 launch of the Japanese geostationary craft, JCSAT 11, by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur on 05 September 2007 was a failure. The second stage failed to ignite, and the rocket crashed in Kazakhstan.
The China-ESA spacecraft named Double Star 1 (TC-1, 2003-061A) re-entered the Earth on 14 October 2007, after successfully completing its mission.
The Japanese lunar orbiter, Kaguya (SELENE, 2007-039A) released its subsatellites RSAT (2007-039B) and VRAD (2007-039C) into lunar orbit on 12 October 2007, and JAXA renamed them, respectively as Okina (meaning honorable elderly man) and Ouna (meaning honorable elderly woman). Kaguya entered the lunar orbit on 05 October 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: