|01 June 2001|
All information in this publication was received between 1 May 2001 and 31 May 2001.
COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (2001) ------------------------------------------------------- 2001-022A (26775) Cosmos 2377 29 May 2001-021A (26773) Progress M1-6 21 May 2001-020A (26770) USA 158 18 May 2001-019A (26766) PAS 10 15 May 2001-018A (25761) XM 1 08 May
|2001-022A||Cosmos 2377 is a Russian military spacecraft that was launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Soyuz-U rocket at 17:55 UT on 29 May 2001. Initial orbital parameters were period 89.7 min, apogee 382 km, perigee 176 km, and inclination 67.1 deg.|
|2001-021A||Progress M1-6 is a Russian automatic cargo carrier that was launched from Baikonur by the new Soyuz-FG rocket at 22:42 UT on 21 May 2001. It carried 2.5 tonnes of food, fuel, water, and life-support material to deliver to the International Space Station (ISS). Nearly one tonne of the fuel is for raising the altitude of the ISS. It docked automatically at a port on the Zvezda module on 23 May at 00:15 UT. Initial orbital parameters were period 90.4 min, apogee 316 km, perigee 270 km, and inclination 51.6 deg.|
|2001-020A||USA 158 is an American geosynchronous military spacecraft of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) fleet. It was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 17:45 UT on 18 May 2001. It is reported to be a laser communications technology demonstrator.|
|2001-019A||PAS 10 (PanAmSat 10) is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched from Baikonur by a Proton-K rocket (with a DM-3 booster) at 01:11 UT on 15 May 2001. The 3.7 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 48 transponders (24 in C-band and 24 in Ku-band) to provide direct-to-home video channels to Europe, Middle-East, and South Africa after parking over 68.5 deg-E longitude.|
|2001-018A||XM 1, also known as Roll, is an American geosynchronous relay satellite that was launched by a Zenit rocket from a floating platform, Odyssey on the equatorial Pacific ocean at 10:10 UT on 8 May 2001. (XM 2, also known as Rock, was launched in March 2001.) It will provide one hundred channels of digital music and entertainment to motorists in North America after parking over 85 deg-W.|
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 80 dedicated global stations that are of interest to geodetic study may be obtained through the following services provided by the International Association of Geodesy (IGS)
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 SPX-518. It will not be repeated since an excellent source of trajectory- and science-related GPS information is at http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/gps/gps.html#DODSystem It provides many links to GPS related databases.
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general COSMOS series. The COSMOS numbers (nnnn) 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 appeared in SPX-545. It will not be repeated in view of the excellent updated source at: http://www.rssi.ru/SFCSIC/english.html maintained by the Coordinational Scientific Information Center (CSIC),Russian Space Forces.
A comprehensive list of visually bright objects with their two-line orbital elements is available from USSPACECOM, via a NASA URL, http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov/files/visible.tle. The list, however, does not include visual magnitudes, but are expected to be brighter than magnitude 5.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2001) 1979-005B (11252) R/B that launched METEOR 1-29 24 May 2000-049F (26502) R/B (aux. mot.) Proton-K 23 May 2001-021B (26774) R/B Soyuz-FG 22 May 1983-090A (14313) MOLNIYA 3-31 22 May 2001-019B (26767) R/B Proton-K 16 May 1985-105A (16235) COSMOS 1701 11 May 1979-067B (11458) R/B that launched COSMOS 1116 10 May 1984-055A (15027) COSMOS 1569 07 May 2000-070A (26603) SOYUZ-TM 31 06 May 1997-082D (25107) IRIDIUM 48 05 May 2000-023A (26354) COSMOS 2370 04 May 2001-016A (26747) STS 100 returned on 01 May
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