satwk52.rpt from OIG

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 19:32:04 -0600

Weekly Satellite Situation Report

   Date:  December 29, 1997

This report is prepared as a supplement to the monthly Satellite Situation
Report.  It provides a listing of objects that have been newly cataloged or
that were reported as no longer being in orbit during the period covered by
this report, excluding classical elements for newly cataloged debris objects
resulting from break-ups.  Source information for this report is provided by
the United States Space Command and NASA.

The following changes are to previous cataloged objects:

1963 014DF (Westford Needles) 11581 US 09 May 1963 17 Oct 1987
Changed to
1977 092H (SL-12) 11581 CIS 20 Sep 1977 17 Oct 1987

1969 082KL (Thorad Agenad) 09980 US 30 Sep 1969 13 Apr 1981
Changed to
1997 032D (SL-6) 09980 CIS 28 Apr 1977 13 Apr 1981

1980 018D (Ayame 2) 13262 Jpn 22 Feb 1980 08 Jun 1982
Changed to
1982 020G (SL-12 Deb) 13262 CIS 15 Mar 1982 15 Oct 1982


Period: December 18, 1997 through December 24, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch Period Incli- Apogee Perigee
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date   Mins.  nation KM     KM     
1997-081A    PROGRESS M-37   25102   CIS    20 Dec   92.2   51.7    399     388
1997-081B    SL-4 R/B        25103   CIS    20 Dec   88.6   51.6    239     199
1997-082A    IRIDIUM 45      25104   IRID   20 Dec   97.3   86.6    650     634
1997-082B    IRIDIUM 46      25105   IRID   20 Dec   97.3   86.6    650     635
1997-082C    IRIDIUM 47      25106   IRID   20 Dec   97.3   86.6    650     635
1997-082D    IRIDIUM 48      25107   IRID   20 Dec   97.3   86.6    649     633
1997-082E    IRIDIUM 49      25108   IRID   20 Dec   97.3   86.6    635     631
1997-082F    DELTA 2 R/B     25109   US     20 Dec   93.4   83.6    624     259
1997-083A    INTELSAT 804    25110   ITSO   21 Dec  632.1    7.0  35771     265
1997-083B    ARIANE 42L R/B  25111   ESA    21 Dec  655.3    6.9  37030     196
1997-084A    FM-5            25112   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    829     822
1997-084B    FM-6            25113   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    832     821
1997-084C    FM-7            25114   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    834     826
1997-084D    FM-8            25115   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    833     825
1997-084E    FM-9            25116   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    831     821
1997-084F    FM-10           25117   US     23 Dec  101.4   45.0    838     827
1997-084G    FM-11           25118   US     23 Dec  101.3   45.0    836     825
1997-084H    FM-12           25119   US     23 Dec  101.4   45.0    837     829
1997-084J    PEGASUS R/B     25120   US     23 Dec   94.9   45.0    734     298
1997-084K    HAPS            25121   US     23 Dec   97.1   42.7    827     410
1967-065E    THOR BURNER 2 D 25122   US     29 Jun  172.4   90.0   3919    3887
1997-085A    UNK             25123   CIS    24 Dec   94.3   97.2    488     479
1997-085B    SL-18 R/B       25124   CIS    24 Dec   94.3   97.3    487     478
1997-085C    SL-18 DEB       25125   CIS    24 Dec   94.3   97.2    486     479
1997-086A    ASIASAT 3       25126   PRC    23 Dec  638.3   51.0  35990     369
1997-086B    SL-12 R/B       25127   CIS    23 Dec   86.9   51.5    133     112
1997-086C    SL-12 PLAT      25128   CIS    23 Dec   87.5   51.6    177     128
1997-086D    SL-12 R/B       25129   CIS    23 Dec  636.5   51.5  35995     270

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch      Decay      
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date        Date       
1980-084E    COSMOS 1216 DEB 12041   CIS    16 Oct 1980 26 Mar 1981
1985-070E    SL-12 R/B(AUX M 15957   CIS    08 Aug 1985 27 Oct 1986
1995-063F    SL-12 R/B(AUX M 23722   CIS    17 Nov 1995 18 Dec 1997
1997-072F    RESURS F-1M DEB 25094   CIS    18 Nov 1997 18 Dec 1997
1997-058A    PROGRESS M-36   25002   CIS    05 Oct 1997 19 Dec 1997
1989-089H    COBE DEB        22748   US     18 Nov 1989 20 Dec 1997
1986-017JQ   MIR DEB         23693   CIS    19 Feb 1986 20 Dec 1997
1997-080B    SL-4 R/B        25096   CIS    15 Dec 1997 20 Dec 1997
1994-029WA   PEGASUS DEB     24526   US     19 May 1994 21 Dec 1997
1997-072C    RESURS F-1M DEB 25091   CIS    18 Nov 1997 22 Dec 1997
1997-081B    SL-4 R/B        25103   CIS    20 Dec 1997 22 Dec 1997
1992-005G    SL-12 R/B(AUX M 21862   CIS    29 Jan 1992 23 Dec 1997
1994-029ACB  PEGASUS DEB     24939   US     19 May 1994 23 Dec 1997
1997-086C    SL-12 PLAT      25128   CIS    23 Dec 1997 25 Dec 1997
1980-028A    COSMOS 1172     11758   CIS    12 Apr 1980 26 Dec 1997

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