satwk44.rpt from OIG

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Sat, 1 Nov 1997 02:15:33 -0400

Mike McCants <mikem@fc.net> said:

>              Weekly Satellite Situation Report
>
>   Date:  October 31, 1997
>
>
>Objects 24958, 25019 and 25021 have not been cataloged by USSPACECOM.
>
>Period: October 23, 1997 through October 29, 1997
>
>Newly Cataloged Objects:
>
>Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch Period Incli- Apogee
>Perigee
>Designation  Name            Number  Source Date   Mins.  nation KM     KM
>
>1997-060C    FOTON DEB       25015   CIS    09 Oct   91.8   62.8    415
>310
>1997-060D    FOTON 12 DEB    25016   CIS    09 Oct   91.6   62.7    399
>305
>1997-064A    USA 133         25017   US     24 Oct No current elements
>1997-064B    TITAN IV R/B    25018   US     24 Oct   95.6   57.0    671
>425
>1997-065B    ATLAS 2A CENTAU 25020   US     25 Oct  621.2   26.3  35257
>221
>1987-079L    SL-12 DEB       25022   CIS    16 Sep  105.5   64.7   1807
>225

Obviously USA 133 is the Lacrosse satellite which was just launched from
Vandenberg.

1997 65A is obviously the DSCS-III communications satellite which was
launched from Florida, and presumably will be designated 25019.

1997 65B, the Centaur stage has an Air Force Academy / University of
Colorado experiment "Falcon Gold" bolted to the rocket.  It's a GPS
receiver experiment.



Philip Chien [M1959.05.31/31.145//KC4YER@amsat.org]