satwk36.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 14:06:33 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report

   Date:  September 04, 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.

Object 24868 has not been cataloged by USSPACECOM.


Period: August 28, 1997 through September 03, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch Period Incli- Apogee Perigee
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date   Mins.  nation KM     KM

1997-046A    PAS 5           24916   US     28 Aug  974.0    7.1  35992   16348
1997-046B    SL-12 R/B(1)    24917   CIS    28 Aug   88.2   51.6    238     166
1997-046C    SL-12 PLAT      24918   CIS    28 Aug   88.5   51.6    236     189
1997-046D    SL-12 R/B(2)    24919   CIS    28 Aug  800.9   14.6  35925    8453
1997-047A    FORTE           24920   US     28 Aug  101.2   70.0    833     799
1997-047B    PEGASUS R/B     24921   US     29 Aug  101.2   70.0    829     799
1997-043G    IRIDIUM 23 DEB  24922   IRID   21 Aug   92.5   86.6    438     388
1997-043H    IRIDIUM 23 DEB  24923   IRID   20 Aug   93.5   86.7    483     437
1997-043J    IRIDIUM 23 DEB  24924   IRID   21 Aug   95.2   86.7    550     528
1997-048A    DUMMY MASS 1    24925   PRC    31 Aug   93.0   86.2    622     231
1997-048B    DUMMY MASS 2    24926   PRC    31 Aug   97.2   86.3    634     623
1997-048C    CZ-2 R/B        24927   PRC    01 Sep   92.8   86.4    649     177
1997-048D    DUMMY MASS DEBR 24928   PRC    01 Sep   93.6   86.0    732     176
1997-048E    DUMMY MASS DEBR 24929   PRC    01 Sep   94.0   86.1    768     178
1997-048F    DUMMY MASS DEBR 24930   PRC    01 Sep   97.2   86.3    630     618
1997-049A    HOT BIRD 3      24931   EUTE   02 Sep  632.1    7.0  35822     214
1997-49B     METEOSAT 7      24932   ESA    02 Sep  629.0    1.8  35696     186
1997-049C    ARIANE 44 LP R/ 24933   ESA    02 Sep  631.2    6.9  35781     212
1997-049D    SPELDA          24934   ESA    02 Sep  631.5    6.9  35794     213

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch      Decay
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date        Date

1994-029ABX  PEGASUS DEB     24825   US     19 May 1994 14 Apr 1997
1963-014EE   WESTFORD NEEDLE 19057   US     09 May 1963 26 Aug 1997
1994-029SA   PEGASUS DEB     24422   US     19 May 1994 27 Aug 1997
1997-046C    SL-12 PLAT      24918   CIS    28 Aug 1997 28 Aug 1997
1997-046B    SL-12 R/B(1)    24917   CIS    28 Aug 1997 30 Aug 1997
1989-100A    COSMOS 2053     20389   CIS    27 Dec 1989 02 Sep 1997


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Mike McCants
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