Latest Collision Debris Count

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Sat Feb 21 2009 - 20:36:35 UTC

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    212 objects have now been cataloged (up from 132 in my last post).
    SpaceTrack has cataloged the following:
     Cosmos 2251 Deb, 144 objects, #s 33757-33770, 33779-33848, 33889-33948 (highest Intl# 93-036FD)
      Iridium 33 Deb,  68 objects, #s 33771-33778, 33849-33888, 33949-33968 (highest Intl# 97-051CD)
    There continues to be confusion with catalog number 33598.
    At first SpaceTrack called it "BREEZE M R/B" but with International number of 93-036 and TLE values that were similar to Cosmos 2251 debris.
    Later, they updated the data so 33598 still had "BREEZE M R/B," its International number was changed to 09-007D, and parameters that closely matched EXPRESS AM-44 (33595, 09-007A) and EXPRESS MD (33596, 09-007B).
    However, today it is back to having 94-036 and values consistent with Cosmos 2251 deb, but is still being called "BREEZE M R/B".
    I have not included 33598 in the stats above.
      Ralph McConahy
      38.3306N, 75.6970W, -25m (WGS84)
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