From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
A monthly publication of the National Space Science Data Center/World Data Center for Satellite Information
No. 630 01 May 2006
All information in this publication was received between 01 April 2006 and 30 April 2006.
A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates (UTC).
COSPAR/WWAS USSTRATCOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2006-016B 29108 CloudSat 28 April 2006 2006-016A 29107 CALIPSO 28 April 2006 2006-015A 29092 RSS 1 26 April 2006 2006-014A 29079 EROS B-1 25 April 2006 2006-013A 29057 Progress-M 56 24 April 2006 2006-012A 29055 ASTRA 1KR 20 April 2006 2006-011F 29052 Formosat 3F 15 April 2006 2006-011E 29051 Formosat 3E 15 April 2006 2006-011D 29050 Formosat 3D 15 April 2006 2006-011C 29049 Formosat 3C 15 April 2006 2006-011B 29048 Formosat 3B 15 April 2006 2006-011A 29047 Formosat 3A 15 April 2006 2006-010A 29045 JCSAT 9 12 April 2006
NNSS denotes U.S. Navy Navigational Satellite System. Updates or corrections to the list are possible only with information from the user community.
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:
It provides many links to GPS related databases.
The latest addition to the fleet is Navstar 57, 2005-038A.
SPACEWARN requests updates/additions from readers to this list.
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general COSMOS series. The COSMOS numbers 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 last appeared in SPX-545. It will not be repeated in view of the excellent updated source at: http://www.glonass-center.ru maintained by the Coordinational Scientific Information Center (CSIC), Russian Space Forces.
According to CSIC the latest addition to the fleet are GLONASS 712, GLONASS 796, and GLONASS 797. Their International IDs are 2005-050A, 2005-050B, and 2005-050C.
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/bulk_files.pl. Users must register. Conditions apply.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2006) 2000-031F (26500) R/B Proton-K 17 April 2004-052A (28505) SICH-1M 15 April 2005-039A (28877) SOYUZ-TMA 7 08 April 1993-002D (22312) R/B(2) Molniya 04 April 2006-009B (28997) R/B Soyuz-FG 02 April
See http://www.space-track.org/perl/60day_decay_predict.pl. Users must register for access. Conditions apply
This section contains information or data that are entered on occasion and may not be repeated in each issue of the SPACEWARN Bulletin.
The ESA probe, Venus Express (2005-045A) that was launched on 09 November 2005, attained orbit around Venus on 11 April 2006. It soon settled down to the planned orbit with a periapsis at 250 km, and an apoapsis at 66,000 km. It has fuel to operate for 1,000 days.
NSSDC/WDC for Satellite Information is an archival center for science
data from many spacecraft. Many space physics datasets are on-line for
electronic access through:
For off-line data, please contact the Request Office, NSSDC, Code 633,
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., for specific information
Information on the current status of the instruments on board from the
investigators will be most welcomed. Precomputed trajectory files
and orbital parameters of many magnetospheric and heliospheric science-payload
spacecraft may be obtained from:
Other files of interest for Earth-centered spacecraft can be generated via the URL,
Programs related to the heliospheric spacecraft trajectories can be executed
through the URL,
Magnetospheric, Planetary, and Astronomical science data from many spacecraft
may be accessed through links from the URL:
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