From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2006
A monthly publication of the National Space Science Data Center/World Data Center for Satellite Information
No. 636 01 November 2006
All information in this publication was received between 01 October 2006 and 31 October 2006.
A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates (UTC).
COSPAR/WWAS USSTRATCOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (UT) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2006-049A 29520 XM 4 30 October 2006 2006-048A 29516 SinoSat 2 28 October 2006 2006-047B 29511 STEREO-B 26 October 2006 2006-047A 29510 STEREO-A 26 October 2006 2006-046B 29506 Shijian 6D 23 October 2006 2006-046A 29505 Shijian 6C 23 October 2006 2006-045A 29503 Progress-M 58 23 October 2006 2006-044A 29499 METOP-A 19 October 2006 2006-043C 29496 LDREX 2 13 October 2006 2006-043B 29495 OPTUS D1 13 October 2006 2006-043A 29494 DirecTV 9S 13 October 2006B. Text of Launch Announcements.
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: email@example.com
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) 1978-071C (10983) R/B that launched GEOS 2 19 October 1988-112D (19716) R/B(2) that launched MOLNIYA 3-34 10 October 2006-035B (29386) R/B Long March 2C 03 October 2006-030C (29262) R/B (1) Molniya-M 30 September 2006-009A (28996) SOYUZ-TMA 8 Landed back on 29 September 1992-011D (21900) R/B (2) Molniya 26 September 1990-052D (20649) R/B (2)that launched MOLNIYA 3-38 13 September
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.
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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