satwk34.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 09:51:37 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report

   Date:  August 22, 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.

Object 18364 has been recataloged by USSPACECOM, originaly cataloged as
1987-080D is now 1987-078F ARIANE 3 DEB 18364 ESA 16SEP1987.

Period: August 14, 1997 through August 20, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1997-041A    COSMOS 2345     24894   CIS    14 Aug 1444.2    1.3  37598   34292
1997-041B    SL-12 R/B(1)    24895   CIS    14 Aug   88.1   53.2    200     172
1997-041C    SL-12 PLAT      24896   CIS    14 Aug   87.7   53.2    178     150
1997-041D    SL-12 R/B(2)    24897   CIS    14 Aug 1439.8    1.4  37418   34299
1997-034J    IRIDIUM 21 DEB  24898   US     09 Jul   97.0   86.3    669     588
1997-041E    SL-12 R/B(AUX M 24899   CIS    14 Aug  622.9   49.4  35117     445
1997-041F    SL-12 R/B(AUX M 24900   CIS    14 Aug  621.8   48.8  35238     269
1997-042A    MABUHAY         24901   PRC    19 Aug 1038.4    7.7  42912   12268
1997-042B    CZ-3B R/B       24902   PRC    19 Aug  806.8   24.7  44503     157

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1989-089T    COBE DEB        22758   US     18 Nov 1989 12 Aug 1997
1997-003A    SOYUZ-TM 25     24717   CIS    10 Feb 1997 15 Aug 1997
1997-041C    SL-12 PLAT      24896   CIS    14 Aug 1997 15 Aug 1997
1997-041B    SL-12 R/B(1)    24895   CIS    14 Aug 1997 16 Aug 1997
1997-039A    STS 85          24889   US     07 Aug 1997 19 Aug 1997
1997-039B    SPAS            24890   US     07 Aug 1997 19 Aug 1997


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