satwk52.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 15:09:31 -0600

                        WEEKLY SATELLITE SITUATION REPORT


    This report is prepared weekly as a supplement to the monthly Satel-
    lite 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 calendar week 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.

    This report is prepared and made available by the Mission Operations
    and Systems Development Division, Code 510.1, Goddard Space Flight
    Center, Greenbelt, Maryland,  USA 20771.

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                                                   Date: December 27, 1996


                  Period: December 19 through December 26

                         Newly Cataloged Objects

INTERNATIONAL          CATALOG OBJECT  LAUNCH  PERIOD  INCLI-  APOGEE PERIGEE
IDENTIFIER     NAME    NUMBER  SOURCE   DATE   MINS.   NATION    KM     KM

1966 077Q              24676     US    19 AUG   167.2   89.5     4434   2918
1996 071A COSMOS 2336  24677    CIS    20 DEC   105.0   82.9     1012    979
1996 071B              24678    CIS    20 DEC   104.9   82.9     1005    975
1994 085Z              24679    CIS    26 DEC   127.2   64.9     2152   1848
1996 072A  USA 129     24680     US    20 DEC      ELEMENTS NOT AVAILABLE
1996 072B              24681     US    20 DEC      ELEMENTS NOT AVAILABLE
1995 062C              24700    ESA    17 NOV      ELEMENTS NOT AVAILABLE
1996 073A  BION 11     24701    CIS    24 DEC    90.4   62.8      378    217
1996 073B              24702    CIS    24 DEC      ELEMENTS NOT AVAILABLE


      OBJECTS 24682 THROUGH 24699 HAVE NOT BEEN CATALOGED BY USSPACECOM.


                        Objects No Longer In Orbit

INTERNATIONAL               CATALOG          OBJECT       LAUNCH       DATE
IDENTIFIER     NAME         NUMBER           SOURCE        DATE       DECAYED

1994 029MB                   24252             US         19 MAY      17 DEC
1994 029FC                   24105             US         19 MAY      18 DEC
1994 029UD                   24480             US         19 MAY      18 DEC
1996 034E                    23886            CIS         25 MAY      19 DEC
1994 029L                    23963             US         19 MAY      19 DEC
1979 017GJ                   16551             US         24 FEB      21 DEC
1986 049D                    16805            CIS         19 JUN      21 DEC
1994 029PQ                   24363             US         19 MAY      21 DEC
1994 029SE                   24426             US         19 MAY      23 DEC
1994 029BG                   24011             US         19 MAY      23 DEC
1994 029NF                   24330             US         19 MAY      24 DEC
1994 029SL                   24432             US         19 MAY      24 DEC


Mike McCants
mikem@fc.net