Unity is 1998-069 F, NORAD 25575

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 08:31:44 +0000

For what it's worth, this is the text of the World Data Center
announcement concerning the cataloging of ISS-Unity. It appears that
USSPACECOM will not be issuing elsets for it, unlike the individual
components of Mir. This announcement appears in the sci.space.news
newsgroup.

Perhaps we should club together and buy the WDC-A an unshift key :)

>>>>>>>
COSPAR/ISES
               WORLD WARNING AGENCY FOR SATELLITES
             WORLD DATA CENTER-A FOR R & S, NASA/GSFC
            CODE 633, GREENBELT, MARYLAND, 20771. USA


SPACEWARN 12983

                     COSPAR/WWAS     USSPACECOM NUMBER  
SPACECRAFT         INTERNATIONAL ID   (CATALOG NUMBER)   LAUNCH DATE,UT

ISS-UNITY            1998-069F            25575        04 DECEMBER 1998

   UNITY WAS BOLTED TO ZARYA AND RELEASED FROM STS 88 ON 13 DECEMBER.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE CAME FROM USSPACECOM:

THIS OBJECT WAS CATALOGED WITHOUT AN ELSET.  IT IS NOT INDIVIDUALLY
TASKED, IT IS THE FIRST AMERICAN PIECE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE
STATION.  IT IS CONNECTED TO THE ISS (25544), AND AS SUCH HAS NO
TASKING AT ALL.  

DR. JOSEPH H. KING, DIRECTOR, WDC-A-R&S. 
[PH: (301) 286 7355. 
E-MAIL: KING@NSSDCA.GSFC.NASA.GOV
15 DECEMBER 1998 13:50 UT]
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Alan
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