re: Cosmos 2361 or Signal 1

Phillip Clark (psclark@dircon.co.uk)
Mon, 28 Dec 1998 08:20:52 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 28 Dec 1998 jhunt@radix.net wrote:
> Jonathan's Space Report (Draft)
> http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/jsr/latest.html
> reports that the recent launch of Cosmos 2361 was an 
> addition to the Parus navigation constellation which 
> would make up the following:
> COSMOS 2339                                      1416 x 1412
> 1 24727U 97006C   98358.99052573  .00000011  00000-0  00000+0 0  1664
> 2 24727  82.6046 156.4980 0002152 142.0022 218.1221 12.62181913 85648
> Cosmos 2339 doesn't seem to fit in too well with the others 
> with it's higher orbit and larger period and slightly different
> inclination. 
> Can anyone comment as to the accuracy of Cosmos 2339
> being part of the Parus navigation system?

I am surprised if someone as knowledgeable as Jonathan Mcdowell is 
including Cosmos 2339 as part of the Parus system: in fact it is part of 
the Cosmos 2337-2339 cluster of Strela-3 military communications 
satellite system, launched with Gonets-D 4-6, their nominally "civilian" 
counterparts.

Phillip Clark

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