USA 40 debris storm

Allen Thomson (thomsona@netcom.com)
Sun, 4 Feb 1996 08:41:39 -0800

    I noticed that the November Satellite Situation Report from 
NASA shows a debris storm associated with USA 40.   The NORAD 
catalogue numbers associated with the E through J objects appear 
to have been assigned in late 1992, K in mid 1993, L through W 
in mid 1994, and the remainder in late 1994.  Does anyone know 
if this fagmentation history is similar to any past events, or 
have any suggestions as to its significance? 


20167U 89061 B USA 40 FM STS-28 IN 56.9 DEG ORBIT
20344U 89061 D USA 40 R
22263U 89061 E USA 40 DEB
22264U 89061 F USA 40 DEB
22265U 89061 G USA 40 DEB
22267U 89061 H USA 40 DEB
22268U 89061 J USA 40 DEB
22718U 89061 K USA 40 DEB
23131U 89061 L USA 40 DEB
23158U 89061 M USA 40 DEB
23159U 89061 N USA 40 DEB
23160U 89061 P USA 40 DEB
23161U 89061 Q USA 40 DEB
23162U 89061 R USA 40 DEB
23163U 89061 S USA 40 DEB
23164U 89061 T USA 40 DEB
23165U 89061 U USA 40 DEB
23166U 89061 V USA 40 DEB
23167U 89061 W USA 40 DEB
23351U 89061 X USA 40 DEB
23352U 89061 Y USA 40 DEB
23353U 89061 Z USA 40 DEB
23354U 89061 AA USA 40 DEB
23355U 89061 AB USA 40 DEB
23356U 89061 AC USA 40 DEB
23357U 89061 AD USA 40 DEB
23358U 89061 AE USA 40 DEB
23359U 89061 AF USA 40 DEB
23360U 89061 AG USA 40 DEB
23361U 89061 AH USA 40 DEB
23362U 89061 AJ USA 40 DEB
23363U 89061 AK USA 40 DEB
23364U 89061 AL USA 40 DEB
23365U 89061 AM USA 40 DEB
23366U 89061 AN USA 40 DEB
23367U 89061 AP USA 40 DEB
23368U 89061 AQ USA 40 DEB
23369U 89061 AR USA 40 DEB
23370U 89061 AS USA 40 DEB
23371U 89061 AT USA 40 DEB
23372U 89061 AU USA 40 DEB
23373U 89061 AV USA 40 DEB
23374U 89061 AW USA 40 DEB
23375U 89061 AX USA 40 DEB
23376U 89061 AY USA 40 DEB
23377U 89061 AZ USA 40 DEB
23378U 89061 BA USA 40 DEB
23379U 89061 BB USA 40 DEB
23380U 89061 BC USA 40 DEB
23381U 89061 BD USA 40 DEB
23382U 89061 BE USA 40 DEB
23383U 89061 BF USA 40 DEB
23384U 89061 BG USA 40 DEB
23385U 89061 BH USA 40 DEB
23386U 89061 BJ USA 40 DEB
23387U 89061 BK USA 40 DEB
23388U 89061 BL USA 40 DEB
23389U 89061 BM USA 40 DEB
23390U 89061 BN USA 40 DEB
23391U 89061 BP USA 40 DEB
23392U 89061 BQ USA 40 DEB
23393U 89061 BR USA 40 DEB
23394U 89061 BS USA 40 DEB
23395U 89061 BT USA 40 DEB