Orbcomm Satellite Names Corection from USSPACECOM

Larry Van Horn (steditor@grove.net)
Thu, 8 Jan 1998 12:00:11 -0500

Just so we all are on the same page of the playbook, here is a correction
sent out by USSPACECOM regarding the correct names of the Orbcomm satellites
launched Dec 24. 

Larry Van Horn
Managing Editor
Satellite Times magazine


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


SPACEWARN 12910

    MESSAGE FROM USSPACECOM: CORRECTED NAMES OF THE ORBCOMM FM SERIES
 
FM CMOC SPADOC4 CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AS CO//SDD//                        
SUBJECT:  SPADOC NOTIFICATION  (U)
(U) REAL                                                             
                                                                     
1.  (U) MESSAGE TYPE:  SATELLITE CATALOG
2.  (U) PREPARATION DATE TIME:  021706ZJAN98
THE SPACE SURVEILLANCE  CENTER HAS CATALOGED OBJECTS:
  OBJECT NBR   INT'L DESIG  COMMON NAME           COUNTRY   LAUNCHED
    25112      1997084A     ORBCOMM FM 8            US      23DEC1997
    25113      1997084B     ORBCOMM FM 10           US      23DEC1997
    25114      1997084C     ORBCOMM FM 11           US      23DEC1997
    25115      1997084D     ORBCOMM FM 12           US      23DEC1997
    25116      1997084E     ORBCOMM FM 9            US      23DEC1997
    25117      1997084F     ORBCOMM FM 5            US      23DEC1997
    25118      1997084G     ORBCOMM FM 6            US      23DEC1997
    25119      1997084H     ORBCOMM FM 7            US      23DEC1997
(U)  REMARKS:
REF OUR MESSAGES DTG 240132Z DEC 97, 240505Z DEC 97, 240506Z DEC 97, 
240507Z DEC 97 AND 241247Z DEC 97, SAME SUBJECT.                     

THIS IS AN UPDATED CATALOG MESSAGE.  THE ONLY CHANGE IS THE COMMON   
NAME.  IN ADDITION, RECENTLY TRANSMITTED ELSETS MAY SWITCH ELSETS    
BETWEEN OBJECTS.  REFER ANY QUESTIONS TO CPT YANNA IN THE SCC.       
BT
#4795
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