Re: Fen Yung 1Cr

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 01:30:13 -0500

Feng Yun 1C r (or Rk or R/B, 99-25C, 25732) definitely is 
tumbling.  It launched these two Chinese payloads:

 1999-25A  25730  Feng Yun 1C
 1999-25B  25731  Shi Jian 5

To look this sort of thing up, you can look in element set 
files.  There's OIG's Satellite Situation Report, which 
Mike McCants puts into a convenient one-line-per-object 
format every month:

 http://www.fc.net/~mikem/ssr.html

There's Mark Wade's Encyclopedia Astronautica (although I 
sometimes have a difficult time finding objects there):

 http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~mwade/spaceflt.htm

There's the NASA "Spacecraft Query Form":

 http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/sc-query.html

There's the Satellite Encyclopedia online (for some 
objects):

  http://www.tbs-satellite.com/tse/

Jonathan McDowell has launch log for everything all the 
way back to 1957 (file is over one megabyte):

 http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launchlog.txt

For recent launches, there are launch logs:

 Florida Today
   http://www.flatoday.com/space/next/99log.htm

 NASA
   http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/1999/launch99.html

I've compiled a list of launch logs; mostly upcoming
launches but some historical:

 http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~ecannon/newsplus.htm#launch

Continued non-observing weather here....

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA