satwk18 report from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@freeside.fc.net)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 19:42:43 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  April 30, 1998

This report is prepared as a supplement to the monthly Satellite Situation
Report.  It provides a listing of objects that have been newly cataloged or
that were reported as no longer being in orbit during the period covered by
this report, excluding classical elements for newly cataloged debris objects
resulting from break-ups.  Source information for this report is provided by
the United States Space Command and NASA.


Period: April 23, 1998 through April 29, 1998

Newly Cataloged Objects:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch Period Incli- Apogee Perigee
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date   Mins.  nation KM     KM

1994-029ADK  PEGASUS DEB     25305   US     19 May   99.4   82.0    866     595
1998-023A    GLOBALSTAR 5    25306   GLOB   23 Apr  110.5   52.0   1262    1241
1998-023B    GLOBALSTAR 6    25307   GLOB   24 Apr  110.5   52.0   1260    1240
1998-023C    GLOBALSTAR 7    25308   GLOB   24 Apr  110.5   52.0   1255    1243
1998-023D    GLOBALSTAR 8    25309   GLOB   24 Apr  110.5   52.0   1260    1241
1998-023E    DELTA 2 R/B(1)  25310   US     24 Apr  100.2   52.9   1239     299
1998-024A    NILESAT         25311   ESA    28 Apr  630.2    7.1  35734     205
1998-024B    B-SAT 1B        25312   JPN    28 Apr  630.7    7.0  35759     209
1998-024C    ARIANE 44P R/B  25313   ESA    28 Apr  632.2    7.0  35825     218
1998-024D    ARIANE 44P DEB( 25314   ESA    28 Apr  641.2    6.9  36328     178
1998-025A    COSMOS 2350     25315   CIS    29 Apr  635.1   49.2  35977     213
1998-025B    SL-13 R/B (1)   25316   CIS    29 Apr   88.3   51.7    198     185
1998-025C    SL-12 PLAT      25317   CIS    29 Apr   88.3   51.6    196     184

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

Internatl.                   Catalog Object Launch      Decay
Designation  Name            Number  Source Date        Date

1998-018C    CZ-2C R/B       25264   PRC    25 Mar 1998 25 Apr 1998
1998-019H    IRIDIUM DEB     25299   IRID   30 Mar 1998 25 Apr 1998
1997-069F    DELTA 2 R/B     25044   US     09 Nov 1997 26 Apr 1998
1998-025C    SL-12 PLAT      25317   CIS    29 Apr 1998 30 Apr 1998


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Mike McCants
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