satwk19 report from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@freeside.fc.net)
Fri, 8 May 1998 10:13:50 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  May 08, 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 30, 1998 through May 06, 1998

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1998-025D    SL-12 R/B(2)    25318   CIS    29 Apr 1444.9    2.3  36116   35801
1998-026A    IRIDIUM 69      25319   IRID   02 May   98.0   86.4    667     662
1998-026B    IRIDIUM 71      25320   IRID   02 May   97.4   86.4    644     627
1998-026C    CZ-2C R/B       25321   PRC    02 May   92.7   86.4    631     178
1998-026D    CZ-2C SMART DIS 25322   PRC    02 May   92.8   86.3    614     209
1998-026E    CZ-2C DEB       25323   PRC    02 May   92.9   86.6    660     174
1998-026F    CZ-2C DEB       25324   PRC    02 May   94.6   86.4    825     172
1998-026G    CZ-2C DEB       25325   PRC    02 May   94.5   86.3    832     155
1998-026H    CZ-2C DEB       25326   PRC    02 May   91.3   86.1    510     167
1998-027A    COSMOS 2351     25327   CIS    07 May  704.8   63.0  39200     509
1998-027B    SL-6 R/B(1)     25328   CIS    07 May   91.8   62.8    491     230
1998-027C    SL-6 PLAT       25329   CIS    07 May   91.8   62.9    523     200

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1987-079M    SL-12 DEB       25144   CIS    16 Sep 1987 25 Apr 1998
1983-075AG   COSMOS 1484 DEB 22943   CIS    24 Jul 1983 28 Apr 1998
1986-017MM   MIR DEB         25283   CIS    19 Feb 1986 30 Apr 1998
1998-019G    IRIDIUM DEB     25298   IRID   30 Mar 1998 30 Apr 1998
1998-025C    SL-12 PLAT      25317   CIS    29 Apr 1998 30 Apr 1998
1998-025B    SL-12 R/B(1)    25316   CIS    29 Apr 1998 02 May 1998
1998-022A    STS 90          25297   US     16 Apr 1998 03 May 1998


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Mike McCants
mikem@fc.net