satwk21 report from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@freeside.fc.net)
Fri, 22 May 1998 09:20:58 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  May 22, 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: May 14, 1998 through May 20, 1998

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1996-053D    SL-12 R/B(2)    25339   CIS    06 Sep 1468.0    1.4  36636   36183
1998-031A    PROGRESS M-39   25340   CIS    14 May   90.0   51.7    298     254
1998-031B    SL-04 R/B       25341   CIS    14 May   87.4   51.6    146     141
1998-032A    IRIDIUM 70      25342   IRID   16 May   97.4   86.6    643     625
1998-032B    IRIDIUM 72      25343   IRID   16 May   97.4   86.6    643     626
1998-032C    IRIDIUM 73      25344   IRID   16 May   97.4   86.6    643     626
1998-032D    IRIDIUM 74      25345   IRID   16 May   97.4   86.6    643     624
1998-032E    IRIDIUM 75      25346   IRID   16 May   97.4   86.6    643     626
1998-032F    DELTA 2 R/B     25347   US     17 May   94.1   84.2    628     317
1998-032G    IRIDIUM DEB     25348   IRID   17 May   97.1   86.6    628     608
1996-026B    TITAN IV CENTAU 25349   US     24 Apr    0.0    0.0      0       0
1998-008F    GLOBALSTAR DEB  25350   GLOB   14 Feb  107.9   52.1   1691     569
1998-027E    SL-6 DEB        25351   CIS    07 May   91.2   62.9    443     226
1998-027F    SL-6 DEB        25352   CIS    07 May   90.9   62.9    418     216

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1994-029AAD  PEGASUS DEB     24625   US     19 May 1994 25 Apr 1998
1983-075AG   COSMOS 1484 DEB 22943   CIS    24 Jul 1983 28 Apr 1998
1983-038H    COSMOS 1456 DEB 14297   CIS    25 Apr 1983 11 May 1998
1994-029XE   PEGASUS DEB     24554   US     19 May 1994 13 May 1998
1989-089AP   COBE DEB        22852   US     18 Nov 1989 14 May 1998
1994-029KM   PEGASUS DEB     24214   US     19 May 1994 15 May 1998
1994-029RM   PEGASUS DEB     24408   US     19 May 1994 15 May 1998
1998-015A    PROGRESS M-38   25256   CIS    13 Mar 1998 15 May 1998
1987-068C    SL-14 DEB       25177   CIS    18 Aug 1987 16 May 1998
1998-031B    SL-04 R/B       25341   CIS    14 May 1998 17 May 1998


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