RAE tables

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 13:25:15 PDT

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    Before Phillip Clark started his WorldWide Satellite Launches, the RAE
    (Royal Aircraft Establishment) published a list of satellite launches, the
    RAE Table of Earth Satellites. Started in 1958 it came to an end in 1993 due
    to budget restaints. The table is complete up to the end of 1992, when
    Phillip took over.
    
    At the Eurosom 2 meeting in Ghent, belgium Pierre Nierick distributed a lot
    of surplus copies of the RAE tables covering 1957-1989, a big book with 1006
    pages of tables.
    
    The RAE has published the years 1990-1992 in a seperate book.
    
    I think it will be of interrest to members of this group when this info
    becomes available electronically.
    With the use of an scanner and using an OCR program I'have "copied" the year
    1990, totalling 52 pages inclueding the introduction. I've just scanned and
    OCR-ed the pages and saved them as "raw" .txt files.
    No editing has been done and it is possible that errors due to the scanning
    are inclueded.
    But providing it as a txt file, everybody can edit it with his own text
    editor or word processor.
    
    It is available in a zip file of 42 kB.
    Just send me an email and I'll send you the file.
    If there is a lot of interrest I'll asked Neil or Bart to put it on the
    VSOHP.
    
    Below is the first page of 1990, it is page 1007.
    Due to the fact that the page is in landscape format the mailbrowser wraps
    the lines and the tabular outline is distorted.
    Bart doesnt allow attachments, so you'll have to check it out by asking for
    the file.
    
    Also let me know if this is appriciated and in due time the complete list
    will become available in year by year files.
    
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    Year of Launch 1990
    Page 1007
    
     Name Designation Launch date, Shape and Size Date of OrbitaL Nodal Semi
    Perigee Apogee OrbitaL Argument
     [Launch vehiclel (SSC number) Lifetime and mass (m) orbital inclina- period
    major height     height eccen- of
        descent date (kg) determination tion (min) axis (km) (km) tricity
    perigee
        (deg)  (km)   (deg)
    
     T Skynet 4A* 1990-01A 1990 Jan 1.00 Box + 1.4 wide 1990 Jan 3.1 3.37
    1380.31 41068 33676 35704 0.025 54
     [Titan 31 (20401) >miLLion panels 2.1 high 1990 Feb 20.4 3.34 1436.06 42166
    35784 35792 0.0001 14
       years 1433 full 1.9 Long
        685 empty 16 span
    
     T   JCSat 2** 1990-01B 1990 Jan    1.00 Cylinder 3.6 to 1990 Jan 5.3 0.35
    1436.21 42169 35669 35912 0.003 154
     [Titan 31 (20402) >miLLion 2280 full 10 Long 1990 Jan 26.2 0.28 1436.03
    42166 35777 35797 0.0002 358
       years  3.66 dia
    
     D   Titan 3 1990-01C 1990 Jan    1.00 Cylinder 9.85 Long 1990 Jan 2.1 28.60
    92.82 6800 186 657 0.035 126
     second stage (20403) 8 days  3.05 dia
       1990 Jan    9
    
     Skynet 4A 1990-010 1990 Jan 1.00 Cylinder 1.8 Long 1990 Jan 3.5 21.67
    613.83 23939 307 34814 0.721 172
     rocket (PAM-D2) (20404) 00 years 3700 full 1.6 dia
        430 empty
    
     JCSat 2 1990-01F 1990 Jan    1.00 CyLinder?  1990 Jan 2.5 26.79 340.91
    16175 299 19294 0.587 178
     rocket (20406) 200 years
    
    
     D   Fragment*** 1990-01E
    
     D   STS 32t 1990-02A 1990 Jan 9.52 Cylinder + 37.1  tong 1990 Jan 9.7 28.50
    90.85 6704 293 358 0.005 46
    
     5M (Columbia F9) (20409) 10.88 days delta wing 17.4 high 1990 Jan 13.4
    28.50 91.02 6712 332 335 0.0003 122
     R   1990 Jan 20.40 84079 23.8 span
         empty
    
    Leasat 5tt            1990-02B    1990 Jan 9.52      Cylinder      6.17
    high                                Ejected from Shuttle 1990 Jan 10.55
     (Syncom IV-5) (20410) >mi[Lion  6900 full 4.26 dia 1990 Jan 14.0 1.41
    1426.98 41988 34858 36363 0.018 203
       years  1390 empty
    
     Leasat 5 1990-02C 1990 Jan 9.52 Cylinder   1990 Jan 11.7 27.21 276.73 14076
    320 15076 0.524 0
     rocket (20411) 100 years
    
    UK Ministry of Defence communications satellite.
    Domestic communications satellite for Japan Communications Satellite Company
    Probably forward skirt of Commercial Titan's extension module.
    t Launched from Cape Canaveral (2 women, 3 men); Landed at Edwards AFB,
    California, with LDEF 1 (see page 779); Landing weight 103510 kg.
    tt US military communications satet[ite, ejected by 'discus, method.
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    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst
    52.767 N  5.09 E  2 m ASL
    
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