satwk46.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:01:47 -0600 (CST)

                     Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  November 17, 1997

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: November 06, 1997 through November 12, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1997-067A    NAVSTAR 38 (USA 25030   US     06 Nov  721.6   54.9  20644   19923
1997-067B    DELTA 2 R/B(1)  25031   US     06 Nov   94.9   35.2    566     464
1997-067C    DELTA 2 R/B(2)  25032   US     06 Nov  356.4   35.0  20360     187
1989-085D    PAM DEB         25033   US     21 Oct  166.0   37.4   7076     180
1997-068A    USA 136         25034   US     07 Nov No elements available
1997-068B    TITAN 4A CENTAU 25035   US     08 Nov No elements available
1986-017MF   MIR DEB         25036   CIS    19 Feb   92.2   51.7    396     385
1986-017MG   MIR DEB         25037   CIS    19 Feb   92.2   51.7    396     382
1986-017MH   MIR DEB         25038   CIS    19 Feb   92.2   51.7    394     382
1997-069A    IRIDIUM 43      25039   IRID   08 Nov   97.4   86.6    651     636
1997-069B    IRIDIUM 41      25040   IRID   08 Nov   97.3   86.6    651     633
1997-069C    IRIDIUM 40      25041   IRID   08 Nov   97.4   86.6    656     640
1997-069D    IRIDIUM 39      25042   IRID   08 Nov   97.3   86.6    649     633
1997-069E    IRIDIUM 38      25043   IRID   08 Nov   97.3   86.6    649     632
1997-069F    DELTA 2 R/B     25044   US     09 Nov   93.3   83.6    624     252

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1989-089AQ   COBE DEB        22853   US     18 Nov 1989 07 Sep 1997
1994-029AAY  PEGASUS DEB     24690   US     19 May 1994 17 Oct 1997
1963-014FC   WESTFORD NEEDLE 20489   US     09 May 1963 30 Oct 1997
1994-029NM   PEGASUS DEB     24336   US     19 May 1994 31 Oct 1997
1994-029XZ   PEGASUS DEB     24573   US     19 May 1994 01 Nov 1997
1986-017KQ   MIR DEB         23897   CIS    19 Feb 1986 04 Nov 1997
1994-029QK   PEGASUS DEB     24382   US     19 May 1994 04 Nov 1997
1997-034J    IRIDIUM 21 DEB  24898   IRID   09 Jul 1997 04 Nov 1997
1997-060D    FOTON 12 DEB    25016   CIS    09 Oct 1997 04 Nov 1997
1987-020DR   COSMOS 1823 DEB 25029   CIS    20 Feb 1987 06 Nov 1997
1995-071A    COSMOS 2326     23748   CIS    20 Dec 1995 08 Nov 1997
1994-029AX   PEGASUS DEB     24002   US     19 May 1994 09 Nov 1997


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