RE: Hayabusa listing

From: Jos Heyman (josheyman@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Nov 26 2005 - 03:24:24 EST

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    So far Space Track has not issued an International Designation for these 
    objects.
    
    Jos Heyman
    
    
    >From: George Olshevsky <george.olshevsky@gmail.com>
    >To: seesat-l <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>, "Dinogeorge@aol.com" 
    ><dinogeorge@aol.com>,        george.olshevsky@gmail.com
    >Subject: Hayabusa listing
    >Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:18:58 -0800
    >
    >I have been trying (with my left hand while the  right hand is doing other
    >things) to keep abreast of the Hayabusa mission with  an eye to keeping 
    >track of
    >orbited objects, and so far I've come up with the  following little list, 
    >in
    >SSR format, of known and potential associated objects  (use a monospaced 
    >font
    >to make the table columns line  up):
    >
    >2003-019A       27809    JPN           HELIOCENTRIC  ORBIT  (SUN)
    >  N/A
    >Hayabusa (MUSES  C)                      Launched (05/09/2003)
    >2003-019B        27810    JPN           HELIOCENTRIC  ORBIT  (SUN)
    >   N/A
    >M-5 rocket  body                         Launched  (05/09/2003)
    >2003-019C          NNA   JPN            HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT  (SUN)
    >  N/A
    >Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) Released
    >[11/09/2005]
    >2003-019D          NNA   JPN            HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT  (SUN)
    >  N/A
    >MINERVA  lander                          Launched (05/09/2003) Released
    >[11/12/2005]
    >2003-019E          NNA   JPN            IMPACTED ASTEROID  ITOKAWA
    >  N/A
    >Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) Decayed
    >[11/19/2005]
    >2003-019F          NNA   JPN            IMPACTED ASTEROID  ITOKAWA
    >  N/A
    >Tantalum sampler  probe                  Launched (05/09/2003) Decayed
    >[11/19/2005]
    >2003-019G          NNA    JPN
    >  N/A
    >Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet  
    >used]
    >2003-019H          NNA    JPN
    >  N/A
    >Tantalum sampler  probe                  Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet  
    >used]
    >2003-019J          NNA    JPN
    >  N/A
    >Sample return  capsule                   Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet 
    >used]
    >
    >
    >Here N/A = not available (for  radar cross sections), NNA = no number
    >assigned. The first line of an entry  contains the identifiers and orbital
    >information, the second line contains the  name or nature of the
    >object, the launch date
    >(redundantly all the same in this  case), and the date of release or decay.
    >
    >Most of this is gleaned from  various Hayabusa/MUSES C websites, not to
    >mention Jonathan McDowell's reports.  I'm interested in additions and
    >corrections,
    >of course, particularly concerning  any minor hardware that may have been
    >released during the mission, such as lens  caps, equipment covers, and 
    >other
    >whatnot. Also would be interested in  approximate heliocentric orbital 
    >elements
    >(period/perihelion-aphelion/inclination to ecliptic in days/AU/degrees).
    >
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