Re: Hayabusa listing

From: Jonathan McDowell (jcm@head.cfa.harvard.edu)
Date: Sat Nov 26 2005 - 12:04:24 EST

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    George, 
    
    You might find this interesting. I am working on a catalog of 'objects
    not in the NORAD catalog'. I don't give them lettered COSPAR
    designations, since that's very prone to getting trodden on by future
    cataloging of debris. Instead,  I give them numbers a bit like the SSN
    (NORAD) numbers but with a prefix: "A-numbers" in an "Auxiliary
    catalog". This way I don't stomp on future changes to the NORAD list. (I
    also keep catalogs of suborbital objects with different prefixes). For
    the objects that do have SSN numbers, I give them an "S" prefix for
    clarity. (When Space Command plays silly games and reassigns a catalog
    number, I give the reassigned object an A number as well so that I can
    track the distinction, and consider the S number only to apply to the
    current Space Command ID).
    
    I'm not including the bullets since they are only ejected after
    touchdown, I also don't include every film canister and piece of
    experiment litter dropped by Apollo astronauts on lunar EVA. What I have
    for Hayabusa right now is 
    
    JCM      Int'l Des                     Up           Parent   Sep time           Landed/Reentered   Perigee  Apogee   Inc
    CatNo                                                        from parent
    
    
    Atmospheric objects
    L30691   2003-019      M-14            2003 May  9  -        2003 May  9 0430   2003 May  9        -6200?       70?  31.20
    
    Suborbital objects
    R54089   2003-019      M-25            2003 May  9  L30691   2003 May  9 0433?  2003 May  9 0438?  -5000?      230?  31.20
    R54090   2003-019      M-V Fairing     2003 May  9  A05278   2003 May  9 0432?  2003 May  9 0436?  -5000?      230?  31.20
    R54091   2003-019      M-V Fairing     2003 May  9  A05278   2003 May  9 0432?  2003 May  9 0436?  -5000?      230?  31.20
    
    Orbital and near-orbital objects
    
    S27809   2003-019A     Hayabusa        2003 May  9  S27810   2003 May  9 0435   -                    182   -885724   31.20
    S27810   2003-019B     KM-V2           2003 May  9  A05278   2003 May  9 0434?  -                    182   -885724   31.20
    
    A05278   2003-019      M-34            2003 May  9  R54089   2003 May  9 0434?  2003 May  9         -185?      503?  31.20?
    A05279   2003-019      Minerva         2003 May  9  S27809   2005 Nov 12 0624   -                    Solar orbit
    A05280   2003-019      MUSES-C TM 1    2003 May  9  S27809   2005 Nov  9        -                    Solar orbit?
    A05281   2003-019      MUSES-C RV      2003 May  9  S27809   2003 May  9        -                    Attached
    A05797   2003-019      MUSES-C TM 2    2003 May  9  S27809   2005 Nov 19 2030   2005 Nov 19 2036     Landed on Itokawa
    A05799   2003-019      MUSES-C TM 3    2003 May  9  S27809   2003 May  9        -                    Attached
    
    (In case your mailer wraps this horribly, I put a copy at
    http://www.planet4589.org/alt/haya.txt)
    I hope to make the catalog public in about 2007 when I've completed it.
    In the meantime, hope this gives another idea about how to approach this
    problem.
      - Jonathan
    
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