satwk40.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 16:34:37 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  October 03, 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.

Object 24958 has not been cataloged by USSPACECOM.


Period: September 25, 1997 through October 01, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1994-029ACG  PEGASUS DEB     24868   US     19 May   92.6   83.0    439     363
1997-054A    MOLNIYA 1-90    24960   CIS    24 Sep  717.7   62.8  39920     465
1997-054B    SL-6 R/B(1)     24961   CIS    24 Sep   90.1   62.8    365     211
1997-054C    SL-6 PLAT       24962   CIS    24 Sep   90.2   62.8    400     189
1997-054D    SL-6 R/B(2)     24963   CIS    24 Sep  732.0   62.8  40629     456
1997-55A     STS 86          24964   US     26 Sep   92.3   51.7    391     383
1997-056A    IRIDIUM 19      24965   IRID   26 Sep   95.6   86.7    565     548
1997-056B    IRIDIUM 37      24966   IRID   26 Sep   95.6   86.7    567     552
1997-056C    IRIDIUM 36      24967   IRID   26 Sep   95.6   86.7    566     549
1997-056D    IRIDIUM 35      24968   IRID   26 Sep   95.6   86.7    565     550
1997-056E    IRIDIUM 34      24969   IRID   26 Sep   95.6   86.7    565     548
1997-056F    DELTA 2 R/B     24970   US     27 Sep   92.7   83.6    545     279
1997-057A    IRS 1D          24971   IND    28 Sep   96.1   98.6    821     327
1997-057B    PSLV 1C R/B     24972   IND    29 Sep   95.9   98.7    821     305
1994-029ACF  PEGASUS DEB     24973   US     19 May  103.0   82.0   1219     592
1992-053C    SL-8 DEB        24974   CIS    12 Aug  101.3   74.0    840     803

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1994-029CR   PEGASUS DEB     24044   US     19 May 1994 22 Sep 1997
1995-028E    COSMOS 2313 DEB 24855   CIS    08 Jun 1995 25 Sep 1997
1963-014EB   WESTFORD NEEDLE 19052   US     09 May 1963 27 Sep 1997
1986-017LA   MIR DEB         23912   CIS    19 Feb 1986 28 Sep 1997
1997-044A    SSTI LEWIS      24909   US     22 Aug 1997 28 Sep 1997
1997-037B    PEGASUS R/B     24884   US     31 Jul 1997 29 Sep 1997


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Mike McCants
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