satwk41.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 15:36:20 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  October 10, 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.

Correction to satwk37, decayed section, the launch date for object 24923
should read 21 AUG 1997, not 20 AUG 1997.

24 pieces of pegasus debris were cataloged in the reporting period.

1994-029ACH   PEGASUS DEB   24975  US    19 MAY   94.6   82.0  517  489
THROUGH
1994-029ADG   PEGASUS DEB   24999  US    19 MAY   97.0   82.1  726  524

Period: October 02, 1997 through October 08, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1987-079J    PEGASUS DEB     24990   CIS    16 Sep  325.3   64.6  18298     280
1968-081G    TITAN 3C TRANST 25000   US     26 Sep 1425.3   13.3  36083   35065
1968-081H    TITAN 3C TRANST 25001   US     26 Sep 1415.8   13.3  35744   35030
1997-058A    PROGRESS M-36   25002   CIS    04 Oct   91.7   51.7    391     342
1997-058B    SL-4 R/B        25003   CIS    05 Oct   89.9   51.7    311     249
1997-059A    ECHOSTAR 3      25004   US     04 Oct  818.8   12.0  38655    6571
1997-059B    ATLAS 2AS CENTA 25005   US     05 Oct  686.5   25.8  38542     257

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1994-029ACG  PEGASUS DEB     24868   US     19 May 1994 23 Sep 1997
1989-089AM   COBE DEB        22776   US     18 Nov 1989 27 Sep 1997
1994-029BA   PEGASUS DEB     24005   US     19 May 1994 03 Oct 1997
1994-029SS   PEGASUS DEB     24450   US     19 May 1994 04 Oct 1997
1994-029XA   PEGASUS DEB     24550   US     19 May 1994 06 Oct 1997
1997-055A    STS 86          24964   US     26 Sep 1997 06 Oct 1997
1997-058B    SL-4 R/B        25003   CIS    05 Oct 1997 07 Oct 1997
1997-033A    PROGRESS-M 35   24851   CIS    05 Jul 1997 08 Oct 1997


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