OIG SSR clarification/correction

John W. Gardner, Jr. (gardjw@juno.com)
Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:42:35 EDT

Hello All,

RE: Re-transmission of earlier Oct 16,1999 SSR post with clarifications.

I decided to make a monthly report of significant changes found in
the OIG Satellite Situation Report (SSR) due the number of such items
found. OIG's report is based on TLEs received from USSPACECOM.  And
users without program routines to 'catch' such re-cataloged TLEs or
name changes may not be aware of them.

The May SSR report was the first to incorporate OIG's new format.
Starting then with May, the following thumbnail reports. Please make
any requests for previous full reports on this matter directly to my
email address.

June/May   v40#6/v40#5    0 re-cataloged   0 significant name changes
July/June  v40#7/v40#6   12 re-cataloged   2 significant name changes
Aug/July   v40#8/v40#7    2 re-cataloged   0 significant name change
Sept/Aug   v40#9/v40#8         current full report shown below

Significant name changes are defined as those clearly not same object.
In other cases, name is similar, but generally more precise in nature.

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Oct 1999    40/9 & 40/8    5 cospars / 3 names

An advisory for those interested in the monthly OIG/GSFC SSRs.

The following listings are of discrepancies and/or corrections
found in comparison of the Satellite Situation Reports Sept v40#9
and Aug v40#8   Note: No search made for launch/decay date conflicts.


Comparison was restricted to the COSPAR (international launch item #).
The 1st item of each set is from current report.  5 re-catalogs found.

NORAD    NAME                       COSPAR      DECAYED

08312U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1972-090C   11/06/81
08312U   THORAD DELTA 1 DEB         1974-089BV  06/03/82

08559U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1975-011G   12/06/98
08559U   THORAD DELTA 1 DEB         1974-089CW  06/10/82

13915U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1978-116C   12/23/87
13915U   DELTA 1 DEB                1969-064AB  12/23/87

25518U   ARIANE DEB (MINI-SPELDA)   1998-063D   09/06/99
25518U   ARIANE DEB (MINI-SPELDA)   1998-063C

25797U   SL-12 DEB                  1989-001J   06/28/99
25797U   SL-12 DEB                  1980-001J   06/28/99


Comparison was restricted to NAME applied to object. The 1st item of
each set is from current report.   13 name changes found, 3 significant

NORAD    NAME                       COSPAR      DECAYED    FLAG

06279U   DELTA 1 R/B(1)             1972-090B   05/07/73
06279U   DELTA 1 R/B                1972-090B   05/07/73

07650U   DELTA 1 R/B(1)             1975-011B   04/06/82
07650U   DELTA 1 R/B                1975-011B   04/06/82

08312U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1972-090C   11/06/81   -
(re-cataloged)
08312U   THORAD DELTA 1 DEB         1974-089BV  06/03/82

08559U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1975-011G   12/06/98   -
08559U   THORAD DELTA 1 DEB         1974-089CW  06/10/82

11154U   DELTA 1 R/B(1)             1978-116B   04/23/79
11154U   DELTA 1 R/B                1978-116B   04/23/79

13915U   DELTA 1 R/B(2)             1978-116C   12/23/87   -
13915U   DELTA 1 DEB                1969-064AB  12/23/87

25006U   FOTON 11                   1997-060A   10/23/97   * (changed)
25006U   FOTON 12                   1997-060A   10/23/97

25015U   FOTON 11 DEB               1997-060C   11/17/97   *
25015U   FOTON 12 DEB               1997-060C   11/17/97

25016U   FOTON 11 DEB               1997-060D   11/04/97   *
25016U   FOTON 12 DEB               1997-060D   11/04/97

25068U   EQUATOR S                  1997-075B
25068U   EQUATOR-S                  1997-075B

25622U   GLOBALSTAR M040            1999-004B
25622U   GLOBALSTAR M40             1999-004B

25624U   GLOBALSTAR M038            1999-004D
25624U   GLOBALSTAR M38             1999-004D

25756U   KITSAT 3                   1999-029A
25756U   KITSAT-3                   1999-029A


John Gardner,Jr
Hoarder of TLEs
gardjw@juno.com

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