Sich

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sat, 9 Sep 1995 14:12:40 -0400

Thanks very much to all of you who responded to my questions about Sich. 
I have a very sketchy idea about how to classify all the objects in 82.5 
inclination orbits.  Apparently there are at least two families, a type of 
heavy ELINT and a remote-sensing, ocean-observing, (Geoff, I think you are 
saying) weather satellite.  A few of the ELINTs (and those which are not 
classified below) have been observed to flash wildly, namely, C* 1703, 
1892, 1933, 1953, 2058, 2151, and 2242.  I can hardly ask someone to fill 
in all the gaps in this skeleton, but I would be grateful for any 
information, especially about how to classify these satellites.  Another 
somewhat daunting thought is that similar satellites might be in orbits of 
a different inclination. 
 
10973U  78- 67A 1025 
11266U  79- 11A 1076            predecessor of Okean-OE 
11671U  80- 05A 1151            predecessor of Okean-OE 
11609U  79- 96A IC* 20          predecessor of Okean-OE 
12162U  81- 11A IC* 21          predecessor of Okean-OE 
12785U  81- 82A 1300 
12987U  81-117A 1328 
13271U  82- 59A 1378 
13552U  82- 92A 1408 
14032U  83- 37A 1455 
14147U  83- 61A 1470 
14372U  83- 99A 1500            Okean-OE prototype 
14551U  83-122A 1515 
14699U  84- 13A 1536 
14819U  84- 27A 1544 
15331U  84-105A 1602            Okean-OE prototype 
15369U  84-111A 1606 
15494U  85- 09A 1626 
15592U  85- 20A 1633 
15889U  85- 58A 1666 
15944U  85- 69A 1674 
16262U  85-108A 1703 
16326U  85-113A 1707 
16495U  86- 06A 1726 
16611U  86- 18A 1733 
16719U  86- 34A 1743 
16791U  86- 46A 1758 
16881U  86- 55A 1766            Okean-OE prototype 
16986U  86- 74A 1782 
17191U  86- 97A 1805 
17295U  87- 03A 1812 
17566U  87- 24A 1825 
17911U  87- 38A 1842            ELINT 
18152U  87- 55A 1862 
18214U  87- 62A 1869            Okean-OE prototype 
18421U  87- 88A 1892 
18748U  88- 01A 1908            ELINT 
18958U  88- 20A 1933            ELINT 
19210U  88- 50A 1953            ELINT 
19274U  88- 56A Okean 1         Okean-O 
19573U  88- 93A 1975            ELINT 
20465U  90- 10A 2058            ELINT 
20510U  90- 18A Okean 2         Okean-O 
21397U  91- 39A Okean 3         Okean-O 
21422U  91- 42A 2151            ELINT replaced 1908 
22236U  92- 80A 2221            ELINT replaced 1842 
22286U  92- 94A 2228            ELINT replaced 2058 
22626U  93- 24A 2242 
23317U  94- 66A Okean 1-7       Okean-O? Okean-M? 
23657U  95- 46A Sich 1          Okean-O1 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen             dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu             216-243-4980 
 
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They don't all occult Capella.