satwk38.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 10:25:23 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  September 19, 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 24868 has not been cataloged by USSPACECOM.

Period: September 11, 1997 through September 17, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1986-017MD   MIR DEB         24943   CIS    19 Feb   91.0   51.6    327     322
1997-051A    IRIDIUM 29      24944   IRID   13 Sep   94.9   86.6    543     523
1997-051B    IRIDIUM 32      24945   IRID   13 Sep   94.9   86.6    542     523
1997-051C    IRIDIUM 33      24946   IRID   13 Sep   94.9   86.6    542     522
1997-051D    IRIDIUM 27      24947   IRID   13 Sep   94.9   86.6    541     522
1997-051E    IRIDIUM 28      24948   IRID   13 Sep   94.8   86.6    541     520
1997-051F    IRIDIUM 30      24949   IRID   13 Sep   94.8   86.6    539     520
1997-051G    IRIDIUM 31      24950   IRID   13 Sep   94.8   86.6    540     520
1997-051H    SL-12 R/B       24951   CIS    14 Sep   87.3   72.4    174     109
1986-017ME   MIR DEB         24952   CIS    19 Feb   91.3   51.7    346     339

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1997-048E    DUMMY MASS DEB  24929   PRC    01 Sep 1997 07 Sep 1997
1994-029VM   PEGASUS DEB     24513   US     19 May 1994 09 Sep 1997
1997-034G    IRIDIUM 21 DEB  24882   IRID   09 Jul 1997 10 Sep 1997
1994-029UB   PEGASUS DEB     24478   US     19 May 1994 11 Sep 1997
1986-017JV   MIR DEB         23783   CIS    19 Feb 1986 13 Sep 1997
1997-051H    SL-12 R/B       24951   CIS    14 Sep 1997 14 Sep 1997


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Mike McCants
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