satwk39.rpt from OIG

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 13:52:57 -0500 (CDT)

              Weekly Satellite Situation Report


   Date:  September 25, 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.

Objects 24868 and 24958 have not been cataloged by USSPACECOM.


Period: September 18, 1997 through September 24, 1997

Newly Cataloged Objects:

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

1997-052A    COSMOS 2346     24953   CIS    23 Sep  104.4   82.9   1015     953
1997-052B    FAISAT 2V       24954   US     23 Sep  104.4   82.9   1012     956
1997-052C    SL-8 R/B        24955   CIS    23 Sep  104.2   82.9   1001     956
1966-040C    NIMBUS 2 DEB    24956   US     15 May  107.9  100.5   1190    1108
1997-053A    INTELSAT 803    24957   ITSO   23 Sep  634.1    7.0  35850     293
1966-077R    OPS 0856 DEB    24959   US     18 Aug  167.3   89.5   4352    3005

Objects NO Longer In Orbit:

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

1994-029ZL   PEGASUS DEB     24608   US     19 May 1994 16 Sep 1997
1963-014ED   WESTFORD NEEDLE 19056   US     09 May 1963 17 Sep 1997
1992-093EP   SL-16 DEB       22450   CIS    25 Dec 1992 17 Sep 1997
1994-029XQ   PEGASUS DEB     24564   US     19 May 1994 17 Sep 1997
1997-024A    COSMOS 2343     24805   CIS    15 May 1997 18 Sep 1997
1997-043J    IRIDIUM 23 DEB  24924   IRID   21 Aug 1997 20 Sep 1997
1994-029AAV  PEGASUS DEB     24687   US     19 May 1994 21 Sep 1997


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