Re: Objects from Cosmos 2361 launch

Igor Lissov (icosmos@dol.ru)
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 13:18:14 +0400

The RKA site (http://www.rka.ru/norb.html) has the text of the launch 
announcement prepared in the TsNIImash for ITAR-TASS. In it, the 
satellite launched Sep 29 from Plesetsk was called Molniya-1.

Igor Lissov

> Regarding the payload from the 98- 54 launch, Phillip Clark
> <psclark@dircon.co.uk> writes
> >GSFC logs this as Molniya-1 91.   The argument of perigee (~280 deg) 
> >points to a Molniya launch rather than an Oko early warning satellite 
> >(AoP ~320 deg) in the Cosmos series.
> 
> Yes, and I had it identified initially as "Molniya ?" in my select.tle
> file. Then the draft Jonathan's Space Report logged it as Cosmos 2361
> and the following announcement appeared from WDC-A. Throughout this
> time, GSFC were calling this "UNK". 

[SNIP]
 
> No doubt, all will become clearer...
> 
> Alan
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