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All information in this publication was received between 01 May 2008 and
31 May 2008.
BulletinA monthly publication of the National Space Science Data
Center/World Data Center for Satellite InformationNo. 65501 June 2008
Russian Global Navigational (Positioning) Spacecraft, GLONASS constellation.
SPACEWARN requests updates/additions from readers to this list.
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general Cosmos series. The Cosmos
numbers invoked by USSPACECOM have often differed from the numbers
associated in Russia; when different, the USSPACECOM Cosmos numbers are
shown in parentheses. The corresponding GLONASS numbers are Russian
numbers, followed by the numbers in parentheses that are sometimes
attributed to them outside Russia.
The operating frequencies in MHz are computed from the channel number K.
Frequencies = 1602.0 + 0.5625K and L2 = 1246.0 + 0.4375K.
The standard format of the GLONASS situation last appeared in SPACEWARN
Bulletin No.545. It will not be repeated in view of the excellent
updated source at: maintained by the
Coordinational Scientific Information Center , Russian Space Forces.
According to CSIC the latest additions to the fleet are 2007-065A,
2007-065B, and 2007-065C.
Actual decays/landings of payload spacecraft and rocket bodies only. No further information is available.
Designations Common Name Decay Date 2008-023B R/B Soyuz-U 18 May
Related NSSDC resources.
NSSDC/WDC for Satellite Information is an archival center for science
data from many spacecraft. Many space physics datasets are on-line for
electronic access through:
For off-line data, please contact the Request Office, NSSDC, Code 633,
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., for specific information
(email@example.com). Information on the current status of the
instruments on board from the investigators will be most welcomed.
Precomputed trajectory files and orbital parameters of many
magnetospheric and heliospheric science-payload spacecraft may be
Other files of interest for Earth-centered spacecraft can be generated
via the URL,
Programs related to the heliospheric spacecraft trajectories can be
executed through the URL,
Magnetospheric, Planetary, and Astronomical science data from many
spacecraft may be accessed through links from the URL:
This section contains information or data that are entered on occasion
and may not be repeated in each issue of the SPACEWARN Bulletin.
The following is the updated list of the 10 satellites and their IDs
that were launched by the Indian PSLV-C9 rocket on 28April 2008:
CUTE 1.7 & AOD2
新浦京娱乐场官网，AAUSAT CubeSat 2
C. Spacecraft Particularly Suited for International Participation
B. Text of Launch Announcements.
STS 124 is an American shuttle craft that was launched towards the
international Space Station at 21:02UT on 31May 2008. It carried seven
astronauts (six American, and one Japanese) to the ISS. The major
mission is to install the 16-tonne pressurized, second segment of the
Japanese research laboratory, and to repair the liquid toilet. It was to
dock with the ISS on 02June. Three spacewalks are planned for the
installation and integration of the lab. The shuttle will land back
after a 14day mission. During the launch, foam debris from the external
fuel tank was observed to hit the launch pad. An inspection by the crew
later found no visible impact on the shuttle itself. Supplemental
information on the mission will be reported in July issue of this
Bulletin. The initial orbital parameters were period 91min, apogee
315km, perigee 303km, and inclination 51.6°.
新普京娱乐，Fengyun 3A sometimes listed as FY3A, is a Chinese weather satellite
that was launched by a Long March4C rocket from Taiyuan Satellite Launch
Center in Shanxi province at 03:02UT on 27May 2008. The
triaxially-stabilized 4.4mx 2.0mx 2.0m, 2.2tonne, 1.1kW craft carries
weather probes in visible, infrared, and microwave bands for global
mapping, as well as for managing the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
VIRR (Visible and Infrared Radiometer) will provide intensities in ten
wavelength channels, most of them in infrared.
MODI is a moderate resolution imager that provides images in
19wavelength bands ranging from 0.47nm through 1.03nm, plus an image at
the far-infrared 11.5nm band.
MWRI (Microwave Radiation Imager) will provide images in GHz bands of
10.65, 18.7, 23.8, 36.5, 89, and 150GHz thermal emissions from land and
IRAS (Infrared Atmospheric Sounder) is a “sounder” that provides
altitude distribution of aerosols and carbon dioxides in the
stratosphere, in 20wavelength channels.
MWTS (Microwave atmospheric Temperature Sounder) is an eight-channel
(19.35, 23.9, 31.0, 50.31, 53.74, 54.96, 57.95, and 89GHz) “sounder” to
sense the vertical atmospheric temperature profile.
In addition, Fengyun3A carries, an ozone mapper/profiler, a radiation
budget monitor, and a space environment probe to monitor energetic
The initial orbital parameters were period 101min, apogee 811km, perigee
805km, and inclination 98.8°.
2008-025D, 2008-025C, 2008-025B
Cosmos 2439, Cosmos 2438, and Cosmos 2437 are the latest
group of Russian civilian relay satellites in the Gonets-D1M series that
were launched by a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk at 15:20UT on 23May 2008.
Some reports provide the names as Gonets-D1M4, Gonets-D1M3 and
Gonets-D1M 2. Each has a mass of 250kg and power 10W, enough to relay
text messages across Russia. Eventually, the Gonets-D1M fleet will have
36craft, with six craft per orbital plane. The initial orbital
parameters were period 116min, apogee 1,509km, perigee 1,478km, and
Yubileiny is a Russian microsatellite that was launched by a Rokot
rocket from Plesetsk at 15:20UT on 23May 2008. The craft commemorates
the 1957 launch of Sputnik1, broadcasting its images and audio tones in
the amateur radio band. The initial orbital parameters were period
115.8min, apogee 1,510km, perigee 1,480km, and inclination 82.5°.
Galaxy 18 is an American geostationary communications craft that was
launched by a Zenit3SL rocket from the Odyssey platform floating on the
equatorial Pacific at 09:43UT on 21May 2008. The 4.8tonne (with fuel)
craft will provide advanced cable television and data throughout North
America through its 24Ku-band and 24C-band transponders, after parking
over 123°W longitude.
Progress-M 64 is a Russian automatic cargo carrier that was launched
by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 20:23UT on 14May 2008. It carried
3.1tonnes of fuel, food, and water to the International Space Station.
It docked automatically with the ISS on 17May, and delivered the cargo.
The initial orbital parameters were period 91.3min, apogee 344km,
perigee 337km, and inclination 51.6°.
A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates .
31 May 2008
27 May 2008
23 May 2008
23 May 2008
23 May 2008
23 May 2008
21 May 2008
14 May 2008
Global Positioning System satellites useful for navigational purposes and geodetic studies.
High precision (<20 cm) GPS constellation tracking data obtained from
the network of about 80 dedicated global stations that are of interest
to geodetic study may be obtained through the following services
provided by the International Association of Geodesy
FTP: igscb.jpl.nasa.gov [directory /igscb] WWW: http://igscb.jpl.nasa.gov/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The standard format of the GPS situation appeared in SPACEWARN Bulletin
No.518. It will not be repeated since an excellent source of trajectory-
and science-related GPS information is at:
It provides many links to GPS related databases.
The latest addition to the fleet is GPS 2R-18 (2007-062A).