- Press Release
- August 18, 2022
SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 571 – 1 June 2001
A publication of NASA’s National Space Science Data Center/World Data Center for Satellite Information as the WWAS for ISES/COSPAR
All information in this publication was received between
1 May 2001 and 31 May 2001.
A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates (UTC).
USSPACECOM Catalog numbers are in parentheses.
COSPAR/WWAS USSPACECOM SPACECRAFT LAUNCH INT.ID CAT. # NAME DATE (2001) ------------------------------------------------------- 2001-022A (26775) Cosmos 2377 29 May 2001-021A (26773) Progress M1-6 21 May 2001-020A (26770) USA 158 18 May 2001-019A (26766) PAS 10 15 May 2001-018A (25761) XM 1 08 May
B. Text of Launch Announcements.
is a Russian military spacecraft that was launched
from Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Soyuz-U rocket at 17:55 UT on 29 May
2001. Initial orbital parameters were period 89.7 min, apogee 382
km, perigee 176 km, and inclination 67.1 deg.
is a Russian automatic cargo carrier that was
launched from Baikonur by the new Soyuz-FG rocket at 22:42 UT on 21
May 2001. It carried 2.5 tonnes of food, fuel, water, and life-support
material to deliver to the International Space Station
(ISS). Nearly one tonne of the fuel is for raising the altitude of
the ISS. It docked automatically at a port on the Zvezda module on
23 May at 00:15 UT. Initial orbital parameters were period 90.4 min,
apogee 316 km, perigee 270 km, and inclination 51.6 deg.
is an American geosynchronous military spacecraft of the
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) fleet. It was launched by a
Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 17:45 UT on 18 May 2001.
It is reported to be a laser communications technology demonstrator.
(PanAmSat 10) is an American geosynchronous communications
spacecraft that was launched from Baikonur by a Proton-K rocket
(with a DM-3 booster) at 01:11 UT on 15 May 2001. The 3.7 kg (with
fuel) satellite carries 48 transponders (24 in C-band and 24 in Ku-band)
to provide direct-to-home video channels to Europe, Middle-East,
and South Africa after parking over 68.5 deg-E longitude.
also known as Roll, is an American geosynchronous relay
satellite that was launched by a Zenit rocket from a floating
platform, Odyssey on the equatorial Pacific ocean at 10:10 UT on
8 May 2001. (XM 2, also known as Rock, was launched in March 2001.)
It will provide one hundred channels of digital music and
entertainment to motorists in North America after parking over 85
C. Spacecraft Particularly Suited for International Participation
- Spacecraft with essentially continuous radio beacons on frequencies
less than 150 MHz, or higher frequencies if especially suited for ionospheric
or geodetic studies. (NNSS denotes U.S. Navy Navigational
Satellite System. Updates or corrections to the list are possible only with
information from the user community.)
The full list appeared in SPX 545.
The list will not be repeated in future issues until significantly revised again.
- Global Positioning System satellites useful for navigational
purposes and geodetic studies. (“NNN” denotes no national name. SPACEWARN
would appreciate suggestions to update this list. An asterisk [*] denotes
changes in this issue.)
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 (IGS)
FTP: igscb.jpl.nasa.gov [directory /igscb] WWW: http://igscb.jpl.nasa.gov/ E-mail: email@example.com
The standard format of the GPS situation appeared in SPX-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.
- Russian Global Navigational (Positioning) Spacecraft, GLONASS
constellation. (SPACEWARN requests updates/additions from readers to this list.
Entries marked “*” are updates or additions to the list.)
All GLONASS spacecraft are in the general COSMOS series. The COSMOS numbers
(nnnn) invoked by USSPACECOM have often differed from the numbers (NNNN)
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
The operating frequencies in MHz are computed from the channel number K.
Frequencies (MHz) = 1602.0 + 0.5625K and L2 = 1246.0 + 0.4375K.
The standard format of the GLONASS situation appeared in SPX-545. It
will not be repeated in view of the excellent updated source at:
maintained by the Coordinational
Scientific Information Center (CSIC),Russian Space Forces.
- Visually bright objects.
A comprehensive list of visually bright
objects with their two-line orbital elements is available from USSPACECOM, via a
NASA URL, http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov/files/visible.tle. The list, however,
does not include visual magnitudes, but are expected to be brighter than
- Actual decays/landings of payload spacecraft and rocket bodies (R/B)
only. No further information is available.
Designations Common Name Decay Date (2001) 1979-005B (11252) R/B that launched METEOR 1-29 24 May 2000-049F (26502) R/B (aux. mot.) Proton-K 23 May 2001-021B (26774) R/B Soyuz-FG 22 May 1983-090A (14313) MOLNIYA 3-31 22 May 2001-019B (26767) R/B Proton-K 16 May 1985-105A (16235) COSMOS 1701 11 May 1979-067B (11458) R/B that launched COSMOS 1116 10 May 1984-055A (15027) COSMOS 1569 07 May 2000-070A (26603) SOYUZ-TM 31 06 May 1997-082D (25107) IRIDIUM 48 05 May 2000-023A (26354) COSMOS 2370 04 May 2001-016A (26747) STS 100 returned on 01 May
- Miscellaneous Items. (This section contains information/data that
are entered on occasion and may not be repeated in each issue of the
- 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
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 obtained from:
Other files interest for Earth-centered spacecraft can be generated through 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: