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BulletinA monthly publication of the National Space Science Data
Center/World Data Center for Satellite InformationNo. 66901 August 2009

SPACEWARN Activities

All information in this publication was received between 01 July 2009
and 31 July 2009.

A. List of New International Designations and Launch Dates .

COSPAR/WWAS

International ID

USSTRATCOM

Catalog Number

Spacecraft Name

Launch Date

2009-041F

35686

AprizeSat 3

29 July 2009

2009-041E

35685

Nanosat 1B

29 July 2009

2009-041D

35684

AprizeSat 4

29 July 2009

2009-041C

35683

DMC 2

29 July 2009

2009-041B

35682

DubaiSat 1

29 July 2009

2009-041A

35681

Deimos 1

29 July 2009

2009-040A

35641

Progress-M 67

24 July 2009

2009-039B

35636

Sterkh

21 July 2009

2009-039A

35635

Cosmos 2454

21 July 2009

2009-038F

35694

ANDE Castor Sphere

15 July 2009

2009-038E

35693

ANDE Pollux Sphere

15 July 2009

2009-038B

35690

DRAGONSat

15 July 2009

2009-038A

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STS 127

15 July 2009

2009-037A

35578

RazakSat

14 July 2009

2009-036C

35500

Cosmos 2453

06 July 2009

2009-036B

35499

Cosmos 2452

06 July 2009

2009-036A

35498

Cosmos 2451

06 July 2009

2009-035A

35496

TerreStar 1

01 July 2009

B. Text of Launch Announcements.

2009-041F,

2009-041D

AprizeSat 3 and AprizeSat 4, two 12kg American communications
satellites will provide tracking and data monitoring services for
companies with remote or mobile assets. They were launched on a Dnepr
rocket from Baikonur on 29July 2009 at 18:46UT.

2009-041E

Nanosat 1B, a testbed for the Spanish space agency, was launched on
a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29July 2009 at 18:46UT. The 50-cm
diameter, 22kg satellite will demonstrate basic space technologies.

2009-041C

DMC 2, a UK 96.5kg remote sensing satellite also known as UK-DMC2,
was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29July 2009 at 18:46UT.
The satellite will gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images. DMC2
joins the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation , a fleet of
small Earth-watching satellites designed to provide quick-response
imagery to emergency managers worldwide. DMC images are also used for
mapping, urban planning, and resource management.

2009-041B

DubaiSat 1, a 190kg remote sensing satellite of the United Arab
Emirates, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29July 2009 at
18:46UT. The satellite carries an optical imaging camera with a
black-and-white resolution of about 2.5m and a color resolution of 5m.
The data will be used for urban development, scientific research,
telecommunications, transportation, construction and mapping
applications, as well as for forecasting, water quality research and
engineering tests.

2009-041A

Deimos 1, a Spanish 90kg remote sensing satellite, was launched on a
Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29July 2009 at 18:46UT. The satellite will
gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images. Deimos1 joins the
international Disaster Monitoring Constellation , a fleet of small
Earth-watching satellites designed to provide quick-response imagery to
emergency managers worldwide. DMC images are also used for mapping,
urban planning, and resource management.

2009-040A

Progress-M 67, an unmanned resupply craft for the International
Space Station, launched on a Soyuz-U rocket on 24July 2009 at 10:57UT
from Baikonur. Cargo on-board included 2.3tonnes of propellant, water,
oxygen and dry goods including spare parts, scientific equipment and
parcels. The docking with the ISS took place on 29July 2009 at 11:12UT
under manual control when the automated system placed the craft in the
wrong orientation.

2009-039B

Sterkh 1 is a civilian search and rescue beacon relay satellite
launched as a secondary payload on a Kosmos3M rocket from Plesetsk on
21July 2009 at 03:57UT. The satellite is part of Russia’s contribution
to the COSPAS-SARSAT international satellite system. The 160kg satellite
will detect distress beacon signals from land, sea and air, determine
their location, and relay the information to emergency officials.

2009-039A

Cosmos 2454 is a Russian military satellite launched on a Kosmos 3M
rocket from Plesetsk on 21July 21 at 03:57UT.

2009-038E,

2009-038F

ANDE 2, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2, is a pair of
microsatellites (Castor and Pollux) launched from Cape Canaveral on
STS127 on 15July 2009 at 22:03UT and deployed from the payload bay of
the shuttle on 30July 2009 at 17:22UT. The mission objective is to
measure the density and composition of the rarified atmosphere at
low-Earth orbit while being tracked from the ground. The data will be
used to better predict the movement and decay of objects in orbit. The
two spherical satellites are each 48 cm in diameter but have different
masses (25and 50kg). Because of the difference in mass, the satellites
will drift apart over time. Observing the satellites’ position will
provide a study on spatial and temporal variations in atmospheric drag
associated with geomagnetic activity. The surface of both spheres
contains an embedded array of sensors including 30retroreflectors, six
laser diodes for tracking, and six photovoltaic cells for determining
orientation and spin rate. Both spheres also have thermal monitor
systems. The lighter satellite is Pollux and the heavier is Castor. The
Castor spacecraft carries active instruments: a miniature wind and
temperature spectrometer to measure atmospheric composition, cross-track
winds, and neutral temperature; a Global Positioning Sensor; and an
electrostatic analyzer to monitor plasma density spacecraft charging.

2009-038B

DRAGONSat, the Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator Satellite,
is a pair of picosatellites (AggieSat2 and PARADIGM/BEVO1) launched from
Cape Canaveral on STS127 on 15July 2009 at 22:03UT and deployed from the
payload bay of the shuttle on 30July 2009 at 12:33UT. The mission of
DRAGONSat is to provide data useful for the independent rendezvous of
spacecraft in orbit using GPS data. Each satellite is a 13cm cube
weighing about 3kg. The satellites will collect several orbits of
position data from both hemispheres by testing a new NASA GPS receiver
aboard the satellites, and then downlink the data to a ground station.

2009-038A

STS 127 is an American shuttle craft carrying seven astronauts
launched from Cape Canaveral on 15July 2009 at 22:03UT. The shuttle
docked with the International Space Station on 17July 2009 at 17:47UT.
The primary objective of this 16day mission was to install the final
components of the Japanese Kibo module to the ISS. During five
spacewalks, astronauts installed and equipped the new component to the
Kibo and replaced aging batteries and installed spare parts on the ISS.
The shuttle also delivered a new crew member to the ISS and returned
another to Earth. The STS127 mission concluded with a landing at Cape
Canaveral on 31July 2009 at 14:48UT.

2009-037A

RazakSat, a Malaysian remote sensing satellite, was launched on a
Falcon1 rocket from Kwajalein on 14July 2009 at 03:35UT. The 180kg
satellite carries a 2.5-m resolution panchromatic imager and a 5-m
resolution color imager. The data will be used for land management,
resource development and conservation, forestry and fish migration.

2009-036A,

2009-036B,

2009-036C

Cosmos 2451, Cosmos 2452, and Cosmos 2453 are Russian
military satellites launched on a Rockot/BreezeKM rocket from Plesetsk
on 06July 2009 at 01:26UT.

2009-035A

Terrestar 1 is an American communications satellite launched on an
Ariane5 rocket from Kourou on 01July 2009 at 17:52UT. Terrestar1 has a
mass of approximately 6,910kg, and an 18m deployable reflector. From a
geostationary orbit at 111°W, the satellite will provide North American
customers voice, data and video transmission services via handheld
devices. The satellite has a design lifetime of 15years.

C. Spacecraft Particularly Suited for International Participation

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 400 dedicated global stations that are of interest
to geodetic study may be obtained through the following services
provided by the International GNSS Service . The IGS is a service of the
International Association of Geodesy .

 FTP: igscb.jpl.nasa.gov [directory /igscb] WWW: http://igscb.jpl.nasa.gov/ E-mail: igscb@cobra.jpl.nasa.gov

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-20 (2009-014A).

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
Information-Analytical Center , Russian Space Agency.

According to IAC the latest additions to the fleet are 2008-067A,
2008-067B, and 2008-067C.

Visually bright objects.

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Actual decays/landings of payload spacecraft and rocket bodies only. No further information is available.

Designations Common Name Decay Date 2009-038A STS 127 31 July2009-040B SL-4 R/B 28 July2009-022A COSMOS 2450 27 July2004-052B SL-14 R/B 14 July2009-024A PROGRESS-M 02M 13 July1990-084A MOLNIYA 3-39 08 July

60-day Decay Predictions.

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Miscellaneous Items.

This section contains information or data that are entered on occasion
and may not be repeated in each issue of the SPACEWARN Bulletin.

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 690.1,
NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A., for specific information
(nssdc-request@listserv.gsfc.nasa.gov). 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 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: