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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Freddy Pranajaya"
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 18:14
Subject: [MOM - 07/11/2003 18:00 EST] Updated Observations


Dear All,

Below is the summary of orbital status of each objects on the MOM
Launch.  Comments and suggestions welcome.  Good luck and happy
satellite-ing!

Freddy Pranajaya
Manager, CanX and NLS Programs
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M3H-5T6, Canada
416-667-7890  Office/MCC



--------  Latest Update 07/10/2003 16:00 EST



** Latest Position Estimates at 07/11/2003  16:00 EST:
U.S. Air Force Space Command (NORAD) has moved the 85XXX series objects
into the normal catalog as objects in the 2784X series.  The new
identities have also been reflected on the NASA Goddard OIG website.
Below is the best guess at assessments of who these objects are:

27842- DTU sat (uncertain)
27843- MOST (certain)
27844- CUTE (somewhat certain)
27845- Quakesat (certain)
27846- AAU sat (uncertain)
27847- CANX (uncertain)
27848- CUBESAT XI (uncertain)

NORAD kindly asks that operators help them in confirming the identities
of these objects.
A burst at 437.882MHz was reported over California, possibly from CanX-1.



** Contact Attempt Plan for Week of 07/14/2003:
- UTIAS to begin effort to retrofit a 46m dish with UHF equipment.
- AALBORG will be listening around 27842 group with their upgraded
ground station.



** Latest Observation 07/11/2003:
A burst at the CanX-1 frequency was heard over California.  Aalborg
continue to receives stronger signals around 28742.  DTUsat remain
missing.



** NORAD Element Set
Last Updated 07/11/2003 18:00 EST
  #      Epoch         Incl    RAAN     Ecc       AoP      MA       RPD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
27840 3192.15374177 98.7189 199.2309 .0094249 232.6045 126.6533 14.38254267
27841 3191.08407713 96.8101 195.8419 .0379986 196.8955 161.9278 14.95484157
27842 3191.93278590 98.7265 198.7193 .0008296 256.7685 103.2563 14.20491962
27843 3191.93692465 98.7203 198.7025 .0009353 278.7582  81.2456 14.19918452
27844 3191.51329932 98.7247 198.2936 .0008637 276.4689  83.5498 14.20039885
27845 3191.58740718 98.7260 198.3638 .0007956 292.2744  67.7598 14.19518613
27846 3191.51018360 98.7237 198.3022 .0007518 259.0545 100.9821 14.20487956
27847 3190.94664316 98.7271 197.7476 .0008517 260.1680  99.8535 14.20492407
27848 3191.93694783 98.7189 198.7027 .0005488 317.7559  42.3142 14.19937587



#######################################
#### OUTDATED - FOR REFERENCE ONLY ####
#######################################
NORAD Millstone Hill (NORAD-MH) Element Set
**NORAD-MH are now using the 27xxx numbers
Last Updated 07/03/2003 21:00 EST

  #      Epoch         Incl    RAAN     Ecc       AoP      MA       RPD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
MEAN ELEMENTS:
27842 3184.90000000 98.7100 191.7210 .0003673 150.6508 265.8615 14.1983386
OSCULATING ELEMENTS:
27842 3184.90000000 98.7122 191.7160 .0001061 162.6394 252.9213 14.1983386

ECI VECTOR: (KM, M/SEC)
    X         Y         Z        XDOT      YDOT      ZDOT       EPOCH
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-4069.698    85.052  5936.307  5953.777  1869.146  4053.975 3184.9000000
#######################################
#### OUTDATED - FOR REFERENCE ONLY ####
#######################################




======== Past Observations



07/10/2003
Results from NORAD-CM now shows three new objects, which replaces 27846,
27847, and 27848.  Out of the three new objects, the two have received
temporary classifications as 85400 and 85401.  85400 and 85401 appears
to be part of the initial 27842 "group" and dispersing slowly.  Based on
the time that the objects penetrate the radar, it appears that the 27842
group is spread over 23 km.  The objects arrangement is as follows, in
order of overflight relative to the radar:
27840 - BREEZE
27841 - MIMOSA
85400 - **NEW** small, possibly one of the NLS-1 nanosats (CanX-1?)
27842 - small, possibly one of the NLS-1 nanosats (DTUsat?)
85401 - **NEW** small, possibly one of the NLS-1 nanosats (AAUC?)
27844 - Cute-1, based on size data
27843 - MOST, based on size data
XXXXX - **UNCLASSIFIED** new piece, small, possibly XI-IV
27845 - QuakeSat, based on size data


07/09/2003
18:00 EST - NORAD latest observation on the 27842 group.


07/08/2003
15:00 EST - Aalborg detects strongest transmissions by far around 27842,
and are proceeding with upgrading their ground station

equipment.


07/07/2003
*various* - Aalborg and UTIAS continues to detect weak periodic
transmission consistent with AAUC beacons in the vicinity of

27842/27846.  No other updates are available from the other satellites.


07/04/2003
*various* - attempts to contact CanX-1 were not successfull.  CanX-1
team will now be concentrating on one object on each pass.

Before and after a pass, the antenna will be pointed to one location on
the orbital track to listen for beacons.
10:00 EST - UofTokyo continues to receive strong signals from XI,
however is unable to establish good FM downlink.


07/03/2003
15:55 EST - UTIAS observed beacons from Cute-1 at 27844 down to 0-deg,
AOS 45-sec late, 15-sec late
12:45 EST - AALBORG obserted beacons at the AAUC frequency and period at
27842.
09:30 EST - UTIAS observed beacons at the AAUC frequency and period at
27842, no beacons detected at 27846.  Cute-1 detected at

27844.


07/02/2003
17:00 EST - UTIAS observed beacons at the AAUC frequency and period at
27846.
13:30 EST - Aalborg reported more signals at AAUC frequency using
NORAD-MH 76998, stronger than what was received in 07/01 when

using NORAD-CM 75906.
12:30 EST - QuakeFinder confirmed good success with using Russian
Elements and that possibly QuakeSat might be 60 seconds behind.
12:00 EST - All objects are cataloged on the NASA website.  Conversation
with NORAD-CH confirmed that some of the objects might be

duplicates.
Object Estimates as of this time/date:
27842/27846/75907 - **UNCONFIRMED** possibly duplicates of either Cute-I
or XI-IV
27843/27847/75908 - MOST; others are possibly duplicates or
**UNCONFIRMED** objects
27844/75909 - **UNCONFIRMED** possibly either Cute-I or XI-IV
27845/27848/75995 - **UNCONFIRMED** possibly QuakeSat (based on contact
observation using Russian elements), and/or part of the NLS-1 group
76996/76997/76998 - **UNCONFIRMED** possibly NLS-1 group; contacts to
these objects have not been re-established.
11:50 EST - Aalborg reported undecodable beacons at higher s/n at the
right interval at the AAUC frequency, using 76998 from

NORAD-MH.


07/01/2003
17:30 EST - NORAD-MH unable to re-acquire w/ 76996, 76997, 76998
15:00 EST - UTIAS/Aalborg considered a new hypothesis based on the NORAD
Millstone Hills Radar Data, as follows:
#27840 - Breeze
#27841 - MIMOSA
#75907 - QuakeSat
#75909 - Cute-I
#75908 - MOST
#76995 - XI-IV (this coincides w/ #75910 from NORAD.CM)
#76996 - DTUsat
#76997 - CanX-1
#76998 - AAUC
13:30 EST - Aalborg heard very faint beacons from AAUC Object
Estimates as of this time/date (excl. confirmed objects):
75906 - NLS-1 group
75907 - XI-IV
75908 - MOST
75909 - Cute-I
75910 - QuakeSat
10:06 EST - UTIAS confirmed CW-Beacon from Cute-I; regain contact with
MOST using 75908 elements.
*various* - HAM operators reported repeated contacts w/ Cute-I, XI,
QuakeSat


06/30/2003
*various* - QuakeFinder confirmed telemetry from QuakeSat/NLS-2; TITech
first contact with Cute-I, confirmed deployment of

solar-paddle
UofTokyo confirmed XI-IV CW-beacon.
16:49 EST - UTIAS reported first contact with MOST
15:42 UST - First contact to MIMOSA reported
09:06 PST - QuakeFinder detected CW-Beacon from QuakeSat/NLS-2
11:49 EST - CanX-1, DTUSat, AAU Cubesat, Quakesat Separation
11:47 EST - XI-IV, Cute-I Separation
11:46 EST - MOST Separation
19:02 UTC - MIMOSA Separation
14:15:25.395 UTC - Lift-off of Rockot-MOM from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia


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