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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 761 draft                                                 2019 Jan 28 Somerville, MA
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JSR 760 is now permalinked at http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.760.txt


International Space Station
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Expedition 58 remains underway.

On Jan 30 the Nanoracks NRCSD-15 cubesat package, launched on Dragon CRS-16, was
attached to the MPEP platform. The next day the NRCSD-15/MPEP was
pulled out of the Kibo airlock by the JEM RMS robot arm and its contents ejected into orbit
over a period of six hours:
 APL's CAT-1 and CAT-2 Cubesat Assessment and Test, two 3U cubesats with experimental signal processing payloads
   for an unidentified US Department of Defense organization;
 Aarhus University's 1U student cubesat Delphini 1, with a NanoEye Earth imager;
 The University of Southern Indiana's UNITE 1U student cubesat, with a Langmuir  
   probe to measure ionospheric electron density;
 The San Jose State Univ/NASA-Ames TechEdSat-8, which will deploy a controllable drag brake
   to target reentry as part of an ongoing program to attempt recovery of cubesat payloads from orbit.

On Feb 7 the Slingshot deployer, launched aboard Dragon CRS-16, was mounted
on the nose of Cygnus NG-10, currently berthed on the Unity node. Slingshot was devloped
by SEOPS LLC, now part of Hypergiant Galactic of Houston.

On Feb 8 at about 1345 UTC the Cygnus NG-10 (S.S. John Young) was
unberthed from the Unity node and at 1616 UTC it was released into
orbit. After departing ISS, the cargo ship SS John Young was in a 405 x
418 km orbit slightly above the station. By 2130 UTC it had made two
burns to raise orbit to 453 x 460 km im preparation for cubesat deploys.

Cygnus/Slingshot deployed the Hypergiant Galactic/SEOPS
Quantum Radar 1 and 2 cubesats at 0000:00 UTC on Feb 9.
On Feb 13 at 1200 the Cygnus Nanoracks NRCSD-E deployer ejected Malaysia's MySat 
and NRL's CHEFSAT 2. CHEFSAT-2's mission is to space-qualify consumer-grade
E-band (mm-wave) devices.   

Later on Feb 13, Cygnus made a further series of burns to lower its orbit to only
293 x 306 km, below the ISS, and at 2245 UTC the NRCSD-E ejected KickSat-2,
which contains over 100 small 5-gram Sprite chipsats. It is unclear when and if the
Sprites will be ejected from Kicksat-2; the Kicksat-2 beacon has been detected
but is very weak and it appears its antenna did not deploy correctly.

(Thanks to NG Cygnus team and Nanoracks for the Cygnus cubesat deployment times.)


HISTORICAL QUERY - SKYNET IA
----------------------------

I'm putting out this call on behalf of Stuart Eves, who is researching the British military
communications satellite program Skynet I. The Skynet IA satellite was launched in 1969
and there are excellent UK (RAE) records of its operations, including orbit manuevers, up to 1974,
at which point it remained over the Indian Ocean.
However, we know that in circa 1976 it was moved to 105W, a GEO stable position in whose
vicinity it has remained until the present. But we have no records of this move; we suspect
the satellite was turned back to the manufacturer Philco (later Ford Aerospace, then SS/Loral,
now Maxar) and was moved by them back over the US for end-of-life testing. Do any readers
have knowledge of this, or perhaps contacts who worked at Philco-Ford/Ford Aerospace in the 1970s
who might have relevant memories and/or documents in their garage? If so, please get in touch!


Hayabusa-2 
----------

The Hayabusa-2 probe in the vicinity of (162173) Ryugu already deposited
three rover-landers on the asteroid, but on Feb 20 Japan began an
attempt to land the main probe itself momentarily on the surface in a
touch-and-go operation to collect an asteroid surface sample. The
landing attempt was designated TD1-L08E1; L08E1 is the designation of
the target landing site.  Hayabusa-2 began its descent at around 0415
UTC Feb 21 and reached the surface at about 2230 UTC. It fired a
projectile into the surface, which - it is hoped - kicked up asteroidal
material into the probe's sample collector; and then immediately
took off again to return towards the 20 km home point.


SSO-A
-----

Elysium Star 2 is apparently an attached payload on the SSO-A LFF. It is
also reported that ENOCH failed to separate, possibly also from the LFF.
A new object cataloged on Feb 1 may be SEE-ME, which was designed to be
ejected from the eXCITe payload.

Dousti
------

Iran's second orbital attempt, and second failure, of the year came on
Feb 5 with the older Safir rocket, carrying a small satellite named
Dousti. US reports indicate the launch failed `early in flight', at 140s
- which should be just before stage 1 separation.

Egyptsat-A
-----------

Egyptsat-A (MisrSat-A) was launched on Feb 21 by a Soyuz from Baykonur
into an 0950 LTDN sun-synchronous orbit.
The satellite, built by Energiya for Egypt's national remote sensing
agency, replaces the similar EgyptSat-2 which failed in 2015.

Nusantara Satu
---------------

Nusantara Satu is a Maxar SS/L-1300 C/Ku-band satellite for Indonesian
telecom operator PT Pasific Satellit Nusantara. It was launched on a
Falcon 9 from Canaveral's SLC40.  Falcon 9 B1048 became the second F9
first stage to make a third flight; it landed successfully on the OCISLY
droneship and is expected to fly again on a Dragon abort test a few
months from now.

Nusantara Satu, previously known as PSN 6, is the second SS/L-1300
satellite to carry an attached subsatellite; the Hispasat 30W-6 mission
carried PODSAT, which was ejected in transfer orbit. This mission
carries S5, a space surveillance satellite for the US Air Force Research
Lab. S5 will stay attached to the host satellite until it reaches
geostationary orbit, and then separate.

The Falcon 9 second stage delivered its payloads to a 69000 km
apogee supersynchronous transfer orbit.

Beresheet
---------

The Beresheet lunar lander, from the Israeli group SpaceIL, was mounted
on top of Nusantara Satu and separated from the Falcon 9 stack before
it. SpaceIL plans to use Beresheet's own propulsion system to raise its
apogee to lunar distance, then enter lunar orbit and eventually land on
the surface. Beresheet is 585 kg full 150 kg dry.


Erratum
-------

Kalamsat-v2 was a 1 kg cubesat attached to the PSLV-DL PS4 stage. The 0.064 kg femtosat
version was Kalamsat-v1, launched on sounding rocket NASA 41.121UO in 2017.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes

Dec  3 1131   Soyuz MS-11           R-7           Baykonur LC1            Spaceship   98A   S43756   200 x   239 x 51.6
Dec  3 1834   SSO-A UFF     )       Falcon 9      Vandenberg SLC4E        Tech        99F   S43763   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SSO-A LFF     )                                             Tech        99C   S43760   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Eu:CROPIS     )                                             Rem.Sensing 99BB  S43807   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SkySat C12    )                                             Imaging     99AR  S43797   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SkySat C13    )                                             Imaging     99AW  S43802   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              STPSat 5      )                                             Tech        99E   S43762   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              KazSTSat      )                                             Imaging     99AB  S43783   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              NEXTSat-1     )                                             IR Astron   99BF  S43811   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              eXCITe        )                                             Tech        99BP  S43819   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              ICEYE-X2      )                                             Radar       99D   S43761   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Global-2      )                                             Imaging     99BG  S43812   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              FalconSat-6   )                                             Tech        99BK  S43815   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              ESEO          )                                             Tech        99AL  S43792   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Hawk A        )                                             Elint       99H   S43765   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Hawk B        )                                             Elint       99AN  S43794   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Hawk C        )                                             Elint       99AT  S43799   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Flock 3s-1    )                                             Imaging     99N   S43770   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Flock 3s-2    )                                             Imaging     99BR  S43821   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Flock 3s-3    )                                             Imaging     99AG  S43788   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              AISTechSat-2  )                                             Imaging/Com 99L   S43768   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Hiber-2       )                                             Comms       99S   S43774   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Landmapper-BC4)                                             Imaging     99K   S43767   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              VESTA         )                                             Comms       99Z   S43781   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Yukon         )                                             Comms       99BC  S43808   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Kodiak        )                                             Comms       99G   S43764   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SpaceBEE 5    )                                             Comms       99BM  S43817   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SpaceBEE 6    )                                             Comms       99BN  S43818   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SpaceBEE 7    )                                             Comms       99BL  S43816   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Orbweaver 1   )                                             Tech        99AP  S43795   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Orbweaver 2   )                                             Tech        99AD  S43785   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              ITASAT-1      )                                             Tech        99AE  S43786   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Eaglet 1      )                                             Imaging     99AJ  S43790   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Al Farabi 2   )                                             Comms       99AZ  S43805   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Denali        )                                             Radar       99AK  S43791   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              KazSciSat     )                                             Tech        99AB  S43783   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              MinXSS 2      )                                             Solar X     99A   S43758   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SNUSAT 2      )                                             Imaging     99AA  S43782   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SNUGLITE      )                                             Tech/Comms  99AC  S43784   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              PW-Sat 2      )                                             Tech        99BJ  S43814   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              RANGE A       )                                             Tech        99Q   S43772   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              RANGE B       )                                             Tech        99R   S43773   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              CSIM-FD       )                                             Tech        99AM  S43793   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              MOVE 2        )                                             Tech        99Y   S43780   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Suomi-100     )                                             Tech        99AY  S43804   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Elysium Star 2)                                             Burial      99C   S43760   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              ENOCH         )                                             Art         99V   S43777   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Fox-1C (AO-95))                                             Comms       99N   S43770   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              JY1SAT (JO-97))                                             Comms       99AX  S43803   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Astrocast-0.1 )                                             Comms       99AS  S43798   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SeaHawk       )                                             Imaging     99BQ  S43820   574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Audacy Zero   )                                             Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              SIRION PF 2   )                                             Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              BRIO          )                                             Tech        99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Centauri 1    )                                             Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              K2SAT         )                                             Imaging/Com 99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Orbital Reflector)                                          Art         99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              RAAF M1       )                                             Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              THEA          )                                             Sigint      99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Blackhawk     )                                             Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              VisionCube    )                                             Atmos Sci   99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              Exseedsat-1 (VO-96))                                        Comms       99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              KNACKSAT      )                                             Tech        99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              WeissSat 1    )                                             Tech        99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              IRVINE02      )                                             Tech        99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              DoD Cube 2A   )                                             Comms?      99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              DoD Cube 2B   )                                             Comms?      99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
              DoD Cube 2C   )                                             Comms?      99             574 x   590 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
Dec  4 2037   GSAT-11        )      Ariane 5ECA   Kourou ELA3             Comms      100A?  S43823   245 x 35741 x  3.5
              Geo-Kompsat 2A )                                            Comms      100B?  S43824   250 x 35742 x  3.5
Dec  5 1816   Dragon CRS-16         Falcon 9      Canaveral SLC40         Cargo      101A   S43827   204 x   358 x 51.6
Dec  7 0412   SaudiSat-5A  )        Chang Zheng 2D Jiuquan                Tech       102A   S43831   535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              SaudiSat-5B  )                                              Tech       102C   S43833   535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              TY/DF-1      )                                              Tech       102B?  S43832?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              TFSTAR       )                                              Comms      102D?  S43834?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Xinjiang Jiaotong--01)                                      Comms      102E?  S43835?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 1 )                                              Comms      102F?  S43836?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 2 )                                              Comms      102G?  S43837?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 3 )                                              Comms      102H?  S43838?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 4 )                                              Comms      102J?  S43839?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 5 )                                              Comms      102K?  S43840?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 6 )                                              Comms      102L?  S43841?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
              Piao chong 7 )                                              Imaging    102M?  S43842?  535 x   551 x 97.6 1030LT SSO
Dec  7 1823   Chang'e 4   )         Chang Zheng 3B  Xichang              Lunar probe 103A   S43845   200 x 420000x 29.4
              Lunar rover )                                              Lunar rover 103    A09236   200 x 420000x 29.4
Dec 16 0633   Albus            )                                          Tech       104             489 x   511 x 85.0
              CeReS            )                                          Science    104             489 x   511 x 85.0
              CHOMPTT          )    Electron        Mahia                 Tech       104G   S43855   489 x   511 x 85.0
              Cubesail         )                                          Tech       104             489 x   511 x 85.0
              DaVinci          )                                          Education  104J   S43857   489 x   511 x 85.0
              ISX-CP11         )                                          Science    104H   S43856   489 x   511 x 85.0
              NMTSat           )                                          Science    104             489 x   511 x 85.0
              RSat-P           )                                          Tech       104             489 x   511 x 85.0
              Shields          )                                          Tech       104B   S43850   489 x   511 x 85.0
              STF-1            )                                          Science    104D   S43852   495 x   516 x 85.0
              Goergen (SHFT-1) )                                          Rad Astron 104M   S43860   496 x   511 x 85.0
              AC11-Eagle Scout )                                          Imaging    104N   S43861   490 x   515 x 85.0
              AC11-R3          )                                          Imaging    104A   S43849   490 x   515 x 85.0
Dec 19 1040   GSAT-7A               GSLV Mk II      Sriharikota           Comms      105A   S43864   145 x 38932 x 19.4
Dec 19 1637   CSO-1                 Soyuz ST-A      CSG ELS               Imaging    106A   S43866   800?x   800?x 98?
Dec 21 0020   Kosmos-2533           Proton-M        Baykonur              Comms      107A   S43867 35421 x 35802 x  0.2 
Dec 21        SEDA-AP                               ISS, LEO              Science   98067PU S43870   401 x   408 x 51.6
Dec 21 2351   Honygun GJYW          Chang Zheng 11  Jiuquan               Comms      108A   S43871  1065 x  1072 x 99.9 0600LT SSO
Dec 23 1351   GPS III SV01          Falcon 9        Canaveral SLC40       Navigation 109A   S43873  1192 x 20199 x 55.0 
Dec 24 1653   TJS 3        )        Chang Zheng 3C  Xichang               Tech?      110A   S43874 35777 x 35796 x  0.1 GEO 59E
              TJS 3 subsat )                                              Tech       110C   S43917 35782 x 35793 x  0.1 GEO 59E
Dec 27 0207   Kanopus-V No. 5   )   Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat Vostochniy          Imaging    111A   S43876   504 x   511 x 97.5 2322LT SSO
              Kanopus-V No. 6   )                                         Imaging    111B   S43877   499 x   511 x 97.5 2322LT SSO
              GRUS 1            )                                         Imaging    111    S43878   486 x   562 x 97.6 2322LT SSO
              UWE-4             )                                         Tech       111E   S43880   571 x   587 x 97.3
              D-Star ONE Sparrow   )                                      Tech/Comms 111F   S43881   571 x   583 x 97.3
              iSat                 )                                      Comms      111D   S43879   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-RemyColton   )                                      Met/Comms  111J   S43884   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-Gustavo      )                                      Met/Comms  111K   S43885   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-ChristinaHolt)                                      Met/Comms  111G   S43882   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-Zo           )                                      Met/Comms  111L   S43886   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-TinyKev      )                                      Met/Comms  111H   S43883   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-SarahBettyBoo)                                      Met/Comms  111N   S43888   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-NatalieMurray)                                      Met/Comms  111M   S43887   571 x   583 x 97.3
              Lemur-2-DaisyHarper  )                                      Met/Comms  111P   S43889   571 x   583 x 97.3
              ZACube-2          )                                         Comms      111    S43891?  495 x   515 x 97.30
              Lume-1            )                                         Comms      111AJ  S43908   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-1/Dove 1062 )                                      Imaging    111U   S43894   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-2/Dove 106c )                                      Imaging    111V   S43895   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-3/Dove 1068 )                                      Imaging    111S   S43892   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-4/Dove 1063 )                                      Imaging    111T   S43893   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-5/Dove 1067 )                                      Imaging    111Z   S43899   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-6/Dove 1069 )                                      Imaging    111W   S43896   480 x   512 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-7/Dove 106a )                                      Imaging    111AC  S43902   480 x   510 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-8/Dove 106b )                                      Imaging    111AB  S43901   480 x   510 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-9/Dove 1065 )                                      Imaging    111AG  S43906   480 x   510 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-10/Dove 106d)                                      Imaging    111AF  S43905   480 x   510 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-11/Dove 106e)                                      Imaging    111AE  S43904   480 x   510 x 97.30
              Flock 3k-12/Dove 106f)                                      Imaging    111AD  S43903   480 x   509 x 97.30
Dec 29 0800   Chongqing   )          Chang Zheng 2D/YZ3  Jiuquan          Comms      112F   S43914   515 x   525 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 01 )                                               Meteo      112A   S43909   515 x   525 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 02 )                                               Meteo      112B   S43910   515 x   525 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 03 )                                               Meteo      112C   S43911  1088 x  1098 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 04 )                                               Meteo      112D   S43912  1090 x  1099 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 05 )                                               Meteo      112E   S43913  1091 x  1100 x 50.0
              Yunhai-2 06 )                                               Meteo      112G   S43915  1092 x  1100 x 50.0
Jan 10 1711   Zhongxing-2D           Chang Zheng 3B      Xichang          Comms      01A    S43920   181 x 35818 x 27.1 
Jan 11 1531   Iridium SV167  )       Falcon 9            Vandenberg SLC4E Comms      02K    S43931   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV168  )                                            Comms      02C    S43924   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV169  )                                            Comms      02E    S43926   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV170  )                                            Comms      02J    S43930   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV171  )                                            Comms      02H    S43929   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV172  )                                            Comms      02F    S43927   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV173  )                                            Comms      02D    S43925   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV175  )                                            Comms      02G    S43928   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV176  )                                            Comms      02B    S43923   611 x   623 x 86.7
              Iridium SV180  )                                            Comms      02A    S43922   611 x   623 x 86.7
Jan 15 0030   Payam                  Simorgh             Khomeini SC      Comms/Imag F01    F01532 -2600?x   500?x 55.0
Jan 18 0050   RAPIS         )        Epsilon             Uchinoura        Tech       03     S43932   498 x   510 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              RiseSat       )                                             Tech       03C    S43934   490 x   513 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              MicroDragon   )                                             Tech       03D    S43935   491 x   511 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              OrigamiSat-1 (FO-98))                                       Tech       03B    S43933   489 x   513 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              Aoba-VELOX IV )                                             Tech       03J    S43940   481 x   512 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              Nexus (FO-99) )                                             Tech       03F    S43937   480 x   512 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
              ALE-1         )                                             Tech       03G    S43938   480 x   513 x 97.3 0932LT SSO
Jan 19 1910   USA 290                Delta 4 Heavy       Vandenberg SLC6  Imaging    04A    S43941   395 x   420 x 73.6
Jan 21 0542   Jilin Lincao 1     )   Chang Zheng 11      Jiuquan          Imaging    05B    S43943   516 x   540 x 97.5 1200LT SSO
              Wenchang Chaosuan 1)                                        Imaging    05E    S43946   517 x   539 x 97.5 1200LT SSO
              Qingteng Zhi Xing  )                                        Imaging    05C    S43944   523  x  539 x 97.5 1200LT SSO
              Lingque 1 A xing   )                                        Imaging    05A    S43942   516 x   539 x 97.5 1200LT SSO
Jan 24 1807   Microsat-R )           PSLV-DL             Satish Dhawan FLP Imaging   06A    S43947   265 x   279 x 96.5 2340LT SSO
              Kalamsat-v2)                                                 Tech      06B    S43948   448 x   452 x 98.7 2340LT SSO
Jan 31 1025   CAT-1 )                                    ISS, LEO          Tech     9867PV? S44029?  402 x   408 x 51.6
              CAT-2 )                                                      Tech     9867PW? S44030?  402 x   408 x 51.6
Jan 31 1200   Delphini 1                                 ISS, LEO          Imaging  9867PX? S44031?  402 x   408 x 51.6
Jan 31 1340   UNITE                                      ISS, LEO          Science  9867PY? S44032?  402 x   408 x 51.6
Jan 31 1645   TechEdSat-8                                ISS, LEO          Tech     9867PZ? S44032?  402 x   408 x 51.6
Feb  1?       SeeMe?                                     EXCITE, LEO     Imaging     99BS   S43822   571 x   594 x 97.8 1017LT SSO
Feb  5        Dousti                 Safir               Semnan          Imaging      F02   F01533 -6000?x    10?x 55.0
Feb  9 0000   Quantum Radar 1 )                        Cygnus NG10,LEO     Tech     18092C  S44041   455 x   459 x 51.6 
              Quantum Radar 2 )                                            Tech     18092D  S44042   457 x   457 x 51.6 
Feb 13 1200   MySat-1  )                               Cygnus NG10,LEO     Tech     18092E  S44044?  455 x   471 x 51.6  
              CHEFSAT-2 )	                                           Tech     18092F  S44045?  455 x   471 x 51.6  
Feb 13 2245   Kicksat-2                                Cygnus NG10,LEO     Tech     18092G  S44046   297 x   306 x 51.6
Feb 21 1647   EgyptSat-A             Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat   Baykonur LC31     Imaging    08A   S44047   652 x   656 x 98.0 0950LT SSO
Feb 22 0145   Nusantara Satu  )      Falcon 9            Canaveral SLC40   Comms      09A   S44048   226 x 69068 x 27.6
              S5              )                                            Imaging    09D?
              Beresheet       )                                           Lunar probe 09B?  S44049?  242 x 68845 x 27.6

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

Dec 13 1600   VSS Unity VP03    Spaceship Two      Lake Isabella         Test           82.7     Mojave
Dec 18 0746   DEUCE 2           Black Brant IX     White Sands           UV Astron     282       White Sands
Dec 23        Nudol' KV         Nudol'             Plesetsk              Test          500?      Laptev Sea
Dec 26 0959   Avangard          UR-100NU           Yasniy                Test         1000?      Kura
Jan  4 0927   CAPER-2           Black Brant XIIA   Andoya                Magnetosphere 774       Norwegian Sea
Jan 13 0913   G-CHASER          Terrier Imp.Malemute Andoya              Atmosphere    174       Norwegian Sea
Jan 22        Arrow Target      Silver Sparrow?    F-15, Med. Sea?       Target        200?      Med. Sea
Jan 22        Arrow KV          Arrow 3            Palmachim             Interceptor   200?      Intercept
Jan 23 1405   New Shepard CC2   New Shepard        West Texas            Test          107       West Texas
Feb  6 0701   Mk 21 RV/FTU-1    Minuteman 3        Vandenberg            Test         1300?      Pacific Ocean
Feb  6 0831   Yars RV           Yars               Plesetsk              Test         1300?      Kura

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