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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 735 draft                                                 2017 Jan 17 Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 50 continues. 

TuPOD
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The TuPOD cubesat from the Italian group Gauss Srl ejected its two small
0.75kg Tubesats, TANCREDO-1 and OSNSAT, on Jan 19.


Falcon 9
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The 11th object cataloged with the Falcon 9 launch was a data error
(probably cross-tagging of the other 10 objects). 41927 has been
reassigned to a debris object from a 1964 Transit navigation satellite
launch.

SBIRS
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Atlas AV-066 launched the third SBIRS GEO early warning sat into geotransfer
orbit on Jan 21. SBIRS GEO uses an infrared telescope to detect missile
launches.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
                                                                                                      km      km   deg
Jan  5 1518   Tongxin Jishu SW 2    Chang Zheng 3B    Xichang LC2      Sigint?       01A    S41911    201 x 35801 x  27.5
Jan  9 0411   Linye 1 (Jilin-1S3)   Kuaizhou-1A       Jiuquan          Imaging       02A    S41913    530 x   546 x  97.5 1030LT SSO
              Caton-1           )                                      Comms         02B?   S41914    513 x   545 x  97.5 1030LT SSO
              Xingyun Shiyan 1  )                                      Tech          02C?   S41915    529 x   541 x  97.5 1030LT SSO
Jan 14 1754   Iridium Next SV102 )  Falcon 9 v1.2     Vandenberg SLC4E Comms         03D    S41920    608 x   621 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV103 )                                     Comms         03B    S41918    610 x   622 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV104 )                                     Comms         03F    S41922    610 x   621 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV105 )                                     Comms         03E    S41921    605 x   619 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV106 )                                     Comms         03A    S41917    617 x   626 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV108 )                                     Comms         03H    S41924    607 x   622 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV109 )                                     Comms         03C    S41919    608 x   621 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV111 )                                     Comms         03K    S41926    609 x   622 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV112 )                                     Comms         03J    S41925    604 x   621 x  86.7
              Iridium Next SV114 )                                     Comms         03G    S41923    610 x   617 x  86.7
Jan 14 2333   TRICOM-1              SS-520            Uchinoura K      Tech          F01    F01486  -6340? x  200? x 30
Jan 16 0910   ITF-2          )                                         Tech      98-067     S41930    395 x   405 x  51.6
              FREEDOM        )                        ISS, LEO         Tech      98-067     S41932    396 x   408 x  51.6
              WASEDA-SAT3    )                                         Tech      98-067     S41934    397 x   408 x  51.6
Jan 16 0920   EGG                                     ISS, LEO         Tech      98-067     S41933    396 x   408 x  51.6
Jan 16 1040   AOBA-Velox-III                          ISS, LEO         Tech      98-067     S41935    396 x   409 x  51.6
Jan 16 1050   TuPOD                                   ISS, LEO         Tech      98-067     S41931    398 x   407 x  51.6
Jan 19 2330?  TANCREDO-1 )                            ISS, LEO         Comms?    98-067     S41936?
              OSNSAT     )                                             Comms?    98-067     S41939?
Jan 21 0042   SBIRS GEO-3           Atlas V 401       Canaveral SLC41  Early Warn    04A    S41937

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

Jan 16        RV                Topol'-M           Plesetsk              Test         1000?      Kura

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