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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 790 Draft                                                  2021 Feb 24   Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 64 continues under the command of Sergey Ryzhikov.

In addition to the satellites previously mentioned, NG-15 also delivered the
Japanese WARP-01 and Sanko (STARS-EC) cubesats for later Kibo deployment.

YG-31
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The Yaogan 31 hao 03 zu (YG-31 Group 03) cluster of three signals
intelligence satellites was launched on Feb 24.  YG-31 Group 01 was
launched in Apr 2018 and Group 02 was launched on Jan 29 this year.



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

Feb  1 0815?  Test payload?                    Shang Quxian 1      Jiuquan          Tech      F01 F01578 -6300?x   10?x 97?
Feb  2 2045   Kosmos-2549?                     Soyuz-2-1b          Plesetsk LC43/4  Sigint    08A S47546   240 x  899 x 67.1
Feb  4 0619   Starlink 1782     )              Falcon 9            Canaveral SLC40  Comms     09  S47548-  251 x  292 x 53.0
              Starlink 1806     )                                                                 S47607
              Starlink 1909     )
              Starlink 1938     )
              Starlink 1940     )
              Starlink 1951     )
              Starlink 1953-1971)
              Starlink 1975-1982)
              Starlink 1984     )
              Starlink 1986-1991)
              Starlink 1993-2008)
              Starlink 2021     )
              Starlink 2023-2025)
Feb  4 1536   Tongxin Jishu Shiyan 6          Chang Zheng 3B     Xichang LC3      Early Warn? 10A  S47613   195x x 35811 x 28.5     
Feb  8 1232   Flock 4s-48                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EJ S47617   523 x 541 x 97.5
Feb 10 1022   Flock 4s-45                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EP S47688   523 x 541 x 97.5
Feb 13 1200   Flock 4s-46                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EK S47684   523 x 541 x 97.5
Feb 14 1027   Flock 4s-47                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EL S47685   523 x 541 x 97.5
Feb 15 0445   Progress MS-16                   Soyuz-2-1a        Baykonur LC31      Cargo     11A S47618   190 x 221 x 51.6 
Feb 16 0400   Starlink 1528                     Falcon 9          Canaveral SLC40    Comms    12 S47667-   257 x 282 x 53.0
              Starlink 1609                                                                      S47680               
              Starlink 1645
              Starlink 1655
              Starlink 1669
              Starlink 1704
              Starlink 1761
              Starlink 1972-1974
              Starlink 1983
              Starlink 1985
              Starlink 1992
              Starlink 2009-2010
              Starlink 2012-2016
              Starlink 2018-2020
              Starlink 2022
              Starlink 2026-2028
              Starlink 2030-2033
              Starlink 2035-2044
              Starlink 2051-2054
              Starlink 2056-2060
              Starlink 2062
              Starlink 2064-2067
              Starlink 2078
              Starlink 2083
              Starlink 2090-2091
              Starlink 2095
Feb 16 1006   Flock 4s-44                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EM S47686  520 x 538 x 97.5
Feb 17 0956   Flock 4s-43                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EN S47687  520 x 538 x 97.5
Feb 20 1736   S.S. Katherine Johnson )        Antares 230+       Wallops Pad 0A     Cargo     13A  S47689  170 x 320 x 51.7
              ThinSat 2A             )                                              Tech      13   A09696  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2B             )                                              Tech      13   A09697  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2C             )                                              Tech      13   A09698  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2D             )                                              Tech      13   A09699  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2E             )                                              Tech      13   A09700  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2F             )                                              Tech      13   A09701  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2G             )                                              Tech      13   A09702  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2H             )                                              Tech      13   A09703  170?x 320?x 51.6
              ThinSat 2I             )                                              Tech      13   A09704  170?x 320?x 51.6
Feb 18 0946   Flock 4s-42                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06EQ S47612  520 x 538 x 97.5
Feb 19 1011   Flock 4s-41                                       ION-SCV 2, LEO      Imaging   06
Feb 24 0222   Yaogan 31 hao 03 zu 01 xing )    Chang Zheng 4C       Jiuquan         Sigint    14A  S47691 1090 x 1097 x 63.4
              Yaogan 31 hao 03 zu 02 xing )                                         Sigint    14B  S47692 1090 x 1097 x 63.4
              Yaogan 31 hao 03 zu 03 xing )                                         Sigint    14C  S47693 1090 x 1097 x 63.4

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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Iran test-flew its new Zoljanah space launch vehicle on a suborbital mission at some point on or
prior to Feb 1. Iran often announces such tests days or weeks after the event.

Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

Feb  3        RV                Ghaznavi           Somniani?             Test           80?      Arabian Sea?
Feb  4        ABM Target        B-611?             Taiyuan               Test          200?      Urumqi        
Feb  4        Interceptor       DF-21?             Urumqi?               Interceptor   100?      Takla Makan
Feb  5 0905   OS-X6B            OS-X6B             Jiuquan?              Test          300       Jiuquan?
Feb  9 2330   USN RV            Trident II        Sub, 76W 28N           Op. Test     1000?      S Atlantic

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